Tag: coronavirus

BUSINESS

Oil Prices On The Run

Oil prices jumped about 3% to a 13-week high today as U.S. demand for gasoline has kept rising despite record pump prices, on expectations China’s oil demand will increase, and on growing supply concerns in several countries. Brent futures rose $3.59, to $124.16 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude rose $3.49 to $122.90. Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Recorded 528 New COVID-19 Cases

Jamaica has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases with figures showing 528 new cases of COVID-19 from 1,377 samples tested on Saturday. This constitutes a positivity rate of 34.9 percent. A one-day-old child was among those who tested positive. Kingston & St. Andrew accounted for the highest number of new cases with 274, followed by St. Catherine with 86 and […]

SPORTS

Preview Of Group One In The T-20 World Cup

The T-20 World Cup is considered the blockbuster event in cricket. The 2021 staging of the event is finally here after being delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak in 2020. The event is slated to attract a vast audience right around the world. For the next month or so, fans will be glued to their media outlets hoping to see […]

NEWS

Oxygen Shortages Create Spot Of Bother For African Countries

Countries in Africa are in a dire strait as they are running out of supply of oxygen. International health agencies have warned that the growing crisis faced by many of these countries is leading to preventable deaths. A doctor in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland reportedly said that between five to ten of his COVID-19 patients were dying because of […]

NEWS

U.S. — No Letup In COVID-19 Cases

As of Thursday afternoon, more than 12,917,200 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 262,800 have died, according to a New York Times database. Case numbers are spiking across most of the United States, leading to dire warnings about full hospitals, exhausted health care workers, and expanding lockdowns. Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor […]

POLITICS

Dr. Fauci Shows No Mercy On The Trump Campaign

Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci, an American physician and immunologist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, was in a no-holds-barred interview with the Washington Post on Sunday. Fauci, a top government scientist, issued an urgent call for a U.S. policy change on the coronavirus. He told the Washington Post that […]

NEWS

U.S. Bucks Historical Death Trends

According to a report released recently, nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States this year during the coronavirus pandemic than expected, based on historical trends. About two-thirds of the deaths were due to COVID-19 illnesses. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that a little more than 299,000 more people died […]

POLITICS

Schumer — Mitch Playing A ‘Stunt’ With COVID-19 Stimulus

Following Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) scheduled coronavirus stimulus vote this week in the Senate, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has charged that Senator McConnell is playing a ‘stunt.’ McConnell’s scheduling of two stimulus votes this week includes a stand-alone Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) bill on Tuesday and a $500 billion package that Democrats rejected last month. However, Schumer […]

NEWS

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials Suffer Setback

Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has paused its COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials due to an unexplained illness in a study participant. The company made the announcement at the start of the week. It said the participant’s illness is being reviewed and evaluated by an independent data and safety monitoring board as well as the company’s clinical and safety physicians. […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Jobs Fall Lower Than Expected

The U.S. added fewer jobs than expected in September in a sign that America’s rebound from the economic collapse triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is slowing. Employers added 661,000 jobs against the more than 800,000 expected. The jobless rate fell to 7.9 per cent, dropping for a fifth month, but the minority workers hit hardest saw minor change. The gains […]