Tag: covid-19


Young and Old Latest Death From COVID-19 In Jamaica

According to recent reports, a 17-year-old boy and a 50-year-old woman, who both lived in St. Catherine, are the latest persons to die from COVID-19 in Jamaica. The country’s death toll from the virus has now grown to 227. The Health Ministry is said to be investigating another death. To date, Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 9,723. Eighty-nine new […]


COVID-19 Threatening To Hit U.S. Over The Edge

Just days after hitting the mark of 100,000 cases in a day in the U.S., COVID-19 topped out at 160,000 on Thursday. This alarming number has prompted a call from Dr. Anthony Fauci on the country to “double down” on precautions. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 36 years, in reports also noted […]


Jamaica Reported More COVID-19 Deaths

Jamaica in its latest COVID-19 report, recorded three additional deaths arising from Covid-19 infections and 31 additional cases of the viral illness. The number of deaths from the disease now stands at 224 out of 9,573 infections, of which 4,987 have recovered and 4,234 remain active. Nineteen of the newly infected patients are females and 12 are males. Nigel Bell […]


COVID-19 — A Look At What’s Happening

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 47.5 million, with over 1.2 million people across 196 countries and territories […]


Powerful Typhoon Goni Left Destruction In Its Path In The Philippines

The Philippines, with its 106.7 million population, has taken a beaten from Typhoon Goni. This Southeast Asian archipelagic country has had little or no ease from mother nature. Plagued with an average of at least 20 storms and typhoons annually, the people have gotten accustomed to powerful storms and the devasting effect they have had on the country. This time […]


U.S. Shows COVID-19 Cases At Record Levels

The United States on Friday once again saw a record number of Covid-19 cases, when more than 97,000 infections were reported, according to latest press reports. It’s the fifth time since Oct. 22 that a new daily case record was set. The country has averaged just over 800 deaths a day over the last week. On Thursday, more than 1,000 […]


PAHO Will Only Support Safe, Effective Vaccines

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, says the entity will only support the distribution of a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to member countries that is proven to be safe and effective in clinical trials, reviewed by national regulatory authorities, and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Speaking during PAHO’s COVID-19 digital briefing recently, Dr. Etienne indicated that […]


Changes In CPR Due to COVID-19

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is advising members of the public, particularly those trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to observe the changes in guidelines when administering the procedure in the coronavirus (COVID-19) era. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank recently to mark CPR Week, Director of Emergency Cardiac Care at the HFJ, Dr. Hugh Mark Wong, explained that the […]


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 […]


WHO Director-General — Anti-viral Drug Remdesivir Is Not The Real McCoy

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a recent press briefing, said that in the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Trial to test the effectiveness of four drugs, it found that Remdesivir and interferon have little or no effect in preventing death from COVID-19 or reducing time in hospital. He noted that the Solidarity Trial is the world’s largest randomized controlled trial of […]