Tag: covid-19

NEWS

U.S. Flu, COVID Infections Worsen Over Holidays

NEW YORK — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse, but it’s too soon to tell how much holiday gatherings contributed to a likely spike in illnesses. New government data posted Friday for last week — the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s — shows 38 states with high or very high levels for respiratory illnesses with fever, […]

NEWS

U.S. Flu, COVID Infections Worsen Over Holidays

NEW YORK — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse, but it’s too soon to tell how much holiday gatherings contributed to a likely spike in illnesses. New government data posted Friday for last week — the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s — shows 38 states with high or very high levels for respiratory illnesses with fever, […]

NEWS

US Approves Updated COVID Vaccines To Rev Up Protection For Fall

WASHINGTON — The U.S. approved updated COVID-19 vaccines Monday, hoping to rev up protection against the latest coronavirus strains and blunt any surge this fall and winter. The Food and Drug Administration decision opens the newest shots from Moderna and Pfizer and its partner BioNTech to most Americans even if they’ve never had a coronavirus vaccination. It’s part of a shift […]

Jamaica

Uptick In COVID-19 Cases In Jamaica

While speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Jamaica’s Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton said, “The island is currently seeing an increase in positivity rate for COVID-19. This means that for the number of tests done, the proportion of positives is actually increasing.” He said further that “the actual numbers are not showing a consistent increase and generally speaking, […]

Jamaica

Dr. Marcia Graham Says Get Vaccinated

At a recent meeting, one of Jamaica’s medical officer made an appeal for Jamaicans to take the COVID-19 shot as many unvaccinated persons are still being impacted negatively and hospitalized with the illness. “Since February 1, we have had 10 suspected deaths that we will be investigating as possibly being COVID-19-related. We continue to have unvaccinated adults being admitted to […]

HEALTH/FOOD

Latin American And Caribbean – Receive Over 1.3 Billion Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

More than 1.3 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Latin American and Caribbean member countries in less than two years. PAHO Director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr., said the doses have enabled the region to achieve approximately 71 percent coverage against the virus. “This is not a small feat. The Americas […]

Jamaica

Tourism Continues To Drive Post-COVID 19 Recovery

Jamaica’s tourism industry continues to figure consistently in Jamaica’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery. Data from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) shows that the ‘Hotels and Restaurants’ sub-group, which largely captures tourism-related activities, grew by an estimated 23.4 percent for the October to December 2022 quarter on the back of several positive outcomes. Speaking during the PIOJ’s quarterly media briefing on […]

Health

WHO’s Tedros: Finding COVID-19 Origins Is Moral Imperative

According to press reports, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that discovering the origins of COVID-19 is a moral imperative, and all hypotheses must be explored. The head of the World Health Organization has indicated in the clearest possible term yet that the U.N. body remains committed to finding how the virus arose. The Wall Street Journal reported a U.S. agency had […]

BUSINESS

China Sets Growth Rate At 5%

The Chinese government set its 2023 growth target for its economy at around 5%, according to a government work report released at the opening of the country’s annual meeting of parliament on Sunday, as the world’s second-biggest economy began to emerge from three years of severe COVID-19 restrictions. That compares with its 2022 target of around 5.5%. The Chinese economy […]

NEWS

Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister — Bacchanal Still On

Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, announced yesterday that carnival is still on despite rising COVID-19 cases. He says the government does not intend to institute any additional restrictions and has called for greater responsibility among the population with the new sub-variant in circulation and daily cases forecasted to reach the “high hundreds” within the next two weeks […]