Tag: covid


WHO Head — The World Is “On The Brink Of Catastrophic Moral Failure”

The hoarding of vaccines by richer countries is a matter of concern for the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus has charged that there could be delays for COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to poorer countries under the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility. He said, “Just 25 doses have been given in one lowest-income country — not […]


The Effects Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Education

The COVID-19, a contagious disease, has spread quickly throughout the world.  On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. There have been tremendous health, economical, social, and fiscal shocks to countries and to their citizens. To slow the spread of the disease, most countries have been under restrictions with person-to-person contact, gathering of people, and […]


COVID-19 Continues To Plague Jamaica

Jamaica recorded one new death from COVID-19 at the end of last week, bringing the number of fatalities from the virus to 251. The deceased is a 58-year-old woman from Clarendon, whose death was previously under investigation. One other death is also under investigation. There were 69 additional infections confirmed on Friday as well, which takes the total infections to 10,669. […]


PAHO Study Finds Major Gaps In Countries’ Actions To Prevent Violence Against Children And Adolescents In The Americas

A first-of-its-kind analysis of country data on violence against children and adolescents in the Americas reports that while the region has taken important action, serious gaps in prevention and response leave many children behind. The problem has gained new urgency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Early data indicate that the pandemic is associated with increasing risk of domestic violence, including violence […]


PAHO Warns — COVID-19 Raises Suicide Risk Factors

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning that the COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate suicide risk factors. It is urging people to speak about the issue in an open and responsible manner, remain connected even during physical distancing, and learn to identify warning signs to prevent it. PAHO says data from recent studies show an increase in distress, anxiety and […]


Jamaica — ‘Novel COVID-19 Resilient Corridor’

Jamaica is seeking new ways to do business as it resumes activities within the tourism industry come June 15. The Ministry of Tourism has established a “novel coronavirus (COVID-19 resilient corridor,” restricting the movement of visitors to the northern coast of the island. In a virtual media briefing held recently, the Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said the corridor forms […]