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Vaccine Wars: Here’s How Three American COVID-19 Vaccines Compare.

(VOA)--By Steve Baragona--November 24, 2020 06:49 AM   WASHINGTON - With pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca's announcement Monday that its vaccine successfully prevented coronavirus infection, three candidates appear...

Even Stiffer Penalties Coming For Covid-19 Violators In Jamaica.

KINGSTON, Jamaica--November 23rd,2020--Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says that stiffer penalties are coming for persons, who breach the coronavirus...

Expert Advice On Covid-19: Dr. Fauci’s Hierarchy of Safety During COVID-19

(KHN) Elisabeth Rosenthal--November 19, 2020--As a health journalist, a physician and a former foreign correspondent who lived through SARS in Beijing, I often get...

What Covid-19? Cancun Tourism Booming, And Now Adding Air Links To...

CANCUN, Mexico--November 19th, 2020--Two of the largest tourism destinations in the Caribbean are now connected. In a collaboration between Aeromar and Viajes Libero, non-stop flights are now...

‘Bring It On’: UK Ready To Roll On Pfizer Vaccine As...

The UK Secretary of Health says the UK will be ready to roll on the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on December 1st. "We're working very closely...

‘Breakthrough Finding’ Reveals Why Certain COVID Patients Die

Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News--November 13, 2020--Dr. Megan Ranney has learned a lot about COVID-19 since she began treating patients with the disease in...

UNICEF And PAHO Launch Joint COVID-19 Vaccine Tender For COVAX.

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON DC, 12 November 2020—UNICEF and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced today the launch of a tender inviting all COVID-19 vaccine developers to...

Barbados PCR Testing Game Changer Deal Struck With StageZero Life Sciences.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--November 13th, 2020--The Government of Barbados and the Virginia-based reference laboratory StageZero Life Sciences, have made a landmark agreement, which will offer expedited...

BVI Premier: Expensive, But Better Safe Than Sorry.

ROAD TOWN--November 11th, 2020--The BVI is going high tech in the fight to control Covid-19 once the British Virgin Islands reopen for tourism. Premier and...

Jamaica Tourism Minister: ‘Will Never Again Be Business As Usual.’

  KINGTON, Jamaica--November 11th, 2020--Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says that while Jamaica prepares for a return to normality in tourism, “partners and all stakeholders”...

Bahamas Relaxes Some Covid-19 Precautions, Increases Others.

NASSAU, Bahamas--November 10th, 2020--Prime Minister Minnis announces new COVID-19 measures for New Providence, Abaco and Eleuthera This includes relaxation of some restrictive measures for the...

BVI Announces Tough December Covid-19 Testing Requirements.

ROAD TOWN, BVI--November 10th,2020-- Minister for Health and Social Development Carvin Malone has announced Cabinet’s decision to require certified RT-PCR Testing at various intervals...

Community, Cops, And Soldiers Of St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica Praised For...

KINGTON, Jamaica--November 8th, 2020--Medical Officer of Health in St. Thomas, Dr. D’Oyen Smith, has lauded residents in St. Thomas for the critical role they...

PAHO: Indigenous And Afro-Descendants Must Be At Center Of Covid-19 Response.

(PAHO)--November 2nd, 2020--If no one is to be left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts must be stepped up to ensure a strong and...

Dengue, Flu, Covid-19: Jamaica Ready To Fight On Three Fronts Say...

KINGSTON, Jamaica--November 2nd, 2020--Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says that the Government is taking the necessary steps to avert a...

Barbados Adds Antigua, Caymans, and Cuba To High Risk Covid-19 List.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Effective today, Tuesday, November 3, 14 more countries will be added to the list of those deemed high risk for COVID-19 by health...

CARICOM Virtual Summit Issues Communique On “Exchange Of Views” With UN...

A joint communique has been issued at the conclusion of the Forty-First Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community,...

All Aboard! Big Boats Back, But Not Yet.

Saturday, October 31st 2020--The United States Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has dropped its "no sail" order for cruise ships in favor of a strict "Conditional Sailing...

What Really Went On At CARICOM Meeting Yesterday?

UNITED NATIONS, 29 Oct--The CARICOM nations met yesterday in a virtual meeting, in a forum that had been billed in advance as an "exchange...

Don’t Expect Too Much From Covid-19 Vaccine, Scientists Warn.

Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News October 28, 2020 The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for...

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