Coronavirus (COVID-19) Virus Exposes Service Based Countries

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to soak up the resources for both under developed and developed countries. At the time of posting this blog the global medical community has been unable to inform about a vaccine. The blogmaster read the perspective of a leading Australian virologist recently where she opined that the world will have to live with the virus, in fact it will become as accepted as the Flu.

The disruption caused by COVID-19 will impact service based economies like Barbados and others in the reason where it hurts, in the breadbasket. One could rehash old arguments about the folly of putting all our eggs in one basket. If we are to work hard to move from the unsustainable position we find ourselves, we have to do more to shift our over reliance on tourism. Government’s current investment pipeline has signaled there are no immediate or medium term plans to modify the economic engines firing the economy.

If there ever was an opportunity to message our leaders there is an urgent need to reorder how we do business, it is now.

COVID-19

Since this news alert Italy is virtually on lock down. Thanks John A for always feeding the blogmaster with important information.

The local authorities based on public announcements and news coverage have been rolling out awareness campaigns, bumping up screening at ports of entry, building health infrastructure and leading discussions at the regional level to ensure a regional COVID-19 approach. Given the pandemic nature of COVID-19, it seems a matter of time before Barbados reports its first case. The biggest challenge for Barbados and service based economies is the fatalistic impact disruptions to global supply chains will bring.

#lordhearourprayer

 

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  • Dr. Lucas there are scientific findings done which says that the virus can not thrive in hot temperature
    Mariposa did not suggest such
    In earlier comments i posted the link where the article was published
    I also said there is still much to be known about the virus and the jury is still out

    The bottom line being the dollar is why Mia is keeping the borders open is not surprising
    All and sundry knew
    The PR was just her way self importance
    Nothing new was heard coming from her utterances
    Maybe in six months time all will know if the game of Russian roulette on the lives of barbadians was all worth the cost

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  • Barbados covid strategy is not clear. Until we move to stage 2 the government is open for business with screening a ports and infrastructure development to support stage 2 and onwards stage.

    The government rolled the dice a little and got lucky to have 0 reported cases at this time.

    The blogmaster will remove the blog from sticky for obvious reasons.

    The hignorance of some knoweth no bounds.

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  • And GP since yuh stick yuh Sweet Sunday big nose in the back and forth happenings in the stock market
    Some of the blame comes from Trump mouth with ignorant utterances giving his two cents worth of medical advice on the virus
    Many things which he has said affected the stock market negatively resulting inthe turbulent roller coaster ride and the “poor ” 401 investors having to hold the shitty end of the stick
    Now go bag uh head ole man and tek yuh own advice

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  • Fb page Risse Chaderton-Charles

    So I open my parents WhatsApp group this morning to see a notice that the government of Barbados has decided that in the middle of the 2020 Covid19 plague what they should do is close schools and invite all teachers and nursery school workers on the island to a LARGE GATHERING at the gymnasium.

    I want to give them a slow clap because clearly this must be the greatest joke I have ever heard.

    ——————

    FOR IMMEDIATE. RELEASE

    The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is informing all parents and guardians that all public Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Special schools will be closed on Wednesday 18th March, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

    This closure is to facilitate a consultation convened by the Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Hon. Santia Bradshaw and other government officials with all school personnel (principals, teachers, administrative and ancillary staff and School Meals workers) to assess and plan a path forward in the wake of the escalating COVID-19 Virus pandemic. The consultation will be held at the Wildey Gymnasium at 2:00 pm.

    Also in attendance will be
    *Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic -Minister of Health and Wellness,
    * Richard Carter – Covid-19 Csar

    Dr Anton Best – Chief Medical Officer Ag.
    Dr Corey Forde – Infection Specialist
    Representatives from PAHO/ WHO and UNICEF

    All principals, teachers, staff and ancillary staff involved in the education of our children, are invited to attend.

    ——-

    #Covid19 #MyGovernmentIsTryingToOutdoBorisJohnson
    #Barbados

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  • PUTS man – PUTS

    Nonsense. You think 99% of retail ‘investors’ know anything about shorting puts?

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  • Cant help but notice how the bone head koolaid drinking supporters are stuck on “poor” for the 401K investors
    While in barbados the poor investors money was stolen with out a word of warning and mouths kept quite
    Now they have the nerve to feel pity for investors in the stock market some deserving to lose plenty
    Ha.. Ha..

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    David, I agree overall that ‘higorance’ knows no bounds with political partisans… all of them who stick to party regardless of facts so that not only applies to AC-Mariposa.

    Substantively, your irony re “China is where Covid-19 is reported to have originated” was absolutely understood but I didn’t see it as being THAT ironic in the least.

    Rather, just an obvious step. If u really look at the entire picture ‘carefully’ it moves completely from the ironic to the more daunting conspiratorial …

    I am not a conspiracy type fella but this plot is too rich with amazing intrigues not to give it some reflexsive thought.

    Just saying!

    And to add to the foolishness…

    **The POTUS has boldly achieved his mandate of making China the villan … Not how he planned it but if your country can be brought to it’s knees by a ‘poison’ allegedly created by the trading partner who makes the bulk of items (masks etc) you need to combat said poison and thus you are constrained in deciding whether to accept the trade items and support ur citizens or refuse any possibly compromised items to ‘save’ the citizens then your favorite word becomes very valid: REORDERING of production needs!

    Doubly, just saying!

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  • At least the government sent out notices to parents about a meeting re school closings…they need to move faster, if they claim there are no cases….why invite any then have to really shut everything post haste in an emergency…NO MORE OURISTS ARE COMING…why can’t they get that through their thick ass greedy skulls….

    Find other more progressive ways of survival for the majority population WITHOUT TOTAL DEPENDENCY…EMPOWER THE PEOPLE ..and without using multimillion dollar useless consultants….who are not fit for purpose..

    …prevention is still better than cure.

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  • I also agree that ignorance has no bounds especially when hypocrisy is exposed and the spotlight shines as clear as broad daylight on hypocrites including u dribbler
    With all that i have said not one that oppose my comments can dare say that i am wrong when an example of the poor pensioners savings was ripped right from under their nose by Mia without warning
    Now got nerve to spin a story about poor 401K investors
    Who wunna trying to fool with wunna slick ignorant mouthings

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  • NO MORE TOURISTS ARE COMING….it might be that way for MANY MONTHS…..TO YEARS…

    Do your damn jobs by empowering THE BLACK POPULATION….and get rid of the bottomfeeding minority paradites out of the people’s lives.

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  • pea brain

    You really think that the wealthy losing? Mannn them probably buy the (discounted) stock now and when the market go back up they will be even more wealthy than they were at the point of the crash. keep fooling your self.

    NO
    ok stick with what you know
    but I wouldn’t give up on options either. make a separate small account and play with it until you figure it out. it took me awhile but it offer a lot of protection and different ways to profit. try one step at a time go slow but don’t give up.

    IT PAYS TO LEARN 🙂

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  • TORONTO — WestJet Airlines says it is suspending all international flights — including to the U.S. — for the next 30 days to help control the spread of COVID-19.

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  • TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency as the province tries to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Dullard

    I was making a suggestion to one person and one person only NO.

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  • All countries are taking proper steps to prevent the spread of the disease
    However Barbados govt has placed its people on disastrous path
    Which begs the question what is govt trying to prove
    Scientist are still trying to resolve issues as to an incubation period for the virus and a time period as to how long the virus lives in the body unexposed
    Everyday there are new findings that disagree with earlier research on the virus
    However barbados PM Mottley. Is totally in opposition to containment
    Hard to say that keeping an open door policy and having mass gatherings is the best way to stop the spread of the virus

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  • john2March 17, 2020 8:33 AM

    You really think that the wealthy losing? Mannn them probably buy the (discounted) stock now and when the market go back up they will be even more wealthy than they were at the point of the crash. keep fooling your self.

    Knock yuh self out kuncklehead

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  • Spot on, a path where there are zero reported cases?

    What if there is no vaccine found? The world may have to live with the virus for the foreseeable future.

    So shut the country down and then what?

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  • Pea Brain

    My 401k about a 200.5k now.

    ROF knocking myself out ahahahaaaaa

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  • There will be a vaccine people are already being tested
    There is no good reason for Mottley placing barbados on a path which can lead to astronomical health cost a reason why most govt has closed their borders
    Saying that there are no reports of the any one having the virus on the island can be classified as intelluctual dishonesty since their is no data presented stating that most of the population has been tested
    Furthermore (daily) more scientific evidence on the virus reveals earlier findings were not enough to give a conclusive assessment on the virus

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  • @ John March 16, 2020 11:40 PM
    “You think it was around at the time of Lazarus?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sir Johnny, the leprous quadroon, you are getting to close to the source of the outbreak in Bim.

    Next you will be ‘BEGGING’ the miller’s father Dives for a touch of the rich countries’ contagion.

    Don’t you think- after the ravages of Covid on the world economies- that there will be so many ‘beggars’ on the Bajan ‘empty’ streets the government might just be forced to isolate them even it means turning Jenkings into an asylum for the totally dispossessed as they wait their turn to board the aircraft to heaven?

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  • @ David
    There are two cases in Barbados. Came over the news.

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  • @Dr. Lucas

    It was expected. Next stage of the plan is now triggered.

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  • @ David March 17, 2020 10:46 AM

    Peter Wickham is on the call-in program getting on as those he is an expert on handling the virus.

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  • “Saying that there are no reports of the any one having the virus on the island can be classified as intelluctual dishonesty since their (THERE) is no data presented stating that most of the population has been tested……”

    @ Mariposa

    As at Sunday, March 15, 2020, at least 63 countries, (including Barbados), had not yet recorded any cases of the corona-virus.

    So, are you suggesting the governments of those countries have engaged in “intellectual dishonesty” as well?

    What about countries that recorded cases of the virus? Are their figures INCORRECT because “there is no data presented stating that most of their population have been tested?”

    Your above comment “can be classified as political dishonesty.”

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  • DavidMarch 17, 2020 10:46 AM

    @Dr. Lucas

    It was expected. Next stage of the plan is now triggered.

    And u know why

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  • Yuh play with fire 🔥 yuh bound to get burn
    Stan pipe commonsense
    The reality being if barbados had closed its borders during the period of no recordings
    There would have been no report of the virus being brought to the shores by visitors today.

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  • didn’t he say one was a bajan? you cannot turn away a bajan from his own country

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  • Our politics have reached the point where some would willingly “cut-off their nose to spite their face”. Or perhaps they see this as a personal vendetta where they must ‘right the wrong’ at any cost.

    Criticisms can be made of the current administration without playing the corona card. And to resort to the corona card shows a lack of ideas. They must resort to the cheap and simple.

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  • @ Dr Lucas…

    HOW TO MAKE THIEVES OIL AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING IT DAILY…Part 1

    Freedom Uses the Essential Oil of Thieves as a Daily Routine in Natural Skin Care mixed with Peppermint and Lavender EO in a Carrier Base of Coconut Oil …rubbed on Body after Bath. When a Sore throat is coming on, Freedom Recommends Two drops of Pure Thieves EO to the Throat. Thieves can be used as a Household Disinfectant…

    Most of you probably know what Thieves Oil is, but if not have I got a story for you?! The name and recipe for Thieves Oil have an interesting backstory and explains why this blend of oils is so good for you.

    The recipe varies and dates back to the Middle Ages where Thieves Oil kept a group of merchants safe from the Black Plague. The mixtures of antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties were able to stave off the Plague and keep these merchants safe.

    THE THIEVES STORY

    In the early 1990s, Gary Young studied essential oils and recreated a blend he had been researching. According to Gary, there are 17 different versions of the “Story of Thieves” and each contains different amounts of different oils. This intrigued Gary to research essential oils and make the perfect Thieves Oil blend for everyday use.

    He researched the properties of the different oils in the multiple ingredient lists he found. His research lead to a proprietary oil blend called Young Living Thieves Essential Oil. His research also lead him to the historical story of the “Thieves” this blend is named after.

    His research lead him to the spice traders and merchants called the “Thieves” who lived in the 15th century and traded the likes of cinnamon and cloves from India across Europe. When the Bubonic plague struck, international shipping and trade stopped. These spice traders therefore needed to find a new way of supporting themselves.

    A DARK TIME

    With dead bodies everywhere, the Thieves decided to loot the plague-ridden bodies for clothes, boots, jewelry, pots, pans – really anything they could get their hands on to trade for food and money. Using their vast knowledge of the medicinal properties of many spices, they believed they wouldn’t get sick from the dead bodies by mixing a unique blend of spices, vinegars, and oils.

    Lucky for them, they were right! Because their repossession process was lucrative, the King naturally found out. He wanted to know their secret – why were they not getting sick? Four of the Thieves were caught and brought before the King. He gave them a choice: share their death-defying secret, or be burned at the stake.

    A KINGLY PROPOSITION

    With an offer from the King that they couldn’t refuse, they shared the oil blend secret and the rest is history. The King spread word around town and spread the “medicine” as well. A few recipes have stuck around, so you can TRY YOUR HAND AT MAKING YOUR OWN THIEVES OIL BLEND, OR BUY A PREMIXED BLEND WHEREVER YOU BUY YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS.

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  • Part 2

    TRY YOUR HAND AT MAKING YOUR OWN THIEVES OIL BLEND, OR BUY A PREMIXED BLEND WHEREVER YOU BUY YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS.

    HOW TO MAKE THIEVES OIL

    Thieves Oil Blend #1
    40 drops of Clove Essential Oil
    35 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
    20 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
    15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
    10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

    THIEVES OIL BLEND #2

    200 drops of Clove Oil
    175 drops of Lemon Oil
    100 drops of Cinnamon Bark
    75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
    50 drops of Rosemary Oil

    THIEVES OIL BLEND #3

    1 tbs. Clove Essential Oil
    1 tbs. Lemon Essential Oil
    2 ½ tsp. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
    2 tsp. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
    2 tsp. Rosemary Essential Oil

    THIEVES OIL BLEND #4

    2 tsp Clove Oil
    1 1/2 tsp Lemon Oil
    1 tsp Cinnamon Bark Oil
    3/4 tsp Eucalyptus Oil
    1/2 tsp Rosemary Oil

    *Note: One 15 ml bottle of essential oil contains approximately 255 drops. One 5 ml bottle contains approximately 85 drops.

    Store these blends in a dark bottle, in a cool place, and out of the sun. You should use Thieves Oil every day, as it can be used for so many different reasons – not to mention it has a nice cinnamon scent. You can diffuse the oil, use it topically, clean household items with it, or ingest it to aid digestion and support your immune system.

    DIFFUSING THIEVES OIL

    This purifies the air in your home, eliminates odors, acts aromatically to support your lungs and sinuses. Diffuse 15-20 drops of Thieves Oil for 15 minutes three or four time a day in an essential oil diffuser. As you breathe the oil you will strengthen your lungs, sinuses, and entire respiratory system.

    THIEVES OIL ALL-PURPOSE SPRAY…Thieves is also an Ingredient used in Lysol a general House Hold Disinfectant.

    Make an easy all-purpose spray out of Thieves Oil and water in a spray bottle to clean and disinfect just about everything. Take odor out of pet beds*, clean microbial bacteria off surfaces, and keep baby’s room spic and span with Thieves Oil.

    *Note: Cat’s cannot process essential oils – if you’re using this blend to clean a litter box that’s fine, but do not spray on a cat’s bed or use as an aromatic without a diffuser around your feline friends.

    Add 1 drop of Thieves Oil for every ½ ounce of water used. This is a strong solution that can be lessened to 1 drop per 1 oz if you find it overpowering. You’ll need to shake the bottle vigorously

    TOPICAL THIEVES OIL

    1 drop of Thieves Oil to 4 drops carrier oil. (Grapeseed, Jojoba, Coconut, Avocado – any healthy oil will act as a carrier)

    This lets you use Thieves Oil topically. Some folks can use Thieves Oil without a carrier, but some peoples’ skin will get irritated. You can massage this blend on your feet, lower back, neck, and behind your ears. Rubbing this oil blend on your feet daily promotes a healthy immune system.

    HOUSEHOLD USES

    Because of its antibacterial properties, Thieves Oil is a great all-around cleaner. Add to laundry loads, dishwasher loads, and floor and countertop cleaning solutions to remove any stubborn, sticky buildup, or even just to give a great, deep clean.

    You can freshen up your kids’ stuffed animals or your dog’s bed, clean your cell phone and other devices, even keep plants bug-free and happy. Adding Thieves Oil to a cotton ball placed in the home, car, or office air vents eliminates nasty odors. Thieves Oil even helps to dispel bed bugs!

    MASSAGE THERAPY

    Dilute 15 drops of Thieves Oil with 15 drops of carrier oil and massage over lungs, chest, and back to improve your respiratory system. Massaged into the back, thighs, and neck helps relieve minor aches and pains that come with your daily routine. You can also use Thieves Oil to relieve insect bites.

    INGESTING THIEVES OIL

    Add 1 drop of Thieves oil to a bottle of water and drink all day long. This will help clean your digestive tract and support a healthy immune system. Add Thieves Oil to a cup of warm water and drink as a tea. Wait 15 minutes before eating, and benefit from the system-cleansing oil.

    Add 2-3 drops to 2 Tbsp of water and gargle to relieve a sore or dry throat. You can even add 1 drop of Thieve Oil to 1 oz of water and, using a spray bottle, spray onto the back of your throat.

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  • @ David March 17, 2020 10:46 AM
    I alluded to this in my article posted 4th.February 2020. We will now find out how good the containment policy is. Remember, the people who were in the presence of the two infected persons have to be tracked down and screened. So too are the persons who have inter-acted with the former persons who came into contact with the initial persons who were the source. Heaven only knows how many persons are in the total mix. It is going to be a hard task. The infected might not be able to recall all with whom they had contact. The people who will be drafted into this screening ,most likely will be the Environmental Health people, some of whom I have trained. These professionals do not get lavish salaries like the economists and political science jokers. The exercise will be great training for them; actually doing the screening, tracking down the contacts and posing questions We will see how good the containment is.

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  • @Dr. Lucas

    Who said it will be easy?

    For example, if there was a lock down what would have prevented the Bajan from NY from returning home?

    The question the blogmaster has, was this person screened at GAIA?

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  • Sanitizers ..✔
    Hand wipes ✔
    Clorox.✔
    Food stock for 6mths. ✔
    Toilet paper ..✔
    Laundry supplies..✔
    Liquid gas..✔
    Bottled water.✔
    Cash on ✋ ✔

    Didnt wait for govt utterances
    The window of opportunity to stop the virus from entering the country was ignored
    Hence i took all necessary steps to protect my self before the horse bolted

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  • @Freedom Crier March 17, 2020 12:40 PM

    A very good post. Spices have well known anti-microbial activity. A lot of research has been done in this area.

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  • @ David March 17, 2020 12:46 PM

    “Who said it will be easy?”

    I made that point to illustrate the point that, professions which are looked down on in this country are of more intrinsic value to society, than the more touted one (law, economics and political science). It is now left to these un-lauded people to save the day.

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  • @ Mariposa March 17, 2020 12:58 PM

    “Food stock for 6mths. ✔”

    You are not making any fun at all. Good for you.

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  • she aint making, she meking sports! The virus cant live in hot temperatures yet she is the first on down in bunkers.

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  • (NB Avoid Ibruprofen use Paraceremol)

    List issued by Chris Whitty- Englands Chief Medical Officer
    PM Boris Johnson added:

    “This advice about avoiding all social contact is particularly important for people over 70, and
    pregnant women ”

    FULL LIST of those classed as most at risk:

    aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
    under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
    chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
    chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    chronic kidney disease
    chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease,motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability or cerebral palsy
    diabetes
    problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
    a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
    being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
    those who are pregnant
    properly amid coronavirus outbreak
    The advice went on to say there were some people who were at an Even Greater Risk of “severe illness” from COVID-19.

    People in this category are:
    People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
    People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
    People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
    People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
    People with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)

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  • Amm how old are the two people that have the virus
    Amm the problem with this govt is that they are learning by rote and forget how to observe
    Stressing the age does not really matter because from observation all ages can contract the virus
    However i will agree that people who have serious illness should be mostly careful and protective of self

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  • @ David March 17, 2020 9:09 AM

    “What if there is no vaccine found? The world may have to live with the virus for the foreseeable future”.

    No need to panic. After awhile a tolerance to the virus will be built up by populations. To use a crude analogy take the case of the giant African Snail. Caused a lot of chaos at first since there were no known predators of it. Hardly causes much stir these days.

    As for those at risk. I am since I am seventy three -years and two months. I am not worried and I am doing what I normally do. Go for walks ,go into town and shop. One of two things can happen; either my immune system is good enough and I fight off the infection or it is not good enough and I croak( which is something each one of us has to do), it is as simple as that. Stop the doom and gloom, look on the bright side.

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  • Note for WARU

    Note that even though one of those sick in Barbados with COVID-19 is an American, and the other came from America just a few days ago none of us have referred in the past or now, none of us have called America a shit hole country.

    And none of us will ever call America a shit hole country.

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  • @ Eric March 18, 2020 8:19 AM
    I read the article and I do not know if it was peer-reviewed. No mention was made of my blood type for example, AB positive which is rare. You are doing a trial on blood type. One would expect all of the types be examined.

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  • Trump Announces FDA has Cleared Drug for Coronavirus Use

    President Trump has announced that the FDA has cleared the way for a drug to be used to combat the coronavirus.

    This is a major breakthrough as the country comes together to fight this pandemic.

    According to Town Hall:
    President Trump confirmed Thursday that Hydroxychloroquine has been approved by FDA for prescription treatment of COVID-19.

    “It’s been around for a long time, so we know if things don’t go as planned it’s not going to kill anybody…It’s shown very, very encouraging early results, and we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately,” he said.

    Hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, has shown encouraging early results against the #coronavirus.

    By eliminating red tape, President Trump will be able to make this drug available almost immediately.

    As the Wuhan coronavirus is ravaging countries across the globe, there may be some promising news on the horizon. According to Gregory Rigano, an advisor to Stanford University School of Medicine, a world renowned French researcher tested a promising COVID-19 treatment option with hydroxychloroquine, a drug that’s been around for decades and is typically used to treat malaria.

    “As of this morning…a well-controlled peer reviewed study carried out by the most eminent infectious disease specialist in the world—Didier Raoult, MD, PhD—out of the south of France, in which he enrolled 40 patients…that showed a 100 percent cure rate against coronavirus,” Rigano told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.

    For reference, any trial with 100% positive results is incredibly unheard of.

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  • This is encouraging news.

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  • Speaking of Trump he can’t get his facts or his lies straight

    Isn’t video tape wonderful?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    David, sans political spin , yes it’s good news.

    But can we ever totally not go the political when the main presenter POTUS does that everytime.

    As a non medical illiterate I first heard the term “chloroquine” as a drug regimen possible for this virus on these pages when it was noted as a follow-up in a point by our resident doc.

    At the time I did a quick reference on the medicine to understand something about it… so it was hilarious to hear the presser today and this guy in that WH using the absolutist terms like ‘fastest turn around ever’ or ‘we have reduced all red tape to ensure these things get to market asap’.

    For something that was in play already.

    It’s a bad joke.

    But the extent of POTUS lying and obfuscation is best exemplified in polls of Dems and Republicans’ perspective of the virus.

    Until THIS week when the WH got really serious about this… some 43% of that party believed they or a friend would NOT get the virus, whereas 70%-80% of Dems did.

    All because of his and the right wing disinformation too positive spin.

    So I read the above with a deep laff… this man was absolutely a danger to his nation, as was his enablers in right wing media…several of whom have apologized or rewritten history to say they never undersold the severity of the virus… like him.

    The simple query: if this leader knew all along that the virus was going to be a pandemic – as he now says- then WHY did he make remarks about it disappearing quickly, or that it’s no more serious thab the common flu, or that it was a political hoax???

    And to ask these simple questions you will be labelled as hating the man… A bad leader is a bad leader and we should dislike bad leadership wherever it shows it’s head!

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  • Well she cant very well turn away her Caricom brothers and sisters while taking care of cruise ships with thousands of tourists and let them roam all over the place, whose ships dont even homeport on the island.

    . At least these will be in quarantine.

    THIRTY- FIVE elderly nationals of Trinidad and Tobago will land in Barbados from London on Monday afternoon and will not be allowed to return home because of the Covid-19 lockdown.

    “Of the 35, there are 30 who are over 60 years. They left for a tour on February 25 and landed in Dubai and were supposed to return on March 27.”

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  • “Note for WARU”

    Well, your note should be addressed to who let them in…lol

    In my opinion US, UK and Canada should have shut down weeks ago…ah even typed a comment letting cousin Boris know how unimpressed i was that they are allowing people from UK to still travel and infect all the Caribbean islands…

    Not a whole lot left to do until they close down…cause ya wuss for a pm has to wait on cousin Boris.

    You are worŕied about 2 Americans, you have a lot more to think about.

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