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  • …. and your question re test cricket looks as if it might be a good one but one that might not be easily provable. Indeed, there is still the possibility that a mild rapidly spreading variant like Omicron BA-1 may be actually improving the rate of immunity to Covid-19 in the Island.

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  • TheOGazertsMarch 30, 2022 3:45 PM

    Am I in trouble?
    Should I go with the FDA and get the second booster or should I go with
    B(u) Informational Treatment for Covid Health Committee BITCHC (pronounce bitchy) and not get the shot 😃

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Grasshopper

    Do it only if you crave a prick like some on here.

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  • We no longer test returning Brits but their population has high levels of COVID.

    We do test returning visitors to the USA and Canada who will probably mix with the visitors from Britain at Hotels and other places visitors stay and get infected.

    We’ll have some members of our own population who will mix with the Brits and catch it like the visitors from Canada and America.

    So our cases will rise but my guess is most will be imported..

    We are following the COVID levels in Britain but shifted a bit in time.

    The levels in Britain seem to be plateauing and should soon fall so we can expect a similar behaviour in our curve.

    I doubt we will get as high but we will have to wait and see.

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  • The Tourist dollar rules … ok!!

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  • Just so you don’t get palpitations.

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  • WHEN I STARTED TO TEACH MEDICAL SCHOOL——I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THE USMLE OBJECTIVES—I.E WHAT THE FOLK IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY IN THE USA THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR DRS PRACTICING IN THIER COUNTRY TO KNOW
    IT IS NOTEWORTHY THAT EPIDEMIOLOGY IS NOT FOR THEM A VERY IMPORTANT BASIC SCIENCE

    THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD THAT EPIDEMIOLOGY IS SO IMPORTANT IS ON BU.

    HERE AM I SITTING IN A MEDICAL OFFICE
    A PATIENT COMES IN WITH SOME MALADY
    GUESS WHAT I DO?

    I CHECK THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PARAGRAPH IN ROBBINS OR RUBBINS FOR THE STATISTICS OF THE LIKELY DISEASE
    AND ON THE BASIS OF WHAT IS THERE……I MAKE A DIAGNOSIS AND BEGIN THERAPY

    YEAH THAT IS WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WAS TRAINED AT THE BU MEDICAL SCHOOL

    BUT I WENT TO A SCHOOL LIKE THE MANY DRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD WHERE THE DRS PRACTICE SOUND SOLID SERIOUS MEDICINE SINCERELY AND THEY KNOW THAT
    1- COMMON THINGS ARE COMMON………and
    2 COMMON DISEASES ARE TREATED COMMONLY

    GOOD DRS SIMPLY THEIR THOUGHT PROCESSES TO FACILITATE BOTH DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.
    ONLY IN THE BU MEDICAL SCHOOL WHERE THEY ARE NO REAL DRS WHO ARE THE PONTIFS AND PROFESSORS DOES ONE CONSISTENTLY READ THE UTTER SHEET THAT YOU SEE ON BU

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  • @🐇/🐰
    You mean to tell me that Barbados, UK, Canada and US got flooded all at the same time?

    An opportunity to defend your flood/waste water hypothesis

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  • Some people get COVID 3 and 4 times others never catch it.

    Experts baffled.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/medical/how-have-some-people-avoided-getting-covid-19/ar-AAVFue5?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c61e8f297706499faba89087e9fb5c2e

    Simple explanation!!

    Reinfections if they really look carefully will be specific to geographic locations and will be associated with water supply!!

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  • Grasshopper

    While you and the Ground Keeper are cogitating whether to get your pricks, have a read of this article.

    It could be the vaccine causes the 20 dangerous health conditions or not, the research is silent!!

    Seems to me if they could get down to the level of whether the patients were hospitalized or not they could say if the patients were vaccinated.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/medical/people-who-have-had-covid-at-greater-risk-of-developing-these-20-dangerous-health-conditions/ar-AAVGvvP?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=18e5c7f72502422aa4057cb209cb6bb5

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  • COVID death toll up 43 after Coroner’s findings
    BARBADOS’ OFFICIAL DEATH tally associated with the COVID-19 virus went up by 43 yesterday, after a special investigation by the Coroner’s Office.
    Chief Medical Officer The Most Honourable Dr Kenneth George said the extra numbers had come after the Coroner’s Office had carried out post mortems on the bodies of Barbadians who had died at home in the last six months.
    The deaths involved people who had died suddenly and which were considered natural deaths.
    The 43 deaths took the country’s COVID-19 tally to 374 since the pandemic hit in March 2020.
    “The positive results
    were obtained from tests carried out by the Coroner’s Office on the suspicion their sudden demise may have been attributed to COVID-19. The policy of the Coroner’s Office is to rule out COVID-19 as the likely cause of death, since autopsies cannot be performed on persons who are known to have died from, or with COVID-19,” George said in a prepared statement to the country.
    “These persons died in communities across Barbados before being tested or assessed with appropriate care. It must be noted, however, that in all cases, the primary cause of death might not have been COVID-19, but this diagnosis was found at the time of death.” (BA)


    Source: Nation

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  • Covid-19 concern
    CMO stresses need for booster shots in face of BA.2 threat
    by BARRY ALLEYNE barryalleyne@nationnews.com
    COVID-19 CASES in Barbados are on the rise again.
    However, don’t expect an increase in restrictions, curfews, or those dreaded lockdowns to return.
    Instead, Chief Medical Officer The Most Honourable Dr Kenneth George yesterday implored the public to continue to act responsibly while the Ministry of Health tests for the viral illness. He also encouraged Barbadians to go out for their booster vaccination shots.
    George revealed that getting a third shot to provide protection against COVID-19 was a must now since the highly infectious BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron remains prevalent in Barbados’ visitor source markets.
    His comments came yesterday during a 60-minute press conference also attended by COVID-19 Public Advisor David Ellis, Senior Medical Officer Dr Arthur Phillips, and Home Isolation manager Dr Adanna Grandison.
    George confirmed that the most recent increase in new infections of COVID-19 had been discovered in the last month.
    Phillips said the country would now be collecting samples of positive tests to send to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad to determine if the BA.2 sub-variant was present in the country.
    Phillips said the Ministry of Health, though concerned about the most recent surge in cases, was not surprised.
    “There has been an increase in cases. We are monitoring the situation. What is most important is that we control the spread of the virus in our communities.”
    He added that the increase in cases was across all demographics and as expected, more prevalent in densely populated communities.
    Phillips said the total number of cases last week was 40 per cent higher than the week before, while the positivity rate
    (percentage of infections from tests conducted) had quickly increased from 12 per cent to 15 per cent.
    “While BA.2 is more transmissible because of its infectious nature, it is still milder than the original version of Omicron,” Phillips also confirmed. He said, however, that the sub-variant could still have a significant effect on the country’s public health system if more people became infected.
    He added that the 28-day cumulative rate had increased.
    “Going forward, it will be very important how we respond. I would encourage people who develop any symptoms associated with a viral illness to get tested as soon as possible.”
    Phillips said the Ministry of Health was using several metrics to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in Barbados and though the amount of testing had decreased earlier this year, which also led to a reduction in positive tests, public health officials were always on top of the situation.
    Masks
    George said Barbadians should by now understand that the theme should be having to live with COVID-19 and to continue to act responsibly by continuing to wear masks and practise social distancing.
    He added that Barbados would maintain the recommendation to wear masks in public, adding that the COVID-19 Monitoring Unit was still a small entity and could not be everywhere at once.
    All stakeholders in public health would continue to follow the science, take heed of the actions of other international jurisdictions and continue to review the protocols and restrictions in place, he said.
    In response to a question from the media, George said Easter camp organisers were free to arrange events, once protocols of mask-wearing and three-foot spacing between individuals were followed.
    Grandison also urged people to get their booster shots.

    Source: Nation

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  • 223 new COVID-19 cases from the 1 040 tests carried out on Thursday, March 31

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/04/01/covid-19-update-223-new-positive-cases-2/

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