Category Archives: Health

Open Note to Doctors – COVID 19 Notes

The following was posted by Peter Lawrence Thompson to another blog. Given the many unknowns about the COVID 19 virus the blogmaster thought it useful to repost. Obviously the target is the medical community – David, Blogmaster   This has a lot of medical jargon, but if you read it carefully it gives a picture of what front line medical

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Zero Hour: Our Region in the Face of the Pandemic

Submitted by Alicia Bárcena Ibarra – Executive Secretary of ECLAC (United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) Everything seems to be one gigantic mistake. We console ourselves by saying that everything has happened as it should not have happened. But it is we who are mistaken, not history. We must learn to look reality in the face;

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Call for MASS COVID 19 Testing

  Highly reliable test kits are available from Germany at a cost of Bd$346 per hundred tests. We immediately need to acquire 1 million tests for under 4 million dollars (that includes chartering a private jet to bring them here). https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/24/asia/testing-coronavirus-science-intl-hnk/index.html This is the most important way of dealing with the pandemic because without data about infection rates we are

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COVID-19 and NCDs

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim Personally, I would rather deal with systemic issues, despite obvious limitations of time and space. In this vein, you may wish to have Dr. Doughlin and/or others opine on the substance of the PAHO/WHO 2018-2024 report attached. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272851/ccs-brb-2018-2024- The Coronavirus is no doubt a game changer.  Policy wise, the question remains what exactly is to be

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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

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