Category Archives: Health

DeLisle Worrell: Strengthening Health Systems to Tame Pandemics

Reproduced from caribbeansignal.com. On July 13, McKinsey & Company, one of the agencies of the famous global consultancy, issued a report entitled “Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public health systems”. The lesson of the Covid-19 pandemic is that there are basic flaws in the health systems of many of the world’s richest countries, countries that boast the

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To ‘Vaccine’ or NOT!

  Submitted by Green Monkey The 1hr 30min documentary Vaxxed investigates and reports on corruption in the CDC’s vaccine safety research.  The CDC’s research clearly showed there was a statistically significant link to an increased risk of autism in African-American infants who were vaccinated with the MMR vaccine before the age of 3 vs those vaccinated with MMR after the

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COVID 19 HIT (Check) List

Submitted by Bentley If you do not tick any of the sicknesses in the table your chances of having a negative outcome to contracting Covid 19 maybe virtually zero. I challenge anyone in or outside the medical community to identify a single individual who has died from Covid-19 that did not fall into one or more of these categories. Also,

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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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Coronavirus Back Story – Why Barbados is NOT Banning Travel from Affected Areas

The Editor Barbados Underground Barbados, W.I Dear Sir/Madam There was an article in your newspaper of 3 .February 2020 entitled: “Barbados not rushing to ban travellers from China.” The same message was also aired on radio. Mention was made about the statistical likelihood of an outbreak locally being under two percent. There was even mention of the fact that since

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Coronavirus Declared Global Emergency

Statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 30 January 2020 Geneva, Switzerland   The second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV in the People’s Republic of China, with exportations

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Coronavirus Outbreak – Is Barbados Becoming a Satellite of China?

This submission is timely with the Coronavirus in China. Nine million Chines in one region have been asked to evacuate. How worried should Barbados be about the virus? The blogmaster exercised license by inserting ‘Coronavirus’ in the title. David, blogmaster Submitted from and email addressee ‘is time to wake up’. Today I listen to BBC and its report on the

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