My apologies for not writing more about many other issues that concern me (and there are many important ones, especially related to the environment and climate change). However, COVID-19 has overwhelmed everything and everyone. We were shocked to learn the numbers for yesterday (August 12). The Delta variant (and the expected Third Wave) is clearly … More Jamaica records 544 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Vaccinations continue across the island this week. The response to the “blitz” over the holiday weekend was somewhat lackluster and the pressure needs to be stepped up – especially in light of the fact that hospitals are under pressure. Here is yesterday’s update from the Ministry of Health and Wellness… And please, if you know … More Vaccinations continue in Jamaica (what are you waiting for?)
I feel our little island of Jamaica is in an extremely vulnerable place at the moment. We need more vaccines. Vaccine inequity, which he of the furrowed brow – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) – has spoken about so many times, is real. For many developing countries, including … More Jamaica needs vaccines!
The Ministry of Health and Wellness held one of their regular press briefings on April 29. It was not hard to detect a change of tone – and it was quite disturbing. There was hardly a glimmer of a smile, and at one point both Minister Tufton and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) actually looked … More COVID-19 in Jamaica: Wary of a Third Wave
Here’s a “New Rule” on hospital visits for Jamaica. As we know, it’s customary for an entire family or group of friends to visit a sick person in hospital. As of today, all that has changed. Hospital patients, choose your visitors carefully! Hospitals taking only one visitor per patient KINGSTON, Jamaica. 18 March 2020. Hospital … More A Note on Hospital Visits (COVID-19)