Tag: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Caribbean Falling Behind in COVID-19 Fight, PAHO Warns

KINGSTON — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday that the Caribbean was falling behind in its effort to fight COVID-19 as only 63 per cent of its eligible population was vaccinated and large regional discrepancies persist. Out of 13 countries and territories in the Americas that have not yet reached the World […]

Trinidad Leads Caribbean In COVID-19 Deaths, Climbing To No. 26 In The World

PORT OF SPAIN — A dubious distinction at best, but it is worth noting that Trinidad and Tobago has climbed three spots upward in the COVID-19 world per capita death rankings. The Caribbean twin-island country off the coast of South America is now 26th in the world for coronavirus deaths, according to Wikipedia. Trinidad was […]

Cops Face Gunfire As Lawless Anti-Vaxxers Take To The Streets In Guadeloupe

BASSE-TERRE — One police officer was injured and police faced gunfire during a night of civil unrest over COVID-19 restrictions in Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory in the Caribbean, the island’s local authority said on Friday. Shops were vandalized and there were attempted robberies during the unrest, focused on Guadeloupe’s largest urban center, Pointe-a-Pitre, the […]

5 More Caribbean Destinations Make CDC’s Highest Level of Travel Risk List

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved five Caribbean island destinations into its highest-risk travel category for COVID-19 on Monday. In total, the CDC moved 15 places to Level 4, or “very high” risk, showing the continuing grip the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has on the world right now. Last week, […]

12 of 22 Countries CDC Says To Avoid Are In The Caribbean As COVID Crimps Travel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Some 12 of the 22 countries the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn travelers to avoid are in the Caribbean The Caribbean has also had the steepest increase in infections since the start of the two-year-old pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. In North America, the […]

Tens Of Millions Go Hungry In Caribbean And Latin America, UN Report Finds

CARACAS — Tens of millions are going hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean as the COVID-19 pandemic sharpens a regional malnutrition crisis to its worst levels in decades, according to the United Nations. In just one year — from 2019 to 2020 — the number of people living with hunger in the region rose by 30 […]

Mutant Variant Of COVID-19 In South Africa Displays A ‘Jump In Evolution’

JOHANNESBURG — South African scientists have detected a new COVID-19 variant in small numbers and are working to understand its potential implications, they said today. So far, 22 positive cases have been identified in South Africa, according to the country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases. The variant is displaying mutations that might resist neutralization, and […]

Countries Should Prioritize Pregnant, Lactating Women For COVID-19 Shots

BOGOTA -— Countries in the Caribbean and Latin America should prioritize pregnant and lactating women in distribution of COVID-19 shots, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today. PAHO said the ability of the coronavirus vaccines to protect women and their babies is tremendous. “PAHO recommends that all pregnant women after their first trimester, as […]

PAHO Warns That Only 25% Of Latin America, Caribbean Is Fully Vaccinated

CARACAS — Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa Etienne warned that 75 percent of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean has yet to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and reported that PAHO is accelerating its drive to expand vaccine access throughout the region. “Three fourths of people in Latin America and the Caribbean […]

COVID-19 Still Devastating in the Americas, PAHO Says

HAVANA — COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas, with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and Paraguay among the countries with the world’s highest weekly death rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today. Cases have more than doubled in the United States over the last week, mainly among unvaccinated people, PAHO […]