Tag: World Health Organization (WHO)

If You Want The World’s Cleanest Air, Try Moving To The U.S. Virgin Islands

CHRISTIANSTED — At least four million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution, according to the World Health Organization, a leading global network of public health experts. Air particulates with a diameter of 2.5 microns or smaller can penetrate the lungs and enter the bloodstream, causing damage to the cardiovascular and respiratory system. They can even “provoke” […]

3 Vaccines Every Employee Should Have

Getting vaccinated against diseases like the flu, shingles, and COVID-19 is the best way to protect yourself from infection and possible lifelong side effects. Read this article for more details. The COVID-19 virus doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon. With that in mind, it’s important that we keep our workers safe from possible […]

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 […]

World Tops 2 Million New Daily COVID-19 Cases, But Deaths Are Down

PARIS: The world recorded more than two million daily coronavirus cases on average between January 1 and 7 with figures doubling in 10 days, an Agence France-Presse tally showed on Saturday. An average of 2,106,118 new daily infections were reported over the seven-day period, shortly after the one million case threshold was passed in the week of December […]

COVID-Plagued RCG Cruise Ship Symphony Of The Seas Docked In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 48 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas cruise ship that docked in St. Thomas on Wednesday, the company said, as the omicron variant continues to spread around the world. The sprawling ship, which boasts a nightclub and theater, left Miami on December 11 for […]

CDC Warns Americans Not To Travel To Trinidad, Regardless Of Vaccination Status

PORT OF SPAIN — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising against travel to the twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, regardless of vaccination status. In Europe, Poland also made the list along with Niger in Africa and Papua New Guinea in Oceania. The four destinations were moved to the CDC’s “level 4” […]

EU Moves To Block Flights From Southern Africa Over Mutant Variant Of COVID-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa today, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant. “The last thing we need is to bring in a new variant that will cause even more problems,” said German […]

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 […]