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Jamaica records 71 new virus cases, no deaths

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 71 new cases of the novel coronavirus and no deaths in the last 24 hours.The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the new cases consist of 31 males and 40 females with ages ranging from two years to 91 years. Read More

UK to infect healthy volunteers in COVID vaccine research trial

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — UK researchers are preparing to infect healthy, young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a vaccine that... Read More

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

NEW YORK, United States — For the fir st time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their mid-career worker counterparts, according to a study released yesterday by the New School university in New York City. Read More

Vaccine storage issues could leave three billion people without access

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. Read More

Vaz mourns Councillor Irvin Brown

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — Portland Eastern Member of Parliament Annmarie Vaz is this afternoon paying tribute to the Councillor for the Fellowship Division in her constituency, Irvin Brown. Read More

Nearly 300k excess US deaths since January, most from virus — CDC

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States has seen around 300,000 more deaths than usual since late January, with two-thirds attributable to COVID-19 and the rest due to other causes, a government study said Tuesday. Read More

Cough keeps Melania Trump off campaign trail

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Melania Trump's return to the campaign trail will have to wait. Read More

COVID death toll rising in several Caricom countries

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — In the wake of an increasing number of deaths related to the coronavirus, several Caribbean Community countries are appealing to citizens to maintain the established protocols and measures aimed at preventing its spread. Read More

PAHO, UNPFA call for focus on preventing teen pregnancy in pandemic

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) are calling on Caribbean leaders and stakeholders to focus on adolescent pregnancy prevention as one of the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 40.4 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 27.7 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

Jamaica records 53 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 53 new cases of the novel coronavirus and one virus related death in the last 24 hours.The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the new cases consist of 28 males and 25 females with ages ranging from one year to 90 years. Read More

Scientists raise alarm over signs of vaccine 'hesitancy'

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Scientists called for urgent action to improve public trust in immunisation as research suggested sizeable minorities in some nations may be reluctant to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More

UK researchers to infect volunteers with COVID-19 to speed development of vaccine

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — UK researchers are preparing to begin a controversial experiment that will infect healthy volunteers with the new coronavirus to study the disease in hopes of speeding up development of a vaccine. Read More

Toddlers quarantined after one tests positive for COVID-19 in Antigua

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Antigua and Barbuda health authorities have confirmed that several toddlers have been placed into quarantine after a four-year-old tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

LONDON, England (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world. Read More



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