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Michael Abrahams | A closer look at Jamaica’s low COVID-19 vaccination rate
AS JAMAICA rides its fourth COVID-19 wave, driven by the very transmissible Omicron variant, we continue to have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the region. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalisation and death from... - 2022-01-18 00:05:57
1,968 additional COVID-19 cases, eight more fatalities
Some 1,968 additional COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 112,218. Of the new cases, 1,135 are women and 833 are men, with ages ranging from nine days and 95 years. The tally of active cases now stands at 13,696. A... - 2022-01-16 14:03:46
Carolyn Cooper | Science, high science and the war on COVID-19
When I listened to Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ press briefing last Sunday, it struck me that he doesn’t appear to understand Jamaican culture to dat. Holness’ mentor, Edward Seaga, seems to have failed to teach his protégé the basic principles - 2022-01-16 00:07:06
1,262 more COVID-19 cases, three additional fatalities
Jamaica on Thursday recorded 1,262 more COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 108,983. Of the new infections, 781 are women and 481 are men, with ages ranging from 20 days and 97 years. A total of 2,915 tests were conducted. The country's... - 2022-01-14 11:24:13

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says with more than 700 beds occupied in public hospitals by coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, the priority is to save lives. Speaking with reporters at the National Health Fund (NHF) Marcus...

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7 ways to live Green
Since we have all been under lockdown I have tried to engage in all kinds of hobbies to keep me from sliding into pandemic fatigue which essentially means I was going crazy and needed a mental boost1 Create a compost and use in your gardenSo one of my hobbies that I started was my garden I did all the research and started planting various plants with much enthusiasm Then they died All of them Frustrated I tried again and to

Pet Care Basics How to keep your pet healthy
I have always been a dog person Growing up I had my share of dogs who in various ways provided companionship protection and love Of course I am not adverse to other kinds of pets in fact I also have had a cat turtle fish birds and a goat as my pet Yes I said goat but that is a story for another dayPets can be wonderful additions to the family They teach children responsibility and how to care for

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King, Beckford make international starts vs Peru
Cavalier SC defender Richard King and Montego Bay United midfielder Deshane Beckford will make their international debuts for Jamaica as they have been named in the starting line-up for the Reggae Boyz international friendly against Peru tonight at...
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