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Lessons Learned from Covid-19

  By Visham Bhimull BASED on this graph of new Covid-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago from March 10, we can see two clear “waves” of new cases which are sometimes referred to as “phases” by authorities. The truth be told, there is no strict definition for what is or is not an epidemic wave […]Read More

Coronavirus Follows Seasonal Pattern

  There have been repeated references in the past about Covid-19 not being able to survive the hot weather of summer in temperate countries or tropical climates. US President Donald Trump, earlier in the pandemic repeatedly spoke of a reprieve of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US around April when the weather would get warmer. […]Read More

All About PCR, Antigen, Antibody Testing

  WITH the announcement by the Health Minister this week that the employment of 160,000 rapid antigen test kits is a “game-changer” in the country’s fight against Covid-19, more questions have arisen about testing for Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. There have been many reports of individuals being swabbed and weeks later they are yet […]Read More

What Does a ‘Second Wave’ of Covid-19 Mean for TT

  WITH the rolling back of lockdown in Trinidad and Tobago, many have felt a sense of relief. Maybe not for just being able to go out again, but in some instances avoiding having to file for bankruptcy. But as our lives have started getting a semblance of normalcy, just over the past week there […]Read More

The Possibility of a Second Wave of Covid-19 in TT

  AVOIDING a second wave of Covid-19 is not only essential to save lives and protect the healthcare system, but it is also important to allow the people of Trinidad and Tobago to return to their daily lives. It was hoped that our systems were in place to avoid a second peak when lockdown was […]Read More

Unsecured Borders a Factor in Second Spread of Covid-19 in

    Trinidad and Tobago has been an extempore with regard to our handling of Covid-19 having only eight recorded deaths and, up to the last 80 days, no cases of local spread. We have managed to roll back lockdown phases rapidly, taking our economy into consideration. Things may have been so good that we […]Read More

A Breath of Hope: Living with COPD

      BREATHING is a natural bodily function that most take for granted. For many Trinbagonians, just taking a breath can be a strenuous task as inhaling and exhaling is a constant struggle. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of respiratory conditions within the lungs that block airflow and make […]Read More

Covid-19 Re-infection Unlikely in Short Term

  BASED on the available data, it seemed likely that having the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) once, results in immunity in most individuals – as is seen with other coronaviruses. However, data coming in from China, Japan and South Korea seemed to have suggested that some individuals were falling ill for a second time. As China […]Read More

Covid-19 Reinfection is a Possibility

  THERE is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection. This was echoed in a statement by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week: “As of 24 April 2020, no study has evaluated whether the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) confers immunity […]Read More

Commentary: Covid-19 Lessons from South Korea

  THE Novel Coronavirus outbreak of 2019 that resulted in pandemic proportions is not the first Coronavirus outbreak with which the world has to battle. The common cold that circulates among human populations time immemorial is a Coronavirus. There have been such occurrences in the past of severe respiratory illnesses due to Coronaviruses: SARS – […]Read More