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COVAX Delivers 38M Covid-19 Vaccines So Far

By Sue-Ann Wayow SINCE its first international delivery to Ghana on February 24, the COVAX Facility has now delivered Covid-19  vaccines to over 100 economies but there is still no time for complacency as Covid-19 cases continue to rise globally. A joint press release with the World Health Organization (WHO), Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), United […]Read More

CARPHA: No Link Between Vaccines and Disorders

THERE is no link between vaccines and disorders. This according to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in a statement on Saturday after several countries suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine claiming it could be connected to blood clots. CARPHA stated, “This was done as a precautionary measure while a full investigation is […]Read More

UWI Survey: 62% of Trinis Won’t Take Covid-19 Vaccine

  By Sue-Ann Wayow THE majority of citizens in Trinidad and Tobago are still not comfortable with the idea of accepting a Covid-19 vaccine. This even though vaccines will be approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). On Sunday, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Faculty of Medical Sciences disclosed information from a recent […]Read More

CMO: Schools Remain Closed Despite Children not Getting Covid Vaccine

  By Prior Beharry MOST vaccine trials do not involve children, but this does not mean that “down the line” they won’t be given the Covid-19 vaccine. This according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram at the virtual media conference of the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. The Pfizer/BioTech Covid-19 vaccine which has been […]Read More

Covid-19 Vaccine Bilateral Arrangements Don’t Involve WHO

  By Prior Beharry WHEN a country enters a bilateral agreement with a pharmaceutical company for the purchase of the Covid-19 vaccine, approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) is not necessary. But it is advisable that the country looks at the safety and efficacy of the vaccine it is buying. This according to Pan […]Read More

CMO: Safeguards in Place for Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout in T&T

  By Prior Beharry DOCTORS and nurses in Trinidad and Tobago will be trained to ask probing questions about a patent’s allergy history when the Covid-19 vaccine is being administered. This according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram during the virtual presser of the Ministry of Health on Saturday. He was responding to a […]Read More

Anniversary of First Covid Death Ver la historia en Español

  By Sue-Ann Wayow IT has been exactly one year since the first Covid-19 death was reported. Since then, there have been almost two million deaths globally as a result of the virus. At a media briefing on Monday, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said an international team of scientists, distinguished experts […]Read More

WHO Director: 200 Covid-19 Vaccines Being Tested

    AS the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations officially this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has three messages: Motivation to redouble efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Preparation for the next pandemic and, Assurance of equitable access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. At a media briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic […]Read More

Most Cases of Covid-19 in The Americas

    THERE have been 27,032,617 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 881,464 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) as at September 7 with the highest number of cases coming from the Americas. WHO reported that to date, the Americas have 14,117,712 confirmed cases. South-East Asia has produced the second highest number with 4,787,009. […]Read More

CARPHA Tests 3,200 Samples in June

    THE Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) has met the turnaround time with 100% compliance for all coronavirus tests for all member states. A media release from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) explained that turnaround time is key to a decision being made at the right time and that […]Read More