Category Archives: Medical

COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic: REMEMBER THE CURFEW BARBADIANS

Thanks to Kammie Holder the blogmaster highlights the following reminder to Barbadians. Let us all do our part to keep the virus contained – David Blogmaster  – Barbados Underground Blog


BARBADOS: REMEMBER THE CURFEW BARBADIANS  
AG (Dale Marshall) stated – ALL businesses with a few exceptions are closed from Saturday March 28th at 8pm until April 15th to reduce human interaction and compel social distancing.
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The businesses permitted to operate during the day with social distancing are:
1) Supermarkets
2) Pharmacies
3) Abatoirs, butcher shops, fish markets
4) Bakeries
5) Farms
6) Pharmaceutical, food processors, drink manufacturers
7) Banks and Credit Unions (not insurance companies)            Continue reading

FOR COVID 19 TOO SHALL PASS– TEN POEMS — UNSUNG HEROES – By Dmitri Allicock

UNITE & FIGHT, GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

FOR COVID 19 TOO SHALL PASS.

TEN POEMS  — UNSUNG HEROES


My wife, Evadney and myself- are both registered nurses for a lifetime.

Just a few words for those unsung heroes, a song
Healthcare worker, truck driver, they too belongs
It is plague of Corona but who delivers the goods?
The grocery store employee, because they would    Continue reading

USA Economy: How to spend $2 trillion – Politico commentary

By RENUKA RAYASAMCAITLIN EMMA and MICHAEL GRUNWALD  – 03/25/2020 09:26 PM EDT
THIS ISN’T A BAILOUT. OR A STIMULUS — The $2 trillion bipartisan coronavirus legislation that Congress is finalizing this evening is more than twice the size of America’s biggest economic stimulus package, President Barack Obama’s 2009 Recovery Act. It’s also more than twice the size of America’s biggest corporate bailout, President George W. Bush’s 2008 Wall Street rescue. But even though it’s supposed to help the shattered economy and save failing businesses, it’s not primarily a stimulus bill or a bailout bill.

No, this is a disaster aid bill. And it’s nearly 25 times the size of the record-breaking disaster bill Congress passed after the deadly hurricanes of 2017. And this time, the disaster is just starting to unfold. It’s as if Congress is sending money to the coast just as the hurricane is reaching the shore, because the levees are already breaking.

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BUSINESS: The Hardest Hit Companies of the COVID-19 Downturn are ‘BEACH’ Stocks

The ‘BEACH’ Stocks —booking, entertainment, airlines, cruises, and hotels 

The market’s latest storm has plunged the global travel industry into uncharted territory.

Since the S&P 500 market high on February 19, 2020, market capitalizations across BEACH industries—booking, entertainment, airlines, cruises, and hotels—have tumbled. The global airline industry alone has seen $157B wiped off valuations across 116 publicly traded airlines.

BEACH Stocks: $332B in Value Washed Away by March 24, 2020

Investor confidence in cruise lines has also dropped. Between Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, over half of their market value has evaporated—equal to at least $42B in combined market capitalization.          *All numbers as of market close on March 24, 2020

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GUYANA: Return to Agriculture now… Possible food crisis from COVID-19… says (NAREI)

As fears mount of a possible food crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic…

Guyanese need to urgently …  return to farms and kitchen gardens

Pull quote: ‘We are buying Vitamin C tablets and ‘builders’ when we could be growing and utilising our own, such as cherries, oranges and other citrus fruits… ”  —-  Dr. Oudho Homenauth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Agricultural Research & Extension Institute (NAREI)        Continue reading

Coronavirus cases in Guyana: 4 confirmed ;13 compulsorily quarantined

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Boyle

The senior Public Health Ministry official made the disclosure, even as she rubbished websites that are reporting that Guyana has as much as 21 cases. “They don’t have credible data. I don’t know where their data is coming from but it’s certainly not coming from the Ministry of Health” she told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM / Demerara Waves Online News.  Continue reading

VIDEO: How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus | NYT News

How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus | NYT News

With restrictions tightened on businesses and daily activity, residents are grappling with uncertainty about resources, health care and their paychecks.

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ECONOMICS: Will there be another Great Depression? – The Guardian UK

Government indecision amid the coronavirus crisis has fuelled fears of a long recession – unless there is a huge fiscal response
Unemployed men eat soup in Washington, circa 1935.
 Unemployed men eat soup in Washington, circa 1935. Photograph: Archive Photos/Getty Images

Such was the scale of the global market crash last week in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the spectre of the 1929 Wall Street rout and the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s has been raised. Comparisons no longer seem fanciful.

The failure of the US and the UK to swing into action with a wide range of mitigation measures – despite the lessons of Italy’s slow response to the spread of Covid-19 – has heightened concerns that a sustained, epochal downturn lies in wait.          Continue reading

New York: State pulls liquor license of Guyana restaurant in Queens for flouting governor’s orders

[New York daily News] – New Oriental Guyana Restaurant on Liberty Ave. in Jamaica, Queens was shut down by the State Liquor Authority (SLA) on charges of violating Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order barring on-premises sales of food and drink.

The New Oriental Guyana Restaurant was shut down by the State Liquor Authority on charges of violating Governor Cuomo’s order barring on-premises sales of food and drink.

Sneaky restaurateurs in Queens lost their liquor license for serving patrons in violation of Gov. Cuomo’s order barring eating and drinking on its premises, officials said Friday March 20, 2020.              Continue reading

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently….. Here’s How. – Politico Magazine

A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come.

For many Americans right now, the scale of the coronavirus crisis calls to mind 9/11 or the 2008 financial crisis—events that reshaped society in lasting ways, from how we travel and buy homes, to the level of security and surveillance we’re accustomed to, and even to the language we use.

Politico Magazine surveyed more than 30 smart, macro thinkers this week, and they have some news for you: Buckle in. This could be bigger.

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