Category Archives: Medical

GUYANA: Living In The Chaotic Republic of Guyana – commentary

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By Stabroek News Editorial – June 4, 2022

Wanting order in one’s life is a universal human desire. No normal person wants chaos. In our personal lives we want and work towards states of order. Ideally we keep our homes and surroundings clean; we look to create harmony and predictability within and outside of our families; we save for our children’s university, for our old age. We are constantly securing ourselves against the chaos and uncertainties that life throws at us.

In developed countries citizens pay taxes and in return the state assists them in varying degrees from state pension plans to free tertiary education, free and quality healthcare. The French state will pay for its citizens to spend three weeks at a therapeutic spa. La belle vie! In one respect Covid-19 has been a blessing as it has finally concentrated the minds of Western politicians, after years of Darwinian capitalism, towards the protection and economic welfare of their citizens through significant disbursements and other reliefs.        Continue reading

WORLD TRADE: Panic At Sea: Nearly 2,000 Ships Stuck Outside Ports As Container Shortage Intensify – video

Panic At Sea: Nearly 2,000 Ships Stuck Outside Ports As Container Shortage Intensify

Epic Economist – April 21. 2022

The already stressed global supply chain is all set to face a fresh wave of backlogs, congestion, and shortages as new shockwaves emerge in almost every link of the system. Conditions continue to worsen by the day as Chinese ports operate at bare minimum capacity due to virus-related restrictions imposed by the government.

The disruption in the flow of goods in and out of the country is expected to reach alarming proportions and cause serious distortions in the market in the weeks ahead. The problem is particularly worrying between the US and China — the world’s busiest shipping route — but the restrictions will have a cascading impact all across the globe.        Continue reading

USA: COVID: I Read The Mask Mandate Court Decision So You Don’t Have To – By Lucian K. Truscott IV

This is why “conservatives” have wanted to control the judiciary

KN95 Mask

Lucian K. Truscott IV 

I had to take two ibuprofen followed quickly by two naproxen sodium for the headache that set in only three pages into the decision by the federal court judge striking down the CDC’s public transportation mask mandate, and still there is a spot between and just above my eyes that feels like somebody drove a nail into it.

Here is the problem, if you want to boil a 59-page decision full of them into just one:  The Judge, a Trump appointee only eight years out of law school named Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, is myopic.

Presented with a case involving a regulation written by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the judge manages to spell out the full name of the federal agency in the suit only once, in the first paragraph of the decision, and then she proceeds to treat the case like she’s dealing with the department of sanitation.            Continue reading

USA: Why Teenagers Are Experiencing A Severe Mental-Health Crisis – Opinion

— Four forces are propelling the rising rates of depression among young people.

The United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental-health crisis. From 2009 to 2021, the share of American high-school students who say they feel “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to 44 percent, according to a new CDC study. This is the highest level of teenage sadness ever recorded.

The government survey of almost 8,000 high-school students, which was conducted in the first six months of 2021, found a great deal of variation in mental health among different groups. More than one in four girls reported that they had seriously contemplated attempting suicide during the pandemic, which was twice the rate of boys. Nearly half of LGBTQ teens said they had contemplated suicide during the pandemic, compared with 14 percent of their heterosexual peers. Sadness among white teens seems to be rising faster than among other groups.        Continue reading

TRAVEL: COVID: Grenada Becomes The 25th Country To Remove All Entry Requirements

Map of Grenada and its islands – click to enlarge

https://www.traveloffpath.com/ – April 1, 2022

April 4 Marks The Start Of A New Era For Grenada Tourism

Starting April 4, 2022, Covid proof of entry will no longer apply to foreign visitors visiting the tri-island nation of Grenada, as it fully reopens to tourism under pre-pandemic regulations. This means both the vaccinated and unvaccinated are welcome without testing, quarantine, or any further requirements.

Grenada is now officially the latest entry in our ever-expanding list of countries that have removed all entry requirements in 2022. Earlier this week, we have also received reports of several tourist hotspots in Europe opening up to all categories of travelers, including SwedenPoland, and Denmark.

Grenada is the latest in the Caribbean to have done so, and only the 25th destination in the world:          Continue reading

CANADA: COVID: Testing requirement for fully vaccinated travelers to be lifted

Paula Newton, CNN • Published 17th March 2022
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 01:

Toronto Pearson International Airport

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Ottawa (CNN) — Canada announced it will lift its Covid-19 pre-entry test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers beginning April 1, saying Thursday that the pandemic was entering a “transition phase.”
The requirement will be dropped for air, land and water ports of entry.
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However, the announcement came with a warning that travel restrictions may need to be reimposed.

MEDICAL: Dementia: Someone took the time to care and this happened.. – Video

Someone took the time to care and this happened….

Thank you Sam Kinsella, for your kindness to 93 year old Mr.  Edward Hardy, (who suffers from quite severe dementia,) and for changing his life!!!!
A heartwarming story. Someone took the time to care about another human being and this happened……

COVID: Dominican Republic first Caribbean country to drop COVID restrictions

The masks are off! Dominican Republic becomes first country in Latin America to drop ALL of its COVID restrictions

  • Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader announced the cancellation of all coronavirus restrictions Wednesday
  • No other country in the Latin America region has eliminated all of its preventive measures  
  • Abinader said it will no longer be a requirement to present COVID-19 passports for public places
  • Face mask use is no longer obligatory and social distancing measures have been eliminated
  • The Caribbean island has reported 4,352 deaths and 570,636 total cases 
Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader announced Wednesday the end of COVID-19 restrictions. The country is the first in the Latin America region to do away with the mandatory use of face masks, COVID-19 passports and social distancing measures

President Luis Abinader

The Dominican Republic became the first country in the Latin America region to scrap all of its COVID-19 restrictions – as infections dwindle despite barely half the nation being vaccinated.

President Luis Abinader announced the suspension of the preventive measures while addressing the Caribbean nation Wednesday evening- February 16, 2022.          Continue reading

USA-CANADA: Border Blockade; No Access To Canada via Ambassador Bridge – Video

Published on February 9, 2022 – Day 3 of the Bridge Blockade which continues 

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The Ambassador Bridge, which usually carries 25% of all trade between the U.S. and Canada, is half-closed for the Third straight day. There’s still no access to the part of the bridge that leads into Canada. There is some traffic on the side leading into the U.S. The cause of the closure is a blockade by people protesting vaccine mandates in Canada. Today, Friday 11 February 2022, will be the fifth day of this blockade which stretches for miles.

MEDICAL: This Little Pill Camera Could Be The End Of Colonoscopies – BBC News

A tiny camera that fits inside a pill-sized capsule has revolutionised cancer screening in Scotland. Over two thousand patients have now used the PillCam rather than the more traditional invasive method of having a colonoscopy. The PillCam has reduced waiting times for bowel cancer screening and allowed faster diagnoses, an important factor in battling the disease.

The procedure itself is technically called a colon capsule endoscopy (CCE). The tiny camera is swallowed like a pill and then travels through the digestive system, recording 50,000 images along its journey. The images from the camera are stored in a recorder worn on a belt around the patient’s waist.

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