Category Archives: Medical

GUYANA: Eureka Lab launches Guyana’s first online patient portal

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IN its quest to ensure continuous, efficient and reliable medical services to all, Eureka Medical Laboratories (EML) recently launched its Online Patient Portal.

According to a release, this new portal, which was officially introduced to clients and stakeholders by way of a virtual Zoom launch, allows patients who use the laboratory service to view their results online.            Continue reading

UK: End mass jabs and live with Covid- says ex-head of vaccine taskforce

Dr. Clive Dix says we should treat the virus like flu

With health chiefs and senior Tories also lobbying for a post-pandemic plan for a straining NHS, Dr Clive Dix called for a major rethink of the UK’s Covid strategy, in effect reversing the approach of the past two years and returning to a “new normality”.

“We need to analyse whether we use the current booster campaign to ensure the vulnerable are protected, if this is seen to be necessary,” he said. “Mass population-based vaccination in the UK should now end.”            Continue reading

GUYANA: How will you shop and eat in 2022? – By Cynthia Nelson

STABROEK NEWS – By January 1, 2022

For almost 2 years now, because of the pandemic, how we shop for food, cook, and eat have changed. We have all had to adjust in a variety of ways such as lining up to shop, having others select our fresh produce and meats, learning how to cook and at times overeating.

Over the past year, some things have adjusted, in some cases relaxed, as populations continue to be vaccinated but they have not returned to the pre-Covid period, and I do not think they ever will. Times have changed and we must move on too. And so I ask, given the changes, how will you shop, cook, and eat in 2022? But before you answer, let’s take a quick look at some of the occurrences in our shopping, cooking, and eating as a result of the pandemic.

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OPINION: Year 2021: Reflections – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision – Guyana: Brazil: USA — By Rosaliene Bacchus

Camellia plant outside my dining room window – Los Angeles – December 2021 – Photo by Rosaliene Bacchus

What a year! With the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 still upending our lives, the year 2021 has taught me that, with constant adaptation to ever-changing conditions, I can endure. The coronavirus had already taken over 385,000 American lives when I watched in disbelief the live TV broadcast of the January 6th assault on the US Capitol building. Terrorism had come home to American soil. Future generations may come to regard that day as the meltdown of our global War on Terror.

Nature’s ever-mutating, coronavirus terrorist has thrown our divided forces into disarray. When you cannot see the enemy, you are unaware of any imminent danger of a stealth attack. Underestimating the strength of the enemy can also lead to defeat and possible death. Instead of confronting our common enemy, we have turned on each other. Unable to agree on proven scientific strategies of defense against this formidable foe, we have sustained thousands of casualties within our ranks, especially among our weakest and most vulnerable members.

READ MORE – http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2022/01/02/year-2021-reflections/

GUYANA: G$30M worth in equipment destroyed in fire at Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC)

The aftermath of the fire at the GPHC echocardiograph (ECG) room

According to the Guyana Fire Service, ranks responded to a report of a fire at the hospital sometime around 05:24hrs on New Year’s Day by deploying water tenders from the Central, Campbellville and Albertown Fire Stations.            Continue reading

VIDEO: COVID: The Great Realisation | A bed time story of how it started; and why hindsight’s 2020

The Great Realisation | A bed time story of how it started; and why hindsight’s 2020

Tomfoolery-  7,116,532 views Apr 29, 2020

A bed time story of how it started, and why hindsight’s 2020. 🛌 🧸 – First performed online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tomfoolery’s heartfelt poem has been viewed over 60 million times, its message of positivity capturing the hearts of children and adults all over the globe and is now available as a beautiful illustrated picture book!  #TheGreatRealisation #Tomfoolery #poetry  Order The Great Realisation illustrated book now at https://lnk.to/book

Medical: New COVID variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off


WASHINGTON/GENEVA, (Reuters) – The discovery of a new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm yesterday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered their biggest falls in more than a year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Omicron may spread more quickly than other forms, and preliminary evidence suggested there is an increased risk of reinfection.

Epidemiologists warned travel curbs may be too late to stop Omicron from circulating globally. The new mutations were first discovered in South Africa and have since been detected in Belgium, Botswana, Israel and Hong Kong.          Continue reading

Canada: Montreal: The Police force is not a health service – By Yvonne Sam

 – By Yvonne Sam

On November 1, when I heard the news on the radio that a male had been pepper sprayed at close range by the Montreal police ( SPVM), that he was experiencing a mental crisis, and had been taken to the hospital, the only words that evoked an egress from my lips were “ Not again!”

Surprisingly, not for a nanosecond did an inkling of a thought linger on the color aspect, as I intuitively knew the color that most often gets in trouble with law enforcement.

In 2019, in the face of harsh criticism for its handling of past interactions, the SPVM declared that it will train all its patrol officers to use tools that will help them deal with those suffering from mental health issues.          Continue reading

Business: The Super Rich – Mental and ‘Succession’ Problems in the TV Series

I’m a therapist to the super-rich: they are as miserable as Succession makes out

The Guardian –

Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession.
Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession. Photograph: HBO/David M. Russell

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the term “first world problems”, my bank account would look similar to those of my clients. I work as a psychotherapist and my specialism is ultra-high net worth individuals.            

I got into working with billionaires by accident. I had one wealthy client, who passed my name around to their acquaintances. They are called the 1% for a reason: there are not that many of them and so the circle is tight.          Continue reading

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