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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 10 June 2020

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. Although COVID-19 is giving us many reasons to grieve, today we’re also celebrating a public health victory. Yesterday, the World Trade Organization ruled that Australia’s laws on plain packaging for tobacco products are justified, and are not unfair restrictions on trade. Tobacco kills more than 8 million people […]

Cayman National Trust’s historic programmes receives assistance

June 10, 2020 – The National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ Historic Programme has received a boost as a result of the generosity of the DART Corporate Sponsorship Committee and the owners of the Great House condominiums, who have both kindly donated to the Programmes built heritage and cultural initiatives. The funds will mean that […]

Rotary Central Cayman Islands launches anti-speeding campaign

Rotary Central Cayman Islands will launch an anti-speeding campaign in response to an increase in speeding as lockdown restrictions ease and people return to driving on Cayman’s roads.  The Slow Down Cayman campaign will highlight the human element of deaths and serious injuries caused by road accidents. Mr Colin Fawkes, President of Rotary Central Cayman Islands said […]

Social distancing may have prevented almost 5M US COVID-19 cases

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax Social distancing works, and a new study shows just how critical this anti-contagion measure is in helping to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The study revealed that if we didn’t practice social distancing in the United States, we would have experienced 4.8 million more confirmed coronavirus cases and 40 million more total […]

Study: People with type O blood less likely to test positive for coronavirus

By Marisa Herman From Newsmax By Marisa Herman  From Newsmax If you have type O blood, you may be protected a little bit more than others from the coronavirus, according to preliminary results from a study. Fox News reports that early results from a study conducted by genetic testing firm 23andMe released Monday indicate that type O […]

US trial finds drug cuts coronavirus mortality 40%

By David A. Patten  From Newsmax Preliminary findings released Tuesday for a U.S.-based clinical trial of anti-parasite drug ivermectin found that the mortality rate for coronavirus patients fell 40%, according to the Medrxiv.org site. The ivermectin study — it began in March as part of a larger Australian-led clinical study — focused on 280 patients, 173 of […]

AJ Albrecht: The Federal Government shouldn’t be trying to salvage our broken food system—we need a new one

by AJ Albrecht / Independent Media Institute Congress is considering an allocation for the mass killing of farmed animals. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on disturbing injustices in our food system—reaffirming the need for systemic change. Slaughterhouses (euphemistically called “meatpacking plants” by the meat industry) continue to lead the U.S. viral spread. Indeed, workers […]

COVID-19 Testing Update 10 June 2020 – 4 add positive results

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 649 COVID-19 tests which have been carried out since yesterday’s press conference.  There are four positive results assumed to be locally acquired cases. These people are asymptomatic and were picked up through screening; contact tracing has started.

Cayman: HSA leads national response to COVID-19 with further expansion of testing capabilities

The Health Services Authority continues to lead the COVID-19 response as part of the Government’s national recovery plan with the further expansion of testing capabilities to include antibody testing and enhanced PCR capabilities with the new GeneXpert machine. The GeneXpert machine will allow a faster turnaround time for the PCR testing of clinically urgent cases […]

Cayman: Ombudsman PR – LAT case delays

A complaint filed by a Cayman resident who waited more than six months to have his employer’s appeal heard before the Labour Appeals Tribunal (LAT) has led to the discovery of nearly a dozen such appeal cases that have been delayed outside statutory timelines. The delays discovered as part of a maladministration investigation conducted into […]