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Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows

WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult, such as grocery stores. But can these masks be effective?
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | PNP wants gov't to fund Councils to fight COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 16, 2020: Opposition Shadow Minister of Transport and Works, and Member of Parliament of North West Manchester, Mr. Mikael Phillips, is urging the government to use its emergency procurement powers to provide funding to the Municipal Councils across the island so that communities facing drought conditions, in light of the imminent national threat of the coronavirus, can be assisted.
  • Published in Health

CARIBBEAN | Even Without Infections, Fitch Says Coronavirus Threatens Caribbean & LatAm Economies

NEW YORK, NY, February 29, 2020- Sovereign and corporate issuers in Latin America will be adversely affected by slower Chinese demand and commodity price weakness caused by coronavirus due to high commodity export dependence and direct trade exposure to China, says Fitch Ratings. The ultimate impact will depend on the duration and intensity of the outbreak and its effect on China’s and global GDP.

Cuban drug among those used to fight coronavirus in China

HAVANA, Cuba, February 12, 2020 - The recombinant Interferon alfa 2B antiviral (IFNrec), a leading biotechnology product in Cuba, is one of the medicines today used by China in treatments applied to patients with the 2019 coronavirus epidemic, according to a tweet from the Cuban embassy in the Asian country.
  • Published in Health
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