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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 | Guy wants protective gears for first responders

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 2, 2020 - The People's National Party (PNP) says government must urgently address concerns among health sector workers about the lack of resources in hospitals and the exposure of first responders to suspected cases of the coronavirus which present to the island's health facilities.
  • Published in Health

Racism impacts your health

Outside in public: Smiling, dressed real fine, manners on point. I am well schooled on how to be respectful, how to take up space, how to use silence when necessary. Travelling home on transit listening to music to drown out my day — filled with injustices from the minute I left my “sanctuary” ten hours earlier. Fumbling for keys, nearly pushing the door down to my home. All I experienced outside threatens to crash down my door and engulf my insides and swallow me whole. My breath struggles to calm itself. Grief shadows me through the hallway. I self-talk my way into the kitchen, slipping my armour off; my thick silver bangle hits the floor, the sound awakening me to reality. I am home. I sit still for a minute and contemplate how I will go out again to face the monster of anti-Black racism. I drink my tea quickly, and begin to make dinner. - Feb 9, 2018, author’s journal
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