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Black Essential Workers’ Lives Matter – Keeping Them Safe as America Reopens

From first responders to grocery store employees to healthcare workers and bus drivers—these are prime examples of the Black essential workers who are on the frontlines every day in a number of key industries in the US labor force. Unfortunately, with that prominence comes a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. There is a disproportionate number of Black Americans who serve at the labor forefront and are putting themselves at greater risk of contracting the virus. In fact, at the height of the pandemic earlier this year,one in four deaths from COVID-19 were Black Americans.  

ST. Kitts and Nevis Will Only Use Who-Approved COVID-19 Vaccines, Assures PM Harris

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said his Team Unity administration is committed to ensuring the highest level of safety and protection for its citizens and residents in the use of COVID-19 vaccines, and as such it will only consent to the use of vaccines that have been granted approval for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Photo: Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Jamaica Launches Study on Salt Consumption

KINGSTON, Jamaica –Jamaica has launched a knowledge, attitudes and practices study on salt consumption in the country as part of the efforts to inform consumers on healthy lifestyle choices.

Parents Can Rest Easy with Childhood Covid Vaccine

“Vaccinating children for COVID-19 is a key component to reaching the two-thirds threshold necessary to obtain herd immunity and stop the pandemic from continuing to spread and mutate,” said Dr. Miguela Caniza, Director of the St. Jude Global Infectious Diseases Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Trinidad Hints at COVID-19 Vaccine Becoming Mandatory

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has raised the possibility of the vaccine to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) becoming mandatory to the population should the virus mutate to the point of posing a serious threat to Trinidad and Tobago.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley taking a vaccine against COVID-19 earlier this week
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