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Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centers
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunisation effort. The vaccinations come three days... - 2020-12-05 12:54:40
Editorial | COVID-19 vaccine – the jab to get us moving
With two vaccine trials being declared more than 90 per cent effective and safe, there seems to be a light at the end of the deadly COVID-19 tunnel. Vaccines developed by Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, and Moderna, a United States company... - 2020-12-05 07:17:17
Michele Lee Lambert | COVID-19 can cause strokes in young people
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a shift in the landscape of stroke regarding age. Young people, that is persons under 50 years old, can have a stroke as the only symptom of COVID-19. Not cough or fever. Stroke is the third leading cause of... - 2020-12-05 07:13:39
Jamaica gets big COVID-19 vaccine discount, one million vials expected by March
Some US $8.2 million is being used to procure one million COVID-19 vaccine vials. It’s a big discount on the otherwise US$37 million Jamaica would have had to fork out at $37 per dose. Each individual is expected to receive two doses of... - 2020-12-04 11:40:37

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DARING BUNTING AND GOLDING - PNP leader's ally blocked from taking Senate seat as Horne yet to decline nomination
It was King's House which informed Mark Golding on Thursday that Peter Bunting could not sit at Friday's sitting, plunging the opposition People's National Party (PNP) into another round of turmoil. Earlier this week, Opposition Leader Mark Golding... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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'Majah' Mess - Comedian denies fiancé's abuse allegations
Comedian Majah Hype broke his silence on Friday, responding to accusations that he abused his former fiancé, Latesha Kirby. In an hour-long Instagram Live, Hype denied ever physically harming Kirby and accused her of being the abuser.

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Jamaica's Covid-19 cases surpass 11,000
The number of confirmedCovid-19 cases in Jamaica has surpassed 11,000, with 76 new cases were...

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Rolling with the punches! Businesses need to reinvent their products and services.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel but you have to be flexible and reinvent yourself to change with the times or you will be left behind. Our new normal since the advent of Covid-19 consists of conducting a lot of our transactions online. This means that companies need to adapt so as to meet [...]

Getting to the meat of the matter! Are vegetarian consumers being accommodated?
Do you enjoy a healthy serving of vegetables with your meal? Most of us do but there are others that not only enjoy vegetables as a side dish, they make it their main course. In local restaurants however, many of the food items on the menu are skewed towards those who are meat lovers. Often [...]

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Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease
Scientists are seeing promising early results from the first studies testing gene editing for painful, inherited blood disorders that plague millions worldwide, especially Black people. Doctors hope the one-time treatment, which involves...
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