H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: American attitudes, work absences in Britain, Canada’s vaccination plans

first_imgAmericans not worried about H1N1 but will get vaccineMore than 60% of Americans say they are not worried about the novel H1N1 flu, but 55% plan to get the H1N1 vaccine for themselves or someone in their household, according to a Washington Post ABC News Poll. The poll indicates that about one in eight Americans is very worried that the pandemic will affect his or her family, while twice as many are not at all worried, the Post reported. Nearly 75% were confident that the government will be able to cope effectively with the epidemic.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081901585.htmlAug 19 Washington Post storyMany British firms have had H1N1-related absencesIn a survey of 429 small and medium-sized British companies, 72% said they had weathered staff absenteeism because of the H1N1 flu and 38% expected that their sales would suffer, Reuters reported yesterday. The survey by the law firm Eversheds also found that one in five businesses said they expected to have to close or partially close premises, and 87% said they had introduced new sanitation measures to combat the virus.http://www.reuters.com/article/internal_ReutersNewsRoom_ExclusivesAndWins_MOLT/idUSTRE57I42920090819Aug 19 Reuters reportCanada expects November vaccination launch, adequate supplyCanadian officials hope to license the country’s novel flu vaccine and begin immunizing people in November, the Canadian Press reported yesterday. Canada’s vaccine supplier, GlaxoSmithKline, will ship about 10 to 15 million doses and will be able to quickly replenish supplies as healthcare workers administer the vaccine to patients. Officials project that GSK’s antigen production will outpace its fill-and-finish capacity but said finishing the vaccine elsewhere would cause delays.Australian doctors question country’s vaccination plans Australia’s major infectious disease society is questioning the safety of the country’s novel H1N1 vaccination plans, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported today. In a letter to the government, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases cited a risk of cross-contamination when using multidose vials and said the flu epidemic has subsided, so the campaign needn’t be rushed. A spokeswoman for vaccine maker CSL countered that the single-dose approach would be slower and more expensive.http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/08/20/2662321.htm?section=justinAug 20 Australian Broadcasting Corp. storyNovel H1N1 deaths in Latin America exceed 1,300Deaths from H1N1 flu in Latin America, the world’s hardest-hit region, have reached 1,303, more than 70% of the global total of 1,799 listed by the World Health Organization, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday. Argentina has had 404 deaths, the second-highest toll after the United States’ 477, and Brazil has 368, the story said. Trailing Brazil are Mexico, with 164 deaths; Chile, 105; and Peru, 62.Zimbabwe, Belarus report first novel flu casesZimbabwe’s health ministry today announced the confirmation of the country’s first novel H1N1 cases, in five private-school children who got sick in early August, Agence France-Presse reported. Doctors at Zimbabwe’s state hospitals are on strike over wage and allowance issues, but the health minister said the medical system is coping. Meanwhile, Belarus confirmed its first novel flu case yesterday, in a Chinese man who had recently returned from visiting China, the Interfax news agency reported.last_img read more

Culture of hate and lack of respect permeating through society

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 58 Views   2 comments Sharecenter_img LocalNews Culture of hate and lack of respect permeating through society by: – April 19, 2012 Tweet Photo credit: bumperstickermagnet.comPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has spoken out against what he refers to as a ‘culture of hate’ and disrespect permeating through society.Mr. Skerrit who was a guest on the Next Level Radio Program on Tuesday evening said while everyone has a right which they can exercise; they must also consider that rights come with responsibilities.While he identified that there is a culture of hate, he said the difficulty lies in “getting rid of it”.Mr. Skerrit believes that there are too many citizens who are “not caring enough” who are disrespectful towards authority and do not set proper examples for the young people.“We have to start speaking about respect, we are lacking in respect for people, for ourselves, for each other, for our fellow classmates, for our family members, for our friends, for our co-workers. A society cannot maintain peace and law and order if people think that it is ok to disrespect authority. You have a responsibility to the state; whether you like the government or not, you have to respect the authority established”. Mr. Skerrit explained further that there has been an attack on the office of the president, prime minister and bishop among others, yet community activists and leaders have not condemned thisdisrespectful behavior.He believes that this lack of respect is also responsible for the increase in crime and violence.“It is the first time in our history people are attacking a president like that and then you don’t get these people condemning it and then we want to have people from all over the world come and tell us about how to fight crime; crime can be solved by ourselves”.The prime minister said respect must be instilled in citizens to prevent the culture of disrespect to dissipate. Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)“People walk on you these days they don’t say good morning or good afternoon to others at all. People believe that they can curse anybody; they can curse a priest, they can curse a school teacher, they can walk in and slap the teacher of the school, they can curse the police, they can do anything that they want because we have a culture in the society that promotes that level of disrespect”.He also called on parents to be careful what they say in the presence of children and to pray with them.“Some parents believe that it is so good to listen to talk shows first thing in the morning before their children go to school instead of kneeling down and praying with their children. They don’t pray with their children but they put on talk shows first thing in the morning; they don’t pray with their children anymore”.Mr. Skerrit also noted that there are too few “edifying and educational programs” and that citizens need to go to church.“The churches are empty, there is nothing edifying, nothing educational and then we talk about neighbourhood watch? We don’t need neighbourhood watch in the country we need respect”.“What we need is respect for each other and unless we bring back respect for each other we will be doing all sorts of things,” he concluded.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

CAF release guidelines for the return of football

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has issued comprehensive guidelines on how to restart football across the continent.Following developments in the spread and control of COVID-19 across the continent and the rest of the world, a series of meetings have been held regarding the future of competitions by the continent’s football governing in which safe ways have been determined to bring football back.The Caf Medical Committee in collaboration with the Technical & Development Department and a team of experts has put together a comprehensive plan to guide the Member Associations (MA’s) on the restart of football activities on the continent which have largely been suspended since the middle of March 2020.The 27-page document titled “Caf Guidelines to Resume Football in Africa” emphasizes the health of the major stakeholders (players, officials, fans, partners) as the essential elements which should constitute the basis of all decisions regarding the reintroduction of football activities across the continent supported by the authorization of relevant state authorities.The plan also highlights on effective and continuous medical assessment (testing) of players and officials, guidelines for training sessions, disinfection of sporting facilities, as well as strict adherence to the global preventive protocols.“This comprehensive document is a major step towards resuming football on the continent. Based on recent developments, it is important we have a plan in place to guide our stakeholders on the return of continental and domestic competitions, and the need for an all hands on deck approach.“Many considerations were factored into the putting together of the document by our team of experts notably the specificities of the continent. Together with strategies established by local authorities, it provides the MA’s with adequate information to resume operations upon receiving the green light,” said Caf acting general secretary Abdelmounaim Bah.Meanwhile, the Organizing Committee for Interclubs Competitions & Management of Club Licensing, and the Organizing Committee for Women’s Football held meetings via video-conference last week on the future on the various competitions.The Caf Executive Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, 30 June via video-conference and will make pronouncements on the recommendations by the respective standing committees. Details of the Executive Committee meeting is to be announced in due course.View full document below:Caf-guidlelines-for-football-return-COVID-19 Source: Footy-Ghana.comlast_img read more

VIDEO: NBA All-Stars talk about their music preference during media day in Los Angeles

first_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Team Clippers defeat Team Lakers, 75-66. Quavo named the 2018 #RufflesCelebGame MVP after scoring 19 points, 5 rebound and 3 assists. pic.twitter.com/lhuiaqVJpF— James H. Williams (@JHWreporter) February 17, 2018From Day 1 of NBA All-Star Weekend:Brandon Ingram of the Los Angeles LakersBrandon Ingram of the Lakers said he will add @SHAQ to his Rising Stars pregame playlist tonight after finding out O’Neal recorded an album during his playing career. pic.twitter.com/xFeVoLhaDx— James H. Williams (@JHWreporter) February 16, 2018Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers#NBAAllStar Weekend: Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers on his friendship with teammate Lonzo Ball. Kuzma talks about his back and forth with Lonzo on social media and his music. pic.twitter.com/k9bf9jCxUl— James H. Williams (@JHWreporter) February 16, 2018Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ Prior to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, players talked about their music preference, what they normally listen to and what will be playing from their headphones before the big game in Los Angeles.Karl Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans#NBAAllStar: Hey Anthony Davis, what kind of music are you listening to? pic.twitter.com/G961jC7Aac— James H. Williams (@JHWreporter) February 17, 2018Kemba Walker of the Charlotte HornetsKemba Walker (@KembaWalker) of the Charlotte Hornets talks about his favorite music artists and what he is listening to before the #NBAAllStar Game tonight. pic.twitter.com/UQJF7Vw5v5— James H. Williams (@JHWreporter) February 18, 2018 Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more