COVID-19 Update – August 21

Dear Colleagues,

As the world has been experiencing a flood of new cases, we take the opportunity to remind you of a few basic tips to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19:

  1. Pay attention to basic personal hygiene i.e. regular washing/sanitising of hands, no touching of face and use of face mask.
  2. Avoid crowds – even if people are following the protocols, you do not know with whom they were in contact previously.
  3. Reduce exposure to high risk areas e.g. grocery stores, banks, etc.
  4. Sanitise personal spaces often i.e. car, home, office space.
  5. Observe simple things like a sanitising protocol when entering your home having been in public spaces.
  6. Focus on building your immunity: nutrition, exercise and attention to your health.

For those interested in the Stringency Index, here is a summary of a few Caribbean countries.

Suggested weekend reading:

Regional:

CARICOM: CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SKN Observer: First Caribbean COVID-19 Vaccine To Start Human Trials

CNW: COVID-19 Presents an Opportunity for Digital Transformation in the Caribbean

IADB: The Pandemic Saga Continues: Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin

Economy:

IMF: Tourism Trauma and Covid-19

Health:

MSN: This Slight Weather Shift Could Make COVID Cases Double, Study Finds

Best Life: This Vitamin Deficiency Makes Your COVID Death Risk Soar, Study Says

Best Life: Dr. Fauci Just Confirmed That This One Thing Kills Coronavirus

BBC: How will the world vaccinate seven billion?

Addressing Fake News:

OECD: Fighting Disinformation: A key pillar of the COVID-19 recovery

Resources:

CDEMA: Caribbean Risk Information System

OurWorldinData: How experts use data to identify emerging COVID-19 success stories

Keep sending comments and feedback. They are greatly appreciated.

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

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