COVID-19 Weekly Update – April 30

Dear Colleagues,

La Soufrière updates

Interesting weekend reading:

Anti-vaxxers are nothing new. Here’s what happened 200 years ago when Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine.

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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COVID-19 Weekly Update – April 23

Dear Colleagues,

La Soufrière updates and videos

Suggested weekend reading:

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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COVID-19 Weekly Update – April 9

Dear Colleagues,

Our thoughts are with our members and friends in St. Vincent and the Grenadines following this morning’s eruption of La Soufrière Volcano. Here’s this morning’s Emergency Press Conference and regular updates from CARICOM.

Thanks to President Kyle Rudden for the attached PowerPoint COVID graph analysis for the Caribbean 2021 to date, created from information on Our World in Data.  Unfortunately, the French departments and Dutch territories are not included in available countries. The links included in the ppt can be pasted into your browser and used to get an updated graph at any time.

This presentation will shortly be available on our website.

Suggested Weekend Reading:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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News Update: Holiday Special – April 1

Dear Colleagues,

Wishing all our members and friends a Happy Holiday Weekend!

We’re sharing a generous list of suggested links from which you may select your holiday reading.

Did you miss our recent webinar on the SOA Competency Framework? You can watch the recording on actuview.

COVID related:

Actuarial Events:

Actuaries Outside the (Pensions & Insurance) Box:

Useful websites:

Winding up Women’s Month, here is a thought to ponder.

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Stay Safe and Happy,

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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COVID-19 Weekly Update – March 26

Dear Colleagues,

Please continue to practice all protocols as it is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Also note, we are aware of quite a few persons (one personally known to this writer) who have contracted the virus after taking the first dose of the vaccine.

We hear that some Jamaicans plan to march maskless tomorrow to protest the COVID-19 lockdowns. Bear in mind that transmissions in Jamaica are at the highest level EVER.

Suggested reading for the weekend:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

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Stay safe and be happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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COVID-19 Weekly Update – March 19

Dear Colleagues,

Enjoy selecting from the links below.

Weekend reads:

Something a little lighter:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

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Stay safe and happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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COVID-19 Weekly Update – March 12

Dear Colleagues,

Enjoy reading your choices from the links below.

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

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Stay safe and happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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COVID-19 Update – March 5

Dear Colleagues,

A few reminders and takeaways:

The number of total confirmed cases has almost doubled in the first two months of the year in Jamaica. It has risen around fourfold in Cuba, eightfold in Barbados and around tenfold in St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, according to Oxford University’s Our World in Data database.

We know persons who have received the vaccine, either both doses, or just the first. No one with whom we’ve been in touch has had any significant adverse response. We have communicated with people in Saudi Arabia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Barbados. We know quite a few Jamaicans who have travelled to the USA specifically for the vaccine. Florida’s “vaccine tourism”. If the vaccine is available to you, Take it. There will always be positives and negatives.

It is still important to follow the protocols essential to prevent getting the virus and spreading the virus.

As barriers are lifted, care is more essential with regard to COVID-19. We are risk experts. We apply the actuarial control cycle to manage and reduce risks.

We’re all good drivers. That does not prevent us from having accidents.

We’ve found quite a few interesting links from which you can select your weekend reading:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback.  

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Stay safe and happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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COVID-19 Weekly Update – February 26

Dear Colleagues,

COVID-19 is still a significant part of daily life. We need to continue being alert to the warnings and practising the basics of social distancing, proper hygiene, mask wearing and mindfulness of both getting COVID-19 or spreading COVID-19.

Enjoy the links below; we found them quite interesting which is why we are sharing.

Suggested Weekend Reading:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback.  

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Stay safe and happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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COVID-19 Weekly Update – February 12

Dear Colleagues,

Looking at the world totals, we observe a significant drop in the daily new cases and deaths over the last week when compared to the previous week.

A significant number of countries have stricter measures with regard to managing the spread. The major countries contributing to the spread have started vaccination programs which seems to be going well with a few debates as to efficacy of the various vaccines available and the new strains that we are now being exposed to. More vaccines are on the way.

Maintaining the protocols that are in place is essential to controlling the spread of COVID-19.

Testing is critical, proper hygiene, social distancing, mask-wearing, avoiding large groups of people and so on all contribute to our health and safety, ultimately our freedom and happiness.

Shubhash lost a friend in Trinidad yesterday to COVID-19. He was doing everything that he should to be safe. His wife is a pharmacist, one sister a doctor, another a health inspector, so he had access to proper care.

Weekend reads:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Stay safe and happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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.