Share Key PointsCountries advised to contain cases, not overreact and prepare health sectors to save livesGlobal alert raised to ‘very high’Three case scenarios predictedNot just spotlighting travellers as likely carriersHealth surveillance critical for managementAmericas has best surveillance system and highest vaccine coverage for influenzaWeaker health systems carry higher risk of cases32 regional countries able to testPAHO verification teams dispatched to countries with weaker health systemsSpotlight on migrant and internally displaced populations in regionWatch the conference here: https://vimeo.com/pahotv Sharing is caring! 94 Views no discussions InternationalLifestyleLocalNewsRegional PAHO Director Leads Media Briefing on Covid-19 in Region by: – March 9, 2020 Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and WHO Regional Director for the Americas, and the technical team held an information session on the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas and PAHO’s response to this public health emergency of international concern on Friday 6 March.As of 4 March, a total of 119 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in eight countries and two French overseas territories: Argentina (1), Brazil (2), Canada (33), Chile (1), Ecuador (7), Mexico (5), Dominican Republic (1), United States (66), Saint Barthelemy (1) and Saint Martin (2). The United States has also reported that 48 tested positive for COVID-19 among those repatriated from Wuhan, China (3) and the Diamond Princess cruise ship (45). A total of nine (9) deaths from COVID-19 have been reported from the Region of the Americas, all of them from Washington State, United State. Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, PAHO Director, was accompanied by Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Assistant Director, and Dr. Ciro Ugarte, Director of Health Emergencies. Share Tweet Share
September 20, 2020
COVID-19 was thought to have little effect on children. But according to doctors in New York City, 15 children have been hospitalized for a rare but serious disorder after contracting the coronavirus. The New York City Department of Health issuing a warning for doctors to be on the lookout for this serious syndrome, first reported lat month in Europe.Doctors say the children first showed symptoms including fever, rash and stomach illness, similar to a rare condition called Kawasaki Disease, which causes the inflammation of blood vessels and can lead to heart problems.As a result, The World Health Organization is investigating whether the coronavirus causes some children to develop a rare inflammatory disease, WHO officials said Wednesday.Health officials in the U.K. warned doctors over the weekend that Covid-19 could be causing a rare inflammatory condition in children. Britain’s Pediatric Intensive Care Society said Monday the National Health Service alerted it to a small number of critically ill children presenting with “an unusual clinical picture.” The society noted that many of the children with symptoms of the new inflammatory disease had been diagnosed with Covid-19. The condition was likened to toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease.“We are aware of this report which came out of the United Kingdom about a small number of cases amongst children with this inflammatory response,” WHO’s lead scientist on Covid-19, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, said Wednesday. “We’re looking at this with our clinical network.”It remains unclear what the relationship is between Covid-19 and the inflammatory conditions, but Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, told reporters Monday it is “entirely plausible” that Covid-19 causes the illness.“There are some recent rare descriptions of children in some European countries that have had this inflammatory syndrome, which is similar to the Kawasaki syndrome,” Van Kerkhove said. “But it seems to be very rare.”
May 31, 2020
Ex-Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was planning a winter swoop for £50million rated Depay.But Lyon’s director of football, Juninho, insisted Depay is happy at Les Gones and hopes to extend his contract beyond its end in June 2021.However, if the forward declines a contract extension it is likely he will be sold before his existing one runs out so Lyon can recoup some of their investment.Depay only scored seven goals in England, but he claimed his vast improvement in France is down to being “more mature” – and because the Premier League is so tough.He told The Mirror: “My mental state is different. I was 21 back then when I was with United and now I am 25 so obviously I am a more matured human being now, than when I was in Manchester.Memphis Depay wears dodgy jacket and smokes cigar as he dedicates awful rap to fansACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneTransfer news Live Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star Rafinha”Also there is a difference between the French game and the English game and the main difference is the speed of the ball.”In England it goes very fast, attack and defence and attack and defence again.”The French game you feel more the control and trying to find our moments and we are all more relaxed playing the ball to each other.” LIVERPOOL are ready to rival Tottenham in the race for Lyon forward Memphis Depay, according to reports in Italy.The Dutchman swapped the Premier League for Ligue 1 in 2017 after ending his nightmare two-season spell at Manchester United.1 Liverpool and Tottenham are said to be interested in Memphis DepayCredit: Getty – ContributorDepay has since been rejuvenated at Lyon, notching 12 goals and 16 assists last season and beginning this campaign netting 11 times already.The Dutchman’s scoring form has attracted attention from European champions Liverpool and Spurs, Calciomercato report.But United, who flogged the 25-year-old for £17m after just 53 appearances, have a buy-back clause on the versatile forward.Though Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to show interest in Depay.Solskjaer instead has Borussia Dortmund wideman Jadon Sancho, 19, at the top of his transfer list.
September 19, 2019
This legislative session, Southwest Washington lawmakers were determined to meet regularly, work cohesively and move past personality conflicts, which in previous years hindered what they could deliver for the region.The effort looks like it could be paying off.Both the Senate and House capital budgets — money for land, buildings and equipment — were recently unveiled and for the first time in a while, the region fares well. The House passed the capital budget out of committee last week.“By us having our meetings, we did absolutely phenomenal,” Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, said. “I want to let you know, I’m shocked.”Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, echoed his sentiments.“This is the power of us working together and singing with one voice,” Rivers said. “We did really well, and I do believe it’s a result of the larger delegation cooperation and working together.”Last legislative session, lawmakers from the region couldn’t recall when they met as a group on their own accord. They have gathered nearly every week of this session.“Look at our (2015) transportation package and how much we got there,” Rivers said, implying it wasn’t much. “It’s not like our influence and power has doubled, I think it’s increased manifold and I think we’re reaping the benefits.”