H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: ICU strain, Chan on speed of spread, Mexico’s projections, Colombia’s chief ill, flu video vote

first_imgAug 31, 2009H1N1 cases may strain ICUs this winterExperience to date suggests that the novel H1N1 flu may put a heavy burden on intensive care units (ICUs) in coming months, said critical care specialists quoted in a Canadian Press report today. ICUs in some of the hospitals hit hardest by virus nearly ran out of specialized equipment and skilled staff. The Public Health Agency of Canada has scheduled a meeting this week in Winnipeg to discuss the problem.http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9013059.htmlAug 31 Canadian Press storyMexico predicts 1 million cases in next flu waveMexico’s government projects that 1 million of its citizens will become ill this winter with the novel H1N1 virus, the Latin American Herald Tribune reported today. The country’s health secretary, Jose Angel Cordova, said on Aug 28 that the number of cases is stable for now, with about 80 to 100 infections reported each day. He said the government is working on emergency plans on school closures, social distancing measures, and hospital preparations.http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=342571&CategoryId=14091Aug 31 Latin American Herald Tribune storyWHO chief: H1N1 spreads at ‘unbelievable’ speedDr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, told France’s Le Monde newspaper that the novel H1N1 virus “spreads at an unbelievable, almost unheard-of speed,” according to an Aug 29 Agence France-Presse (AFP) story. She said the virus can travel as far in 6 weeks as other viruses travel in 6 months and estimated that up to 30% of people in densely populated countries are at risk for infection. Chan also noted that about 40% of deaths are in previously healthy young adults.http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090829/hl_afp/healthfluwho_20090829132344Aug 29 AFP storyColombia’s president ill with pandemic fluColombian President Alvaro Uribe became ill with flulike symptoms on Aug 28 while addressing South American leaders at a summit in Argentina and was diagnosed yesterday as having the pandemic H1N1 virus, The Guardian reported today. He has continued working in partial isolation via phone and internet. So far no illnesses have been reported in other leaders or in Uribe’s travel group.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/31/uribe-alvaro-colombia-swine-fluAug 31 Guardian storyHHS opens public vote for flu-prevention videoThe US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has invited the public to help pick the best video in its Flu Prevention Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest. The top 10 videos, chosen from among 240 entries, have been posted on YouTube, and the public is invited to view the 30-second spots and vote their choice. The winner will receive $2,500 and see the video broadcast on national television.http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/08/20090829a.htmlAug 31 HHS news release with link to PSAsKuwait postpones kindergarten startKuwait’s education ministry said yesterday that the country will delay opening kindergartens for 2 months to curb the spread of the novel H1N1 virus, AFP reported today. The measure will also apply to nurseries and schools that serve students with special needs. Other schools will reopen at the usual time, the last week of September.http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=312015&version=1&template_id=37&parent_id=17Aug 31 AFP storyCVS stores to offer seasonal flu vaccineThe CVS pharmacy chain today announced that seasonal flu vaccine will be available starting tomorrow at 500 of its stores, according to a company press release. Vaccine will be available to adults and children over 18 months without an appointment. The chain said it will host about 9,000 flu clinic events starting Sep 15. With novel H1N1 vaccine expected to reach providers in October, the US CDC has said that people should receive the seasonal vaccine as soon as it’s available.http://info.cvscaremark.com/newsroom/press-releases/cvspharmacy-and-minuteclinic-encourage-americans-protect-themselves-early-seAug 31 CVS/Caremark press releaselast_img read more

A call issued for citizens to get back to ‘order’

first_imgDr. Leon ColymoreA strong call is being issued for citizens in Dominica to get back to the ‘order’ that God established in the earth, in order to see prosperity.The call came from Dr. Leon Colymore, a minister and founder and CEO of the World Outreach Ministries (WOMB), a nonprofit organization that assist churches, pastors, and Parachurch organizations by maximizing resources and networking the mind, body, and spirit. Dr Colymore will be the featured speaker at a three-day seminar on the topic ‘Divine Order’, which will be held at the New Wing of the Dominica Grammar School from November 14th to 16th from 7:00pm.Dr Colymore believes that because man has deviated from God’s Divine Order, this has caused a lot of unrest in the world today; a problem that many top experts cannot solve or get answers to.“Divine Order is a topic that we are dealing with because men have strayed away from the order that God had established in the earth. You see today in the world there is economic instability, unemployment, social unrest, there are so many problems that the world is faced with right now, people do not know what to do. Just look at the bigger nations in Europe, they don’t have the answers, but God has the answer. And God wants to bring us back to the place where we go back to his original plan that he established when he made the earth. We see that when God established order, he established authority, government, law, rule and order. We need to get back to that.”Recent data shows that authority or the rule of law is now becoming a big issue for many governments around the world. Record shows increased changes in government’s leadership, the rule of law and their respective constitutions while grappling with the many societal problems affecting nations.Dr Colymore said that the seminar will speak directly to leaders and those placed in authority. “We are also looking at the whole concept of Government. We need to realize that Government is very important. Do you know that Government really is a ministry of God? God made them His ministers in the earth to put laws in place, to put us under control and to establish law and order. And during the seminar we will look at the concept of law, and why Government is there in the earth to keep us in control so that we can leave healthy pleasing lives. In fact the Bible says that when the righteous rule, we will have peace in the earth.” Dr Colymore said that while the head of the family and the family itself is responsible for the decrease in order at the home, citizens have a personal responsibility to take control of their lives and be good citizens.“The family is critical to the earth, we have marriage; male and female, and then out of marriage you have a family and in the family you have children. The family is the psychological, the emotional, educational and the social incubator for development. After you have the family, you have the community followed by the nation or the society. Everyone comes from a family and if we could get ourselves back in order, that’s what God would want. But also too, we’re looking at the personal order in our lives. Every human being must get themselves in order. The Coordinator for the Seminar, Mr. Hansel Valerie is encouraging Dominicans to turn out in large numbers at the event which promises to leave a lasting impact on the lives of the participants.“There is a focus on the spiritual aspect of order, however the order that we speak of comprises order in society, not only order in the church but order in the home, the family, the workplace, in government, in the secular sector. It is open to everyone and anyone who has a desire to develop or inform himself, or has a desire for personal growth and personal development. We would encourage as many people as possible to attend.”Persons wishing to register may contact Mrs Kathleen Cornelius at the Dominica Grammar School or Mr. Hansel Valerie at 4482217. A contribution fee of $20.00 is required.Dominica Vibes News Share 17 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews A call issued for citizens to get back to ‘order’ by: – November 9, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more