Jamaican Scientist Seeks Approval for Covid-19 Herbal Cure

“It is quite clear that the novel drug Caflanone could be a game changer in the fight against COVID-19,” Dr Lowe said yesterday. “If this is achieved it could bring not only relief for the millions of sufferers of COVID-19, but also identify Jamaica as a country where scientific and medical innovation can flourish, as well as create great wealth for the country.”

Mental Health and COVID-19

Dr. Valda Henry Mental Health is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a “State of mental well-being in which people cope well with the many stresses of life, can realise their own potential, can function productively and fruitfully, and are able to contribute to their communities.”[1]  The United Nations warns that the coronavirus … Continue reading Mental Health and COVID-19

Cuba Develops Effective Peptide Against COVID-19

Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) laboratories, La Habana, Cuba. | Photo: Twitter/@bohemiaonline This protein increases its concentration during viral infections and inflammatory processes. Cuba’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) developed the CIGB-258, a new protein effective in Covid-19 treatment. “It is an immunomodulatory peptide, derived from the cellular stress response protein, … Continue reading Cuba Develops Effective Peptide Against COVID-19

The case of Remdesivir

How an unproven and potentially dangerous Covid19 drug treatment could be unleashed on the Caribbean On 12 May the US Big Pharma corporation, Gilead Sciences Inc. announced that it had signed a licensing agreement with a number of drug manufacturers to produce the drug Remdesivir as a treatment for Covid 19 in what it described … Continue reading The case of Remdesivir

UWI to Caribbean govts: Reduce US $6bn food import bill now

Ricky Ramdhan stands near his produce at the Namdevco farmers' market in Chaguanas. - Vashti Singh Experts at the University of the West Indies are urging Caribbean countries to invest more in ensuring regional food security. Putting the price tag for importing food at US $6 billion, Dr Wayne Ganpat, dean of the Faculty of … Continue reading UWI to Caribbean govts: Reduce US $6bn food import bill now

COVID-19 AND THE IMPACT OF RACIAL CAPITALISM IN THE CARIBBEAN

Nirmal Maraj and Dylan Kerrigan “Racial capitalism” is a brutal socio-economic system. Regionally across the small islands nations and countries of the Caribbean the scars of this system are everywhere. They include the collision of colonialism and capitalism and the legacies of exploitation and dependency that emerged from centuries of structural racism. These include; the transhistorical … Continue reading COVID-19 AND THE IMPACT OF RACIAL CAPITALISM IN THE CARIBBEAN

The criminal neglect of public health care systems across the Caribbean

By A.T. Freeman One critical area of life in the Caribbean that the Covid 19 crisis has shed light on has been the criminal neglect of public health care systems across the region. Government after government in country after country have so neglected the public health care systems that these are not fit for purpose … Continue reading The criminal neglect of public health care systems across the Caribbean

Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2B, Successful in Treating COVID-19

For 40 years, Cuba has been using a molecule named Interferon Alpha 2B , which has successfully been used to combat the new Coonavirus in China and elsewhere. "The world has an opportunity to understand that health is not a commercial asset but a basic right," Cuban doctor Luis Herrera, the creator of the Interferon … Continue reading Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2B, Successful in Treating COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis and Caribbean people’s empowerment

By A.T. Freeman The coronavirus crisis has exposed for all to see the failure of the political system across the Caribbean. The public health emergency  and the social and economic crisis arising from the steps taken to contain it has shown that this system of governance is not fit for purpose and is incapable of … Continue reading The coronavirus crisis and Caribbean people’s empowerment