Health Ministers Across Region To Assemble For Session On The Novel Coronavirus

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Health Minister Molwyn Joseph

On Monday, all Ministers of Health in the Caribbean region will participate in a virtual executive information session on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

The Honourable Minister of Health, Molwyn Joseph, will be in attendance along with the country’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas. The session will also include all PAHO member states.

The Caribbean region to date, has had NO suspected cases.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will continue to update the public on ALL developments related to the novel Coronavirus.

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  1. GRAVE CONCERNS

    While no one in the region has been reported to have contracted the ‘…Deadly and debilitating Coronavirus,’ there are ‘Grave Concerns’ about it.

    Since this news story may not have been provided information on the venue, there might be more concerns not knowing where the hell these Ministers will meet for their discussions.

    Now hear this ‘…Duncy Bat’ fella, ‘…If they travel to the ‘…epicenter of the virus, Wuhan City, China,’ they would better understand issues;

    (i) …What causes the Virus;

    (ii) …How it spreads; and

    (iii) …If the Ministers would be placed in quarantine on one island on their return.

    His bright brother, the ‘…Rock Head ‘…Crack Head’ one, said to him;

    ‘…Only if they ate ‘…Bat Soup,’ and brought back ‘…Spicy Bat Wings.’

    Duncy Bat was up to him though.

    He asked ‘Rock Head, ‘…How the Wings would pass through Customs?

    He replied, ‘…Tell dem dis is for the Comptroller.’

    An amazed ‘…Rock Head’ then asked ‘…Why?’

    The ‘…Duncy one then said, ‘…Well, if ‘ee’ ketch the Virus and ‘ee’ believe ‘ee’ goin die, he might say who ‘…defrauded Customs of the EC$3.3 million.’

    His brother said, ‘…So dat is what ‘Virus’ do, get people to tawk truth.’

    Duncy Head said, ‘…No dats not all ‘Virus’ do, it kill dem too.’

    From professional Law enforcement knowledge, practice and experience, this is called a ‘…Dying Declaration.’

    The theoretical belief is that ‘…Any person facing death and has ‘…No Hope of Recovery,’ fearing that they may go to hell, ‘…they always speak the truth.’

    Not sure if it works on every adult person or child, but that is what is being constantly told to children.

    Well, ‘…hell or Heaven; …adults or children,’ there are some darn ‘Bad Nuts’ out there to crack.

    • Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” – Max Ehrmann: Desiderata!

      “Mr. Mike goes to school on a bike!”

      As mi gud fren the Venerable Pompey knows, the enslaved ancestors practiced “Conduction” at Devil’s Bridge, Darkwood Beach and Runaway Beach! Along the Caribbean Highway, The “Independence” Ministers and “free-spirited” school children are doing things “Virtual!” Today, the CCJ leads in this “virtual” technology!

      “In the World through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.” ― Frantz Fanon!

      “Twisty and Twirly were two screws!”

      “Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.” – Max Ehrmann: Desiderata!

      Go Well!

      • DID ENQUIRE GRAPHICS

        Did enquire before commenting.

        Reliably informed that the ‘…Venue will be Trinidad and Tobago.’

        Seemingly, the home for ‘…CARPHA AND CAREC.’

  2. There is definitely grave concerns about it Mr. Pompey. People are talking about being afraid to go down in town cause there is no screening there where the cruise ships come in and they might ketch it. People are sneezing without covering their mouths and NOT much information is being relayed to the public about measures to be taken besides quarentine.

    Also someone on here said..what happens when they have to transport the suspected person to the Hospital..the exposure to a good amount of patients is suspect. Will they have on masks so no droplets are sprayed out just in case?

    • NOT SURE ‘SFJ’

      Been following developments with this darn virus closely.

      As far as ‘…Masks’ are concerned, read the Trinidad Express news and though ‘…Medical Authorities’ are ‘…trying desperately to allay fears,’ the citizenry are taking no chances.

      The news says that all the pharmaceutical stores that sells ‘…Surgical Masks’ are running low or ran out of supplies.

      People are so concerned now that they have gone to the ‘…Hardware stores to purchase ‘…Dust Masks.’

      Told that ‘…Protective Flu Virus Masks’ can be obtained through ‘….eBay.’

      Might have to ask former colleague Acting Commissioner Atlee Rodney’ to re-issue a ‘…Tear Gas Mask.’

      Not sure if it will be effective in keeping out this darn Virus,’ but even for the Health Ministers, it is ‘…Better to be safe than to feel sorry.’

      This often comes with ‘…pain; …discomfort’ and some darn thing else.

      Rather be ‘…sorry than dead’ though.

      Still, nothing to be unduly worried about.

      Aint reach down here yet.

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