COVID-19: Death Toll Climbs To 127, Active Cases Drops To 277, 123 New, 11 In KEMH, 1 In ICU

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Sadly, Bermuda recorded another COVID related death last night, taking the island death toll due to this pandemic to 127. But the number of active cases has dropped for the first time in weeks, with 123 new cases recorded since the last update on Monday, taking the number of active cases down to ... Read more

Moderna To Seek Emergency Authorization For COVID-19 Vaccine Use For Kids Under 6

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New York Daily News: MANHATTAN, By Kate Feldman - Kids, prep those arms. Moderna announced Wednesday that it’s ready to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children under 6 years old after testing a lower-dosage shot on... Read more

COVID-19 Infections Continue To Rise, 137 New Cases, 312 Active, 9 In Hospital

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Health officials warned that the number of COVID infections in Bermuda continues to rise, with 312 active cases reported in the latest round of 5,140 tests. According to the latest figures at last check, 137 were positive, with nine people battling the virus in hospital and none in intensive care... Read more

‘Scum Of The earth’: Drug Victims Face Purdue Pharma Owners

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Associated Press: NEW YORK — Angry, defiant and sometimes tearful, more than two dozen Americans whose lives were upended by the opioid crisis finally had their long-awaited chance Thursday to confront in court some members of the family they blame for fueling it. They were unsparing as they un... Read more

Opioid Crisis Victims To Confront Purdue Pharma’s Owners

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Associated Press: By Geoff Mulvihill - Their advocacy helped send Purdue Pharma into bankruptcy and is forcing the family that has controlled the company for generations to relinquish ownership and provide billions of dollars for communities to combat opioid addiction. But what victims of opioid ... Read more

Public Health Awards 2022

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Department of Health is inviting nominations for the Public Health Awards 2022. This year the Public Health Awards will recognise an individual and an organisation for their contribution in preventing the spread of coronavirus for the safety and health of the co... Read more

COVID-19: 109 New Cases, 180 Active Cases,12 In KEMH, Fortunately None In ICU

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Health Ministry officials reported 109 new COVID cases in the latest round of test 6,588 test results recorded between last Wednesday to Saturday. There are currently 180 active cases, with 12 people battling the coronavirus in hospital. Fortunately, there are no patients with the virus in intens... Read more

Mandatory COVID Jabs For NHS Staff In England To End From Mid-March

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The Guardian: LONDON, England, By Andrew Gregory - Mandatory COVID jabs for health and social care workers in England will be scrapped on March 15, Sajid Javid has said, as he confirmed staff will no longer be required by law to get vaccinated. The rules came into force for care home st... Read more

Updated Quarantine Policy For Schools

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - Following consultation with the Ministry of Health, the Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain announced updates to the Quarantine Policy for Schools which are effective immediately. The following updates have been made: Vaccinated Positive Cases -Quarantine ... Read more

Antigen & Saliva Screening For Back To School

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry of Education advises that all school students and staff were COVID tested last week, with verified antigen tests, permitting all negative students to return to in-school learning this upcoming week. Middle and Senior school students will resume twice... Read more