Second COVID-19 booster shots now available in Jamaica for vulnerable groups

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Some more health news… At last, second COVID-19 boosters are available for over-60s, healthcare workers, and the immuno-compromised. We have been wondering about this for some time. Here is the notice from the Ministry of Health and Wellness:

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Wednesday, August 17, 2022: Jamaica is now offering a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers, persons over 60 years old and members of the public with immuno-compromising conditions. The decision follows recent confirmation of the globally dominant and highly transmissible Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants in Jamaica.

An additional booster dose will offer protection from infection and severe outcomes associated with COVID-19, particularly to members of highest risk groups.

Second doses are to be administered as follows:

  1. Persons who have taken AstraZeneca are to receive the Pfizer vaccine as the second booster dose four months following their first booster.
  • Persons who have taken a Pfizer vaccine…

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Public Financial Knowledge Infrastructure: What is Validating a Debt?

Context, Critical Thinking, Continuous Learning: Project Do Better

    Here is another very basic post, meant to be useful for anyone wishing to give a 5-minute seminar at the Metro/Trolley/Bus stop.  Please feel free to print, handout, repost, and share widely.
   Last week, we defined the phrase Statute of Limitations for four types of debt.
    We mentioned that a crucial point to remember is that in most states, the clock can restart on an old debt if you promise to pay, or make even a token payment on an old or expired debt, which is why it is very important to be careful in dealing with debt collectors of any type, even if the debt has  been validated.
     Validating a debt is the process of sending you certain required information that proves you to be the person owing a certain debt.
    Federal law requires certain information…

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Here’s How Biden’s Inflation Act Helps Black Americans With Diabetes

The act would cap insulin costs for most Medicare recipients at $35 a month as of 2023, and would cap out-of-pocket drug costs to roughly $4,000 a year by 2024 and 2,000 a year by 2024. It would also allow Medicare to negotiate the costs of certain prescription drugs.

Source: Here’s How Biden’s Inflation Act Helps Black Americans With Diabetes

Con un plan

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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Hay gobiernos, en el mundo, que fomentan la desigualdad social y el antagonismo y el odio entre los opuestos, y que, aparentemente, toleran los desórdenes, el caos, la inseguridad y la violencia, con la estrategia de justificar, más tarde, su invervención armada y el control absoluto del poder.

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El peligro inminente

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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Me preocupa que sean las generaciones jóvenes quienes estén participando en la destrucción de las bases y los principios que sostienen y dan sentido a cada persona, familia, grupo y pueblo. No me refiero a alguna religión específica ni a la moral de apariencias y simulación; hablo de valores que trascienden modas y tendencias del pensamiento y de la conducta. El plan y la intención de quienes forman parte de la élite que pretende ser gobierno global, es, precisamente, eliminar toda clase de principios orientados al bien, la verdad, la justicia, la originalidad, la iniciativa, el respeto y la dignidad humana, los cuales minimizan y ridiculizan, a través de películas, programas y series de radio y televisión, y contenido y mensajes en internet y en redes sociales, con la intención de normalizar los temas negativos y vaciar a la…

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Outvoted, She Concedes With Dignity & Grace

Filosofa's Word

Harriet Hageman

If the Republican Party has a future, it lies with people like Liz Cheney.  It was sad, but not at all unexpected, to hear that Representative Cheney lost the Wyoming primary last night, sadder still that the Republicans in a Republican-dominated state would elect a liar, a conspiracy theorist, and an overall scumbag like Harriet Hageman.  It is, barring some truly unforeseen and world-changing event, inevitable that Hageman will join the ranks of Marge Greene, Lauren Boebert and so many others who are grossly unqualified to walk the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

I must applaud Ms. Cheney, as I have done a few times over the last couple of years.  Her concession speech was courageous and graceful, and one had to make a comparison when she said …

“Our republic relies upon the goodwill of all candidates for office to accept honouorably the outcome of elections and…

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