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COVID: Tapion Hospital Takes Steps To Protect Patients, Staff

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Tapion Hospital has implemented measures to protect patients and staff, citing what an internal document said was a spike in positive COVID cases in Saint Lucia and at the hospital.

St. Lucia Times has verified the document’s authenticity.

It appeared on social media last week.

“Over the past week, we have noted a spike in the number of positive COVID cases on the Island and at the hospital,” the document from the Acting Medical Director to all staff, business units, and secretaries stated.

As a result, it announced several protocols to address the situation.

The document requested all staff working in clinical areas to wear face masks while on the wards.

It also encouraged staff working in non-clinical areas to wear face masks.

In addition, the January 17, 2024, memorandum asked staff with flu-like symptoms to report to the emergency department for swabbing, the cost of which Tapion Hospital would bear.

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that coronavirus numbers are spiking globally.

 Data covering the four weeks to December 17 indicated a 52 percent increase in infections compared with the previous 28 days.

That amounted to 850,000 new COVID-19 cases reported.

 But WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said the actual figure is likely much higher.

 Lindmeier explained that the reporting, surveillance, and vaccinations have dropped.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Here we go with the clown show again.

    A new analysis of studies in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) flagship scientific journal found the agency promoted the effectiveness of masks using unreliable data with conclusions unsupported by evidence.
    (Tami Chappell via Reuters)

    The preprint, published July 11 on MedRxiv, found the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) made positive findings about the efficacy of masks 75 percent of the time, despite only 30 percent of studies testing masks, and less than 15 percent having “statistically significant results.”

  2. Oh it home now…..well well well nothing new here it’s been on the raise rapidly and even more contagious. I just bury my mother so I am not going to act like it’s garbage and fear mongering until it hits home. It’s going to hit those the most who has became complacent and hiss there teeth at Covid.

  3. MY CONDOLENCES HIGHGRADE, AND I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THOSE WHO REMAIN COMPLACENT ABOUT THIS COVID, NOTHING HAS CHANGED EVERYONE HAS GONE BACK TO THEIR OLD WAYS.

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