Jamaica looking again at the oncoming COVID train-July 23, 2021

Anyone who thinks the COVID pandemic is one and done or behind us is not paying attention. All around the world, countries are finding themselves facing another wave of infections, even where vaccinations have covered well over 50 percent of their populations. What, then, for countries like Jamaica, which are struggling to find vaccines to cover even 10 percent of its population?

Well, we’re on the brink, again, of another wave:

Few outside the hard-pressed entertainment business really believed that Jamaica had reached a point where we could relax restrictions as we did on July 1. It’s been associated since with a shift in infections and positivity and reproductive rates, now above 10 percent and 1.2, respectively.

The issues facing us were well covered last night in the latest ‘COVID conversations’:

They are also well summarized in the following thread:

Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)