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UK Prime Minister taken to hospital



#London, United Kingdom – Downing Street says Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been taken to hospital for tests ‘as a precaution’ after suffering all week from COVID-19.

It has been ten days since the Prime Minister announced that he had contracted the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Johnson’s pregnant fiance, Carrie Symonds, is also recovering from COVID-19.

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Another American Tourist Dies in the Bahamas



By Sherrica Thompson

Staff Writer


#TheBahamas, November 29, 2022 – A sixth American tourist died on the island of Exuma in the Bahamas.

Police reports are that the 87-year-old woman, who is said to be from Virginia in the United States, was found unresponsive at the Grand Isle Resort and Residences on Friday, November 25.

The unidentified woman was in the country on vacation.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of her death.

In May, four American tourists died on the island of Exuma.  Three of them, Michael Phillips, his wife Robbie Phillips and Vincent Paul Chiarella, were found dead in their villas at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Exuma.  On May 27, a fourth tourist died during a diving expedition.

In August, a fifth American tourist died after testing positive for COVID.

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World’s Largest Volcano awake after 38 year slumber



By Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer


#Hawaii, November 29, 2022 – Authorities in Hawaii are closely monitoring, so far, a small eruption from the world’s biggest volcano, The Mauna Loa situated on Hawaii’s Big Island.  The Mauna Loa has not erupted since 1984, but Monday, November 28th the, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory released a statement advising that an eruption began around 11:30 Sunday night.

“At this time, the eruption is limited to the summit area and is NOT threatening communities downhill— The Observatory has increased the Volcano Alert Level from “advisory” to “warning,” with aviation alert upgraded to “red.”  Some ash and volcanic glass fibers may become airborne and blow downwind,” the HVO said

According to the United States Geological Survey, under whose purview Hawaii falls, a Mauna Loa eruption could be very destructive.

It explained that all historically recorded Mauna Loa eruptions started in the summit area, like this one, but only about half have stayed in the summit.  On at least seven occasions flows from the volcano reached the ocean along the west coast of Hawaii within a matter of hours.

The volcano is known to produce copious amounts of fast-moving lava, potentially large and destructive earthquakes, volcanic gas and explosive eruptions.

In the last eruption in 1984, the volcanic smog was so far-reaching it covered nearly all of Hawaii.  Hawaii sits on the Ring of Fire like Indonesia and Japan, a volcanic belt in the pacific ocean which produces more seismic and volcanic activity than any other area in the world.

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HIV/AIDS no longer a death sentence; Drugs help and Proactivity best for sexually active Men



By Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer


November 29, 2022 – Back in 2020 when Covid-19 began to shut down businesses and terror at the unknown virus was high, evidenced in supermarket rows over toilet paper and lockdowns I can remember asking my mother whether she had experienced anything of this scale before.  Her answer? ‘HIV/AIDS.’ Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system.  If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

“It was terrible, people were just dropping dead, nobody knew what they had or what to do.” she said.

The sexually transmitted disease HIV first started appearing in 1981.  It spread rapidly with deadly, heartbreaking consequences.

That was forty one years ago.  Now, World AIDS day is celebrated each year on December 1st and while HIV/AIDS is considered a treatable and preventable disease, with verifiable reports that some people have even been cured of ‘terminal illness’, millions of people were consumed by the illness before scientists reached the breakthroughs which now allow patients to live productive lives.

Many of those lost to the HIV/AIDS were men and hundreds of thousands still contract the virus each year.

So how can you prevent contracting HIV/AIDS?  The Centres for Disease Control says

  • Abstain from sex
  • If you are sexually active limit your partners
  • Use physical protection (condoms) during sex
  • Don’t share needles

If you have had unprotected sex and think you may be HIV positive or you just want to be protected, you can take HIV prevention medicines such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).  You must start PEP within 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV.

For those with a confirmed HIV diagnosis, the FDA says treatment is available.

“Treatment with HIV medicines is called antiretroviral therapy (ART).   ART is recommended for everyone with HIV.  It reduces a person’s viral load to an undetectable level.  Maintaining an undetectable viral load helps a person with HIV live a longer, healthier life.  People with HIV who maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative partners through sex.”

Men may shy away from having themselves examined by a doctor, but catching and treating HIV before it becomes AIDS is crucial and greatly lengthens one’s life expectancy.

If you have the virus there are ways to manage it and to keep your loved ones and sexual partners safe.

You can have a relatively normal life.  There is still hope.

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