The Caribbean has been comparatively successful in managing COVID-19 from a public health perspective, able to seal borders as an island archipelago to achieve a measure of virus containment.
A heavy reliance on tourism, however, has left the Caribbean region exposed to severe economic downturn, widening inequalities in its society.
During this live webinar on November 19th, Sandeep B. Maharaj (Associate Dean Distance Education, Projects and Planning, Faculty of Medical Sciences Lectures & Coordinator Pharmacy Administration, School of Pharmacy, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine), Jan Yves Remy (Deputy Director, Shridath Ramphal Centre, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill), and Clive Landis (Pro Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies and Chair COVID-19 Task Force, The University of West Indies) analyzed the COVID-19-related situation in the Caribbean, including the current U.S.-Caribbean trade relations, the testing and mortality rates, and the capacity of public health systems. The presentations were moderated by Felicia Knaul (Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and Professor of the Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami).
The webinar was in English with audio simultaneously translated to Spanish.
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