Summer sunlight can kill coronavirus in just 30 MINUTES, virologists find. US researchers found powerful UV light could destroy 90% of virus on surfaces. Separate studies claimed sun can kill virus lingering in the air in just six minutes. So, is it strong Fijian Sun, or 'Sun-God Khaiyum' who has kept COVID19 out of Fiji? What about the Caribbean Islands?
In May, Fijileaks had challenged a Canadian research team's findings that temperature and latitude did not appear to be associated with the spread of Covid 19. We had asked one of the Team leaders to explain why there had been few recorded cases in small Pacific Island nations and also in the Caribbean Islands that have recorded very low Covid deaths.
"Can you explain why there are no deaths in Fiji Islands, and other small Pacific island nations?
Is it because the SUN is constantly in the atmosphere with bouts of rain???????". Our questions were sent before the recent deaths were reported in Fiji. The team leader replied and questioned us as follows:
"We didn’t look at solar radiation, but temperature, and we didn’t look at deaths but epidemic growth. Fiji was not included in our analysis as they hadn’t reported 10 or more cases and local transmission by the cutoff date used. So, they were either lucky, had good travel restrictions or public health measures in place or underreported cases."
Three questions to you:
1. What’s the attack rate on Fiji, and do they quarantine incoming travellers?
2. What public health measures are implemented and when were they?
3. How do they test and how do they attribute causes of death?
QUESTION MARK: The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden had informed Parliament that Fiji's testing level in proportion to the population in Fiji were too low, therefore their zero case status would be treated with a degree of scepticism.
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Confirmed Caribbean Coronavirus cases as of 7th August:
- Dominican Republic- 76,536 cases, 1246 deaths, 40,539 recovered
- Puerto Rico- 8230 cases, 265 deaths
- French Guiana- 8127 cases, 47 deaths, 7240 recovered
- Haiti- 7582 cases, 171 deaths, 4832 recovered
- Cuba- 2775 cases, 88 deaths, 2409 recovered
- Suriname –2096 cases, 29 deaths, 1446 recovered
- Jamaica- 958 cases, 12 deaths, 745 recovered
- Bahamas- 761 cases, 14 deaths, 91 recovered
- Guyana- 538 cases, 22 deaths, 189 recovered
- US Virgin Islands- 522 cases, 9 deaths, 398 recovered
- Guadeloupe-279 cases, 14 deaths, 179 recovered
- Martinique-276 cases, 15 deaths, 98 recovered
- Aruba- 236 cases, 3 deaths, 114 recovered
- Trinidad and Tobago- 210 cases, 8 deaths, 135 recovered
- Cayman Islands-203 cases, 1 death, 202 recovered
- Sint Maarten- 176 cases, 16 deaths, 86 recovered
- Bermuda- 157 cases, 9 deaths, 144 recovered
- Turks and Caicos- 141 cases, 2 deaths, 39 recovered
- Barbados- 133 cases, 7 deaths, 100 recovered
- Belize- 114 cases, 2 deaths, 32 recovered
- Antigua and Barbuda- 92 cases, 3 deaths, 76 recovered
- St Vincent and the Grenadines- 56 cases, 46 recovered
- Saint Martin- 53 cases, 3 deaths, 41 recovered
- Curacao-31 cases, 1 death, 30 recovered
- Saint Lucia- 25 cases, 24 recovered
- Grenada- 24 cases, 23 recovered
- Dominica- 18 cases, 18 recovered
- Saint Kitts and Nevis- 17 cases, 16 recovered
- Montserrat- 13 cases, 1 death, 10 recovered
- British Virgin Islands- 9 cases, 1 death, 7 recovered
- Saint Barthelemy-9 cases, 6 recovered
- Saba- 5 cases, 3 recovered
- Bonaire- 5 cases, 2 recovered
- Anguilla- 3 cases, 3 recovered
- Sint Eustatius- 3 cases, 3 recovered