Editors Comment

COVID-19 is real

Ashween Dutt Sharma of Sakoca, Tamavua, is thankful for life. He is appreciative of the work of our frontliners. He appreciates the work of health experts, and is thankful he is alive today. He is...

24th July

Editorial comment: Together we must fight

There are a number of issues raised now that will attract interest in as far as our COVID-19 fight is concerned. It seems the escalating cases of COVID-19 in Fiji has  set back hopes of opening up a travel bubble with Australia any time soon. But that’s the least of our worries  right now. Australian International Development and...

23rd July

Editorial comment – Addressing misinformation

The permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services Ministry Dr James Fong has made no bones about the need to fight what he terms is misinformation. The wide circulation of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, he insists, has led to poor compliance by people in getting vaccinated. Misinformation, he said, was now a major problem for the ministry. “Misinformation...

22nd July

Editorial comment – We have to fight this

So our health infrastructure is “strained” as a result of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. This is the harsh reality we face now, according to a statement by Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong. He made the comment in response to queries about a video shared on social media by a woman who claimed to be a COVID-19 positive...

21st July

Editorial comment – Important issues

In the face of the frightening rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Fiji, we see two important issues that must be raised and dealt with urgently. For starters, it appears that Fijians are presenting themselves late to hospitals. This, according to Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) mission leader Dr Brian Spain. He echoed sentiments shared earlier by Health...

20th July

Editorial comment – Staggering numbers again

It is getting difficult to shrug aside the concerning rise in COVID-19 cases here in Fiji. The permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services Ministry Dr James Fong announced 1043 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am Sunday. The figure was frightening. It was too high, much like the...

19th July

Editorial comment – Let’s do this Fiji

When the permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services Ministry Dr James Fong announced 1180 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period that ended at 8am on Saturday, it would have been met by great concern. A full breakdown of areas of interest, he said, would be published online on the Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard...

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