Coronavirus Outbreak – Is Barbados Becoming a Satellite of China?

This submission is timely with the Coronavirus in China. Nine million Chines in one region have been asked to evacuate. How worried should Barbados be about the virus? The blogmaster exercised license by inserting ‘Coronavirus’ in the title.
David, blogmaster

Submitted from and email addressee ‘is time to wake up’.

Today I listen to BBC and its report on the horrific conditions of Muslims in China who in large numbers are kidnapped , tortured and having their human rights violated.  I did an online investigation and talked to the few Chinese I know, to see if it is true. All reports independent of the oppressive government indicate that the government run Nazi type totalitarian concentration camps are true.  The Chinese in Barbados refuse to talk publically for fear of retribution but some outside of Barbados are talking up.  The current government of China does not want a society that is inclusive and have independent thought. Caribbean governments and people who benefit financially from the Chinese government turn a blind eye to the violation of human rights.

China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish a ‘correct understanding’ of the text. While China hasn’t established concentration camps for Christians as it has done for Muslims, it has harassed Christian congregations, closed and destroyed churches.

A previous Guyanese Ambassador to China secretly held Christian services in his embassy in Beijing. Do your own investigation in Guyana!  The Barbados previous ambassador to China in Beijing, had issue with the lack of rights to worship in the Christian faith as well as the smog in Beijing but he strongly coerced (ordered) by the Chinese to be the Barbadian Ambassador.  He did not want to be there.  Is Barbados a “Satellite of none” as Right Honorable Errol Barrow said  or  just willing to turn the blind eye to atrocities and doing anything for handouts. Do your own investigation in Barbados!




  • Infrared hand held thermometers being used at our ports based on travel history of the passenger.


  • The virus seems to be very infectious, but not very lethal, that is the number of deaths, to the number of infections, are not yet very high.

    Wash your hands.

    Don’t sneeze or cough on other people.

    Observe the regular sanitation.


  • @ Silly Woman January 29, 2020 1:41 PM
    “The Bajan green monkey came from the same places your ancestor’s and mine came from.”

    A rather insightful retort there, albeit inadvertently innocent and innocuous!

    Yes, from the same family tree of climbing primates.

    Except the black men whom you denigrate daily appear to be the direct offspring of a mating between a female sloth and a male bonobo which would screw any thing (including ‘birds’) that crosses its randy path.


  • Are you people going to panic at every outbreak of something new? Can we just keep some perspective here?

    Ebola panic I can understand considering the survival rate for that infection but this one isn’t anywhere near as deadly.

    Have we become addicted to end of the world drama?

    The health authorities will do what they can and most of the world will be fine. This time. Who knows what will surface in the future?

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  • The flu in 1918 killed possibly 50 million people what are you talking about


  • The WHO has said every country should be on alert and it is due to meet tomorrow to decide if it merits a global public health warning. In other words it is serious.
    But, of course, world class Barbados is punching above its weight. We are right in our apathy, the rest of the world is wrong. What do ordinary people do if they think they have symptoms? Grow up.


  • What makes you think Barbados is not on alert?


  • @ Jflinter January 29, 2020 3:20 PM
    “The flu in 1918 killed possibly 50 million people what are you talking about..”

    A very knowledgeable response which should generate more than just ‘heat’ among the tourism-dependent Bajan people.

    And to think that the world’s population was no where near what it is today in an era of global travel necessary for most small tourism-dependent countries’ economic and social sustainability.

    There might just be the ‘pending’ possibility of the need for a return of a modern-day Pelican island and Lazaretto.

    Where are the Bajan ‘Pray Warriors’ when you genuinely need them?


  • For those who are interested (looking at you Dr. GP and Dr. Lucas) an online course

    Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control


  • @Miller January 29, 2020 3:41 PM “Where are the Bajan ‘Pray[er] Warriors’ when you genuinely need them?”

    The medical professionals are doing their thing.

    There is a public relations campaign.

    The prayer warriors are of course praying.

    The rest of us are washing our hands, not spitting ’bout the place and stayin at home if we are feverish. We are not feverish so far. If we become seriously sick we will go to the hospital.

    But we won’t go to the hospital now that we are feeling fit as a fiddle.

    I trust that wherever you are you are doing the same.


  • @Miller January 29, 2020 2:14 PM “a mating between a female sloth and a male bonobo”

    Only in the Miller’s fervid imagination would a pilosa and a primate mate.


  • Miller remote pacific islands and the artic were not exempt from that flu. So eventually if does become a pandemic Barbados most likely will no be bypassed by it. I must admit I haven’t been going to eat at Chinese restaurants as I usually do , any restaurants for that matter because staff up here is more multicultural than Barbados. If I can only say this as someone who was on emergency services when there was sars going around don’t let your guard down or directed by fear


  • Hundreds of British citizens being flown back to the UK from Wuhan on Thursday will be put in quarantine for two weeks on their arrival.
    It is believed passengers will be required to sign a contract agreeing to commit to the quarantine period.
    It comes as British Airways suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China because of the coronavirus outbreak.
    Australia, Japan, the US and EU nations are also repatriating citizens.
    The virus has caused more than 130 deaths, spreading across China and to at least 16 other countries.
    The UK government plans to fly 200 British citizens out of Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak.
    They will be put in “supported isolation” for 14 days with “all necessary medical attention”, a Downing Street spokesman said.
    He said the government would confirm their location in due course, but offered no comment on reports it would be a military base.
    Those returning from other parts of China will not be placed in quarantine, but have been advised to “self-isolate” for 14 days.
    Health Secretary Matt Hancock is chairing a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee on Wednesday evening.


  • @ Silly Woman January 29, 2020 4:34 PM
    “Only in the Miller’s fervid imagination would a pilosa and a primate mate.”

    So how do you explain the ‘talking’ serpent ‘beguiling’ the virginal Eve? Didn’t the evil Cain turn up on the scene 9 months after that snaky encounter?

    According to your book of fairy tales, there is no way black people could be walking the Earth unless the white Adam had his way with some kind of ‘foreign’ animal.

    What could that have been other than a female gorilla hiding in the garden.


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    The new coronavirus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally
    The “whole world needs to be on alert” to fight the coronavirus, the head of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme has said.
    Dr Mike Ryan praised China’s response to the deadly outbreak, saying: “The challenge is great but the response has been massive.”
    The WHO will meet on Thursday to discuss whether the virus constitutes a global health emergency.
    The Chinese city of Wuhan is the epicentre of the outbreak.
    But the virus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally, including Thailand, France, the US and Australia.
    More than 130 people have died in China and close to 6,000 have been infected.
    There is no specific cure or vaccine. A number of people have recovered after treatment, however.
    The WHO’s Dr Ryan said an international team of experts was being assembled to go to China and work with experts there to learn more about how the disease is transmitted.
    “We are at an important juncture in this event. We believe these chains of transmission can still be interrupted,” he said.
    Scientists in Australia have managed to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China, raising hope that it could be used to develop an early-diagnosis test.


  • More deaths in China from coronavirus and international businesses are closing down temporarily. Play it cool Barbados, while the rest of the world goes in to overdrive.
    Years ago the Enmore was used for something totally different to quarantining coronavirus victims..


  • Are you aware the capacity of the retrofitted Isolation Unit at Enmore? Are you aware this facility was contructed when we had the Ebolo scare a few years ago? Sit at a computer and imagine that the locals – who are ignorant by your definition – are not doing their best to deal with the situation.


  • @Miller January 29, 2020 6:06 PM “white Adam”

    How could Adam be white? He was walking around in all his beautifully naked glory, not so? One can only walk around naked if one is living close to the Equator. Equatorial people are all black, in most cases very, very black, so I have always assumed that Adam was a big beautiful, naked very black man.

    Somewhat like you, you escapee from our wonderful tropics.



  • Perhaps we should all run around setting our hair on fire?

    Of course, then we would DEFINITELY die and far more painfully.

    I choose to take sensible precautions and leave the authorities to save their own lives and even if as an unintended consequence, mine.

    Worrying about dying all day most likely depresses the immune system and hastens death which, I am sorry to have to tell you, comes to us all anyhow.

    You guys are, to quote GP, “providing me with much mirth”.

    But thanks because I hear laughter is the best medicine!


  • I agree with silly woman it’s not like a white guy to give up the garden of eden for beaver fever although there are exceptions like Harry


  • @ Hal Austin January 29, 2020 3:25 PM “The WHO has said every country should be on alert and it is due to meet tomorrow to decide if it merits a global public health warning. In other words it is serious. But, of course, world class Barbados is punching above its weight. We are right in our apathy, the rest of the world is wrong. What do ordinary people do if they think they have symptoms? ”

    Hope that the NHS has 1,300 to 1,400 extra hospital beds ready, that is about 20 beds per million of population


  • According to the CDC 2019nCov has been reported in 19 countries.


  • 22 countries.


  • WHO has declared a global alert. What do we do now? Is there going to be a revised projection of the economy in light of this shock?


  • Will Barbadians avoid losing love ones?

    Will a vaccine be approved for humans by early summer as projected?


  • MONTREAL — Air Canada is halting all direct flights to China following the federal government’s advisory to avoid non-essential travel to the mainland due to the coronavirus epidemic. The suspension is effective Thursday and slated to last until Feb. 29, Air Canada said


  • “Barbadians can be reassured the Ministry of Health and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are prepared for any eventuality. We are watching the international [news], we are having briefings and discussions


  • How are we modelling our preparations. What are our epidemiologists saying? What precautionary measures are w taking?


  • getting crazy out there just becaue I decide that I will not eat at a Chinese restaurant until we get a better grip on what is going on again somehow I am racist. What nonsense .I love Asian food , find Asian women sexy but because now I want to take a moment to see what is going on I am a racist This is the thing that really pssies off pretty open minded people


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