Local Microbiologist Calls for Curfew to be Extended to 28 Days

The following comment was posted by local microbiologist Dr. Robert Lucas to another blog – Bajans Jettison Social Distancing for Cheek by Jowl. The blogmaster regards it as one of the most important points shared on Barbados Underground since the status of COVID 19 was elevated by Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

David, Barbados Underground

Let me repeat what I have stated elsewhere on the Blog.

The curfew has to rigorously enforced. Once this is done, there is no need for contact tracing. I will explain.

Those who manifest symptoms are easily managed. It is person Z who comes into contact with a person (asymptomatic or beginning to show signs) and is unaware of the fact, who poses the immediate threat. By having the curfew and rigidly enforcing it, means that person Z is localized to a fixed area.

There will be more than one person who qualifies for the nomenclature Z. Since the curfew is rigidly enforced when the Zs become ill and use the hotline, hot spots are known. There will be a number of these hot spots. There should be isolated and all persons in the vicinity of the Z’ screened and placed into mandatory quarantine. No crap about voluntary quarantine.

For this method to work, it means that very tough enforcement it needed. None of this crap about human rights and individual liberty. Human rights and so on can be dealt with after the situation is under control…


Elsewhere on the Blog, I said that a twenty-eight day curfew was needed. I explain my reasoning as follows: there would be different viral incubation times for different individuals. Twenty-eight days would appear to be time for all individuals to show manifestations of the infection.

 

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  • Fowl…ah doing commonsense arguments…not legal arguments THAT ARE NEVER BASED ON COMMONSENSE….ah could train ya in that discipline if ya wish…

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  • Meat plants are shutting down as workers get sick

    By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business
    Updated 1957 GMT (0357 HKT) April 8, 2020

    New York (CNN Business)Across the country, major meat processors are starting to shut down plants as employees are getting infected by coronavirus.

    Tyson (TSN), one of the world’s largest meat processors, suspended operations at its Columbus Junction, Iowa, pork plant this week after more than two dozen workers contracted Covid-19 there. Tyson said it would divert livestock that was headed to Columbus Junction to other pork plants in the region to minimize the impact on its production.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/meat-plant-closures-coronavirus/index.html

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  • @John 2
    Do we know if local supermarkets hired additional staff to attempt to respond to increase demand?

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    David

    Which country are you referring to?

    No I don’t know for either of the two

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  • A

    I don’t worry about the panic buying like you do. SOME other countries that kept the supermarkets opened had panic buying also – before lock down.

    we had a 0 new cases yesterday. I know it may be wishful thinking but I would like to see that continue to day, tomorrow, the next day…….. for the next week/2/3/4. when government finally throw the door open and we had 0 for a period of time , 0 in self quarantine and very few in isolation (and soon coming out) you and the whole island can have all the panic buying you want . you can come on BU and shout every day “I told you so” that would fine with me

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  • This would be Barbados. To John A’s point the logistics should have factored an increase in short term demand.

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  • BAJE

    plain and simple – you can kiss my donkey!

    I have not done anything that you haven’t done a few times in the pass. – google info and present it on BU to try to prove your point ( mariposa point)

    only difference is I paid detention to detail and provided the relevant facts instead of reading over what other wrote and providing shite like you did .

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  • @ David.

    From speaking directly to a manager at one of the places the problem was clearly logistics.

    They had 4 lines open and staff to man the lines, but the problem was the volume of calls to the 4 lines. So let’s say it took 3 minutes a call that meant only 12 orders could be taken in 3 minutes. The orders then had to be passed to the pickers and packers. Also the email orders that came in suffered the same fate.

    So let’s say you have 500 orders hitting your server, the staff can only open and print what the pickers and packers can handle at a time. That is why on Facebook at 12 noon yesterday some supermarkets closed their order taking system. They realised in order to just deal with the orders they took in 4 hours, would in fact take them 4 days to pack and prepare.

    So all this did now is to frustrate the public more. On Tuesday therefore when the supermarkets open look for more panic shopping and chaos again.

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  • More protective clothing and HEAD COVERS…are needed for workers, the females need to stop trying to model their fake and chemical hair in a pandemic, HEADTIES gloves and scarfs are REQUIRED by everyone, everywhere…..every inch of you should be COVERED…when out and about and particularly when working around food etc…

    I don’t think ENUFF…. people understand what is a PANDEMIC…

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  • This is what the leaders should be more concerned about instead of the negative go nowhere plantation minded crap they are on….the fowl is fussy Enuff this morning..

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  • @ David.

    In my above I made a mistake where I said only 12 orders could be taken in 3 minutes that should of read only 4 orders could be taken in 3 minutes as they were only 4 staff members and 4 phone lines with each order taking 3 minutes to take.

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  • @John A

    Your point is taken and is valid. We accept there will be increase demand in the prevailing situation, when the supermarkets discussed with government about executing orders they should have discussed creating an agreed capacity. Also the blogmaster would have entertained pensioners and people over 60 on the first day. The supermarkets should have been allowed to hire 50 or 60 part-timers to support this operation.

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  • If anyone starves to death on the island because of backward, commonsense lacking leaders and dimwitted fowls, i will have a field day…watch muh nuh…

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  • Imagine a government has multimillion dollar TAXPAYER PAID consultants and this czar and that tar and a WHOLE load of pure SHITE…including themselves, every one of them SUCKING ON TAXPAYERS…who need that money now more than ever before and not ONE OF THEM can do BASIC MATH…..creating another COCKUP..

    STEUPPPPPPSSSSS…

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  • @ David.

    Yes more manpower and at least 12 cell phones along with the 4 land lines. Also they should have limited each order to no more than 20 separate items.

    Even doing all that though they still couldn’t of handled the load. How many people you think last Friday didn’t get into a supermarket? Quite a lot I would imagine. So they would have been on the phones first one would imagine. Now to that we add the panic shoppers and those who just can’t afford to stock up and hence would of bought a few days food and now need to replenish. There is no way under such conditions of load that call in shopping could of worked.

    Now what will frustrate the situation more is when people call in today and get a recording that the online system is closed due to load. We also didn’t factor in the Easter weekend load either. Families with kids home will want to do some little thing for them even if it is at home.

    All I will say is God help the supermarkets next week cause it is then you going see lines and load! To me it is annoying when it all could of been avoided.

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  • @John A

    This is where the private sector could assist by allocating resources in established call centres example FLOW and DIGICEL.

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  • John a you along with baje and a few others that BARBADOS WAS THE ONLY COUNTRY TO SHUT IT,S SUPERMARKETS as a fact.John 2 has proved you and the others to BE LIARS.therefore wa
    hat do you do rather than apologise for misleading the blog both of you try to switch the argument,instead of you all haste to be critical for cheap political purposes it is better to double check your facts first.

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  • OK…let’s change the narrative to please the dimwitted FOWLS…

    Barbados is the only island with fools for leaders who shut down their supermarkets, those one or two countries who tried that and it FAILED…has learned the errors of their ways and REOPENED the supermarkets to SAVE THEIR PEOPLE’S LIVES…

    hope the dimwits are pleased now…

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  • @ David.

    You want my honest opinion of why the private sector went along with this idea? They had nothing to lose by doing it and they scored a few political points in the process.

    Let’s be honest and admit the supermarkets have recorded record sales over the last month with the confusion and panic shopping. This Friday the supermarkets closed, was also one of the largest single retail days many of them recorded. They are not losing anything with this closure either, as they know when ever the doors reopen the crowds will return in mass. After all with all the changes from government and confusion that has resulted, the chaos is guaranteed and hence so will be the mass shopping. Plus to the normal load you have all those to add that did not get in the supermarket Friday.

    Also supermarkets are reporting no one is buying the pre packed baskets either as they are not willing to pay for things they don’t want in the baskets. So we back to the call in load.

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  • @John A

    If this is the attitude of the private sector then most disappointing.

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  • OK…let’s change the narrative to please the dimwitted FOWLS…

    Barbados is the only island with fools for leaders who shut down their supermarkets, those one or two countries who tried that and it FAILED…has learned the errors of their ways and REOPENED the supermarkets to SAVE THEIR PEOPLE’S LIVES…

    hope the dimwits are pleased now…

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    @ Waru

    THEY ARE WAY TOO STUPID AND CORRUPT MENTALLY TO UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE.

    DESPITE THEIR BULLSHIT WAFFLE EVEN BLIND MEN CAN SEE THROUGH THEIR ATTEMPTS TO DEFLECT DICTATORSHIP AND INCOMPETENT DECISION MAKING

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  • Just saw a mother in the US of A howling in pain so hard that she made me cry. Her 27 yr old daughter who suffered from cerebral palsy was a supermarket worker. She went to work every day because she said the store was understaffed and there was no-one to help the elderly. The workers were given no protective gear. She undertook that task. She is now dead. She was given that drug the Orange Turd has been promoting but it was too late. She collapsed in the car park of the medical facility.

    Her mother showed her paycheck. $20.64 for doing what her employers called “an excellent job”.

    I guess that is how they do it in the developed world.

    PS. For $20.64 guess the race of the dead woman. For a bonus of $20.64 estimate the number of seniors she would have infected whilst trying to do good without so much as a mask.

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  • WW

    that’s false. the went the course

    Read more before you type

    Baje

    you cant think for yourself? always piggy backing on someone else comment?

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  • Baje…leave them with their plantation slave mentality…they are the only ones think so highly of themselves, fowls don’t count, they are an embarrassment..

    Donna…employers ARE NOT providing enough protective clothing for workers, not even hospitals, everyone is complaining…and HEADS MUST BE COVERED, hair is a transporter of the disease, we knew this from VERY EARLY when China had their outbreak, don’t know why after so many months it is still being ignored….this is not the time to model silky hair and fake weave and chemical hair …they are all loaded with disease…

    some people i know have taken to shampooing their hair…whenever they return from outside for whatever reason, this cannot be taken seriously enuff.

    John Fowl Too…ah told ya no one pays much attention to you….fowls do not make much of a mark or impact anywhere, never have never will..

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  • Supermarket Employees who have contracted the virus and died families are suing the supermarkets for not providing or following safety procedures for their loved ones

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  • WW

    Well spoken and straight from experience. understood.
    By the way in your case it not only fowls but also fools.

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  • As was suspected from Day 1…the plague has the ability to mutate like yardfowls and adapt to any condition to survive…

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8204255/There-THREE-separate-types-coronavirus.html

    “There are three main types of the novel coronavirus infecting people, and the strains may be mutating to conquer the immune systems of populations around the world.

    The genetic history of the coronavirus was mapped from December 24 to March 4, revealing three distinct, but closely related, variants.

    Researchers from the University of Cambridge found the virus now seen in Wuhan, China and East Asia — ground-zero for the outbreak — is not the original variety.

    Instead, this strain (known as type B) is derived from the original SARS-CoV-2 virus which jumped into humans from bats via pangolins (type A). “

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  • @ WURA-War-on-U April 9, 2020 10:26 AM
    “ and HEADS MUST BE COVERED, hair is a transporter of the disease, we knew this from VERY EARLY when China had their outbreak, don’t know why after so many months it is still being ignored….this is not the time to model silky hair and fake weave and chemical hair …they are all loaded with disease…”
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    That’s a rather valid concern which the Covid-19 prevention task force ought to take into serious and immediate consideration.

    Why are black women, many at coalface of caring for the sick and elderly, still wearing so many unhygienic unwashed mock hairpieces on their heads especially in hot countries like Barbados?

    Why are they so ashamed of their natural functional hair which their God has placed on their scalps for biologically-sound and environmental reasons?

    Not only is it most unbecoming, hygienically speaking, but also a massive waste of foreign exchange which the country can ill afford in this time of economic Armageddon. Forex which will soon be needed to buy medicines, seeds and other vital agricultural inputs.

    Let them wear their hair hats made from Bajan black belly sheepskin instead of that from unhygienic dead people hair harvested from the victims of Covid and just awaiting shipment to stupid black buyers.

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  • What %age of the private sector does the supermarket represent?

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  • These two countries are swearing their border closing saved them from wide spread outbreak, problem is, the disease don’t just go away and is unpredictable, they managed to slow it down significantly anyway..

    “New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern says her country is winning the battle against coronavirus after just 29 new cases were added to the tally today.

    Australia and New Zealand have both seen falling infection rates after closing their borders by March 20 – something Britain has still not done.

    Ardern hailed New Zealanders for mounting a ‘wall of defence’ which is ‘breaking the chain of transmission’ after the country moved quickly to impose a lockdown.

    The PM said the country was already ‘turning a corner’ just six weeks after the epidemic reached New Zealand, which has only 992 confirmed cases and one death so far.

    Lockdown measures could be softened in just over a week, Ardern said, opening the door for some people to return to work if their employers can ensure social distancing.

    The figure of 29 confirmed or probable infections in the last 24 hours marks a fourth straight day of decline, in the latest sign of a flattening curve.

    New Zealand only confirmed its first case on February 26, but had shut its borders by March 19 and started imposing a full-scale lockdown on March 26.

    Australia has also squashed the curve, with both countries carrying out more widespread tests than Britain or the United States”

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  • “Why are they so ashamed of their natural functional hair which their God has placed on their scalps for biologically-sound and environmental reasons?”

    social engineering, it’s very ugly in Black countries, islands and communities, just imagine how that plague survives in all that fakeness, including the fake eyelashes, then merrily jumps from person to person…a lot of them will be buried…..that one is called self-culling.

    just imagine from Asia to India and other jurisdications where the greedy will just cut the long hair off dead covid victims and sell it to be transported to stores worldwide, and the fools will buy it too.

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  • Not having adequate PROTECTIVE CLOTHING…from hospitals to supermarkets and everywhere else, is what is causing all these deaths…your whole body must be protected, it is a PLAGUE……doctors and everyone else have been begging for more protective gear, they still are….lack of body protection will continue to kill workers as long as the leaders continue to ignore it..

    “Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, pictured, wrote to the Prime Minister just three weeks ago, asking him to ‘urgently’ ensure PPE was available for ‘each and every NHS worker in the UK’. His family have urged others to ‘please keep my brother in your prayers’ after the consultant urologist, known as Faisal, died at 1am this morning at Queens Hospital in Romford.”

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  • Govt measures
    Post office

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  • Stop cutting and pasting nonsense. It can be very boring.

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  • Hal…just scroll past, the amount of useless shite people post on BU with no substance and in the midst of A PLAGUE they are unable to give us the information we need to UNDERSTAND OUR CURRENT EXPERIENCE since we do not know HOW LONG it is going to last…..

    so sit the hell down and shut the hell up, i prefer this than you and ya BU mates bickering all day…

    plus we don’t want the know it alls and the mutating yardfowls filling up the blog with the useless shite coming out of the numb minds of the fake leaders…

    we know who RESEARCHES everything and gives valid information from real scientists…OK.

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  • Sounds promising, let’s hope they learned a few things. Learning never hurt anyone.

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  • The virus will be dead long before the hair gets to Barbados. Also natural hair is the predominant style here currently. I have observed that for many months, probably more than that. One of my son’s friends was admiring my hair and expressing a longing to go natural. The hard part is when the hair is growing out while the ends are chemically processed. One must be prepared to look less than one’s best for a while or cut the hair really short.

    Have you folks run out of valid complaints??????

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  • Cognisant of the dishonesty that thrives on BU, I decided to do some digging into the closure and re-opening of supermarkets in Mauritius. Barbados recorded its first COVID case on 17 March; the first 3 cases were announced a day later in Mauritius. Mauritius subsequently closed its borders for 14 days from the 19 and 22 March for foreigners and nationals respectively. The ban remains in place for non-nationals. Barbados’ current stats are: 63 positive tests; 8 recovered; and 3 deaths. In Mauritius: 314; 23 and 7. All retail shops, bakeries etc were closed for 10 days in Mauritius. They re-opened and a staggered system based on surnames has been introduced, with a 30-minute time limit, set routes through the aisles with turning back prohibited, temp checks and masks. The first day of re-opening was reported as chaotic, with persons waiting 4hrs in the queue. In Barbados, village shops, bakeries, fish markets, farms etc were not closed and when the announcement was made the government said an alternative to in-store was coming. It came 5 days later. Given the clear differences highlighted above, Mauritius can’t be cited as a reason why in-store supermarket shopping should not be banned. Instead of copying and pasting, and cherry picking (for example it is known that overseas the shopping slots for the elderly have been chaotic and problematic in store and online), maybe we can be useful. Ask ,why the numbers in Mauritius climbed even after closing the borders and closing supermarkets? Did closing contained spread? Is keeping supermarkets open in countries contributing to increased infections?

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  • Enuff excellent analysis i wait to hear the non medical armchair experts who cherry pick while copy and pasting to mislead the blog for political purposes.Let, s hear John A, Bsjr, Waru who is yet to reproduce anything i said about cruise ships or of closing of borders earlier a damn liar or any of the other experts.

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  • So let me see if I understand the logic.

    We extended the hours at the post office so the old people can cash their pension cheques, but then we close the supermarkets so they can’t buy food.

    Now that the supermarkets have come out and confirmed they can’t handle the volume as per the midday news, along with many on brasstacks confirming this as their experience, what plans are in place now to do what is the common sense thing and reopen the supermarkets?

    We tried using the small shops as an alternative and they ran out of food in hours hence worsening the situation.

    We went to try and pack baskets which nobody wanted and combined this with call in and online shopping. No one studied the logistics so that failed too. Hence again frustrating shoppers and worsening the situation.

    Remember the longer this goes on the greater the rush and chaos will be when they are eventually opened. Every single failed attempt and nonsensical idea, goes to make the fear in shoppers worst. What we have created here is an artificial unavailability of access to food, which is as bad as opening the supermarkets and having nothing to sell. Either way the end result is the same, in that the customer leaves empty handed.

    At what point will our leaders swallow their pride and admit what they have tried is not working and implement the obvious and only solution?

    Open the supermarkets and impose personal space using the police and defence force and shop by the surname in alphabetical order. Set the day and the relevant letters allowing unobstructed access for 30 minutes to people twice a week based on their ID card.

    So for example A to E will shop Monday between 8 and 12 and Thursday between 12 to 4. G to J will shop Monday afternoon between 12 to 4 and Thursday morning between 8 and 12pm etc etc .

    Wuhloss it ain’t rocket science em is just basic common sense. If wunna can’t do the schedule I would type it and send wunna free of cost.

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  • “We extended the hours at the post office so the old people can cash their pension cheques, but then we close the supermarkets so they can’t buy food.”

    but am the idiot….

    .check out the mutating fowls…

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  • “Have you folks run out of valid complaints??????”

    they keep giving them to us.

    they are lucky we SPOTTED THE COCKUP on Day 1….so them and the supermarket can make better arrangements, unless they want everything to descend into more chaos.

    Both you and them are welcome.

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  • The situation is fluid. Changes will be made as necessary. I see some difficulties as are to be expected at such a time as this. The only cock up was the closure within just a few hours. Should have been closed with immediate effect.

    The problem with the supermarket seems in part to be that people are showing up with lists and the supermarket is attempting to accommodate them. Bajans trying a ting, as usual.

    The problem at the post offices seems to be, in part, that persons are showing up who should not be there as their names are not in the A to H category. Bajans trying a ting, as usual.

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  • John a

    Isnt your silution evolving?

    At first it was open the supermarket and use the defence force

    Now today i see you adding in some of what other suggested

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  • 8 more to go (At least)
    No one desd as yet and there is anattrmpt to getfood to the population incase there is an extension

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  • 8 days

    Thank for the update
    I was just going to ask

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  • This is one of the best opportunities i have seen in decades for positive things to happen to AND FOR the majority population on the island….time to break those bands of shite the leaders continue to wrap around and keep the people stagnated….

    nothing lasts forever..

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  • Just watched Santia Bradshaw. Nice, short and to the point. No hand waving and no going off on tangents. She looks well, I hope she continues in good health. Like her dress, my colours.

    Thanks for the link, David.

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  • This article should give a lot of people pause. There was an article weeks ago where the virus was also found in Dutch waste water.

    https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-traces-massachusetts-wastewater-levels-higher-expected-1497141?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0V2JqtQA7N2GDIve4gwxtDnp6bzlbIcksFZPdkNHzux_oDy3MjeiEA3Ig#Echobox=1586453630

    “Researchers screening wastewater in Massachusetts for the novel coronavirus found more traces of the pathogen than expected given the number of confirmed cases in the area.

    Wastewater analysis of this kind has previously been used by scientists to track infectious diseases, as well as the use of drugs and other substances in a given population. Now, several research groups around the world have started using this method to look for the novel coronavirus as a way to estimate how many people are infected in a community.

    Researchers hope that these kinds of techniques could complement traditional testing, which has been severely lacking in many parts of the world.”

    READ MORE

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  • @ John 2

    Not at all, look back at my earlier post days back, when I said open the supermarkets with the defence force and shop either by age or alphabet.

    I have no doubt the supermarkets will open next week as they have no choice now. I am hoping though they will do so using the police and defence force to enforce the social distancing. This and shopping by either age or surname will be the solution in combination.

    The only other thing I want to hear is that the distribution system will be allowed to open before hand, so that when the supermarkets do open Tuesday, their shelves will be fully packed.

    They must also be prepared for large frustrated crowds, many of whom would not of had the chance to shop Friday or by phone since then. Remember too you have all the pensioners now as they would have received their cheques and cashed them. Time to stop with the on again off again experiments.

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  • WURA-War-on-UApril 9, 2020 5:44 PM

    This is one of the best opportunities i have seen in decades for positive things to happen to AND FOR the majority population on the island….time to break those bands of shite the leaders continue to wrap around and keep the people stagnated….

    nothing lasts forever..

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    Best thing I’ve heard all day. No need to waste this crisis.

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  • A

    Cant look back now

    I can remember the defence Force part clearly

    The name or age part mayhave come later

    U also agreed with some other advice given by other people

    However

    Ur suggestion today is a lot more detailed Than the first advice you gave

    I dont think anyone expected the partial opening yesterday to go smoothly

    Tomorrow and the next day will not go smoothly either. But for each day there should be some changes and some improvements. Even some or all ur suggestions. But…. let it evolve

    Hopefully it not something long term thing
    We all hope thing return to normal fast
    But ………

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  • @ John 2

    For the record April 7th at 3.27pm is when I made the comment about shopping by either age or surname on this thread. I also made it on another thread before that one as well.

    Anyhow let’s see what tomorrow brings.

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  • My god, that John 2 can nit pick. Turning an important blog into a farce.

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  • From this last week:

    We have a defence force why couldn’t we use them to ensure personal space is maintained outside the supermarkets? If that was done and the amount allowed inside limited all would of been well.
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    To this now:

    Open the supermarkets and impose personal space using the police and defence force and shop by the surname in alphabetical order. Set the day and the relevant letters allowing unobstructed access for 30 minutes to people twice a week based on their ID card.
    So for example A to E will shop Monday between 8 and 12 and Thursday between 12 to 4. G to J will shop Monday afternoon between 12 to 4 and Thursday morning between 8 and 12pm etc etc .

    Sure show an evolution to me!

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  • some of the highlighted part was suggested by another person before you

    And all of it was in the Mauritius play book that you try to downplay this morning

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  • You mean the one example you could find to feature mirrored here in terms of failure and chaos
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    MAURITIUS

    Grocery Shopping
    With regard to grocery shopping, Minister Lesjongard stated that access will be given in alphabetical order of family name to every Mauritian household twice per week. They are as follows: Monday and Thursday – A to F, Tuesday and Friday – G to N, Wednesday and Saturday – O to Z. The supermarkets and shops will be opened from Monday to Saturday from 09 00 hrs to 17 00hrs.
    Other important details for consumers are:
    · Mauritians to be in possession of their National Identity Card and foreigners to present either their passport, residence permit or work permit
    · Only one person per family will be allowed
    · Every consumer has the obligation to wear a mask
    · Sanitary control at the entry and those with a temperature above 37.50C will be taken in charge by the Ministry of Health and Wellness
    · Shopping will be restricted to 30 minutes onlyand bring their own bags
    · Access limited to only three per persons for essential products e.g flour, rice, oil, milk, tissue papers
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    YOU ARE SUCH A HYPROCATE!

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  • PANIC BUYING ALL OVER THE WORLD even when supermarkets are left opened.

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  • Dame Bajan

    there are more farce on this blog than I can inject.

    Scroll to the important parts is an option to you and all others.

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/04/09/complaints-and-compliments-on-limited-shopping/?fbclid=IwAR2h75wcSByF28Gr-Tmk0N8XYMmuRZDjrf6JGSVjCmBSHZybLA0kPsLeC5s

    As John A and others with enough commonsense to survive and NOT DIE minding and listening to stupid politicians and their taxpayer paid consultants who LACK BASIC MATH SKILLS….stagger the shopping BY NEED…low income shoppers eg the elderly, the disabled, then the ABLED who are also the lowest paid on the island, FIRST ….they all make up THE MAJORITY POPULATION…..by the tens of thousands and shop MORE OFTEN…

    no matter method or system used to keep the supermarkets open, these are the people WHO ARE TO BE GIVEN FIRST PREFERENCE for at least 3 WEEKS out of every month…again, they are the ones who shop more OFTEN in small amounts….because of their LIMITED ACCESS TO MONEY….

    it is not rocket science..

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  • People have to understand that if they continue to walk around with their noses, mouths, heads, faces and hands UNCOVERED they are going to be INFECTED and SPREAD THE INFECTION AROUND TO EVERYONE..

    …from you step outside your door without being fully covered you become a VEHICLE to be infected and a potential TRANSPORTER of the PLAGUE….thousands do not have to die before the less knowledgeable figures that out..

    I see people moving about with their mouths and noses uncovered like they are invincible.

    As John A and others with enough commonsense to survive and NOT DIE minding and listening to stupid politicians and their taxpayer paid consultants who LACK BASIC MATH SKILLS…..have been saying…

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  • BTW ..just saw a french clip where a dude’s wife is saying he went to the hospital in France because of a headache, called his wife and told her to come and save him because they are trying to kill him in the hospital, by the time she arrived they claimed he had died, she had to get lawyers and family to apply pressure to see the body which was missing its organs…..

    Black people are being warned that the dirty and greedy will use this plague as an opportunity to harvest organs, ya done know how despicable and corrupt ya small time leaders are already, no different to the savages in Europe…

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  • Shameful shameful what is being said across social media platforms
    Where are the voices of those who speaks of humanity for others but no humanity for their own the voices of the people are crying loud and clear is any one care
    Is any one listening

    Xxxxxxxxxxx

    A strange breeze is blowing over this country since the last elections bajans just sitting back and taking anything and not a word this is not the time to be political but when I see certain things happening I have to speak out because this is my country I live here and I have no intentions of living no where else Were is the voices that was so vocal for the past ten years? Is it that my people is afraid to speak out against these injustices that is happening to them every day? How can you let merchants sell you one dozen eggs for thirty dollars and you buy them How can you buy two chicken legs for twenty dollars when that is the price for one large chicken

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  • @ WURA-War-on-U April 10, 2020 6:09 AM
    “As John A and others with enough commonsense to survive and NOT DIE minding and listening to stupid politicians and their taxpayer paid consultants who LACK BASIC MATH SKILLS…..have been saying…”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Not so much lacking “BASIC MATH SKILLS” but that simple decision-making characteristic called COMMONSENSE which is the key ingredient missing from the approach of dealing with this whole novel Covid problem.

    These people ‘managing’ the Covid problem do not have even basic survival skills themselves.
    What do they know about bringing water or cooking without gas or electricity or even keeping a ‘kitchen’ garden?

    It requires a good measure of commonsense to put ‘theoretical learning’ into a workable or practical approach to solving problems and in the implementation of techniques to make them suitable and effective to the ‘challenging’ situation at hand.

    As the Bajan old folks used to say: “ Commonsense born before book!”

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  • https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-simulation-shows-how-coronavirus-can-spread-in-supermarket-20200409-yw5shlpvjffypfzqmpdbeilhpu-story.html#nt=oft-Single%20Chain~Flex%20Feature~new-center-chain~simulation-235p~~1~yes-art~curated~curatedpage

    this simulation should alert some who DON’T KNOW that you DON’T go into the supermarketsto BROWSE and hang around during a PLAGUE .. like if ya just came to town….the aisles are numbered, select ya necessities and leave the place….ya should also be WELL COVERED.

    .it can save ya life….

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  • “Not so much lacking “BASIC MATH SKILLS” but that simple decision-making characteristic called COMMONSENSE which is the key ingredient missing from the approach of dealing with this whole novel Covid problem.”

    both RANCID political parties have a history of doing everything that ultimately WORKS AGAINST THE MAJORITY POPULATION…because EVERYTHING THEY DO LACK BASIC COMMONSENSE….so basic math would be a bridge too far…remember these clowns only think and talk million dollar this and million dollar that after their equally halfassed consultant have told them what to say and do…..but when it comes to applying basic commonsense OR basic math to their daily TAXPAYER FUNDED JOBS …they are lost…

    Miller…ya done know, not one of them have a clue what you just typed up there…ya may as well have just typed ARABIC.

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  • “How can you let merchants sell you one dozen eggs for thirty dollars and you buy them How can you buy two chicken legs for twenty dollars when that is the price for one large chicken.”

    DIRTY merchants…DIRTIER FAKE LEADERS…their way of continuing the crimes of ROBBING the majority population DURING A PLAGUE…making survival for the Black population even more difficult and recovery IMPOSSIBLE..

    this was expected..

    no doubt many of the bloated greedy pigs have shares in some of the supermarkets with their low class tiefing minority friends…

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  • They already have their crimes against the population well PLANNED OUT…starve and suffer you to the point that you are FORCED TO WORK ON THEIR MARIJUANA PLANTATIONS as slaves …for their crooked minority business partners…… whom they SOLD OUT THE TRADE TO since 2018…you will be working for very little pay so that you and generations of your children and grandchildren will NEVER PROSPER from marijuana but will still be IMPRISONED……and/or ship ya off to UK as a low paid SLAVES to repulsive racists just like Ms. Fighting Imperialism VOLUNTEERED AND PLANNED FOR YOU IN SECRET……..but they and the low life minorities will be FAT AND DISGUSTING TO LOOK AT WITH WEALTH OFF THE BACKS OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES…

    when we see DEATH and DESTRUCTION….thieves and parasites SEE OPPORTUNITIES…

    break those chains they have ready for you and yours…

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  • ” How can you let merchants sell you one dozen eggs for thirty dollars and you buy them How can you buy two chicken legs for twenty dollars when that is the price for one large chicken.”

    Can this be true? Surely, there is some action that the government can pursue to curb this type of behavior? Are there laws against price gouging in Barbados?

    Mariposa, this is one issue that you have to raise your voice against. I may not agree with your numerous different positions, but I stand with you on that item. Keep your focus, don’t let this become just an attack on the government. This is possibly life and death for some. Basic items become un-affordable.to the masses.

    The government must act and quickly.

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  • Theo…the victims of that BLATANT THEFT posted the receipt to FB last night..this is a coordinated plan to oppress those who have already been oppressed for decades by these black face traitors and their tiefing minority friends.

    A dozen eggs has been $15 dollars or less FOR DECADES…they have started doubling the prices of everything, the plan to turn the majority population into HELPLESS paupers is in full effect.

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  • Ya should not be paying a dollar for an egg. 30 eggs should not be more than $24 maximum.

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  • Sentence to 9mths yes i get it he is a repeat offender

    The 25-year-old, of Mango Lane, St Peter, pleaded guilty to entering Jumas Restaurant, on April 6, and stealing two cases of beer, a case of bottled water and two cases of soft drinks belonging to Mark Daghorn.

    But how can authorities sit idle and allow price gouging at the highest level of wickedness go on in barbados at a time when many barbadians are unemployed and struggling to make ends meet
    Where is the moral duty exhibited towards bajans that allows govt to lend helping hands outsiders in times of their need
    Where is the justice for our fellow people
    Why are injustices being heaped on the heads of poor bajans by the powers that control local economy
    Where is the voice of govt a govt necessary to speak on behalf of the people and say Wrong is Wrong

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  • David April 10, 2020 8:59 AM

    This is false

    Bring your proof i have mine

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  • I KNOW what i just saw on FB is FAKE NEWS …ah know Barbados will never be so incredibly STUPID to pimp for tourists advertising the island as somewhere to SELF-ISOLATE DURING A PANDEMIC…when all the tourist they are pimping are already INFECTED WITH THE PLAGUE or are potential SUPER SPREADERS…

    ah know Barbados could never be CURSED with so many downright goddamn idiots for leaders…so it gotta be FAKE NEWS..

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  • I think I have the wrong set of Bajan friends. These posts do not show when I visit Facebook.

    I find myself leaning more and more towards the current administration. It is not my first choice. But the claims of some posts are too ridiculous and exaggerated for me to believe.

    Who benefits? Not one person?
    Who is hurt? Barbados, Bajans and the current administration.

    This is often the case where we are cutting off our nose to spite our face. A strategy that I cannot support. My course of action is to stand heads and shoulders with Lorenzo & John2. Politics does breed strange bedfellows. I want to get out of this bed of thorns… I am allergic to these guys

    I am begging bloggers to be honest and truthful. Research before posting. Please…

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  • Ac are you a retard?

    The receipt clearly states 36 eggs for $30…do you know how much a dozen is??

    This only shows that when the blogmaster and fellow bloggers say that you a patently dishonest they are correct.

    How could you boldly state that merchants are selling ‘A DOZEN’ eggs for $30. Yet produce evidence to the contrary?

    Your musty weave seem to be blocking the oxygen to you brain our you probably inhaled too much of those laundromat chemicals….

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  • calm

    please kindly explain how a weave can block the oxygen to someone’s brain

    please kindly explain giving the relevant anatomy physiology and patho-physiology

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  • Why is it when people want to point out errors, or alleged errors, by @Mariposa, they sink to the level of savage abuse. Is it because they know no better? When we are rude to people, they also have a right to be rude to us in return.

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  • GP …. ask Trump he seems to have a handle on medical issues.

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  • “they sink to the level of savage abuse. Is it because they know no better? When we are rude to people, they also have a right to be rude to us in return.”

    Correct me if I am wrong….
    but is this coming from the same blogger that attacks the owner in a personal manner relentlessly??….. I must be mistaken

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  • Oh dear, the cut & paste crew has struck again? Wey the $30 eggs bill? Just like the BU experts in logistics and pandemic management are trying to convince readers that the new supermarket strategy is a failure, notwithstanding the headline: “Complaints and complements” and numerous positive reviews in the body. Regarding the use of surnames, is this a sensible approach to filter the elderly, disabled, low-income or most importantly capacity? Are we saying the proposed cohorts/ranges would capture Barbadian surnames with any sense of equitable distribution? How do we issue the permits: by name, household? How many households have individuals with different surnames? Long lines, the use of substitute brands/products or changes to what one usually cooks is not an experience unique to Bdos during these times. I find too many here on BU are supporting inflexible behaviour; we better learn resilience, if not crapaud smoke we pipe when we are faced with an even sterner test.

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  • Sir the picture i posted show chicken legs
    I do not see eggs

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  • When we are rude to people, they also have a right to be rude to us in return.”….(Quote)

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  • Austin you should be the last to talk about disrespect when YOU DISRRSPECT THE BLOGMASTER EVERY DAY. THIS IS THE SAME BLOGMASTER WHO ALLOWS YOU TO BLOG and i believe he is too lenient with you and a few others who in my view should have bee banned ever since.Here you are trying to defend blatant dishonesty from your sidekick Mariposa trying to make her the victim rather than pulling her up about her silly behaviour but then you are no better than her.Try to follow Gazzerts example although not a supporter of this government is to my surprise ttying to be objective who in jis last comment ask persons to blog the truth. I agree with him 100 percent leave out the petty politics there will be time for that.

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  • It is obvious the blatant liar is Calm
    Mariposa does not wear a weave
    David BU has been floating that lie about ac
    Now he uses the same dam lie against Mariposa
    Anyone who knows me our have seen me in person knows i do not wear a weave

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  • calm
    I asked you man
    It was not Trump that posited this moronic mouthing ………
    “Your musty weave seem to be blocking the oxygen to you brain ”

    I ask questions when I don’t know the answers and want to learn, man

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  • Enuff, you can’t argue with these keyboard warriors. Every small child easily sees that the Wuhan plague in Barbados is spreading only linearly and the rate of doubling is decreasing every day. At the end of the month we are free of the Wuhan killer bug. Thanks to our prudent government. Thanks to Mia Mottley.

    It’s finally time to proclaim her a new national heroine instead of Barrow. Barrow hasn’t had to deal with any crises. He spent his whole life scrounging money off other people. Mia Mottley is married to Barbados. She has successfully navigated Barbados through national bankruptcy. Now she faces her greatest triumph. She is the national saint and savior of Barbados.

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  • There should NEVER be a time for petty politics. Petty politics always has unnecessary bad outcomes for SOMEBODY. But this is indeed the worst time for it. Sadly some are addicted. It is indeed sickening because petty politics cares nothing for truth and objectivity. Where there is no truth there cannot be anything constructive. Only destruction can come from lies.

    But the one who accuses should also take a look in the mirror. I do it every day and this morning I was looking good.

    A word to the accuser. For later after the pandemic.

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  • And wunna see that fishing expedition the Salemite is on about self-isolating during a pandemic, it is another attempt to distort and mislead. I strongly suspect that story is about a British-born woman of Barbadian parentage who decided to build a house on family land in Bdos and move to Bdos. The family was making plans since the pound was 4-1, so go figure.

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  • Hello GP
    as I understand things (and that may very well be inaccurate!) covid patients die as a result of the much touted “cytokine storm”. I am told cytokines are part of the body’s inflammatory response against infection. Too much cytokines create a cycle of inflammation that damages the cells of the lung. Now if a patient has a weakened immune system wouldn’t that mean that less cytokines hence less inflammation occurs? Why do such patients then do poorly?

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  • @Mariposa April 10, 2020 9:32 AM “Sentence to 9mths yes i get it he is a repeat offender. The 25-year-old, of Mango Lane, St Peter, pleaded guilty to entering Jumas Restaurant, on April 6, and stealing two cases of beer, a case of bottled water and two cases of soft drinks belonging to Mark Daghorn. But how can authorities sit idle and allow price gouging at the highest level of wickedness go on in barbados at a time when many barbadians are unemployed and struggling.”

    A repeat offender who was on bail when he offended again. By his own admission he and his mother had come wrong and he was sleeping on the beach.

    Question for ya: Why had he and his mother “come [so] wrong?” that he could no longer sleep in her home?

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  • Why is it when people want to point out errors, or alleged errors, by @Mariposa, they sink to the level of savage abuse. Is it because they know no better? When we are rude to people, they also have a right to be rude to us in return. {Quote}

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    Wuh really wrong with you? YOU MUST BE ONE BITTER, LONELY MAN.

    If the people here on BU were not so DECEITFUL or SCARED of you, they would tell you that’s EXACTLY the same thing you do to the blogmaster and others.

    When somebody, especially the blogmaster, posts a comment with a mistake or 2, you ask them to repeat what they said in plain English, if grammar is not taught in schools anymore and end up calling them keyboard warriors, village idiots and silly, appallingly ignorant, semi-literate buffoons that learn by rote and suffering from the Bajan Condition.

    What about you calling human beings savages that should be in the jungle?

    This is the same thing as sinking to savage abuse.

    When people retaliate, you does come here moaning and groaning every day and dropping all kinds of remarks.

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  • Also i specifically made note that the posting was made on social media
    Any mistakes therfore cannot attributed to Mariposa
    Yes it was a mistake make
    However i egg costing 85 cents is still an abomination when one considers a family of four to feed daily each having one egg per day
    Can u not understand that for a family of four them eggs going to last 9 days
    30eggs lasting 9 days at 85 cents each is criminal at that price
    The price for a year would be astronomical
    Can understand how one can find a mistake but in finding the mistake cannot add a touch of humanity towards an individual who might have to feed a family of four for a week on a food item that only last for9 days
    Give me a friggin break
    Reason why the poor barbadian suffer so much is because of the many duffus quick to support injustice by any means necessary

    9×4 eggs per day per family = 36 eggs at 85 cents with a total of 30.00
    Actually in a month the family would have spent aprox close to 120 dollars for eggs to feed a family of four
    In one year approx 1’440 dollars on eggs alone
    Now tell is that fair in a country where minimum wage is low

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  • @Mariposa ““How can you let merchants sell you one dozen eggs for thirty dollars and you buy them How can you buy two chicken legs for twenty dollars when that is the price for one large chicken.”

    You don’t buy the eggs.

    There is no shortage of eggs.

    The real-real fowls [as distinct from political yard fowls] are still laying eggs everyday. if you don’t have eggs in the house right now eat whatever other proien you have in the house. Sardines, corned beef, sausage, tuna, peanut butter, cheese, chicken.

    No need to let anybody juck out ya eye just because of covid.

    I have a relative allergic to eggs. Hasn’t eaten eggs in nearly 40 years. Still alive and very, very well.

    Nobody will die if they don’t eat eggs for the rest of their life.

    Stupssseee!!!

    P.S. People bend over and let the merchants bull them and then complain “the merchant bulled me”

    Don’t bend over.

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