To BLP Administration: Re. Covid 19 protocols

Submitted by William Parker

I wish to congratulate the BLP government on their handling of the Covid 19 in 2020.

Now that the various “versions” of the original Virus has reached here and the infection rate and deaths are spiralling out of control it is apparent to some, including me, that the government has no answers and is reacting and not pro-acting.

I understand the need for the current lockdown and we all know that 2 weeks is just a start and it will be needed for a lot longer.

However the shutting on the mini marts and way side vendors leaves a lot of us bewildered as the logic behind it. In the area that I live R&R convenience, Mikes Mini Mart, EZ mini Mart and all the others are closed. These were locally owned shops where the poor, and not so poor, could get a little credit until the NIS cheque arrives, when the Post Office reopens, and walk a short distance home in the fresh air.

Now these people have to get an occasional bus to Massy in Oistins, and mix with those in the shop and be infected not only by the current shoppers but those who were there one or two hours ago. Are you telling us that it is safer for a person, who does not have a car, to catch a ZR and travel to Oistins to get a few items than to visit the corner shop?

The word that I have heard from more than one person is that in the last shut down the Major Supermarkets lost a lot of revenue because people switched to minimarts and a lot of way side vendors started. Is the way to make sure that the large foreign owned companies got more of the pie? It certainly seems so.

You have closed them on weekends so their overall sales will increase and their overheads will decrease. Bajans have been very good in following the new rules, and rightfully so, but there is a growing undercurrent of frustration and if the government is not careful there will be mass disobedience. This will hurt everyone. I hope that you can take a pause and consider the additional hardships you are causing a lot of Barbadians.

Thank you. I am a proud Bajan and supporter of the BL&P in the last few elections.

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  1. Guyana receives COVID-19 vaccines from India

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana received 80,000 doses of the ‘Covishield’ Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from India on Sunday.

    The vaccines arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), early Sunday morning, and were received by Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips and others

  2. Today, our government has once again successfully fought the Chinese disease: more people are being released from quarantine than freshly arrived. Almost 50000 people now enjoy basic protection against COVID19. This is far more than in the white shitholes of the European Union, which tortures us with blacklists in a racist manner.

    Thank you, Supreme Leader! Likewise, my special thanks to Lord Dale Marshal, General Presscott, and Minister Cummins. The latter minister has stepped up in a big way since the senate disaster and is no longer on our hit list. Likewise, I thank all the frontline workers in the health sector.

  3. This was always a concern of scientists.

    “Vaccines might be losing ARMS RACE to COVID??

    A new study is warning that the current generation of vaccines may be ineffective against evolving strains of the coronavirus, raising the possibility of reinfection unless further mutations can be prevented.

    “Our study and the new clinical trial data show that the virus is traveling in a direction that is causing it to escape from our current vaccines and therapies that are directed against the viral spike,” says the study’s lead author, David Ho.”


    “Copenhagen – Denmark has put using Oxford-AstraZeneca’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine shots on hold for two weeks after reports of cases of blood clots forming, including one death in Denmark, Danish authorities said on Thursday.

    They did not say how many reports of blood clots there had been, but Austria has stopped using a batch of AstraZeneca shots while investigating a death from coagulation disorders and an illness from a pulmonary embolism.

    “Both we and the Danish Medicines Agency have to respond to reports of possible serious side-effects, both from Denmark and other European countries,” the director of the Danish Health Authority, Soren Brostrom, said in a statement.

    “It is currently not possible to conclude whether there is a link. We are acting early, it needs to be thoroughly investigated,” Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke said on Twitter.

    The vaccine would be suspended for 14 days. The health agency did not give details of the Danish blood clot victim.”

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