Discussion re COVID 19 and the Economy

COVID-19 Discussion: Interview with BAMP Representatives - The variants and how they will impact our nation and our lives

The following is a short discussion with President of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) Dr. Linda Williams (Epidemiologist). Dr. Natasha Sobers ( Epidemiologist) from the UWI, Cave Hill and Senior Economic Advisor to the government Dr. Kevin Greenidge – Head of the CBC TV 8 Sanka Price lead the discussion supported by Head of News at Voice of Barbados Stetson Babb.

COVID-19 Discussion: Interview with BAMP Representatives


  • Best example is China.

    COVID is apparently, if you believe the numbers, eradicated from there.

    If I had to explain it I would say they locked down Wuhan completely so it could not spread to other places in China.

    That’s what we saw.

    Whatever else they did which we did not see either killed the virus or let it die.

    When countries get control of their water supplies for urbanized areas and can keep sewage separate, then is when you will see cases fall.



  • The only reason I end up with the desal plant is because the zoning around the water wells means the water stays long enough away from a host for viruses and bacteria to die.


  • Look Ma

    No Vaccine!!


    I believe the Chinese numbers.

    They actually beat the virus long before the advent of any vaccine.

    The Hindus in India also had a big splash in April 2021 almost a year after the Wuhan pool party and then dropped like flies.

    Obviously the Chinese know alot more than they are saying.


  • ARCHIVESThe Number Of Fully Vaccinated People That DIED Suddenly Has Gotten Even Worse!
    Here is a hypothetical dialogue between a person who has been vaccinated for COVID and someone who has not. Let’s see how this plays out:

    Random person: Have you been vaccinated?

    Me: Yes.

    Me: No.

    Random person: Why not?

    Me: I’ve already had COVID.

    Random person: You can still get it again.

    Me: I will take my chances. You can still get the flu after you have been vaccinated as well.

    Random person: Yeah, but you can’t die from the flu.

    Me: Up to 61,000 people die every year of the flu and is the #9 cause of death in America. People only forget about the flu when the COVID pandemic is in America.

    Random person: You must be a Trump supporter.

    Unless you are living on a private island somewhere or way off in the boondocks off the grid somewhere, then chances are you’ve had a conversation such as this one with a close acquaintance or even a perfect stranger. COVID shot shaming is something that is all the rage nowadays, but the fact remains that deciding to get the COVID shot is a personal choice. On the other hand, when it comes to taking the life of a baby growing inside of your body, these same people will have the rallying cry “my body, my choice.” You can be a feminazi all day long when it comes to abortion rights, but these same people are calling for a COVID passport.

    So, just what is the science behind the COVID jab? Is it possible that a fully vaccinated person can still get COVID? According to a recent report by NBC-5 in Chicago, state health officials are pointing out that over 150 fully vaccinated people have died, and as many as 600 fully vaccinated people have become sick enough to be hospitalized in “breakthrough” cases.

    According to data uploaded last Wednesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health, 159 people in Illinois have died due to COVID-19 complications after being fully vaccinated. That figure equals out to at least 2.3% of the COVID-19 deaths in the Land of Lincoln since January, according to these officials.

    The Illinois Surgeon General has termed these breakthrough cases as nothing more than a “unicorn” and she again urged those who have not yet gotten fully vaccinated to do so. “These vaccines continue to be truly effective,” IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. “You know, everyone has heard of a case or two of someone who had a breakthrough infection or a breakthrough hospitalization, but it is, that is so far the unicorn, that you need to focus on the people who are not vaccinated, they’re the ones filling up the hospital as COVID patients.”

    We’re not downplaying the significance of the Wuhan Virus by any means. Yes, it is clearly a serious virus and it has caused millions of deaths and some serious illnesses. If you are a person with a comorbidity you probably should seriously consider taking the jab, but healthy Americans who have tested positive for COVID but only exhibit mild symptoms that are only similar to the flu may want to fully investigate the shot before they run the risk of an adverse reaction to it. The beauty of living in America (at least up until this point) is that we still have the freedom to place what we want into our bodies.


  • Ignore the ignorant Trump boy bots
    or kick them up their big black ass
    whatever you little heart may desire

    Flush your meridians
    take the 7 day better breathing challenge
    that beats western medicine


  • I have no problem with what the Colonel has to say.

    I’m just sharing my point of view on how this could be spreading and why successive waves keep coming.

    Lockdowns do not work, they can contribute to the spread.

    We see that.

    So what are we missing?


  • john you may kike this one lol
    Sunshine SUNSHINE AUGUST 2, 2021

    How do officials discover the variants, then?
    However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can look at specific cases of the coronavirus through genetic sequencing. But there isn’t a specific test that will tell you if you have the delta variant.

    According to the CDC, sequenced cases are COVID-19 cases that the CDC has examined to review their genetic makeup and code. This is how variants of the virus are often discovered.


  • On ‘one hand,’ you ‘said:’

    (1). “It is a matter of probability, like in a war, only one of two or more men standing side by side has a bullet with his name on it. The others escape and get to return home.”

    “Two or more districts side by side may not be hit the same as another neighboring district even though their water source is identical. Luck if you like, probability otherwise.”

    But, ‘on the other hand,’ you followed up those comments with:

    (2). “Best example is China. COVID is apparently, if you believe the numbers, eradicated from there. If I had to explain it I would say they locked down Wuhan completely so it could not spread to other places in China.”

    Bear in mind, Black Rock is a large area in St. Michael North West and West Central, comprising of several “neighbouring districts,” which you categorized as a COVID-19 “hot spot,” perhaps similarly to Wuhan in China.

    If one juxtaposes both your above comments with the categorization of Black Rock, it becomes clear you have essentially contradicted yourself.


  • The 3 percenters stormed the Capital. You take info from their website.

    I guarantee that the likes of you would not be welcome in their nation.


  • Re: It cannot be refuted.
    It is not even entertained. Refutation is not necessary.


  • I have stored up plenty of potassium vitamins and Zinc with Vitamin C
    Bought a couple of hazmat suits
    More deadly viruses on the way


  • I guess what you want us to accept is that Black Rock with its several districts is as big as Wuhan!!

    Wuhan shows lockdowns only work in China and no where else which is clearly impossible.

    Obviously there was another factor at play in Wuhan and I am saying it probably was H2O!!

    COVID in Wuhan I am saying was overcome by what was done with the water supply, whatever that was.


  • @rabbit…
    Not coming in, just passing by the opening of the hole ..

    “Whatever that was” is a phrase usually reserve for when you don’t know what you are talking about and includes little green men from Mars.


  • “I guess what you want us to accept is that Black Rock with its several districts is as big as Wuhan!!”

    Never suggested any such thing.

    You’re struggling, my friend ……… and wandering ‘all over the place.’

    You tend to make an extra effort, trying to convince BU you’re much more intelligent than the average contributor, perhaps believing over thinking and complicating simple issues, while being overly sarcastic, is a sign of high intelligence.

    Similarly to the average BU contributor, some days you may post an above average contribution…… and on other days….. shiite.


  • RE trying to convince BU you’re much more intelligent than the average contributor,


  • My friend, you have your opinion………… and I have mine.

    “LOL LOL LOL…….. LOL LOL.”


  • I have stored up plenty of potassium vitamins and Zinc with Vitamin C
    Bought a couple of hazmat suits
    More deadly viruses on the way

    Vaccine and social distancing are free
    Them and mask up is all You need


  • Delta variant was kiill off india. What going on there now and why?


  • Artax,

    It all depends on the definition of “intelligence”!

    “Person, woman, man, camera, tv!”

    That makes me a genius!

    Post one uh dem rolling and laughing yellow men fuh muh!


  • British Booster Jabs

    Most vulnerable could be offered booster COVID-19 vaccines from Boosters aim to ensure protection from September.

    Boosters aim to ensure protection from COVID-19 is maintained ahead of winter and against new variants.

    •   The UK welcomes JCVI interim advice on who to prioritise for a third dose
    •   Pending further data and final advice, millions may be offered booster vaccine from September

    Millions of people most vulnerable to COVID-19 may be offered a booster vaccination from September to ensure the protection they have from first and second doses is maintained ahead of the winter and against new variants, following interim advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
    The JCVI’s interim advice is to plan to offer COVID-19 booster vaccines from September 2021, in order to prolong the protection that vaccines provide in those who are most vulnerable to serious COVID-19 ahead of the winter months. The 2-stage programme would take place alongside the annual flu vaccination programme. Further details of the flu vaccination programme will be set out in due course.
    The final JCVI advice will be published before September and will take into account the latest epidemiological situation, additional scientific data from trials such as Cov-Boost, real-time surveillance of the effectiveness of the vaccines over time and emerging variants. The final advice could change from the interim advice as further data is analysed.
    The government is working closely with the NHS to ensure that if a booster programme happens it can be deployed rapidly from September. Further details will be set out in due course.
    Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid said:
    The phenomenal vaccine rollout has already saved tens of thousands of lives and prevented millions of infections, helping to wrestle back control of the pandemic and ease lockdown restrictions so we can return to normal as soon as possible.
    We welcome this interim advice, which will help us ensure we are ready in our preparations for autumn. We look forward to receiving the committee’s final advice in due course.

    We need to learn to live with this virus. Our first COVID-19 vaccination programme is restoring freedom in this country, and our booster programme will protect this freedom. We are working with the NHS to make sure we can rapidly deliver this programme to maintain protection for people in the winter months.
    Dependent on final advice, the booster programme will be designed to protect as many vulnerable people as possible from becoming seriously ill due to COVID-19 over the winter period.
    COVID-19 vaccines provide very strong protection against serious illness. There is good evidence that 2 doses of any COVID-19 vaccine used in the UK will provide strong protection against severe disease for at least 6 months for the majority, and there is some evidence that longer lasting protection may be afforded to some. As is common with flu, winter will lead to rising cases and further pressure on the NHS. The JCVI’s interim position on booster vaccinations is to ensure the protection that has been built up in the population does not decline through the winter months, and that immunity is maximised to provide additional resilience against variants.
    As most younger adults will receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in late summer, the benefits of booster vaccination in this group will be considered by the JCVI at a later time when more information is available.
    Vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi said:
    Our COVID-19 vaccination programme has been a roaring success, with almost 85% of adults across the UK receiving a first dose and more than 62% getting both doses.
    We are now planning ahead to future-proof this progress and protect our most vulnerable from variants and flu ahead of the winter.
    Vaccines are the best way to stay on top of this virus and I urge everybody to take up the offer as soon as possible.
    The JCVI’s interim advice is that a third booster jab is offered to the following groups in 2 stages:
    Stage 1. The following people should be offered a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine and the annual influenza vaccine as soon as possible from September 2021:
    • adults aged 16 years and over who are immunosuppressed
    • those living in residential care homes for older adults
    • all adults aged 70 years or over
    • adults aged 16 years and over who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable
    • frontline health and social care workers
    Stage 2. The following people should be offered a third COVID-19 booster vaccine as soon as practicable after stage 1 with equal emphasis on deployment of the influenza vaccine where eligible:
    • all adults aged 50 years and over
    • all adults aged 16 to 49 years who are in an influenza or COVID-19 at-risk group as outlined in the Green Book
    • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
    Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said:
    Where the UK has reached so far on vaccination is truly fantastic. But we need to keep going and finish giving second doses to those remaining adults who have not had them; this is the best thing we can do prevent the disease from making a comeback which disrupts society later in the year.

    Being able to manage COVID-19 with fewer or no restrictions is now heavily dependent on the continued success of the vaccination programme. We want to be on the front foot for COVID-19 booster vaccination to keep the probability of loss of vaccine protection due to waning immunity or variants as low as possible. Especially over the coming autumn and winter.
    Fewer or no restrictions will mean that other respiratory viruses, particularly flu, will make a comeback and quite possibly be an additional problem this winter, so we will need to ensure protection against flu as well as maintaining protection against COVID-19.
    The announcement of interim advice from JCVI is good news. It shows that the vaccine experts are thinking carefully about how best to use vaccination to protect the most vulnerable and ensure everyone’s lives can remain as normal as possible for the autumn and winter.
    Of course we have to be driven by data, and there will be more data from vaccine booster studies for JCVI to look at over summer, so we should all remember that this advice is interim and might change between now and September. However JCVI has clearly set out the broad direction of travel which I agree with, and which ministers have accepted.
    The success of the vaccination programme is weakening the link between cases and hospitalisations. The latest analysis from Public Health England (PHE) and the University of Cambridge suggests that vaccines have so far prevented an estimated 7.2 million infections and 27,000 deaths in England alone.

    The government met its target of offering a vaccine to the most vulnerable by 15 April and is on track to offer a first dose to all adults by 19 July, 2 weeks earlier than planned.
    Everyone over the age of 18 and over is eligible to get a vaccine. By 19 July, all those aged 40 and over and the clinically extremely vulnerable, who received their first dose by mid-May, will have been offered their second dose.
    Data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant. The analysis suggests the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is 92% effective against hospitalisation after 2 doses.
    YouGov polling also shows the UK continues to top the list of nations where people are willing to have a COVID-19 vaccine or have already been vaccinated and ONS data published on 9 June shows that more than 9 in 10 (94%) adults reported positive sentiment towards the vaccine.


  • Donna August 2, 2021 5:19 PM


    It all depends on the definition of “intelligence”!

    “Person, woman, man, camera, tv!”

    That makes me a genius!

    Post one uh dem rolling and laughing yellow men fuh muh!


  • It would be folly to believe that superior success at the ‘screaming test’ is an indication of greater intelligence for the rest of a life. In fact, given the different resources available to individual,this success may be simply reflect what was paid for and is not a measure of comparative intelligence.

    Success at the level of a first year at university does not automatically translate to the presence of an Einstein. In fact, our two Einsteins appear to be works in progress and not fully bloomed. John has shown intelligence in some areas, but quite often his logic, his hypotheses and his theories has shown a deficiency that would make any sensible person question his superior intelligence. “The king has no clothes” may be an apt description.

    Summary: not convinced he is very bright


  • Fauci. Dont Think we are going back to lockdowns

    Seem like we used the same crystal ball



  • A sad story.

    Micheal Freedy texted fiancee before dying of covid-19, ‘I should have gotten the damn vaccine’ – The Washington Post



  • I hate to have to tell you this but Fauci is not God.


  • TheO,

    If they believe even a tenth of what they post, they are not very intelligent at all.

    In fact, that would make them the biggest fools I have encountered ever.

    I would love to believe that they are totally pulling our legs. But…. that would make them even bigger fools!

    Why would they spend all this time pulling the legs of anonymous people in these serious matters? If they are conducting a study, it is a cruel study.

    There is only one way that they could be of superior intelligence and yet be so cruel.


  • Only god Can have an opinion on if we are going back to lockdowns? Stupes


  • Only God is guaranteed to be RIGHT

    Double steupse!


  • You do know that I HOPE you are right?

    My argument is that we must hope for the best but plan for the worst.

    What exactly is your argument?

    I do hope it is not that we are over the worst and so we don’t need a plan.

    Dear, dear!


  • Didnt god give us brains to think?

    Neither fauci or Said we are 100% certain that we are are not going back into lockdown

    We Said we dont THINK we Will go back into lock Down

    I have no argument just opinions

    My opinion is that we are over the worst But we must still be on Guard. There Will be flare ups But there Will not be the lockdowns like In 2020

    The vaccines are working
    The Numbers show it.
    We have the ability to use booster if necessary
    We have the Technology to adjust the vaccine to the DNA of the virus (if needed) according to how they evolve .


  • New York will require vaccination certificate for indoor dining and fitness


  • No masks so no vaccination!!??


  • David,

    Another one bites the dust!


  • So…wuh is de plan fuh de economy? My point was and still is that we need a plan regardless.


  • So my position is that since God gave us brains to think, we should do more thinking than hoping.


  • We should be thinking, planning and executing.


  • Critical Analyzer

    @ David August 3, 2021 9:53 AM

    That vaccine mandate will probably get rolled back with Governor Cuomo about to be no more. Only a matter of time before he get arrested on sexual harassment charges.



  • Critical Analyzer


  • Imagine Guyana with their new found oil wealth still putting 50 billion in their agriculture sector.

    We here 18 months into covid and we putting how much it was again in a new tourism promo phrase? Somebody better look up the meaning of a ” diversified economy.”


  • You is the one that talked about HOPEing for the best.

    I just give my opinion about not going back to 2020 lockdowns.

    Goverment should plan for both events good / bad . Adjustments Can be made according to how thing are going..


  • CA

    Is sexual harassment an arrestable offence?


  • Critical Analyzer


    Apparently what he did violated both state and federal law.


  • You are severely challenged in the comprehension category.

    You are the one who expressed the opinion that we are past the worst. Since you are not clairvoyant, I suggest to you that it is a HOPE.

    I am done with you. You are too challenged to be bothered with any longer. I have taught three year olds without suffering the stupidity you exhibit.

    I am tired of talking to you. I do not enjoy interacting with stupid people.

    You may have the last word. No doubt it will be stupid.


  • Utah will give KN95 masks to children as the Delta variant fuels Covid-19 hospitalizations nationwide



  • Stupidity is how i felt about you when i stated my opinion (and gave reasons why) we are not going back to previous type lockdown and you told me about my crystal ball.

    Stupidity is what i felt about you when i posted the fauci article and you replied with this stupid comment

    “I hate to have to tell you this but Fauci is not God.”

    Even the 3 yrs old kids thats stuck in you head would tell you that you were being stupid and that they know that already.

    and then to follow up with more stupid that only god can be right – like you talking to the 3 yrs that stuck in ur head.
    only god can be right when all fauci did was give and opinion while everyday donna is in here giving her opinions and thinking she is right .

    it is ironic that after this covenent of HOPE:

    DonnaAugust 3, 2021 8:04 AM

    You do know that I HOPE you are right?

    My argument is that we must hope for the best but plan for the worst.

    What exactly is your argument?

    I do hope it is not that we are over the worst and so we don’t need a plan.

    Dear, dear!


    I felt like telling you that you should do more thinking and less hoping but you finally came to the same conclusion.
    i only mentioned one hope earlier because i felt one was enuff.

    I am not surprised at your reaction. After trying on two occasions to BS my opinion on two occasions and probably realising how stupid you fauci/god response was you tried to save face by HOPING i am right. then tried to lead me down a rabit hole and i refused to follow.


  • John2August 3, 2021 8:44 PM


    Is sexual harassment an arrestable offence?


    Ask Harvey Weinstein.


  • DavidAugust 3, 2021 2:38 PM

    Dominica is fighting the pandemic like many other countries



    Unlike many other countries Dominica has no deaths and is among the 20 countries in this world with the fewest number of cases.

    Like politicians in all Skerritt is looking for attention and will take credit for what he does not understand..


  • In Chicago people have gone lollapalooza!!


  • Must be unvaccinated Trump supporters as no one is wearing a a mask at lollapolooza!!


  • There is wide opinion the MM deserves a break.De Peiza will not get much support from the public. The PM did not stop to grieve her brother.

    DLP leader knocks Mia’s vacation

    DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP) leader Verla De Peiza is chiding Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley for taking vacation now the country is in “turmoil” over certain issues, including the recent announcement of the move to a republic.
    Speaking at party headquarters on George Street, St Michael, on Sunday, she said this “moment” was about leadership, which was not about “insisting” on getting your own way or “making determinations for people without consulting them”.
    “If we recognise that this administration can find the time in short order, though, to pass legislation to grant themselves vacations, and immediately take advantage of those provisions at a time when the country is melting down, the country is torn apart. I’m not using those expressions lightly . . . but there are no steps or strides to fix these issues, but [that] you go on vacation when the country is in turmoil over the republic says a lot about leadership,” she told party faithful.
    The issues De Peiza mentioned were COVID-19 vaccines, how the country was “currently grappling with law and order” and children being in “pure sufferation where education is concerned”.
    “This is the time when a leader should be in her seat. This is not the time to step away,” said the DLP president.
    The Prime Minister is on leave until August 18. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw is Acting Prime Minister until then. (GBM)


  • CA

    Sexaul harassment by anyone is against the law . I have never heard anyone being arrested for it.


  • John

    G’et your facts straight.


  • https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/experts-predict-next-covid-19-094500304.html

    Another opinion that covid is slowly slipping into the rearview mirrow


  • @J2
    In general, you are correct, but there are behaviors that accompany sexual harassment that could land you in trouble in some states. If you are in Texas, take a chill pill.

    “It is important to note that sexual harassment is not always against the law. However, harassment itself is a criminal offense in the state of Texas. A person can be arrested and charged with harassment if they engage in certain behaviors, such as:

    Repeated unwanted phone calls, text messages or emails
    Sending unwanted gifts
    Following someone
    Causing another person to fear for their safety or the safety of their family or property.”


  • TheO

    Thanks But i am ahead of You on that.
    I one Word Stalking

    Sex harassment + stalking = arrestable offence .


  • How much is 50 billion guyanese petro dollars

    And how does it compare to what Barbados invest In agriculture ( borrowed money) ?


  • Havey has almost 100 accusers who allege he sexually harrassed them or assaulted them and some allege he raped them.

    There are only 10 or so allegations against Cuomo but he knows one or more will have to be proven before he is in serious problems before any court.

    For the moment, the report on his behaviour is a politics and would require investigation before any charges can be brought.

    The report was prepared by another Democrat who wants his job.

    Personally, I would have liked to see the investigation center on the deaths of old people he caused during COVID, but Al Capone never went to jail for murder.

    Harvey’s case is confusing because there are atleast 3 different claims against him and the authorities will pick the ones that are most easily proved and most serious.

    He has been a busy boy according to Wikipedia.

    “Since the initial reporting in 2017, over eighty women[29] accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or rape. In November 2017, a group of the alleged victims, led by Italian actress Asia Argento, released a list of over a hundred alleged instances of sexual abuse by Weinstein.[30][31] The incidents in the list date from 1980 to 2015 and include eighteen allegations of rape.[30]

    According to the women’s reports, Weinstein invited young actresses or models into a hotel room or office on the pretext of discussing their career, and then he demanded massages or sex.[32] He told them that complying with his demands would help their careers and repeatedly used Gwyneth Paltrow as an example, telling them that she had had sex with him, unbeknownst to the actress. Paltrow had rebuffed his propositions, but he told multiple young actresses that she had slept with him as a “weapon” to pressure them into complying with his demands.[12]

    Former colleagues and collaborators of Weinstein told reporters that these activities were enabled by employees, associates and agents who set up these meetings, as well as lawyers and publicists who suppressed complaints with payments and threats.[32] Bob Weinstein, for example, was allegedly involved in three settlements with accusers, the first in 1990. One Miramax executive reported being harassed by Weinstein after being promoted and praised by him; she and other employees allegedly found that the HR department protected Weinstein more than they did his employees.[12]

    Sexual harassment or assault
    Women who said they had been sexually harassed or assaulted by Weinstein include:[33]

    Amber Anderson, actress[34]
    Lysette Anthony, actress[35]
    Asia Argento, actress and director[24]
    Rosanna Arquette, actress[24]
    Jessica Barth, actress[24]
    Kate Beckinsale, actress[36]
    Juls Bindi, massage therapist[37]
    Cate Blanchett, actress[38][note 1]
    Helena Bonham Carter, actress[39]
    Zoë Brock, model[40]
    Cynthia Burr, actress[41]
    Liza Campbell, writer and artist[42]
    Alexandra Canosa, producer[43][44]
    Rowena Chiu, Weinstein employee[45]
    Marisa Coughlan, actress and writer[46]
    Hope Exiner d’Amore, Weinstein employee[41]
    Florence Darel, actress[47]
    Wedil David, actress[48]
    Emma de Caunes, actress[24]
    Paz de la Huerta, actress[49]
    Juliana De Paula, model[50]
    Cara Delevingne, actress and model[51]
    Sophie Dix, actress[52]
    Jane Doe, model and aspiring actress[53]
    Lacey Dorn, actress and filmmaker[41]
    Kaitlin Doubleday, actress[54]
    Caitlin Dulaney, actress [55]
    Dawn Dunning, actress[56]
    Lina Esco, actress and director[57]
    Alice Evans, actress[58]
    Lucia Evans, formerly Lucia Stoller, actress[24]
    Angie Everhart, model and actress[59]
    Claire Forlani, actress[60]
    Romola Garai, actress[61]
    Louisette Geiss, screenwriter and actress[42]
    Louise Godbold, nonprofit organization director[42]
    Judith Godrèche, actress[56]
    Trish Goff, former model, actress, and real estate broker[62]
    Larissa Gomes, actress[55]
    Heather Graham, actress[63]
    Eva Green, actress[64]
    Ambra Gutierrez, formerly Ambra Battilana, model[22]
    Mimi Haleyi, former production assistant[12][65]
    Daryl Hannah, actress[66]
    Salma Hayek, actress and producer[67]
    Lena Headey, actress[68]
    Anne Heche, actress[69]
    Lauren Holly, actress[70]
    Dominique Huett, actress[71]
    Jessica Hynes, actress, director and writer[72]
    Amy Israel, Miramax executive[12]
    Angelina Jolie, actress and director[56]
    Ashley Judd, actress and political activist[12][22]
    Minka Kelly, actress[73]
    Katherine Kendall, actress[56]
    Heather Kerr, actress[74][75]
    Mia Kirshner, actress[12][76]
    Myleene Klass, singer and model[22]
    Nannette Klatt, actress[77]
    Liz Kouri, actress[77]
    Olga Kurylenko, model and actress[78]
    Jasmine Lobe actress,[77]
    Emma Loman (alias), German actress[79]
    Ivana Lowell, author and daughter of Lady Caroline Blackwood[77]
    Laura Madden, Weinstein employee[42]
    Madonna, singer-songwriter and actress[80]
    Natassia Malthe, actress[81]
    Jessica Mann, former[82] aspiring[83] actress[84][85][86]
    Julianna Margulies, actress[87]
    Brit Marling, actress[88][89]
    Sarah Ann Masse, actress, comedian, and writer[42]
    Ashley Matthau, actress[12][41]
    Rose McGowan, actress[12][22]
    Natalie Mendoza, actress[90]
    Sophie Morris, administrative assistant[91]
    Katya Mtsitouridze, TV hostess and head of Russian film body Roskino[92]
    Emily Nestor, Weinstein employee[42]
    Jennifer Siebel Newsom, documentary filmmaker and actress[12][93]
    Connie Nielsen, actress[94]
    Kadian Noble, actress[95]
    Lupita Nyong’o, actress[96]
    Lauren O’Connor, Weinstein employee[12][97]
    Gwyneth Paltrow, actress[12][56]
    Samantha Panagrosso, former model[98]
    Zelda Perkins, Weinstein employee[42]
    Vu Thu Phuong, actress and businesswoman[12][99]
    Sarah Polley, actress, writer, and director[100]
    Emanuela Postacchini, actress[101][102]
    Monica Potter, actress[103]
    Aishwarya Rai, actress[104]
    Tomi-Ann Roberts, professor of psychology and former aspiring actress[56]
    Lisa Rose, Miramax employee[105]
    Erika Rosenbaum, actress[106]
    Melissa Sagemiller, actress[107]
    Annabella Sciorra, actress[66]
    Léa Seydoux, actress[108]
    Lauren Sivan, journalist[109]
    Chelsea Skidmore, actress and comedian[57]
    Mira Sorvino, actress[24]
    Kaja Sokola, model[110]
    Tara Subkoff, actress[22]
    Melissa Thompson[55]
    Uma Thurman, actress[111][112][113]
    Paula Wachowiak, Weinstein employee[114]
    Wende Walsh, model and aspiring actress[77][115]
    Paula Williams, actress[116]
    Sean Young, actress[117]


    Women who have accused Weinstein of rape include:

    Lysette Anthony told British police in October 2017 that Weinstein raped her in the late 1980s at her home in London.[118]
    Asia Argento told The New Yorker that in 1997, Weinstein invited her into a hotel room, “pulled her skirt up, forced her legs apart, and performed oral sex on her as she repeatedly told him to stop”.[24]

    Wedil David, an actress, said that in 2016, Harvey Weinstein raped her in a Beverly Hills hotel room.[48]

    Paz de la Huerta said Weinstein had raped her on two separate occasions in November and December 2010.[49]

    Lucia Evans said, after a business meeting in 2004, Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him.[24]

    Hope Exiner d’Amore, a former employee of Weinstein, said he raped her during a business trip to New York in the late 1970s.[41]

    Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi, a production crew member, said Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in his New York City apartment in 2006 when she was in her twenties.[119]

    Dominique Huett said Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her and then carried out another sexual act in front of her.[120]

    Natassia Malthe said in 2008, Weinstein barged into her London hotel room at night and raped her.[81][121]

    Jessica Mann testified in 2020 that Weinstein raped her on March 18, 2013.[82][86]

    Rose McGowan wrote on Twitter that she told the Amazon Studios head Roy Price that Weinstein had raped her, but Price ignored this and continued collaborating with Weinstein.[122] Price later resigned from his post following sexual harassment allegations against him.[123]

    Annabella Sciorra said, in the early 1990s, Weinstein forced himself into her apartment, shoved her onto her bed and raped her.[66][124]

    Melissa Thompson, a tech entrepreneur, told Sky News Weinstein raped her in his hotel room following a business meeting in 2011.[125][126][127]

    Wende Walsh, model and aspiring actress said that when she was working as a waitress at an Elmwood Avenue bar in the late 1970s, Weinstein begged her for a ride and then once inside the car, he sexually assaulted her.[77][115]

    An unnamed woman told The New Yorker that Weinstein invited her into a hotel room on a pretext, and “forced himself on [her] sexually” despite her protests.[24]

    An unnamed actress told the Los Angeles Times that in 2013, Weinstein “bullied his way” into her hotel room, grabbed her by the hair, dragged her into the bathroom and raped her.[128]

    An anonymous woman who works in the film industry says in a civil claim she filed in the U.K. in November 2017 that he sexually assaulted her several times sometime after 2000.[77]

    An unnamed Canadian actress says he sexually assaulted her in 2000. She filed suit against him in 2017.[77]

    An unnamed actress sued Weinstein for sexual battery and assault, alleging that in 2016 he forced her into sex.[129]

    An unnamed industry acquaintance sued Weinstein for rape, alleging that he raped her during a 2000 presidential debate.[130]


  • John

    Which crime was he arrested on ?

    If the is evidence that coumo sexually assaulted. Or raped anyone then i would expect hume to be arrested and charged .

    Not for just sexual harassment



    IMO it is time you change your dissing refrain. it is old and over used. it always – poor comprehenson skills – ur 3yrs old – stupidity – and you finish talking to the other person.

    it like you have it stored and just paste it and maybe add a few words but alway the same tired refrain
    no creativity from the former teacher?


  • Harvey was arrested for rape and sexual assault, never got to see if the harassment counted.




  • John

    I have never hear or read of any cases where someone was arrested for sexual harassment . The most is a civil case and others are handle by the employer ( firing, demotions , counselling. Etc)

    In coumo case it seems like impeaxhment
    Or resignation Will be his most sever punishment ( civil case May follow after)


  • Alas! I see I was correct!


  • Peter King, a Canadian citizen in the Province of Alberta, was fined $1,200 for violating the provincial Covid-19 regulations. In formulating his defense, he subpoenaed from the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath (responsible for formulating the Covid-19 guidelines and regulations the evidence she had to show that Covid-19 has been isolated and scientifically proven to exist. To much shock and amazement in the courtroom, allegedly with Attorneys General from across Canada in the court room to observe this trial over a $1,200 fine, the provincial CMOH admits to the court she has no such evidence to allow her to comply with King’s subpoena.

    (17min video interview with Peter King):


  • Correction, in the post above, the Alberta resident fighting the $1200 fine for violating Covid-19 regulations is named Patrick King, not Peter KIng.


  • As alway. God


  • John2August 4, 2021 11:40 AM


    I have never hear or read of any cases where someone was arrested for sexual harassment . The most is a civil case and others are handle by the employer ( firing, demotions , counselling. Etc)

    In coumo case it seems like impeaxhment
    Or resignation Will be his most sever punishment ( civil case May follow after)


    Biden and Schumer will have to drag Cuomo out kicking and screaming because he ent resigning.

    Nancy ent saying nuttin!!


  • Press pretty clear that he violated federal and state laws on sexual harassment.

    Imagine, at one time the media had him as the next president!!


  • Imagine we had a pussy grabber as prisedent.


  • @🐇
    “Imagine, at one time the media had him as the next president!!”
    Sometimes you are incredibly funny without intending to be so. I will consider him worse than trump, if he is a serial grabber.


  • Cuomo goose is cooked. He does not have the luck of trimp.


  • To PLT, to the ISO-Taliban, to WARU the keyboard warrior and all other opposition members who want to undermine our beloved government:

    Tron finally sees light at the end of the tunnel. We will be invincible. Come what may from the hellish laboratories of the Chinese army.

    By winter 2022/23 at the latest, our tourism industry will be able to run at full capacity again or even go to 120% overload. Thanks to the grand plans of our beloved Supreme Leader Mia Mottley.

    Mark my words well! The court jester sits closest to power. Always.


  • J2

    China apparently lending credence to Delta Variant.


  • Tell them to Bodil the water


  • John2August 4, 2021 6:52 PM

    Imagine we had a pussy grabber as prisedent.


    Well, Cuomo safe assuming Trump actually did as was claimed and was never prosecuted.

    The joke is it was Trump who claimed to have done it.

    You realize how all the allegations disappeared once it was realized they were having no effect on Trump and only making him stronger.

    The P word has yet to surface with Cuomo so all he has to do is hold on.

    The only difference between he and Trump was that Trump was a virgin, he is an old whore!!


  • Somehow I don’t think things will work for him how they worked for Trump,

    If he gets impeached it will be a one shot.

    Trump got hit with two and laughed.


  • Ganja talks a must!

    BCCI head sees potential economic gain for Barbados
    HEAD OF THE Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), Anthony Branker, says the time has come for a serious discussion on the establishment of a recreational marijuana sector.
    He said this was especially timely given that the country was in search of serious economic drivers during these lean times.

    The BCCI president said businesses in Barbados were still reeling from the combined impact of COVID-19, Hurricane Elsa and ash fall from the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent.
    He said that with economies of Canada and California reaping dividends from the legalised recreational use of the drug, Barbados must seriously consider bringing those underground monies into the mainstream economy.
    “What you are doing is bringing money from the underground into the mainstream and driving the wheels of the economy. I am saying that it is time that we have a discussion about it again. We know that the medicinal marijuana is legalised but controlled by the Barbados Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority (BMCLA) and therefore any recreational use should be similar, where you have a regulatory body who issues and controls the persons who can distribute and retail. Persons can then purchase regulated quantities from licensed retailers,” said Branker.
    Strong controls
    Branker made it clear he was by no means advocating a free-for-all but rather the consideration of a system with strong governmental
    controls, much like the burgeoning medicinal marijuana sector. He explained that the business sector had discussed the issue of recreational marijuana during a webinar hosted by the BCCI last week.
    However, head of the African Heritage Foundation, Paul “Ras Simba” Rock, said he was sceptical of any push from the business community to legalise recreational marijuana, arguing that he foresaw a similar blueprint to that of the medicinal marijuana sector, where traditional cultivators such as the Rastafarian community were perceived to be left out.
    Rock said he was also concerned that a number of the strains of marijuana in circulation were not fit for recreational purposes as some were likely to induce fits of rage, exacerbating this country’s crime problem.
    He said any discussion on the issue must come with the assurance that the traditional farmers were guaranteed a fair share of the sector.
    “Rastafarians are the custodians of the original cannabis strain and, yes, there is a concern that we would be left out of the economic gains that are to be made with this sector. The masses have been left out of the medicinal cannabis framework and we are deeply concerned that the same thing would be done once the business sector pushes for the recreational side of things,” said Rock.
    He also said the relevant authorities must be mindful of which strains they could consider for recreational purposes, as the plant had been genetically modified over the years with some producing extremely high yields of THC that could pose a danger to society.
    “This new strain of cannabis called Kush (a pure or hybrid Cannabis indica strain) has a tendency to make young people angry and could potentially lead to violence. Some of the things that the young people are using is far different from what we know and use. I don’t use a number of these strains because they hurt my head. The unnatural manipulation of these plants raises the levels of THC and terpenes,” said Rock, noting that cannabis plant he grew up knowing would take as much nine months to mature, but now the new hybrids grow as quickly as six weeks.
    Currently, the recreational cannabis sector in Canada had yielded up to $4 billion for the first five months of the year and Branker said these types of gains ought to be explored to determine the pros and cons.
    “Right now, you have an illegal business operating on island, so right now there is a stigma attached to the whole idea of growing and the production behind it. So, a move to bring it in the mainstream will only serve to remove that stigma as you now have licensed growers. Look at it from the tourism perspective as well because you would now have a slew people who would want to come to Barbados not only because we have created a healthy COVID-19 environment, but you now have persons who can engage in a legal recreational activity that was previously something so stigmatised before. We can create ourselves as one of the leading countries in the world that could go that route,” he stressed.

    Source: Nation


  • Barbados sees boost in ties with UAE
    GOVERNMENT’S ESTABLISHMENT of an embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the potential to benefit Barbados beyond increasing global trade and investment.
    That is the hope of this country’s first ambassador to the UAE, Gabriel Abed, who has officially taken up his post in the Middle East.
    “The possibilities are endless and the future is exciting as I seek strengthened connectivity and mutual benefits to our nations, well beyond global trade and investment,” he said.
    “Though these are important, I equally look forward to the transfer of knowledge and supporting our national and sustainable goals and development. I go forth with a multitude of objectives on paper, and Barbados in my heart.”
    Abed recently presented his credentials to Omar Saif Ghobash, Assistant Minister for Cultural Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and he said Ghobash wished him success in the performance of his duties and in enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation between the UAE and Barbados.
    “It is a mandate that I humbly accept, and I am grateful to Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados and Senator Dr Jerome Walcott, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, for the opportunity to bring pride and continuous progress to my country, through this esteemed post,” Abed said.
    Visionary policy
    He said the UAE “enjoys a prestigious regional and international position, thanks to the visionary policy of President Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan”.
    “The UAE is also a technology pioneer and digital world leader. It is because of this foundation of digital greatness in the UAE that I will be launching technology diplomacy – the future of diplomacy as I see it – to create technological bridges between nations, bringing Barbados and the UAE hand-in-hand now and into the future,” said Abed.
    “As you would appreciate, as the pioneer behind central bank digital currency, technology diplomacy is inspired by my passion
    for blockchain.”
    Abed’s ambassadorship was one of several new diplomatic postings that Walcott announced in March.
    The minister said Barbados’ establishment of an embassy in Abu Dhabi “will serve to significantly advance the growth of a stronger bilateral partnership with the United Arab Emirates, which is one of the most developed countries in the Middle East and wields considerable power in the region”.
    “The diplomatic presence in Abu Dhabi will also facilitate the pursuit by Barbados of economic growth opportunities in the region, and will be a platform for the formation and strengthening of strategic alliances with other Gulf States,” he added.

    Source: Nation


  • Questions for Bostic

    IN ORDER for Barbadians to have a fuller understanding of the state of the COVID pandemic in Barbados, I would like the Minister of Health to urgently answer the three questions below:
    1. How many people have tested positive in Barbados since July 7, the date of the beginning of the latest spate of infections?
    2. Of those testing positive, how many were fully vaccinated?
    3. Of those testing positive, how many were visitors?


    Sunshine SUNSHINE AUGUST 4, 2021

    For months, people have been saying that the experimental COVID jab was bad news and people should not be getting it.
    However, thanks to the 24-hour media circus terrifying people to receive this so-called vaccine people are getting it and many are facing dire consequences.
    Doctors and even reporters have spoken out about the dangerous side effects of the vaccine but are shut down by social media platforms for “spreading misinformation”. What these doctors and reporters are speaking about is the spike protein that is injected into the person receiving the jab.

    What people are noticing is that the spike protein circulates in the bloodstream and accumulates in major organs and that is not a good thing at all. It has been found to be the root cause of many of the horrific side effects people are experiencing after receiving the jab. Oh, and guess what? The mainstream media is covering up the story of the century by refusing to report on it.

    However, there has been a study done on a recently deceased corpse that died and who had also received the vaccine. This autopsy sheds new light on what is happening in the body after someone has received the vaccine that is quite troublesome.
    The Daily Expose reported:

    The German scientific report titled “First case of postmortem study in a patient vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2”, which was published in June 2021, examined the autopsy of an 86-year-old man who had received a single dose of the Covid-19 vaccine but died a month later after becoming infected with Coronavirus by a nearby patient at a hospital.

    According to the report, the man had a medical history including systemic arterial hypertension, chronic venous insufficiency, dementia, and prostate carcinoma. The report, which was published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, states that on January 9th, 20201, “the man receivedlipid nanoparticle-formulated, nucleoside-modified RNA vaccine BNT162b2 in a 30 μg dose.” Just 18 days after his dose of the vaccine, the man was admitted to the hospital for worsening diarrhea, where an “antigen test and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 were negative.”

    However, by day 25, the vaccinated patient tested positive for Covid-19, presumably from a nearby Covid-infected patient in the hospital, and he, unfortunately, died of kidney and respiratory failure the following day. According to the report, researchers found that the patient’s entire body had become overrun with high viral RNA loads, also known as vaccine-induced spike proteins.

    The study concluded: “In summary, the results of our autopsy case study in a patient with mRNA vaccine confirm the view that by first dose of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 immunogenicity can already be induced, while sterile immunity is not adequately developed.”

    In other words, whilst the Covid-19 vaccine triggered an immune response within the body, it did not seem to stop the spread of the virus throughout the body or the spike proteins that caused his organs to fail. This bombshell study only confirms our worst fears that the Covid vaccine causes more harm than good, and may actually even accelerate the spread of the virus.

    Here’s a link to the study


    Sunshine SUNSHINE AUGUST 4, 2021
    So after months of people on social media banning people who said that the masks and face coverings that people were wearing did not work, a top Biden official confirms us all right.I wonder if we will all get an apology bouquet of flowers delivered to our doors?
    Nope, not a chance, but it sure does feel good to be vindicated, right? However, I do wonder if the fact-checkers on Facebook will flag this saying it is “fake news”?
    At any rate, for over a year we have said those flimsy face coverings are not going to stop this virus and people all over social media attacked us saying we were “grandma killers” and whatever else.

    So many people stated that if you were going to wear a mask that would protect others it needed to be an N95 one, but the keyboard warriors and the talking heads on the news said just a face covering.They told us to “follow the science” and we did but since we were using our own common sense and not regurgitating what the media told us we were called conspiracy theorists.

    This is what brings me back to the original point that I stated at the beginning of this article. Biden’s top advisor is admitting on CNN that the current masks don’t work and only an N95 mask will.Shocker, right?

    Retired acting ICE director and Fox News contributor Tom Homan slammed President Biden for allowing the U.S. border to remain “wide open” while urging Americans to continue holding themselves “accountable to COVID.” Homan told “Fox & Friends First,” Monday, the act of having “released hundreds of COVID-positive people into the interior” shows “incompetence at the highest level” from the Biden administration.

    TOM HOMAN: The northern border we have with Canada is still closed because of COVID and the southern border is wide open. And you’re right, I mean, ICE already had 7,500 positive COVID cases run through their system. Right now, as we’re speaking, they have nearly 1,200 active cases in custody right now that came across that border. And what really scares me is that nearly 300,000 got away this year.

    Those who escaped border apprehension, how many of them had COVID? And we already know the U.S. government on purpose has released hundreds of COVID-positive people into the interior by either a bus ticket or a plane ticket and release them into the United States. This is simply incompetence at the highest level. At the same time, they’re talking about Americans masking up. They’re talking about door-to-door vaccinations, the U.S. citizens being held accountable to COVID but the southwest border is wide open.



  • Fully Vaxxed People Are Spreading COVID Variants With High Viral Loads

    It’s now official. The largest public health threat as of right now is “fully vaccinated” people, whom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now warns are super-spreaders polluting society with coronavirus “variants.”

    Yahoo! News has an article with the headline: CDC says fully vaccinated people spread the Delta variant and should wear masks: ‘This new science is worrisome’

    Can anyone name a single thing the CDC has done in the past year and a half to help knock down the COVID cases count? Can you say the agency saved any lives? Actually, we can’t. What we do know is that by pushing face masks and Dr. Faucistein flu shots, the CDC has actually cost lives and they did it while robbing people of vital information about how to protect their immune systems naturally.

    Only 18 months ago the CDC was considered one of the most revered health organizations in the world. In just that short time, the CDC has become a laughingstock agency that simply can no longer be trusted to give out health information that hasn’t been fully politicized. So far, they have gotten everything wrong. What a shame.

    Anyone who tried to warn people about taking experimental vaccines when there are medicines already available that were doing wonders to treat COVID-19 patients were censored and scorned again and again. As many medical doctors and even former President Donald Trump tried to get the word out about therapeutics like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine they were berated and treated as spreaders of misinformation.

    Stop and think about that for a moment. Medical doctors, people who went to medical school and have successful medical practices were telling the world that they were treating their COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine protocols with great success and they were looked upon as if their information was deadly to human beings who heard it. Now ask yourself, what kind of malicious people would treat doctors who are trying to help save lives that way?

    CNN hosts are accusing Fox News hosts of “killing people” by doing nothing more than questioning the irregularities of the vaccines that are listed in the CDC’s own VAERS system, and by asking questions about the goings-on of the officials at the CDC who change their policies more often than they change their socks. In other words, these people believe that if you mention Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine, you are guilty of murder. Can you believe it?

    We can play the same game except our argument makes a lot more sense when we say that censoring or blocking information about credible treatments for COVID-19 that are being shown to save lives is akin to killing people. I hate to go there, but that’s the only way to get through to some people who are still receiving monthly allotments of government-sanctioned Kook-Aid packets. Oh Yeah!

    Geert Vanden Bossche is a veterinarian doctor who also holds a Ph.D. degree in Virology from the University of Hohenheim, Germany, and is considered a vaccine expert. On July 28, 2021, he issued a “final warning” about the government’s vaccination program and said it must stop immediately in order to hold off what he describes as an “incurable, unstoppable wave of disease.”

    Real-world information has slipped past the censors about warning signs of vaccine-related disabilities and deaths. People are coming down with heart inflammation, certain types of palsy (paralysis with involuntary tremors), blood clots, and nerve damage. Some people are losing limbs due to the vaccine.

    The CDC’s VAERS system which stands for Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System tracks problems resulting from taking a vaccine. So far, VAERS once reported that over 12,000 Americans have died as a result of taking the COVID vaccine since January. Politics at the White House forced the CDC to reduce the number to just over 6,000 deaths at 6,340 as of this writing as if that’s a much more acceptable number. To put that into perspective in 2019 160 million Americans including myself got the flu shot. Out of those 120 million people, a little over 200 died from taking the flu shot. The year before that it was under 180 and the year before that it was about 87 people who died from taking the flu shot.

    Now, we’re finding out that fully vaccinated people are “shedding” disease-causing spike proteins onto unvaccinated people.

    Now we have to worry about variants being created that may not be stoppable.

    From Vanden Bossche’s article:

    The current expansion in prevalence of infectious Sars-CoV-2 variants is highly problematic because it erodes natural Ab-based, variant-nonspecific immunity in the non-vaccinated part of the population. The high infectivity rate that results from this expansion not only further enhances the expansion of these variants but may also drive natural selection of viral variants that are featured by an even higher level of infectiousness. Erosion, therefore, of natural Ab-based, variant-nonspecific immunity promotes breeding and transmission of more infectious viral variants in the non-vaccinated part of the population. On the other hand, mass vaccination promotes natural selection of increasingly vaccine immunity (VI)-escaping variants in the vaccinated part of the population. Taken together, mass vaccination conducted on a background of high infectivity rates enables more infectious, increasingly VI-escaping variants to expand in prevalence. This evolution inevitably results in inclining morbidity rates in both, the non-vaccinated and vaccinated population and precipitates the emergence of circulating viral variants that will eventually fully resist vaccine-mediated immunity (VMI). This is why mass vaccination campaigns should not be conducted during a pandemic of a highly mutable virus, let alone during a pandemic of more infectious variants (unless transmission-blocking vaccines are used!). It is critical to understand that a rapid decline in viral infectivity rates that is not achieved by natural infection but merely results from expedited mass vaccination campaigns will only delay abrupt propagation of emerging, fully vaccine-resistant viral variants and hence, only delay the occurrence of a high wave of morbidity and mortality. In contrast, mass vaccination campaigns that are progressing more slowly, especially when conducted on a background of relatively low infectious pressure, will result in a steadily growing propagation of increasingly VI-escaping variants and hence, cause a wave of morbidity and mortality that continues to grow bigger and larger as more and more people become vaccinated. It’s only when fully vaccine-resistant viral variants will become dominant that this wave will start to peak.

    In short, what it means is pushing to vaccinate as many people as possible during a pandemic will eventually lead to virus variants that no vaccine or medicine can save you. Life always finds a way to continue on, and a virus is no different. The more you try to stop a virus from being able to thrive the harder it will work to get into hosts, and eventually, it will mutate so far that it unwittingly kills the host. Sounds like a sci-fi horror movie. Welcome progressive science.

    Remember when the administration said that we needed to get 70% of the population to be vaccinated in order to get herd immunity? In the beginning, many of the folks on the left on CNN and MSNBC and that ilk were telling us that getting to herd immunity was a myth. The fact of the matter is to not believe in herd immunity is to not believe in biology. Either way, they have now upped it to 90% for herd immunity. Where did they get that number? Nobody knows. It’s not scientific. But the important point I want to make is eventually this authoritarian Biden government will change the goal to mandate 100% vaccinated and then we will see American citizens being physically held down by police or military and have the needle inserted into their bodies. That isn’t hyperbole. It’s going to happen. It already happened in other countries. Under this regime, you will no longer have the right to decide whether you get experimental medicine injected into your body.

    There’s something not right that’s going on. Censoring vital life-saving information. Considering lockdowns again that science shows did not work the first time and at a time when the pandemic is waning. Mask mandates that again, science shows do not work. It’s like our government is spreading its giant arms out and herding us all into a corner where we can’t get out until we get vaccinated. That’s what it feels like and I can’t be the only one who senses it.


  • US urges citizens to reconsider travel to Barbados
    The United States has issued a “level three” travel advisory urging its citizens to “reconsider” visiting Bridgetown due to “a high level” of COVID-19 infections.
    “Make sure you are fully vaccinated before travelling to Barbados. Unvaccinated travellers should avoid nonessential travel to Barbados,” it said.
    “Because of the current situation in Barbados, all travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” the advisory added, while insisting that travellers should follow recommendations or requirements in the country, including wearing a mask and staying six feet apart from others.
    The level three advisory indicates “high” COVID-19 levels. Level one indicates “low” COVID-19 levels and asks individuals to “exercise normal precautions”; level two advises citizens to exercise “increased caution” due to “moderate” COVID-19 levels; while level four recommends “do not travel” as a result of “very high” COVID-19 levels.
    The US Department of State said the risk of contracting the viral illness may be lower if individuals were vaccinated.
    “The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level three travel health notice for Barbados due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine,” it said.
    “Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Barbados,” it added.
    On Monday, when the advisory was updated, only five new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Barbados from a total of 1 056 tests.
    From a batch of 1 233 tests conducted on Tuesday, the island recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases. There are now 101 people in isolation.
    Local tourism officials opted not to comment on this latest development.
    This is not the first time that the United States has issued an advisory on travel to Barbados and it is also not the worst. Back in April, a “level four” “do not travel” advisory was issued.
    But Minister of Foreign Affairs Jerome Walcott said at the time that Barbados did not merit that label since it gave the impression that COVID-19 was very prevalent.
    To date, the United States has recorded the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases and deaths of any country, with a sharp rise in infections among largely unvaccinated populations in southern US. (MM)


  • “recently deceased corpse that died”

    Did he die three times. I think this is in the same area code as DpD’s mistake.


  • Critical Analyzer

    What can you expect when our own CMO saying Bridgetown is a COVID hotspot.

    Either the CMO knows something about the true COVID numbers he is not saying or he is being alarmist before the contact tracing is done and cases are known.


  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/08/04/bps-terminates-international-postal-money-order-service-with-us/

    Braniacs…. What does it mean to the average Bajan?
    And why is it necessary?
    Is the money flowing out?


  • @Critical
    Did you read? I thought he was open.

    My little city with a fraction of the population of Barbados has a similar number of cases and many more deaths than Barbados has. (We count a death once)


  • Critical Analyzer


    I was responding to Angela Cox comment about US level 3 advisory for Bridgetown.


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