BU Covid Dash – Economic Effect

In the business world there is the familiar quote “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. It simple terms it does not matter the policy implemented, it is the prevailing culture that will determine the degree of success.

The headline in today’s Sunday Sun Bookings Take a Hit was predicted in this space months ago. In our tourism source markets of UK, Canada and the USA there has been high penetration of COVID 19 vaccination of the population that has permitted a return to some since of ‘normalcy’. We observe people in those markets attending sports events, travelling in unrestricted numbers, dining and other pre Covid 19 activities.

While the developed world is moving ahead with finding ways to coexist with coronavirus, Barbados with an economy solely dependent on tourism continues to be engaged in analysis paralysis. Before the pandemic Barbados was a country up to its ‘wazoo’ in debt – easy access to credit at the household and government level, we have developed an addiction to consumption and less to promoting a culture of excellence; high productivity, customer service, innovated and creative thinking to name a few.

It was easy to have predicted tourists – who have the final say where they want to spend – would want to relax at a destination where there is peace of mind. The current situation where Covid 19 numbers are surging for the world to see, we find ourselves in a pickle given the reluctance by government after government to mitigate risks associated with an over dependence on tourism. We the people are not entirely blameless, we have never felt the need to forcefully protest against lazy policies of successive government. The blogmaster buys into the position ‘people deserve the government they get‘.

After more than a decade in the economic doldrum and Barbadians described as suffering from economic fatigue, we are also being described as suffering from Covid 19 fatigue. The effect of the two ‘afflictions’ do not augur well for the future. The reality is that people must adapt to the environment in which they have to exist. If we want to enjoy the benefits (earning hard currency) of being an idyllic, iconic destination we know what we have to do. If we want to engage in analysis paralysis and bellyache about Covid fatigue then suffer the consequences. What should be obvious is that this stage of the game, we cannot pivot to replace the direct and indirect contribution to GDP in the short term. That boat has sailed.

Here is he latest BU Covid 19 Dashboard prepared by Lyall Small.

Attached are 2 charts for last week. We appear to be at a point where the cases per day have been fluctuating around 300 for nearly 2 weeks now. This suggests to me that there has not been an explosive growth in cases over that period and that there is therefore a reasonable chance that we could be nearing a plateau and then a decrease in cases. However, it can go any way and we all should do our individual parts in scrupulously adhering to the protocols, using our common sense and taking the vaccine – Lyall Small

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  • I keep trying to tell John A that…from the very beginning we were hearing about this, people presented papers on it…..but some people’s heads are hard and for that many will die IF THEY DO NOT OBSERVE PROTOCOLS….and hope they are not hospitalized…

    and maybe someone will develop something to end this…the vaccine was not developed to stop the spread of the virus…but ONLY to reduce severe illness…AS WE HAVE BEEN SAYING OVER AND OVER..

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  • RE “Something/s other than a regular virus is at work here.
    I HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT FOR A WHILE NOW—AND HAVE BEEN SCOFFED AT

    RE t’s been months doctors have been saying when they put their vaccinated patient’s blood sample under a microscopic, they are HORRIFIED at what they see
    I AM NOT SURPRISED AT ALL TO HEAR THIS
    BOTH THE “VIRUS” AND THE “VACCINES” ARE SUSPECT

    THIS IS VERY PATHETIC
    THE FIRST RULE OF THERAPY IS TO DO NO HARM
    IT IS REPULSIVE THAT FOLK LOOK TO YOU FOR HELP AND THAT INSTEAD YOU HARM THEM

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  • “NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR THIS…..THOUGH IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS TO ANY ONE WITH ANY FUNCTIONING BETZ CELLS
    THIS INFO DOES NOT FIT THE NARRATIVE”

    The virus comes in waves, but, vaccines push the tide out, so the waves recede for a while and the overall situation becomes manageable and the trends of big numbers of deaths and infected start to go down

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  • RE The virus comes in waves, AND vaccines push the tide out,

    BUT JACKASSES AND MORONS AND MEDICAL ILLITERATES ARE FOR EVER
    BETZPAENIA IS IRREVERSIBLE AND SO IS BLOCKAGE IN ALL THE SECTIONS OF THE CIRCLE OF WILLIS

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  • You think you are smart but you were a useless low flying non-achieving doctor who never reached the top even over long time

    that explains why you are so bitter as a failure

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  • @ Donna
    The resistant to this Government must continue . All activities of this Government before the Covid -19 situation surely highlight the bad leadership. Johnny my boy not coming back he got back payne

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  • Maybe just maybe someone should ask the Travel Agents what reason(s) their clients are giving or what advice they are providing to their clients on the status of their accommodation(s) that cause them to cancel their holidays. And to besides how do you separate the high rate of infection on the island from the hotel employees aren’t they part of the population too? It is one island where many people still live in close proximity.

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  • ” It is one island where many people still live in close proximity.”

    Other countries saw rises in certain cities and zones, but Barbados is effectively one zone

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  • 555dubstreetOctober 17, 2021 7:24 PM

    ” It is one island where many people still live in close proximity.”

    Other countries saw rises in certain cities and zones, but Barbados is effectively one zone

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    There are 16 zones last time I checked!!!

    … and the MOH has identified one as the most affected!!

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  • The Anti-Covidiot League (aka DLP TV)

    Re David October 17, 2021 6:54 AM
    “I don’t think issues of public health should come down to personal choice,” (Renee )Coppin said,

    In my opinion, this is the most pertinent statement regarding the current situation . A govt is ELECTED into office do what “is in the best interests of a country” and may involve implementing regulations\laws that may have some detractors in the short term but will benefit the country in the long run.
    There is the concept of social responsibility to the people that are governed. Thus far we have on average daily. 3 deaths vs 300 cases vs 2000 tests. Although not a overly deadly virus, COVID-19 is still causing noticeable amount deaths and hospitalizations. Increasing spread is the issue that govt must seek to curtail before it worsens even more than it is
    Govt also has a general economic responsibility and, since we are highly dependent on tourism, is now economically urgent to for govt to be more deliberate to curtail the health emergency. Re the Nation’s article are we are seeing some real world scenarios threatening the tourism industry and by extension the economy when deliberate measures are not implemented. Businesses otherwise are setback by having to inconveniently close and sanitize when COVID-19 cases emerge at the workplace. This is on top of economic activity already weakened by 2 shutdowns.

    My view is that the govt NOW appears to be waffling to end the health emergency. Currently, govt is using the “incentive” of slackening the protocols to increasing the vaccination rates. Its reception has been lukewarm thus and falling short of the goals of the PM. This is on top of the fact that for a small, third- world island, Barbados has received a reasonable quantity vaccines at regulars intervals for the past 4-6 months. Still the vaccination rates are below ideal vs the rate of spread of COVID-19. IN MY OPINION we have gone past “moral suasion” as a SERIOUS attempt end a health emergency.
    The concept of safe zones sound “nice” but just like the “last minute” home isolation measures it just represents last-minute implementation of piecemeal measures. The weak vaccination rates and the now useless curfew represents govt falling behind in the fight against COVID-19

    I will maintain the stance of a vaccine \ COVID-19 test mandate. It is not 100% risk free but in my mind represents the most reasonable risk mitigation measures that can be used against this particular virus. I will also support a vaccine mandate on the usual sectors where there is prolonged interaction with people. eg medical, educational, protective services, frontline workers etc
    In my opinion the time is NOW for govt to get in front of the fight against COVID-19. My hope is that in the next set of emergency management directives that a November 1st deadline is set to implement a vaccine\test mandate.

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  • For those who insist on spreading fake news that vaccination leads to fewer covid cases, you may want to look at this recent study:

    “At the country-level, there appears to be no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days (Fig. 1). In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people. Notably, Israel with over 60% of their population fully vaccinated had the highest COVID-19 cases per 1 million people in the last 7 days. The lack of a meaningful association between percentage population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases is further exemplified, for instance, by comparison of Iceland and Portugal. Both countries have over 75% of their population fully vaccinated and have more COVID-19 cases per 1 million people than countries such as Vietnam and South Africa that have around 10% of their population fully vaccinated”.

    Increases in COVID‑19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States

    Click to access s10654-021-00808-7.pdf

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  • New cases dropped.

    Hope the surge is abating like it does in many countries after floods.

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  • “There are 16 zones last time I checked”

    people will have to stay in their zone and not enter another zone then

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  • Ex-wrestler and now internet talk show host Joe Rogan has to explain medical basics to CNN’s own (clueless) medical expert Dr Sanjay Gupta.

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  • 555dubstreetOctober 17, 2021 8:43 PM

    “There are 16 zones last time I checked”

    people will have to stay in their zone and not enter another zone then

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I was thinking just turn off the offending water source for that zone and eradicate the virus.

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  • Greenie
    This is an unfair interview. Rogan is just using Gupta as a punching bag. Not giving him a chance to state his case clearly.

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  • I use this often, have for years.

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  • The Anti-Covidiot League (aka DLP TV)

    To all the expert covidiots on BU….How does this natural immunity work with the immunocompromised ie the ones mostly dying from COVID-19. Also how does one BREAK ones immunity…is that like bending light with my hands?

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  • Don’t know how many times you have to tell these hardheaded MFs that…stop sowing divisions in ya ignorance.

    “The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is charging that COVID-19 safe zones can lead to a divide in the country and among families.

    “The focus should be on creating a safe Barbados. At this point, safe zones are a myth, ineffective and unachievable, since the vaccinated can both catch and spread the virus. Adding to that, sadly, we have also had the death of fully vaccinated people. Safe zones have the potential to divide this country and divide families. It is a premature initiative,” said DLP candidate for St Michael North West, Ryan Walters.”

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

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  • For those who like to jump out, people understand that your chances with the vaccine is better than without, but your chances are much less than 100% with the Delta variant…….if you DON’T observe proper protocols, that is what will really save your life..

    no one has yet interviewed the vaccinated dead to get their opinions..

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @Pachamama October 17, 2021 10:26 PM

    Gupta had a 3 hours long interview with Joe Rogan to make his case.

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  • “Something/s other than a regular virus is at work here. We would not want to venture a guess but there histories of officials weaponizing germs, viruses.

    It certainly does not help that a range of conspiracy theorists and all kinds of cukes were the ones at the forefront of public enquiry from the very beginning, no least Donald Trump himself.”

    You need to step back to see the bigger picture to see the woods from the trees to develop proper conspiracy hypotheses when you don’t have whistle blowers with inside knowledge

    Bear in mind following axioms of truths
    F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real
    Shock + Awe
    Problem Reaction Solution

    It is said that during the Nuclear Arms Race USA Russian Cold War both sides were working together to build up arsenal of atomic bombs

    During the Iraq Afghanistan Libya Syria wars against alleged Muslim terror they were using drones and mercenaries in warfare and also implementing New World Order Spy States to spy on Public using internet

    Now during Covid they are implementing Drone and Space Satellite and Trace and Tracking spying for movements of all people as well as technologies for curfews and home arrests

    People are useless data analysts and are subjective not objective
    listening and parroting misinformation propagated
    and believe that if rates of infected go up then viruses don’t work
    and make up wack theories about water not based on fact
    they have never worked with data or understood data analysis
    as they are not intuitive

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  • Ex-wrestler and now internet talk show host Joe Rogan has to explain medical basics to CNN’s own (clueless) medical expert Dr Sanjay Gupta. INDEED

    Gupta had a 3 hours long interview with Joe Rogan to make his case. INDEED

    THE EXWRESTLER PRESENTED SERIOUS SANE SOUND MEDICAL FACTS AS TAUGHT IN IMMUNOLOGY AND VIROLOGY CLASSES

    Sanjay Gupta. IS OBVIOUS A WELL PAID CNN CLOWN
    HE DOES NOT SEEM TO KNOW THE BASIC SCIENCES, AS REVEALED BY THIS INTERVIEWS
    HE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE READING THE LITERATURE, SO HOW CAN HE OPINE EFFECTIVELY

    THANKS FOR THE MIRTH

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  • CA

    We didn’t hear 3 hours. Just the pieces posted above. And he was interrupted by Rogan in typical American style. So what we heard above seems to be Gupta as punching bag.

    Look, we distrust all sides to varying degrees, especially yours. But felt that the case Rogan forcefully constructed Gupta to make by aggressive and selective interrogation was not his normal stances.

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  • CA

    Why should one impression be accepted when Gupta has been on tv all his life, seemingly.

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  • Dear me! So much confusion!

    Fact: Vaccines are not 100% effective.
    Fact: Vaccines give us a better chance at avoiding death and serious illness.
    Fact: The elderly and those with co-morbidities are particularly vulnerable.
    Fact: Most people will not get seriously ill.
    Fact: The vaccinated can still catch and pass on the virus.
    Fact: A very small number of people will have an adverse reaction to the vaccine even to the point of death.

    In light of these facts truly “safe zones” are not possible.

    Vaccine mandates could lessen serious illness and most likely deaths but will not end transmission.

    How will it stop cancellations from tourists whose concern should rationally be the number of positive test results? Even vaccinated, the chances of catching covid and becoming seriously ill or dying increase with the prevalence of cases around you. Our tourists are more elderly than young.

    I see no need for vaccine mandates that will serve no purpose at present except to relieve the pressure on health services but cause more social discord.

    The vaccine uptake is increasing with increasing deaths.

    Let it be!

    P.S. The safe zone gambit is obviously meant to encourage vaccination among those who long to get out and about. Its objective is not to stop transmission but to reduce the pressure on health services.

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  • Serves Gupta right! Didn’t he familiarise himself with Rogan’s style and know what to expect?

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  • There is a meeting today to discuss using the AstraZeneca vaccine expiring in November as booster shots. The prime minister advised at yesterday’s St. Philip West Branch meeting.

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  • Gotta be extremely careful with the FAKE leaders….remember when the clown in Brazil SWORE he did not have Covid..when the dailies in UK said he did, all the people he traveled to US with got sick,..well recently apparently he CLAIMED that he don’t need to take the vaccine because he is immune from the Covid he swore he never had…..

    these are some fithly subhumans and are not at anytime to be trusted,,,

    “There is a meeting today to discuss using the AstraZeneca vaccine expiring in November”

    they previousy said that vaccine was expring in October…then Ferdinand came out and said there is another batch that does not expire till December…..they have wrapped themselves up in lies….that will strangle them…

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @Pachamama October 18, 2021 7:06 AM

    The full three hours and 8 minutes is on Spotify. Listen to the full 3 hours before stating Gupta was not given ample opportunity to state his case. Gupta got much more time to state his case than if Rogan had gone onto Gupta’s show on CNN.

    If he can’t state his case in a 3 hour interview, he has no case.

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  • (+1 +2 +3)
    During the Iraq Afghanistan Libya Syria wars against alleged Muslim terror they were using drones and mercenaries in warfare and also implementing New World Order Spy States to spy on Public using internet

    and implementing and refining methodology for regime changes
    and spending large amounts of top secret military budgets for spying, intelligence, warfare technology, information warfare, biowarfare
    and continuous PNAC war suggests we have been in WWIII for 20-30 years without telling anyone

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  • There is a balance to be reached between Covid measures and opening up for tourism businesses schools etc

    Barbados policies about tourism seem to depend on whether flights and cruise ships to Barbados are open again

    Businesses like Airlines, Airports, Hotels, Shops etc with high outgoings would rapidly go bankrupt within a single financial quarter if not open for business and not given state aid

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  • SargeantOctober 18, 2021 8:34 AM

    Colin Powell dies of COVID related illness

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Do you think he was vaccinated?

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  • CRITICAL
    RE If he can’t state his case in a 3 hour interview, he has no case.
    EXACTLY SIR
    ONE EITHER KNOWS HIS SUBJECT OR HE DOES NOT
    YOU EITHER KNOW YOUR BASIC SCIENCES OR YOU DO NOT
    AND IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE BASIC SCIENCES YOU CANNOT OPINE PROPERLY ON ANYTHING IN MEDICINE
    OF COURSE YOU CAN BE AN IGNORANT BU CUT AND PASTER

    ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PHRASES IN THE PAULINE EPISTLES IS

    I WOULD NOT HAVE YOU TO BE IGNORANT, BRETHREN

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  • “Do you think he was vaccinated?”

    presumably he was
    in a military hospital
    he also had prostrate cancer a while back

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  • INDEED
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN TO A MAN WITH prostrate cancer

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  • John Knox is a nasty piece of work and a repugnant specimen of a human being with his conspiracy theories
    those with short term memories should be reminded how he supported Derrick Chauvin’s police murder of George Floyd with a mission of sickness obsession and deep rightwing misinformation immersion campaign for 100s of hours from day one up to his arrest trail and guilty verdict in Court while #BLM intuitives and empaths were protesting across America and around the World, expressing views about injustice, heavy handed policing, systemic institutional global white supremacy racism since slavery in arts jazz and poetry, Books, TV and film

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  • Infowars
    The internet is inundated with misinformation psyops propaganda videos for dummies propagated from the far right fringe sources for the alt-right populist celibate boys zeros in their bedrooms with nothing but time on their hands that have titles such as
    “X crushes Y”
    “X destroys Y”
    “X schools Y”

    Give them a wide berth and pass on by paying them no mind as they are scammer jammers political operatives racists

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  • CA
    He has no case because you want him to have no case. It suits your interests to be dismissive of him.

    This writer has listened to Gupta over the years and will never conclude that he has no case. Everybody on all sides have a case. The fine judgement has to be the credence given. This is a different matter.

    Certainly a loud-mouthed braggart like Rogan should only be expected to do what ignorance demands.

    You may have the last words. The Mennonites await!

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  • @John
    Do you think he was vaccinated?
    +++++++++++++++
    So what if he was? According to his family he was fully vaccinated, but he also suffered from other life threatening ailments and he was 84 years old. What is the life expectancy for men in the US?

    How old was your hero Rush?

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  • @Sargeant

    He was a cancer sufferer and we know how the condition compromises the immune system.

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  • Born: January 12, 1951, Cape Girardeau, MO

    Died: February 17, 2021, Palm Beach, FL

    Rush Limbaugh was a smoker, diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer the year before his death.

    He wasn’t expected to last that year but he did.

    What is the life expectancy for a male smoker?

    I defer to BU’s resident expert on life expectancy but Rush got his 3 score years and 10.

    Rush Limbaugh is an American Hero.

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  • @John
    Rush Limbaugh is an American Hero.
    +++++++++

    Some hero!

    I read somewhere that he got a military deferment because of a pimple on his ass

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  • With tongue on cheek!!

    “In addition to being played in Heaven, Rush’s new show will be played for the souls in Leftist Hell for all eternity– or at least until they all become Conservatives.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/greetings-thrillseekers-music-lovers-conversationalists-all-across-the-fruited-plains-says-rush-limbaugh-on-heavens-pa-system-in-first-afterlife-broadcast

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @Pachamama October 18, 2021 10:20 AM

    Certainly a loud-mouthed braggart like Rogan should only be expected to do what ignorance demands

    Clearly you have never listened to any of his podcasts otherwise you would not have made such an ignorant of the facts statement.

    I advise you to spend less time listening to the old media soundbite gotcha news coming out of the traditional news media that never delve deeply into the issue and spend much more time listening to unedited podcasts and youtube long form interviews and conversations audience are now craving.

    Long form live unedited interviews longer than 1 hour with questions submitted in real-time giving the audience a proper chance to fully evaluate both the interviewer and interviewee and judge for themselves is the future.

    You can immediately see who is full of nonsense in long live interviews with real-time questions. I would love to see all politicians running for office do this.

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  • RE Some hero! INDEED HE WAS VERY POPULAR

    I read somewhere that he got a military deferment because of a pimple on his ass SO WHAT? I WOULD THINK THAT THE DRS THOUGHT THAT THAT “pimple on his ass” WAS SIGNIFICANT?

    AS AN ALL KNOWING MEDICAL ILLITERATE PLEASE KINDLY ENLIGHTEN THE BLOG ON THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF PIMPLES ON ONE’S ASS

    GO AHEAD MAN YOU ARE ALLOWED TO JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW EXPRESSING YOUR VIEW MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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  • John Brown was tried, found guilty and hung for treason!!

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  • You keep telling people that there are NO GUARANTEES,,,there is no way Powell would not have gotten vaccinated, he was too disciplined as a 4 Star General…and that still did not save him..

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  • Not only was Colin Powell fully vaccinated but given his status he was treated at Walter Reed….

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  • The dumbest man on TV lends his support to Sanjay Gupta!!

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  • This blog is to be hijacked again? You and others were given leeway to discuss the usual nonsense, now move on.

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  • SO WHAT? I WOULD THINK THAT THE DRS THOUGHT THAT THAT “pimple on his ass” WAS SIGNIFICANT?

    AS AN ALL KNOWING MEDICAL ILLITERATE PLEASE KINDLY ENLIGHTEN THE BLOG ON THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF PIMPLES ON ONE’S ASS

    Good riddance to bad rubbish
    Rush suffered from infection that developed due to abnormal communication where his own shit entered into his blood stream.
    An anal fistula is a small tunnel that develops between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus (where poo leaves the body).
    An enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) is an abnormal communication between the small or large bowel and the skin that allows the contents of the stomach or intestines to leak through an opening in the skin.

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  • “Not only was Colin Powell fully vaccinated but given his status he was treated at Walter Reed….”

    He was also a Vulcan and messenger boy for Massa

    Like Condeleezza Rice he did not work for black people he worked for Stush Bush

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  • Yall better start getting real serious about this virus and do your own research and stop listening to clowns….the life you save may be yours and your family’s.

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  • SargeantOctober 18, 2021 11:41 AM

    @John
    Do you think he was vaccinated?
    +++++++++++++++
    So what if he was? According to his family he was fully vaccinated, but he also suffered from other life threatening ailments and he was 84 years old. What is the life expectancy for men in the US?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Colin Powell had comorbidities and at one time was unvaccinated.

    He was old.

    He got vaccinated.

    That means two things.

    First, the population of persons with comorbidities in the unvaccinated falls so the death rate in this group should fall. Colin Powell and others with comorbidities have moved out of the unvaccinated group.

    Second the population of those with comorbidities in the vaccinated group rises so the death rate you would expect to rise.

    This is not what we are told has happened.

    The issue of trust must arise as anyone can tell something is not right.

    The demand for home testing, water testing and whatever other means the individual can have at his/her disposal is only to be expected.

    Ms. Ram is a good business woman and she smells an opportunity to make a dollar.

    There is nothing wrong with that, once she obeys the rules like all other business people.

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  • This is the level of ignorance people buy into and i cannot handle….IT’S THE TOURISTS INFECTED THE WHOLE ISLAND WITH THE VIRUS….when they were allowed to by the government…..so this PRETENCE that they are afraid to catch the plague that they brought in and STILL HAVE….is ugly when it’s the people living on the island SHOULD BE AFRAID OF THEM…

    it’s the government DEPENDENT on them, BY CHOICE…

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/19/travellers-anxious-about-contracting-coronavirus-in-barbados/

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  • And like if that was not enuff….let’s hope it stays more or less dormant…..see where they found it….IN UK…so don’t let these bullshit artist tourists slither into the island pretending that it’s the local riddled with the virus…when it’s been them spreading it WORLDWIDE all along..

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/19/covid-19-new-mutation-of-delta-variant-under-close-watch-in-uk/

    “Delta is the UK’s dominant variant, but latest official data suggests six per centof Covid cases that have been genetically sequenced are of a new type.

    AY.4.2, which some are calling “Delta Plus”, contains mutations that might give the virus survival advantages.

    Tests are underway to understand how much of a threat it may pose.

    Experts say it is unlikely to take off in a big way or escape current vaccines”

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  • GP.. what’s your thoughts on this mess. From the beginning we were hearing that there is a serious problem with J&J 3-in-1..

    https://fb.watch/8KGXkolJhn/

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  • WARU
    IT WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR WHAT THE BU IDIOTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS
    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM COME UP WITH A DIAGNOSIS OR DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS UN THIS CASE

    IF SHE IS REPORTING TRUTHFULLY THE SIGNS THAT SHE WITNESSED THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER.BECAUSE ALL OF HER ORGAN SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED
    THIS IS MOST NOTEWORTHY

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  • I actually expect quite a few misleaders to get charged for people’s injuries and deaths…but they will swear they were following instructions from WHO, CDC, FDA and Fauci…who will then say it was not them.

    GP..we gotta admit that things are just not looking good.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-bolsonaro-brazil-homicide-20211019-r4uzict755h2bazpijblw5ysyy-story.html#nt=pf-single%20chain~top-left-chain~recommender~automated~lower-headline-stack~R4UZICT755H2BAZPIJBLW5YSYY~4~7~6~6~art%20yes

    “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could face mass homicide charges over his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report.

    A group of Brazilian senators are set to issue an official report recommending Bolsonaro be charged with 300,000 deaths due to his lax response to COVID, the New York Times reported. That’s about half the country’s official COVID death toll.”

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  • RE GP..we gotta admit that things are just not looking good.
    INDEED

    THIS WHOLE THING WAS PLANNED BY SOME EVIL MEN WHO CREATED SOMETHING THAT THEY NOW CAN NOT CONTROL

    THEN WHO, CDC, FDA and Fauci… AND GOB MISHANDLED THE SITUATION VERY BADLY

    IT IS MAKING THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY VERY RICH AND DESTROYING MANY LIVES IN THE PROCESS

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  • We can only wait all of this out…

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  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could face mass homicide charges over his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It’s in the water supplied in each country to its people by its own government.

    Governments have effectively overseen the poisoning of the water and killed their own people.

    That makes each Government liable, from Ms. Mockley and the 30 zeroes back down.

    Jair Bolsonaro is just one of many that will probably fall.

    Boris and his experts are another group that may be through the eddoes.

    The only bodies that will escape the COVID debacle are Trump and the King of Bhutan just to put things properly in perspective at how universal has been the failure of Governments.

    Neither one however is blameless

    Trump has never sought to control his people and remove their God given rights and the King has ensured his country men/women are not afflicted by COVID through their attitude to the country and its natural assets God gave them.

    The Bible does not speak about water as much as it does for man to come along willy nilly and disrespect the God given gift that it is.

    “Water is mentioned a total of 722 times in the Bible, more often than faith, hope, prayer, and worship. In the Bible, it doesn’t take long for water to be mentioned. Right away in Genesis 1:2, “The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.” Water is such an essential component of life, it was created on the very first day.”

    https://sites.duke.edu/theconnection/2014/06/05/remembering-gods-gift-of-water/#:~:text=In%20the%20Bible%2C%20it%20doesn,on%20the%20very%20first%20day.

    It is ironic that flood waters were used to expose the mighty leaders throughout the world and hopefully bring them to their knees.

    Every country I’ve looked at, every state within a country, has one thing in common, water.

    I am amazed that people have been so blind to the role of water in life, it is as though sight has been removed from their eyes.

    Someone asked me yesterday so how come you are the only one that sees COVID is spread in water?

    He isn’t convinced of my theories and was being if you like, the devil’s advocate.

    I don’t know the answer, all I know is that I have been fascinated by water all my life from the day my father put slaps in my backside for drinking from the tap and disobeying him.

    I’ve spent more than half my life applying my scientific understanding water and still am in awe.

    I came across a book by Dr. Masura Emoto on his work with ice crystals purely by chance years ago at a book shop at MIA when I was passing through.

    Thought it was a bit strange but was fascinated by the photography of ice crystals and the theories.

    How could there be such variation in crystals when ice is simply H20?

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  • “Dr. Masaru Emoto was a Japanese researcher whose photographs of water crystals are responsible for us not perceiving water merely as H2O molecules any more.”

    Maybe he knew something none of us did or do.

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  • GP…reports coming out of israel, they revoked the vaccine passports…screwed up big time,..and trying to smooth it out…

    let’s see what the copycats in the Caribbean do now..

    ……that is what happens when ya want to use nazi agendas to enslave the world and take away people’s freedoms…and it BACKFIRED..that shit is totally unfixable…RA!!!

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  • WARU
    ISRAEL HAVE A GOOD PUBLIC HEA;TH SYSTEM , HAVE A HIGH VACCINATED RATE AND FOUND OUT THAT THERE SEEMS TO BE A CORRELATION OF A HIGH INCIDENCE OF THE DISEASE WITH A HIGH VACCINATED RATE, SO THEY SENSIBLY REVOKED the vaccine passports

    iT IS NOT THAT THEY screwed up big time,..and trying to smooth it out…IT IS MORE THAT THE “VIRUS” IS NOT STANDARD CORONOVIRUS, CONSEQUENTLY ALL””VACCINES”” WILL BE FLAWED IN SOME WAY—- JUST AS THE EVIDENCE REVEALS

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  • @ John October 18, 2021 12:46 PM
    (Quote):
    John Brown was tried, found guilty and hung for treason!! (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The above ‘assertion’ implies that you take great pleasure in celebrating his death.
    Didn’t eponymous Biblical characters John the Baptist and Jesus suffer similar treatment?

    John Brown, like MLK, should be venerated as a national hero for African Americans for he did more for the liberation of blacks than your imaginary ‘white’ Jesus will ever do for them.

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  • TLSNOctober 20, 2021 8:05 AM

    Here’s another story that should worry this government

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/14/merck-drug-prices-us-healthcare-big-pharma

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    Not nearly as much as this one!!

    The Vaccines don’t seem to be working out in the UK.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/warning-uk-s-next-peak-could-be-as-serious-as-the-last-says-former-chief-scientific-adviser/ar-AAPImIO?ocid=msedgntp

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  • When my son and I got vaccinated, I told him we probably had six months of relative protection to enjoy. We are like Wil E. Coyote attempting to catch the Road Runner.

    Gotta try, though! Success is never guaranteed.

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  • Efficacy WANES in months….putting ya right back where you started..to an unvaccinated status, innoculation is fleeting….don’t know how the boosters will work because so far we heard they are only for those with weaked immune systems and not for healthy people….israel is fighting a real battle…

    TLSN…the price is one thing, but been reading about the side effects that are more frightening than the price…some people would gladly pay more than that for the pill, if it works and there are no serious side effects…

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  • So what are those who got vaccinated earlier in the year going to do when their efficacy DROPS TO LESS THAN 50%….and there are no booster shots for the healthy….ah guess they will have to do like the unvaccinated…PROTOCOLS, face masks doubled and face shields….or end up infected at harrison’s point or dead, just like the unvaccinated….i don’t think yall are getting it yet….but ya will….hope ya won’t have to PAY DEARLY TO GET IT….

    being vaccinated DOES NOT MAKE YOU SPECIAL….it MAY reduce severe illness and death, if ya lucky…

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  • “VIRUS” IS NOT STANDARD CORONOVIRUS, CONSEQUENTLY ALL””VACCINES”” WILL BE FLAWED IN SOME WAY—- JUST AS THE EVIDENCE REVEALS,”

    does not make the news anymore palatable…to those with all the high hopes of domination…

    .according to you, don’t see how any of that can be reversed,,,

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  • WARU
    I AM SURE THAT YOU KNOW THAT DANGEROUS DEVIOUS DIABOLICAL MEN WILL DEVISE OTHER WAYS TO DELIVER THEIR DASTERDLY DEVICES

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  • Yep…where there is a will and determination, there is bound to be a way…

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  • Yall shit outta luck. Caswell is having NONE OF IT.

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  • Happy Birthday Caswell…

    can’t understand what Mrs. Maloney is thinking….i warned her about superimposing a Republic onto a 400 year old colonial system…that’s not hers..it has not worked for any of the other countries who did it, ya know why….BECAUSE IT’S NOT YOURS….the framework…

    cockup after cockup.

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  • …..”six months of relative protection to enjoy”….
    You could have enjoyed a longer period if your Prime Minister had sealed off the borders.

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  • Morocco bans UK flights due to Covid cases rising

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58981507

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  • For how long was our prime minister to seal off the borders?

    Do you not understand that this thing is going nowhere any time soon???

    Steupse!

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  • GP….i saw a spokesman for some group or organization warning world leaders….you know i don’t get into politics so I don’t know what this is about, but it sounded serious…i think it has gotten so bad that they no longer want to confront it…

    am staying completely out of politics…

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  • Not only seemed to be done but done.

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/10/20/senator-franklyn-objection-forces-separate-vote-president/

    “Had there been no objection, Dame Sandra would have been declared the duly elected and first President of Barbados as dictated by Section 14 of the Constitution.”

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  • RE am staying completely out of politics…
    GOOD IDEA WARU

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  • WURA-War-on-UOctober 20, 2021 7:57 PM

    Not only seemed to be done but done.

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/10/20/senator-franklyn-objection-forces-separate-vote-president/

    “Had there been no objection, Dame Sandra would have been declared the duly elected and first President of Barbados as dictated by Section 14 of the Constitution.”

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    What does Section 14 of the Constitution say?

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  • Does Mrs. Maloney in her dictatorial frenzy have the capacity to realize that it’s only the Slaves will believe anything she says, simply because they are unable to rise above that level….they are the only ones so AFFLICTED…except for those who are delusion and believe they will win..

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  • Dominican republic is truly cursed.

    https://fb.watch/8N8DijqjkX/

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  • GP…if they lose more control with this sub variant….that’s it….954 deaths in 7 days..

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/just-in-time-for-christmas-new-covid-variant-sparks-lockdown-fears-as-cases-soar-in-uk/ar-AAPMcIz?ocid=msedgntp

    “The so-called Delta Plus variant (AY.4.2) has been identified in at least six percent of Covid cases sequenced in the UK. The virus is an offshoot of the Delta variant identified in India last year and may contain mutations that give it an edge over the competition. Scientists are yet to determine whether these mutations – Y145H and A222V – pose any increased threat to public health.

    But in a document published on October 15, the Government identified Delta Plus as a “variant of public health interest”

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  • Bahamas needed no counterfeit vaccines from radical whom i take it is now out of the counterfeit vaccine bizness…lol

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  • “Quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travellers removed” (Barbados Today)

    It is obvious that our honourable government is capable of learning. Very good. I am thus explicitly correcting my economic forecast from negative to positive. Now nothing stands in the way of a brilliant Christmas season in tourism!

    Thank you, dear Supreme Leader and General Bosstic! We expect a brilliant electoral victory in 2023, that the nefarious opposition may harbour eternal darkness.

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  • GP- NONSTOP….he was so busy setting up the people, he did not notice this until now..

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/10/21/gamma-variant-dominant-st-vincent/

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  • Wish they would get the expiration dates on these vaccines RIGHT…Ferdinand said from the beginning that the AstraZeneca was not expiring until December….the coordinator of the vaccine program should know..

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/10/21/barbados-rolling-booster-select-groups/

    “Currently, there are approximately 45 000 AstraZeneca doses left on island to be administered for boosters, and first and second doses. However, 15 000 doses are set to expire at the end of this month, and another 30 000 will expire at the end of December. “

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  • Breakthrough cases = the vaccinated becoming infected and infecting others…ALTHOUGH VACCINATED..

    “A health official said on Thursday the well-publicised declining effectiveness of vaccines for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was one of the reasons health authorities in Barbados started to administer booster shots from Tuesday.

    Co-coordinator of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand, said this might be a possible link to the “breakthrough” cases that frontline medical personnel were seeing in the isolation facilities around the island.

    “We have found (around the world) that there is some waning of the potency of the vaccine,” she said during a nationally televised virtual news conference.

    “It is not the vaccine itself. It is the response of our immune system that has waned off….”

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