Difficult Conversations – Open Letter to the Anti-Vaxxers

Submitted by Grenville Phillips, Chartered Structural Engineer

Dear Anti-Vaxxers:

Long before COVID-19, you were against vaccinations for your own reasons. Those reasons were accepted by the Government and people of Barbados, and you lived among us in peace – for decades. You did not advocate that Barbadians be forced to adopt your lifestyle. You simply lived – and let others live.

With the advent of COVID-19, your reasons for being anti-Vaxx no longer mattered. It was decided that all unVaxxed had only two choices – either be jabbed, or be forced into bankruptcy, homelessness, and poverty.

IRREDEEMABLE.

The Government divided the unVaxxed into two groups, hesitant and anti-Vaxxers. The hesitant are supposed to be redeemable simpletons who can be bought, like how our enslaved ancestors were sold, with cheap trinkets. The Government is reportedly trying to find the right ‘incentives’.

You, the anti-Vaxxers, are supposed to be too hardened to be redeemed. You are supposed to be spreaders of dangerous misinformation, and a threat to the economy and social fabric of Barbados. You are supposed to be the real enemy of Barbados.

FALLING DIVIDED.

The Government talks about unity, while actively dividing Barbadians. Jesus stated that a house divided against itself cannot stand – so ruin is foreseen. Frustratingly, this division is unnecessary. So, what is the way forward?

With COVID-19 now out of all control in Barbados, we should design a system assuming that most Barbadians will be infected with COVID-19. To capture everyone, the system should be designed specifically for you.

PRODUCTIVITY AIM.

We should aim for COVID-19 not affecting our productivity. The current policy of shutting down schools and businesses, just because one person got COVID-19, only achieves unproductivity.

To achieve the productivity aim, people should try to avoid getting COVID-19, and if they get it, they should prepare themselves to recover quickly. We can try to avoid getting COVID-19 by following the sanitary protocols.

RECOVER QUICKLY.

We can prepare to recover quickly by giving our bodies strong immune systems to fight the virus. Therefore, we should live healthy lifestyles, including healthy eating. If we cannot obtain sufficient daily fruit, then we should take one 500 mg tablet of Vitamin C every day.

If anyone feels sick, then that person, and those who share the same home or work space, should take 1,000 mg of Vitamin C each day for the next two weeks. If someone gets COVID-19, and they recover, then they should have a natural immunity, which recent studies show is superior to the jabs.

JABS FOR THE VULNERABLE.

The vulnerable groups are the weak, the sick, and those who chose to live unhealthy lives. Given the high death rate in these vulnerable groups, they should be given the first option of the jabs. Anyone else can follow.

Barbadian tax-payers support all Barbadians who fall ill. Barbadians are encouraged to reject the high-fat, high-salt, high-sugar, and highly processed unhealthy fast food. But if they fall sick, we do not discriminate between those who responsibly lived healthy lifestyles, and those who irresponsibly did not.

LIVE AND LET LIVE.

Taxpayers pay to medically treat both the sexually faithful and the sexually promiscuous – we do not judge the sick. That is why the movement to withhold medical treatment to the unVaxxxed is so disgusting.

Those who want to trust the jabs to fight the virus should be allowed to do so. Those who want to build their immune systems naturally, and trust their bodies to fight the virus, should also be allowed to do so.

LIVE AND LET DIE.

The jabs should never be forced on anyone. Neither should living a healthy and moral lifestyle be forced on anyone. In such matters, the Government’s role should be to set national standards of the majority, and allow persons the freedom to both discuss and strive towards them.

So, what should you, the health-conscious anti-vaxxers do? Given the general unhealthy state of many Barbadians, your method of keeping to yourself was evidently a live and let die approach. Perhaps it is time that you became more vocal in advocating a healthier lifestyle, so that you may truly live and let live.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

308 comments

  • I have nothing against those who refuse vaccination, as long as they voluntarily immunise themselves naturally, i.e. become infected, by Christmas. In view of the sufficient quantity of vaccines, it is ethically imperative to accept the collateral damage, about 500 to 1000 deaths, as destiny.

    GP should lead by example here.

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  • re have nothing against those who refuse vaccination, as long as they voluntarily immunise themselves naturally, i.e. become infected, by Christmas.
    GP should lead by example here.
    BEEN THERE
    DONE THAT
    INFECTED SINCE LAST YEAR AUGUST
    CAUGHT IT IN DRS OFFICE AND I WAS FOLLOWING ALL THE PROTOCOLS
    TREATED MYSELF AT HOME

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  • @ GP

    “BEEN THERE
    DONE THAT
    INFECTED SINCE LAST YEAR AUGUST
    CAUGHT IT IN DRS OFFICE AND I WAS FOLLOWING ALL THE PROTOCOLS
    TREATED MYSELF AT HOME”

    Xxxxxx

    You combated the virus. What medications used in your successful process ??

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  • Was using zinc vit D quinone water as in schweppes bitter lemon as prophylaxis then added tetracycline
    have been useing chloroquinone water daily since, except for last 2 weeks

    quinone is a large sized molecule similar in structure and size to hydroxychloroquinone
    many doctors up here were using it successfully wth Zn when they banned hydroxychloroquinone
    it has a similar mechanism of action as set out in Harrison’s text book of Medicine
    I have described and discussed this repeatedly here on BU over the last year
    I believe that folk should have been put en masse in Bim on a prophylactic regimen of Vit D Zn or similar heavy metal ion like Chromium and , hydroxychloroquinone or quinone

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  • @Grenville… May I please ask you a very serious question?

    You radiate lots of words. Some of them makes sense; others, not so much…

    But, at the end of the day, do we not all owe a “duty of care” to all of those around us?

    If you follow the science (which you as an Engineer should do), does it, or does it not, make the most sense to be vaccinated?

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

    “Taxpayers pay to medically treat both the sexually faithful and the sexually promiscuous – we do not judge the sick. That is why the movement to withhold medical treatment to the unVaxxxed is so disgusting.”

    Another GP that is evidently insane.

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  • Was hanging until this
    “Taxpayers pay to medically treat both the sexually faithful and the sexually promiscuous – we do not judge the sick. That is why the movement to withhold medical treatment to the unVaxxxed is so disgusting.”

    I think you should make a list of the promiscuous, give it to the government and call a march. I have my placards already made up. I am ready to roll.

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  • @ Christopher Halsall.

    I’m a vaccine proponent. However, no one has the right to dictate what one should or shouldn’t do, unless sworn to allegiance. We need to educate the ANTI-VAXXERS ASAP.

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  • Dr. Casey Clements
    From vaccine hesitant to vaccine proponent.

    Like many front-line health care workers, Dr. Casey Clements, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, has seen and learned a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Clements diagnosed the first patient in Rochester, Minnesota, who tested positive for COVID-19.

    Naturally, one may think he was completely on board to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but that wasn’t the case at first. Initially, he had some hesitations.

    “If you would have asked me two months ago, ‘Are you going to get that vaccine?’ I’d say, ‘I don’t know, I really want to see the safety data,'” explains Dr. Clements.

    “I’m a microbiology and immunology researcher, as well, and the technology used for these vaccines was only used in research labs before this. There’s never been a vaccine like this before. I’m skeptical by nature, so I was pretty worried about it initially.”

    After reviewing the safety and efficacy data, Dr. Clements has not only changed his mind, he wants to reassure other skeptics about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    “The results of the large vaccine trials are remarkable, and the vaccine works better than I imagined it would. When you consider that any problems related to previous vaccines occurred within days to a few weeks, then over two months of data showing that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, is very reassuring. This is a great advancement,” says Dr. Clements.

    On Dec. 18, Dr. Clements was among the first Mayo Clinic staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Rochester.

    “Now that I am two weeks out from my first shot, I feel so much safer and more comfortable caring for my patients with COVID-19,” says Dr. Clements.

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  • To withhold medical treatment to ANYONE is MOST disgusting.”
    IT IS UN-HIPPOCRATIC.
    IT IS WRITTEN ALSO IN Proverbs 3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

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  • @Dirt: “However, no one has the right to dictate what one should or shouldn’t do, unless sworn to allegiance.

    Classical Libertarian position. This simply doesn’t scale.

    If we enjoy the comforts provided by the state, then we must abide by the conventions imposed by the state.

    If you don’t agree with this, then I would suggest you not drive on any roads, nor use the Internet.

    Damn Socialists! They always want to take “our” money for other’s good!!!

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  • @Dirt Farmer
    Why would you take advice from GP? He had Covid, but with the regimen I followed, I did not catch it.

    Regimen: Get naked and roll around in the dirt.😃

    Have a great night.

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  • @ Gp

    My wife took Prednisone 20mg for 6 days and lots of hot beverages.

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  • @ TheOGazerts

    No advice.
    curiosity kill de cat 🐈‍⬛

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  • @Dirt: “No advice.

    Of course not. No signal. Lots of noise.

    No problem. We’re all very used to this. And the noise is likely to get much louder.

    May we live in interesting times…

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  • Looking at the story in today’s BarbadosToday, you would think the island is at most 20% black

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  • An island with
    Inferior superiors
    a majority minority

    Just wanted to disturb at least one person’s peace of mind.

    I gone

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  • 2 days of positive to test rate in excess of 20%. So when we going to give businesses the right to refuse entry to the none vaxxed? When we going mandate vaxxes for all involved in the hospitality sector as antigua has done? No vaxx up there PM Browne say last week, then stay home till you get the 2 shots.

    Time to make some decisions and fast. I mean real ones not the safe zone talk that nobody has a firm idea of how it will work or be enforced.

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  • Interesting times and Bureaucracies.

    Turning a spoils system bureaucracy into a merit-based civil service, while desirable, comes with a number of different consequences. The patronage system tied the livelihoods of civil service workers to their party loyalty and discipline. Severing these ties, as has occurred in sone countries over the last century and a half, has transformed the way bureaucracies operate. Without the patronage network, bureaucracies form their own motivations. These motivations, sociologists have discovered, are designed to benefit and perpetuate the bureaucracies themselves.

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  • @Dirt: “These motivations, sociologists have discovered, are designed to benefit and perpetuate the bureaucracies themselves.

    Please support your argument with evidence.

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  • ?

    “Time to make some decisions and fast. I mean real ones not the safe zone talk that nobody has a firm idea of how it will work or be enforced.”
    Xxxxx
    Ask Peter Miller for his expertise.

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  • @John A: “Time to make some decisions and fast. I mean real ones not the safe zone talk that nobody has a firm idea of how it will work or be enforced.

    Hear! Hear!

    I understand a “test case” is being brought forward on this subject domain.

    In the short term, employers can choose to only retain new hires who are fully vax’ed. And can deligate reluctant staff to, shall we say, less than enjoyable tasks…

    Personally, I find this all a bit bizzare. Were we not all trained in Statistics in grade school?

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  • No low blow!!!!

    “Please support your argument with evidence.”

    Xxxxx

    De Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Following the Constitution Act of 1867 for the federation in Canada, by Lord Carnarvon, it was thought that similar political effort, coupled with military campaigns, might succeed with the African Kingdoms, tribal areas and Boer republics in South Africa. In 1874, Sir Bartle Frere was sent to South Africa as High Commissioner for the British Empire to effect such plans. Among the obstacles were the armed independent states of the South African Republic and the Kingdom of Zululand.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    It is totally amazing how people whose ancestors were mostly slaves are so willing to force a vaccine that does barely slows transmission on everyone to ease their fears.

    You all need to focus on eating better, losing weight if you overweight and boosting your immune system to get your system better able to fight COVID when you get it.

    This is what you really need to fear
    1) Universal vaccination with a weak vaccine that does not stop transmission and puts us on the highway to a super strain of the virus capable of totally escaping the vaccine and going on a serious rampage through all vaccinated persons.

    2) Stopping the vaccine mandate for children who are at an extremely low risk from COVID unless they have serious comorbidities. Vaccines have not been properly tested in children; some countries halted vaccinating children because the blood clot and heart damage risk in healthy children is not worth it but our stupid government wants to rush ahead and vaccine every school child. Read this and don’t say you were not warned if it happens to your kids https://aaronsiri.substack.com/p/fda-buries-data-on-seriously-injured

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  • Hi Chris:

    I follow the science. So what does the science say?

    I grew up among persons with victims of Thalidomide, which resulted in the deformation of limbs of children whose mothers had taken the drug. Researchers disputed Thalidomide as a cause because it did not cause deformities in rats during the animal trials.

    The Thalidomide tragedy is the reason why long-term (5-year) clinical trials are important, and why the confident assertions of researchers should only be proven with evidence.

    Traditionally, vaccines were developed by introducing an inactive virus into a person’s body, and trusting the body to learn how to both defeat the virus, and remember how to do so. That method worked.

    The mRNA and DNA viruses for COVID-19 are new technology. Researchers believe that they understand the complexities of the human body, and instruct our bodies on specifically how to fight the virus.

    Due to the understandable urgency, the critical long-tern trials were never done, and the jabs were authorised for emergency use only. Therefore, the long-term side effects remain entirely unknown. For that reason, the jabs should not be mandatory.

    The Chinese Sinopharm was developed in the traditional manner. Therefore, I would like to take that one. I just need to be reassured that it was manufactured to some standard of quality. You may remember that millions of doses had to be discarded in the US for quality manufacturing failures.

    I asked whether the Sinopharm we received came from COVAX – which inspects the manufacturing facilities before distribution. This is apparently a national secret. So I asked whether the manufacturing facility was independently certified. That also appears to be a national secret.

    Manufacturing facilities that fail certifications and produce defective products, may try to off-load such products on countries that do not know any better. Given this, would you consider someone who was hesitant to be acting reasonably?

    Grenville

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  • @ Christopher

    I thought so but it appears the figures are viewed different depending who is looking at them.

    Let us all agree what we are doing now with the reduced business hours etc ain’t working. What I see here is a case where the unvaxxed are holding the country to ransome. Why not give businesses the right to refuse entry to the unvaxxed and let us then force the unvaxxed into their own self imposed quarantine?

    It’s a simple issue to address but we got to stop worrying about the vote and drop the dam hammer, or we will lose the winter season to the other islands that are more proactive.

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  • @ Chris

    Big stick ideology no longer prevail in a democratic society. The gongs can be heard around the globe 🌎

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  • @Grenville: “I grew up among persons with victims of Thalidomide, which resulted in the deformation of limbs of children whose mothers had taken the drug.

    We have learnt a great deal since that time. And, with the Wild Wobbly Web, any real cases would be brought forward very quickly.

    Can you bring forward a single example of a birth defect that can even be correlated with a “jab”?

    Respectfully, sir, you seem to be scaremongering.

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  • I had a Pfizer jab April 9th and a Moderna jab June 22nd.

    Still here 4 months later.

    Fortunately for me I do not have the responsibility for anyone else.

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  • The world got it wrong!!

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

    nextparty246 October 26, 2021 9:36 PM
    I asked whether the Sinopharm we received came from COVAX – which inspects the manufacturing facilities before distribution.

    Inform us please. By your understanding what is COVAX?

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  • The World continues to get it wrong!!!

    It’s leaders will soon be meeting in Glasgow to discuss the catastrophic rise in temperature!!!!!

    Hopefully they freeze their asses off.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/weather/uk-cold-weather-forecast-get-ready-10c-freeze-to-grip-britain-new-maps-turn-icy-blue/ar-AAPXVUA?ocid=msedgntp

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  • Dr. Chetty is now above 7,000 patients treated with no deathes.

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  • Chris H,

    Agree with your position.

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  • Waterborne spread may explain why it doesn’t matter if you are vaccinated or not you will get COVID and if you have the co-morbidities, you will probably die.

    Waterborne spread could be swamping the effects of the vaccines.

    If waterborne spread is eliminated, then it may very well turn out that vaccinations and boosters are unnecessary.

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  • Coronavirus Cases:
    245,345,217
    Deaths:
    4,980,034
    Recovered:
    222,419,739

    The Blues is Alive and Well
    It seems that although Covid cases are still rising the rate of deaths are declining and most of the critical Covid cases seem to be for unvaccinated. People who suffer from Covid are saying on record that they wished they had taken the vaccine.

    The Blues Chase the Blues Away
    There is ample information available on why people should take the vaccines so there is no point debating the matter further, especially as all the anti-vaxxers have clear character flaws.
    Life is a gamble. If you chose not to take the vaccination as recommended and you are sick or die you lose.
    Suffering is believed to build up good karma for the soul to reach nirvana in the cycle of death and rebirth which is the final goal of Buddhism.

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  • “I grew up among persons with victims of Thalidomide”

    I doubt you are pregnant,
    although pregnant women have been taking the vaccine

    Damn Right I Got The Blues

    Mary had a little lamb

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

    Christopher HalsallOctober 26, 2021 11:50 PM
    Respectfully, sir, you seem to be scaremongering.

    Which is a tactic of a antivaxxer. The ISO Taliban has been dismissed as a Covidiot. He is only advancing an idiotic, convoluted argument with the intention of not taking any vaccines himself and spreading uncertainty into other people.

    The ISO Taliban position is:-

    1) he is unsure of the mRNA vaccines because he is unsure of the “technology” and they haven’t been around long enough to determine the “long term effects”. I will ask the ISO Taliban if he is willing to take the drug Molnupiravir when it is authorized as an alternative.

    2) He claims that he will only take the Sinopharm vaccine, specifically only the supply that came through COVAX because of the million of doses discarded in the USA. He has to prove that

    a) Millions of doses of Sinopharm vaccine SPECIFICALLY and IN FACT have been discarded in the USA
    b) discarded DUE to to MANUFACTURING DEFECT with the assumption that they were manufactured in the USA

    3) he will only take the Sinopharm vaccines that came through COVAX because they “inspect the manufacturing facilities”

    The Sinopharm vaccine is made by the Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products (BBIBP) under Sinopharm (which is a Chinese State owned enterprise). From my reading all of their plants are in China, none in the USA. So with this understanding and using the ISO Taliban “argument” :-

    a) if the Sinopharm vaccines are ONLY made in China then COVAX would have inspected the plants in China for their supply

    b) what fundamentally differentiates the Sinopharm supply coming through COVAX from those discarded for “manufacturing defect” assuming that all the supply came through the “COVAX inspected plants”, all of which are in China.

    c) if you have proof that the Sinopharm vaccines have been discarded for manufacturing defect. What make you absolutely sure that COVAX would not relax their “quality controls” to supply these easier to access “defective doses”

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  • john October 27, 2021 12:21 AM re The world got it wrong!!

    THANKS JOHN FOR POSTING THIS
    VERY REVEALING AND INFORMATIVE
    REINFORCES ALL THAT I LEARNED IN MY TRAINING FROM SIR MAURICE BYER
    ALSO INDICATES THAT MY EARLY IMPRESSIONS ABOUT THE INEPTITUDE OF DR FALSEY WERE VERY CORRECT

    ALSO TEACHES AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING ALONG THAT WE OUGHT NOT ALWAYS TO JUST COPY AND IMPORT WHAT OTHERS ABROAD WERE SAYING AND DOING. INSTEAD WE SHOULD LISTEN TO OUR OWN WHO OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO CREATE STRATEGIES THAT ARE SPECIFIC FOR OUR SITUATION

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  • DR FALSY TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO BE GOD AND GAVE STUPID ADVICE IN HIS IGNORANCE THAT COST THE USA UNTOLD LOSS OF LIFE LIBERTY AND ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION, AND ORCHESTRATED A PROPAGANDA OF FEAR.

    THERE ARE SOME UNTRAINED AND EQUALLY IGNORANT MORONS ON BU WHO HAVE TAKEN IT UPON THEMSELVES ALSO TO BE GODS, WHO SEEM TO THINK THAT BECAUSE OF THEIR PERSONAL FEAR THAT THEY SHOULD DETERMINE THE BEHAVIOUR OF OTHERS. THEY ARE JUST AS WRONG AS THE CELEBRATED BUT DIABOLICAL DR FALSEY, THE SON OF SATAN.
    HILARIOUS
    I REMEMBER WITH MUCH MIRTH THE POST PUT UP BY THE BLOG OWNER TO INDICATE THE LONG RESUME OF DR FALSEY. YOU SEE I HAVE WORKED WITH AMERICANS IN MEDICAL SCHOOL WITH SUCH LENGTHY RESUMES THAT WRAPPED AROUND THE ROOM, WHO WERE JUST AS INADEQUATE, INEPT, IRRESPONSIBLE AS DR FALSEY THE DEVIL.

    THE BLOG MASTER SOUGHT BY HIS POST TO DEMONSTRATE THAT GP KNEW NAUGHT ABOUT WHAT HE SPOKE, BUT TIME IS LONGER THAN TWINE, AND IN THE FULNESS OF TIME (PLEROMA EN CHRONOS) IT HAS NOW BEEN REVEALED WHO WAS ACCURATE.
    HILARIOUS IS AN UNDERSTEMENT
    THERE IS A LOVELY HYMN OH HOW SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS
    IT IS EQUALLY NICE TO SING OH HOW SWEET TO MOCK ON BU AND SCOFF AT IDIOTS WHO JUST WONT LEARN
    THE RUM SHOP TO SWEET DOH

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  • TronOctober 26, 2021 5:20 PM

    I have nothing against those who refuse vaccination, as long as they voluntarily immunise themselves naturally, i.e. become infected, by Christmas

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

    I, and most people the world over have been infected by Christmas since Childhood.

    It is is time of joy and giving and its efficacy does not wane with time.

    So, what’s your problem?

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  • JOHN October 27, 2021 2:12 AM RE Dr. Chetty is now above 7,000 patients treated with no deathes.
    THANKS AGAIN FOR POSTING THIS EDUCATIONAL AND HIGHLY INFORMATIVE PROGRAM
    IT WAS NICE TO HEAR REAL PROFESSIONALS TEACHING ON THE PATHOGENESIS AND PATHOLOGY OF THE PROBLEM, RATHER THAN THE DAILY CUT AND PASTE BULLSHIT PERVEYED ON BU DOMINATED AND MOTIVATED BY FEAR TO CONTROL OTHERS INTO BEHAVIOUR THAT MEDICAL ILLITERATES DEEM TO BE REQUIRED IN WHOLESALE FASHION

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  • … and every day of the year, boosters are available.

    Makes us proof against fear and anxiety.

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  • JOHN GP2 AND CRITICAL
    YOU GUYS ARE LIKELY TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HERE
    ENJOY
    https://pro.inhresearch2.com/p/THCVAC20201O/LTHCXA38/?imt=1&utm_campaign=TPD&utm_source=OmniVista&utm_medium=Dedicated&utm_content=10-27-21&h=true

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  • THIS ARTICLE SHOWS HOW SOME ONE SCREWED UP ROYALLY LAST YEAR IN THE USA

    ERS SWAMPED WITH SERIOUSLY ILL PATIENTS — BUT NOT FROM COVID
    Cooter COOTER OCTOBER 27, 2021

    During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital workers, especially emergency room staffers, were pushed to the brink of capacity. It was a tough time for our dedicated healthcare professionals. Americans are rightfully proud of these frontline heroes.

    However, despite a surge in COVID cases created by the delta variant, many medical facilities have been able to keep pace with the uptick in cases. While there has been an increase in COVID-related illnesses at times, often other types of sickness have been more prevalent.There are even watchdog agencies reporting that many hospitals over-reported the actual number of COVID cases. They chose to include anything remotely related to the pandemic to boost reporting numbers.

    Furthermore, recent reporting is showing an ever-increasing number of sick people showing up at emergency rooms that do not have COVID. These statistics are drastically different from the alarming reports during the rise of the pandemic.Patients are now being taken into emergency care with symptoms far more serious than what the same illness would have presented pre-pandemic. Many chronic conditions that were not treated during the height of the pandemic are now dramatically more serious. Exacerbated illnesses, such as respiratory problems, heart conditions, and blood clots, are beginning to overwhelm ER staff. Frightfully, suicide attempts are another contributor to this rapid rise in non-COVID types of emergency room visits.Other wards in hospitals are feeling the burden of this increase in non-COVID types of illnesses as well. The cases are so much more serious that patients cannot be released safely. Therefore, many patients have to stay much longer than previously for the same illness.

    Hospitals now have to create “overflow units” to house the new wave of inpatient care. ER staffs are saying that there has been an alarming increase in emergency ambulance deliveries. The numbers are often so high they are forced to divert certain patients to other hospitals. Even in situations where ER numbers are drifting back to normal, the patients that do show up to emergency room doors are far sicker. The problem is putting ER staff into the uncompromising position of choosing who gets treated first, or who gets to stay.

    One ER nurse said that she often must tell someone that they must wait in the hallway, so a sicker person can be treated first. It now appears that many of the bureaucratic policies forced on hospital workers during the height of the pandemic may be a direct cause of a new wave of chronic illness. The crisis that surrounded the COVID pandemic has also revealed another disturbing issue. There have been ongoing issues with understaffed and overcrowded ERs long before the pandemic started. Experts insist this problem leads to significant patient harm. Plus, this new wave of chronic ER patients is overwhelming and already overwhelmed staff of healthcare workers. There is some inclination to believe that Draconian lockdowns helped fuel this new wave of chronic sickness.

    People were forced to miss essential medical treatments that may well be at the heart of this new surge of sickness. Now, there is what an alarming increase in controlled chaos overwhelming ERs. Oddly enough, this new wave of sickness isn’t directly caused by COVID.However, it may be an indirect consequence of months of COVID policy. If emergency rooms across the country are trending back to normal pre-pandemic numbers, why is the Biden administration continuing to push excessive COVID mandates? If emergency rooms are being overwhelmed by non-COVID illnesses, why are administrative officials not finding new strategies for handling minor COVID symptoms? Why is the mainstream media still using the fear mongering playbook to scare Americans?

    The liberal left and their water-carrying fake news media do not want America to get back to normal. They will lose the COVID-noose they have draped around the country’s neck for nearly two years.Democrats will have to give up something that has allowed them to coerce Americans into blindly accepting big-government control. In the meantime, our dedicated healthcare professionals are experiencing an unrelenting new wave of sickness.This wave of illness may be a consequence of poor policy. No one is willing to point fingers, yet. However, eventually we may have to come to grips with the “other medical consequences” created by a deadly virus unleashed on the world. The coronavirus, a deadly sickness that originated in Wuhan, China, continues to expose America’s beleaguered healthcare system.

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  • Conspiracy Theorists are Science Deniers
    Like Trump Bullshit Runs Things

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  • @ 555dubstreet

    Conspiracy Theorists are Dreamers.

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  • CY POLICYNEWSLETTER
    IN THE NEWS What Happened To This 17yr Old Boy After Getting The Jab Is Beyond Tragic!
    ByJefferson D’ArcyPosted on October 26, 2021

    A 17-year-old Canadian boy has now died from complications of the COVID-19 just a couple weeks after receiving the COVID-19 injection.

    Sean Hartman had suffered multiple health problems after he received the vaccine and then he would ultimately pass away from complications due to the shot about two weeks after receiving it.According to the Expose UK, the following events occurred:A 17-year-old boy in Canada died of a heart attack at home on September 27th reportedly two weeks after he received a Covid-19 injection.

    Sean Hartman is said to have suffered from “multiple” health problems “immediately” after the jab, including myocarditis, or heart inflammation. He received the COVID jab in order to be able to play hockey in an arena where the shot is required for entry.
    “Sean was born on January 31st 2004, and since then there was nothing that Sean was more passionate about than sports, especially hockey as he played his entire life, reads his GoFundMe page. “He started his hockey career playing for the Beeton Stingers and went on to play for TNT in Alliston. Whether watching or playing, Sean just loved the game.”

    Sean was involved with the Beeton Athletic Association, and they posted a piece about Sean’s passing on their Facebook page.
    Now, normally, Canada is actually pretty liberal. However, it would appear that there is a segment of the Canadian population that is realizing that no, these vaccines are not safe for you. That is probably one of the main reasons why there was a protest against these deadly vaccines immediately following Sean’s death.

    Sean’s father also posted several heartbreaking tweets immediately after his son’s death.“I would give anything for another bike ride with you,” Sean’s father said. “Thank you all for the love and support.” “I’m not saying the vaccine killed my son I believe it COULD’VE. The people who believe it absolutely COULDN’T HAVE are the ones we need to worry about. MASTER OF PUPPETS PULLING YOUR STRINGS,” he said iin another tweet. This is why no one, ABSOLUTELY NO ONE, should be in support of these vaccine mandates.

    SEEMS TO ME ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CHOSE HOW THEY WOULD DIE.

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  • A shocker or WTF moment

    Heard David Ellis Brass tacks
    Said

    David Ellis said that someone dropped off a decomposing body at the QEH which seems to be from a home isolation. SMH!!!!!

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  • Chris:

    You wrote: “Can you bring forward a single example of a birth defect that can even be correlated with a “jab”?”

    That is how misinformation is spread. I never wrote or suggested that the COVID-19 jabs resulted in any birth defects. But your suggesting that I did only gave the same bad actors something to jump on. You must do better.

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  • The state of Barbados health system is in or near total collapse
    Not at all surprised a 166sqmiles island and one hospital could never fight or wrestle this virus to the ground
    Govt help to create this problem with false illusions welcoming all to the country having grand performances on international tV inviting all and every
    My sympathies lies with the people
    Now the people are all left to fight this virus alone by now most have given up
    Hence dead bodies are being left to dry rot in homes before people seek help
    What a place to be having a govt running after a bolted horse call COVID

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @angela cox October 27, 2021 3:07 PM

    This is not a shocker, fear will make otherwise sensible people do stupid things.

    The authorities are breeding fear when they scaremonger non-stop the notion that you will catch COVID and kill half your family if you don’t get the vaccine.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @angela cox October 27, 2021 3:07 PM

    How do we know the person was not dropped off alive but got ignored for so long at the QEH waiting room that they died and started to decompose?

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  • @nextparty246: “That is how misinformation is spread. I never wrote or suggested that the COVID-19 jabs resulted in any birth defects. But your suggesting that I did only gave the same bad actors something to jump on. You must do better.

    Grenville. I will do my best to do better. May I please ask you to do the same?

    In your post to this thread dated 2021.10.26.9:36 pm you brought up Thalidomide. Are you familar with all the chemistry behind that?

    At the end of the day, this is a VERY complicated situation. No one knows, for sure, what is the correct thing to do (even if there actually is one).

    Economic curves (which, sadly, includes human deaths in the calculus), and all of that.

    Grenville… Please reach out to me if you would like to talk in “real-time”,

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  • Critical AnalyzerOctober 27, 2021 5:29 PM

    @angela cox October 27, 2021 3:07 PM

    How do we know the person was not dropped off alive but got ignored for so long at the QEH waiting room that they died and started to decompose
    Xxxxx
    That is stretch because the QEH is a public hospital and someone would have noticed a body sitting or lying in one place for over a long period of timrv
    I don’t belive that David would relay that information if he did not have confirmed information to satisfy himself and what is being told in the story

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  • A total of 391 persons were identified as COVID-19 positive on Tuesday, October 26, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The lab conducted 2,078 tests. Six persons died from the virus yesterday.

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  • Chris:

    I explained the reason why I brought up Thalidomide. Not to suggest that COVID-19 created birth defects, but to show the importance of long-term clinical trials – to identify the long-term side effects of medicines. That is the ONLY reason why I brought it up.

    This is very complicated precisely because no long-term clinical trials could be done in an emergency situation. It is also very complicated because this mRNA and DNA vaccines for COVID-19 are new technology – and variants complicate it further.

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    @angela cox October 27, 2021 5:49 PM

    I agree that is a stretch but that is more plausible than someone putting a decomposing body in a car unless that person is so distraught with grief they can’t think straight.

    This is symptomatic of the biggest problem we face with all our governments both B and D. Everyone of them feels they have the right to come to the press or make announcements and give anecdotal, hearsay information and opinions without giving facts or fully investigating the situation before making pronouncements.

    If they want to be believed, they need to bring the facts people are asking. People are intelligent enough to decide for themselves or consult trusted persons to reach their own conclusions.

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  • @Grenville: “This is very complicated precisely because no long-term clinical trials could be done in an emergency situation.

    Exactly. What part of “extraordinary times” isn’t clear?

    I presume you are aware a Pandemic has been forewarned to essentially everyone for quite some time?

    If asked, I could give links to films and books from years ago that foretold what would happen…

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  • Critical AnalyzerOctober 27, 2021 6:21 PM

    @angela cox October 27, 2021 5:49 PM

    I agree that is a stretch but that is more plausible than someone putting a decomposing body in a car unless that person is so distraught with grief they can’t think straight.
    Xxc
    But did u not say that fear could have been a part of the individual making a foolish decisions

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  • You know I got a real problem every time this government set a time for a press conference dem always late. Then again them late to act too so why am I surprised.

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  • re I explained the reason why I brought up Thalidomide. Not to suggest that COVID-19 created birth defects, but to show the importance of long-term clinical trials – to identify the long-term side effects of medicines. That is the ONLY reason why I brought it up.
    YOU WERE WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS TO USE THALIDOMIDE AS THE EXAMPLE TO PROVE YOUR POINT
    AFTER ALL, THE THALIDOMIDE FIASCO SET IN MOTION THE PRACTICE OF THE PRACTICE OF HOW MODERN DRUGS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE VETTED BEFORE BEING BROUGHT TO MARKET.

    YOU SHOULD NOT LET THAT RUNT RUN YOU RAGGED. AS HE DISPLAYS HIS IGNORANCE OF RPARATORY PHARMACOLOGICAL PROTOCOLS

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  • RE I presume you are aware a Pandemic has been forewarned to essentially everyone for quite some time?
    INDEED THE LORD JESUS FOREWARNED US ABOUT THIS OVER 2OOO YEARS AGO IN THE “BIRTH PANG” VERSES OF THE OLIVET DISCOURSE IN MATHEW 24:4-8

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  • @GP… As I say to many people by way of side-channel…

    Your CAPS-LOCK KEY APPEARS TO BE STUCK.

    That’s only slightly less embarrasing than an open-mike…

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  • “Ireland has among the highest vaccination rates in the world, with around 93% of adults and 75% of the entire population now double-jabbed.

    But he said this had not curbed the spread of the virus from person to person “to the extent that we would have liked”.

    “That has to then be be taken into account in our collective behaviour,” he told a briefing of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Wednesday.

    He said: “The suppression that we’re seeing (from vaccination)… unfortunately, it’s just not quite enough on its own to suppress the transmission of the virus that has a natural transmission capability as high as Delta.

    “This is a really highly transmissible virus.””

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

    After treating 7,000 cases in South Africa, Dr. Chetty says Delta is no more contagious that the first strain that appeared in South Africa in the first wave.

    He reckons it is not as deadly either.

    It is spread in the water and the vaccines are swamped.

    Like England Ireland has problems with sewage in rivers.

    Two of many of the “sh*thole” countries in the world, including the US!!

    Bhutan is probably the only exception.

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  • @John… Please forgive me for this, but there wasn’t much “there there” in your most recept transmissions.

    Were you trying to say something?

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  • @ Christopher Halsall

    “If asked, I could give links to films and books from years ago that foretold what would happen…”
    Xxxxx
    Behold a Pale Horse
    Book by William J Cooper ?

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  • Figured the third world conditions of rivers in the UK would provoke a response and it did.

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  • @ Christopher

    @John… Please forgive me for this, but there wasn’t much “there there” in your most recept transmissions.

    Were you trying to say something?
    Xxxxx

    John was asking why are you celebrating Christmas in October?

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  • Scotland has the lowest number of cases in the UK and also the least contaminated rivers.

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  • Scientist Whose Wife Was Injured by COVID Vaccine Tells FDA: ‘Please Do Not Give This to Kids’
    Brian Dressen, Ph.D., who is a chemist with an extensive background in researching and assessing the degree of efficacy in new technologies, told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Pfizer’s vaccine “failed any reasonable risk-benefit calculus in connection with children.”

    By Megan Redshaw

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory committee on Tuesday endorsed Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, despite strong objections raised during the meeting by multiple scientists and physicians.

    Brian Dressen, Ph.D., is one of the scientists who testified during the 8-hour hearing.

    Dressen is also the husband of Brianne Dressen, who developed a severe neurological injury during the Utah-based portion of the U.S. AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial in 2020. After being injured by the first dose, Brianne withdrew from the trial.

    During his 3-minute testimony, Dressen, a chemist with an extensive background in researching and assessing the degree of efficacy in new technologies, told the FDA advisory panel Pfizer’s vaccine “failed any reasonable risk-benefit calculus in connection with children.”

    Dressen said:

    “Your decision is being rushed, based on incomplete data from underpowered trials, insufficient to predict rates of severe and long-lasting adverse reactions. I urge the committee to reject the EUA [Emergency Use Authorization] modification and direct Pfizer to perform trials that will decisively demonstrate that the benefits outweigh the risks for children. I understand firsthand the impact that you will or will not have with the decision you’re going to make today.”

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/brian-dressen-brianne-covid-pfizer-vaccine-risk-benefit-calculus-children/

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  • Grenada after 60 days is getting back to normal.

    Things went awry in late August 2021 following flooding in Grenada through July and into August.

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  • @Grenville “It was decided that all unVaxxed had only two choices – either be jabbed, or be forced into bankruptcy, homelessness, and poverty.”

    Please remind us exactly who has been forced into bankruptcy, homelessness, and poverty?

    Or are your words hyperbole?

    Or lies?

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  • @Grenville “We can prepare to recover quickly by giving our bodies strong immune systems to fight the virus. Therefore, we should live healthy lifestyles, including healthy eating. If we cannot obtain sufficient daily fruit, then we should take one 500 mg tablet of Vitamin C every day. If anyone feels sick, then that person, and those who share the same home or work space, should take 1,000 mg of Vitamin C each day for the next two weeks. If someone gets COVID-19, and they recover, then they should have a natural immunity, which recent studies show is superior to the jabs.”

    Why do you a structural engineer insist on giving medical advice. Don’t you understand your limitations?

    How would you like it if I, a farmer, started writing a column of BU offering structural engineering advice?

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  • @Grenville “The Government talks about unity, while actively dividing Barbadians.”

    Can you please explain exactly how the government is actively dividing Barbadians?

    Three or four bullet points wold be enough to help us to understand.

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  • To those who take every doctor`s advice as the absolute gospel and want minors to be vaccinated in the absence of mid to long-term contra-indications should be made to refund the cost of their education. At least the FDA ignore the CDC irrational hysterical haste.

    Yes, I do have a 7-year-old!

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  • @”Taxpayers pay to medically treat both the sexually faithful and the sexually promiscuous.”

    I trust that you understand that a person does not have to be promiscuous in order to contract a sexually transmitted disease.

    I trust that you know that both male and female virgins can become infected with any, all or many of the following:
    Bacterial Vaginosis
    Chancroid
    Chlamydia
    Gonorrhea
    Hepatitis
    Herpes
    HIV
    Human papillomavirus
    Pubic lice
    Scabies
    Syphilis
    Trichomoniasis

    So people with STD’s are treated because they are sick, not because they are sexually faithful or sexually promiscuous.

    If you doubt me, ask the other GP I am sure that he has treated many sexually faithful people in his days as a public health doctor.

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  • @Grenville “giving our bodies strong immune systems to fight the virus.”

    Most people can’t even bake a good old Bajan pudding even if given the recipe and the very simple ingredient list of:
    flour
    sugar
    egg
    butter
    baking powder
    essence

    And we imagine that lay people have the knowledge to build a healthy immune system?

    Just now I am going to start building sky scrapers, buildings which are significantly less complex than the human immune system. I am sure that I can do such very well by following the simple straight forward advice of non-engineers/non-architects on the internet.

    If anybody wants to travel i am thinking of getting a pick as a commercial airline pilot. It can’t be that hard to fly and land a plane without the requisite professional training. I am sure that I can get the know-how from a non-pilot on the internet.

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  • @Grenville “That is why the movement to withhold medical treatment to the unVaxxxed is so disgusting.”

    Everybody please note that NOBODY, and I repeat NOBODY in Barbados in or out of government, or the opposition, or the religious groups has suggested that medical treatment be withheld from the unvaxxed.

    It seems to me that Grenville is letting his imagination run away with him.

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  • By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland
    Published July 26, 2021
    Updated Oct. 25, 2021

    At the urging of federal regulators, two coronavirus vaccine makers are expanding the size of their clinical trials for children ages 5 to 11 — a precautionary measure designed to detect rare side effects including heart inflammation problems that turned up in vaccinated people younger than 30.

    President Biden promised at a meeting in Ohio last week that emergency clearance for pediatric vaccines would come “soon,” but the White House has not been specific on the timeline. It was unclear whether expanding the studies will affect when vaccines could be authorized for children.

    The Food and Drug Administration has indicated to Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna that the size and scope of their pediatric studies, as initially envisioned, were inadequate to detect rare side effects. Those include myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, inflammation of the lining around the heart, multiple people familiar with the trials said.

    Questions about vaccinating children — including those under 12 — are of huge interest to parents and teachers. Regulators will be required to balance the potential side effects of coronavirus vaccination against the risks of Covid-19.

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  • @Dirt Farmer October 26, 2021 7:50 PM “no one has the right to dictate what one should or shouldn’t do.”

    Actually we get told what to do all the time. I was driving today came to a traffic light and was told by the red light to STOP. I am dictated by this very same traffic light all the time. And not only in Barbados, in my travels the same thing. And when I lived in other places I was dictated to and told to pay taxes, wear a seat belt, don’t drink and drive, vaccinate my children, put out my garbage on day X, don’t paint my whole house bright red, come get ya old father from in at the people’s hospital because he is better now and the hospital int no hotel.

    People dictate to me all the time.

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  • When I was young THEY even dictated to me that I MUST wear sanitary napkins or tampons, because THEY object to a little blood [or a lot, lol!] all over the bus seat, or the train seat, or the office chair, or the floor of the banking hall.

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  • Today it was revealing that somebody turned up at the QEH when they were already dead from Covid, and ROTTING too. Take note that in this 30C+ heat and high humidity decay occurs very, very quickly. Barbados a’int the great white north.

    My guess would be that THEY didn’t want anybody to tell them what to do, that THEY didn’t want to be dictated to.

    My question: If you and family/friends/caregivers don’t want to be dictated to by health professionals why bother to show up for medical care when you are already dead and rotting?

    Isn’t that somewhat like going to Grenville for structural advice after the building has already fallen down?

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  • Barbados has a reputation for being the NCD capital of the world. This is a good reality check and place to jump off from.

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  • @Christopher Halsall October 26, 2021 9:07 PM. Were we not all trained in Statistics in grade school?”

    Sadly, NO.

    Maybe now that we are working on curriculum reform…

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  • @555 Dub Street, you are behaving like the media houses in Barbados who seem to have an agreement just to report the death with emphasis on the unvaccinated while ignoring the Co-morbities. How many died of cancer, heart disease, Parkinsons, old age, diabetes in Barbados for the year so far? I have spent most of my working years dealing with medical insurance claims and was well aware of the NCDs impact. Thus not surprised by the increased death rate.

    The pandemic is purging the earth and some social scientist are writing papers on the #UnintendedBenefits #PopulationControl #BioWeaponstranmissionrate #BehaviourControl #CitizensControl etc. Pandemic studies are popping all over academia

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  • @Christopher Halsall October 26, 2021 11:50 PM “@“I grew up among persons with victims of Thalidomide, which resulted in the deformation of limbs of children.”

    And I grew up among persons who were victims of polio which resulted in the deformation of limbs.

    And since I grew up in the country I have also know people who were victims of polio, and of tetanus, at least one spent weeks in intensive care before recovering, some are dead, dead, dead, including a 19 year old cousin who was growing up in the same gap as me until he fell off his bike and being unvaccinated against tetanus, died of what appeared to be fairly minor scrape/burn out.

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  • @Kammie

    Covid 19 is a different animal, it is a virus that preys on the sick and seniors. We have a moral obligation to protect the vulnerable. The virus needs a host and once there is a playground for it to mutate we can create our version of the monster right here in Barbados.

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

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  • Critical Analyzer October 27, 2021 5:22 PM “The authorities are breeding fear when they scaremonger non-stop the notion that you will catch COVID and kill half your family if you don’t get the vaccine.”

    No official has suggested that anybody will “catch COVID and kill half your family if you don’t get the vaccine.”

    On page 3 of today’s Nation the Acting Chief medical officer has noted that the mortality rate for Covid19 in Barbados is 1.2% “When we look at the case fatality ratio (proportion of deaths) at 1.2 per cent, it is at the lower end of the range of rates seen globally. That said, we want zero deaths,” he said.

    Alas I did not study statistics at elementary school, so please correct me if I am wrong in saying that 1% of Barbados 270,000 population is 2,700 people. And 0.2% is some other smaller number. So if everybody got Covid maybe 3,000 will die, and if half the population got covid about 1500 will die and if one quarter of the population got covid than about 750 people will die.

    So far only 150 people have died. So we have 600 to about 2800 empty coffins waiting to be filled.

    Volunteers needed for this most important project. Who wants to be dead body 150?

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan

    No reality check or play back….

    Can I get advise on what someone can take to prevent COVID who is not vaccinated and does not want to drop dead/rot away ?

    Someone suggested jumping off as an alternative?

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

    Kammie HolderOctober 27, 2021 10:34 PM
    @555 Dub Street, you are behaving like the media houses in Barbados who seem to have an agreement just to report the death with emphasis on the unvaccinated while ignoring the Co-morbities. How many died of cancer, heart disease, Parkinsons, old age, diabetes in Barbados for the year so far? I have spent most of my working years dealing with medical insurance claims and was well aware of the NCDs impact. Thus not surprised by the increased death rate.

    Most of the COVID-19 deaths I hear reported in Barbados have stated that individual’s vaccination status AND THE presence of NCDs
    Also If you know about the prevalence of NCDs in Barbados (and in the world) and knowing how such NCDs impact the immune system does it not heighten the urgency for these said people to be vaccinated against a virus that clearly needs a non suppressed immune system to properly fight off?
    So can it not be seen as an “unintended benefit” to report COVID-19 deaths in this way as added incentive to avoid poor diet, health regimes and lifestyle choices that may be causal factors to some types of NCDs?

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan

    Kapal Dev and Sunil Gavaskar were the star performers for India as the West Indies were conquered in Berbice October 27, 1983 ?

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan

    Instructed Vs Dictated ?
    Answers in English please. Not Hindi

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  • By chance, I met the person yesterday I thought may have had COVID who I helped a few weeks ago.

    At the time the person was suffering from gastrointestinal issues and was vomiting which according to the internet is a symptom of COVID.

    The person was parked side of the road hanging out the vehicle and unable to drive.

    After listening to Dr. Chetty about his experiences in South Africa I realised the gastro symptom may or may not be associated with COVID.

    I figured out in my non medical brain that if the water is contaminated with fecal matter, it isn’t only going to be the virus you face but also gastrointestinal problems.

    In fact I also got the gastro knowledge from both Sir Maurice Byer and my father when I was growing up.

    I had cousins who often had the bowels but whose family did not exercise the strict treatment of water my father instituted in his household.

    I asked the person where they live and was told in the Southern Corridor.

    I kind of knew the answer before I asked because of what the Minister of Health had said about that corridor having most of the cases of COVID.

    Told the person without even mentioning COVID to be careful with the water on the south coast and a bit about my thinking.

    They say they are going to filter but really boiling is best.

    Unfortunately, even that doesn’t prevent whatever is in the water from getting into the body when we bathe as we are also told the virus can enter through the eyes, nose and mouth.

    If I am right, it boils down (no pun intended) to the Government fixing its problem.

    I suspect some folks will present with COVID and gastro, some will present with COVID alone and some will present with gastro alone and that will speak to what is going on with the water in the particular distribution areas where they live.

    When I was growing up and even as an adult I always used to hear the older folk opine about “Gastric Flu” something I never had.

    That I understood to be the bowels and the flu which as my knowledge of water expanded I realised was probably waterborne.

    So even the flu may be waterborne as well as airborne, simple logic suggested by simple observable empirical evidence!!

    Which also explains the spread of the Spanish flu in waves.

    It may have been nothing to do with mutations which is what Dr. Chetty is saying, each of the strains of COVID he treated were equally catching.

    What the experts who opine about how transmissible the Delta variant is may be the effect of a second means of spreading the virus and this method is far more efficient than the first.

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