BU COVID Dash – Testing is Down!

David;  Attached are updated charts for this week. Positive cases remain on a downward trend.  Vaccinations are slowly increasing and test positivity remains substantially above the goal of <5%.  Indeed, the 7 day positivity trend line is showing a slight uptick.  Increased uptake of vaccinations, vigilance and compliance with protocols seems to be necessary, especially as the Omicron variant is on the move and threatens.

Lyall Small

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  • Testing is down because cases are down.

    Still on target to breaking the 100 new cases per day later this month.

    Hopefully the rain we had is not enough to upset the equilibrium and we won’t get an excessive in the wrong places amount over the rest of December.

    Same process as in countries with case surges after floods as things return to normal.

    No floods = no surges.

    Floods = surges.

    Brazil’s continues doing pretty well since the numbers of floods abated.

    Cases continue to fall, down to 10% of their peak but still high.

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  • Understanding Percent Positivity | Public Health Madison & Dane County, Public Health Madison & Dane County

    https://publichealthmdc.com/blog/understanding-percent-positivity

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  • @ David

    Forget the amount they test and focus on the percentage of positive tested.

    They are testing less so that they can show improvement in case load. After all its all about making things look good and not getting put on the UK red list.

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  • I always thought the person who got tested wanted to get tested to find out if they had COVID-19 or not.

    All that is happening is that fewer persons are coming forward to get tested because fewer persons are becoming infected.

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  • A positivity ratio of 10% means as far as I can see that only 10 out of every 100 persons who come to get tested are actually right about having COVID-19.

    The other 90 are hypochondriacs.

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  • @John A

    This explains the headline. You may recall public health officials implemented an outreach program testing people in hotspots.

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  • The massacre among our natives drives the indolent masses to the vaccination centre. Excellent! Our Supreme Leader´s great plan is working.

    We should stop testing altogether! The tests only spoil the winter season.

    Those who are vaccinated and under 60 years old have little to fear. Thanks to genetic superiority, people with African genes are more resilient anyway.

    Unvaccinated victims are mere collateral damage and only numbers in the statistics.

    Nevertheless, we must be on our guard. Where the second vaccination was 6 months ago or a Chinese vaccine was used, I strongly advise a third vaccination with Moderna. This stuff is hotter than speed!

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  • @🐰/🐇 7:55 a.m
    Good one.
    So it appears that after almost two years, we are still uncertain what are the criteria for testing?

    Is it just volunteers as 🐇/🐰 suggested?
    Is it random sampling (doubtful)?
    Does contact tracing play a role?
    An infected household?
    Scared neighbors
    Seriously, what are the criteria?

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  • The testing dropped around the independence activities but last couple of days the are on the rise / near normal

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  • @ David

    Yes sir up to this week you would of seen BAMP saying we must ramp up testing. Will never happen so close to the winter season. From here on in its about appearances

    Watch and see old years night will be no curfew if it is not completely lifted before then. Soon we will be treating those who present only to the doctors and everyone else will be self isolating and self testing.

    Its that or watch the economy crumble. This will have to be treated like a bad flu season from here on in. Who don’t get vaxx and dead well Paramount and others will say thanks for the work. The PM realises she can’t hold commerce back anymore over a few anti vaxxers and she will do what is required.

    Looked let’s be honest she tried her best to make the vaccines available to all who wanted. Now we bring in the law to give business places the right to ask for proof of vax at the door and we force the anti vaxxers to stand home. No different to what everywhere in the developed world has done.

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  • Vaccinated travlers entering the island Were no longer need to tested woyld have also Lead to axdecrease

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  • Did you hear the story of the
    Rumpelstiltskin of BU. Not only straw but news stories …

    My explanation: Things are more complicated than simple explanations can provide

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  • @John ADecember 4, 2021 9:34 AM

    Since we have enough vaccine thanks to our Supreme Leader, corona is no longer a phenomenon of nature, but only a social problem.

    Those who do not want to be vaccinated inevitably accept death or serious illness. We should not weep for these victims.

    Time to abolish all Corona restrictions! This will naturally immunise the unvaccinated population until spring. Better a few extra deaths now than years of gridlock with unemployed citizens, traumatised children and suicides due to over-indebtedness.

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  • The freed up capacity at Dosantos should be replaced with increased local testing if the concern from public health about community spread is true.

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  • @ DavidDecember 4, 2021 9:54 AM

    It is a futile attempt to control the spread of the virus. Almost like trying to control the moon, the sun and the stars.

    It would be far better to focus on the unvaccinated. I have in mind colour bands on the wrist that cannot be removed:

    Red = unvaccinated, orange = 1 x vaccinated, yellow = 2 x vaccinated.

    Only people who have been vaccinated 3 times are trustworthy.

    In addition, we should finally create REAL incentives to vaccinate. For example, a temporary exemption from income tax.

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  • I believe herd immunity and community spread can be removed from BU’s vocabulary. Rates > 94% means everyone and if what we have seen is not community spread then nothing is.

    Rubbing our bellies and whispering magical words will not get the genie back in the bottle.
    ——x—–
    @Tron
    Great idea, but it is not original. If you change the colors to 0=yellow, we may be able to find a few leftover badges from Nazi Germany.

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  • I saw a news item this morning from WHO that claims that worldwide THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECORDED DEATHS FROM Omicron SO FAR . It led me to wonder if that news is corroborated and fortified by incoming data, and remains true after a few weeks, and persons challenged with Omicron are found to develop antibodies that work against all variants, inter alia other factors , if natural infections of Omicron throughout the World might actually lead to a quick unmitigated control of the Pandemic? The key would be to continue striving for herd immunity from vaccinations for the combination of the Delta variant and let Omicron with its higher infectivity work against the other variants.

    Just an idea that may have no validity, but that I think might be put in the pot and stirred to get the views of true-true Epidemiologists.

    Help!!!

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  • David

    The local testing still need volunteers – mostly people eho think the were Exposed

    Didnt the community out reach used the rapid test and only used the pcr/ lab to confirm positivismi Cases?

    Still need volunteers.
    Dont seem to me that the avarage Person is as much concern as the docs after two years.

    I would TaKe the test for travel or if was told i was exposed – no other reasin

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  • It has been two years.

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  • The Idea is that:

    The disease will spread as long as there are susceptible hosts in the relevant population.

    Where there is more than one variant, the variants compete with one another to get access to susceptible hosts and thereby ensure that they themselves survive.

    When a new super variant, like Omicron, gets into the mix, it quickly increases its share of hosts and thereby reduces the chances for variants of lesser infectivity to survive.

    A very competitive variant that only produces mild symptoms is a very good thing because it restricts access to the host by variants of lesser competitiveness but greater virulence and over a relatively short period of time that variant becomes dominant while concomitantly reducing the expression of serious sickness and even death in the host population.

    Therefore, counterintuitively, Omicron could be used as an ultimate cheap effective control method for the disease. Serendipity perhaps? Or a clue to how things actually work?

    If wunnah do’n unnerstan ask John or Dr GP Sir. They know everything.

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  • @ TheOGazertsDecember 4, 2021 10:36 AM

    Nazi comparison? And what about “Logan´s Run”? “To track this, each person is implanted at birth with a “life-clock” crystal in the palm of the left hand that changes color as they get older and begins blinking as they approach their “Last Day.” (source: wikipedia)

    At the airport and in the hotels, the arrivals also get different colour ribbons. I don’t think our government at the airport and our hoteliers are resorting to Nazi methods. I call that common sense.

    My suggestion is simply to extend this to the entire population.

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  • Tron,
    Your above post is of course a joke, right?
    … and the ribbons will be made of Krypton, right?

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  • TheOGazertsDecember 4, 2021 9:15 AM

    @🐰/🐇 7:55 a.m
    Good one.
    So it appears that after almost two years, we are still uncertain what are the criteria for testing?

    Is it just volunteers as 🐇/🐰 suggested?
    Is it random sampling (doubtful)?
    Does contact tracing play a role?
    An infected household?
    Scared neighbors
    Seriously, what are the criteria?

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    Grasshopper

    One Criterion, the person to be tested has to want to be tested.

    If the positivity ratio is 10%, that means there 90% of those tested are hypochondriacs!!

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  • Kind of like vaccination, one criterion, the person to be vaccinated has to want to be vaccinated.

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  • lyallsmallDecember 4, 2021 11:48 AM

    The Idea is that:

    The disease will spread as long as there are susceptible hosts in the relevant population.

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

    This idea does not seem to work in most countries.

    Look at Grenada and Dominica, less than 10% of the population have tested positive.

    That means 90% of the population did not get it.

    There were enough tests done for the whole population to have been tested..

    Another harebrained idea bites the dust!!

    The obvious conclusion is clearly quite the opposite!!

    The disease does not spread as long as there are susceptible hosts in the relevant population!!

    Somehow a whole set of the relevant population is protected.

    “Look Ma, no vaccine”

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  • Barbados has had 439K tests, as much as would do the whole frigging population.

    About 25K cases have been detected.

    That means there are a whole set of hypochondriacs in Barbados putting the GOB to unnecessary expense!!

    Most of those 25K are according to the Minister of Health in the Southern Corridor which no doubt is where most of the testing has been done.

    How hard is it to lock off a stop cock?

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  • I’ve maintained from my first set of posts on Covid-19 that the positivity metric is not a good measure of the true incidence of the disease in the Barbados population and that a better measure might be periodic random testing. Periodic random testing is apparently not done anywhere in the world, AFAIK, Its too expensive.

    The test positivity percentage gives a very rough guesstimate or feel for disease incidence. It is the percentage of positive results in the total tests done on a particular day.

    In pre-September 2021 Barbados, when the test positivity percentages were generally below 5%, the figures would have indicated that there was a relatively low viral load in our population since less than 5% of the people who had been tested were positive. When the positivity percentage went well above that level and stayed there it essentially indicated, no more than, that there was a highish level of incidence in our population. The consistent fluctuations in the metric are essentially telling us that we still have a ways to go before we can declare that we are on the way to pre-August 2021 levels.

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  • I have been reluctant to join such discussions because from day one I made it clear that we should support our government’s efforts because this epidemic could be very disastrous for us.
    However, I have concluded that we should have followed medical association’s (BAMP) advice of more testing and on a wider scale months ago. It is obvious that the advice of BAMP was not taken.

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  • John; Re. your 12:47 pm post.

    You are of course right. I should have said susceptible hosts AND viruses capable of infecting those hosts. But I was assuming that anyone reading the post would have been aware that a virulent pest is essential to cause a disease. My bad!

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  • Vincent Codrington

    A random sample would have yielded a truer metric of the degree of infection in the population of Barbados. However that is not a useful metric. Tracking and testing at those points likely to be the source of contagion was more effective and efficient. The process was also more cost effective, in light of limited supply of vaccines and testing materials. We should maintain testing at the ports of entry,and at communities identified as centres of spread.

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  • @lyallsmallDecember 4, 2021 12:24 PM

    The boundaries between fanciful dystopia, madness and reality have been fading since March 2020. Who would have thought that in some countries there is already compulsory vaccination (in Austria even for the whole population), employers are allowed to ask for vaccination status (in many countries), unvaccinated people are no longer allowed to shop (in many countries) etc. etc.?

    What I am indeed writing down as a cynical joke could become reality tomorrow. If not on our island, then somewhere else.

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  • @🐇/🐰
    It was a compliment of your clever use of 90% being hypochondriacs. Nothing more.

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  • TheOGazerts; Re. your above post the “90% being hypochondriacs” quip was actually another manifestation of a fake, Trumpian, Dystopian bent given that he has previously demonstrated a reasonable knowledge of what the positivity percentage actually entails. Vincent Codrington’s post above nails it.

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  • I forgot to mention above that the overweening majority of the people who take the tests have to do so because they have to get mandatory certification of their covid-19 status for any of several official reasons, including being primary contacts of persons previously testing positive. They have no real choice.

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  • Aren’t we long past the notion of random tests? What difference would they make at this stage? Tests were relevant when there wasn’t enough vaccine to go around but people were taking tests in lieu of taking the vaccine which is a waste of time and resources. If I took a test today and it was negative, do I take one again in two weeks if I have a runny nose?

    There is a lot of misinformation and disinformation out there and fake news has supplanted real news.

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  • The daily vacination count had also dropped around the independence celebrations. Although still Way too low
    They are now around 100

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  • @John2December 4, 2021 2:52 PM

    The smart elite (ministers, party faithfuls, expats, diplomats and businessmen) has already been vaccinated 3 times. The rest of the population does not want to vaccinate and is therefore negligible.

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  • @SargeantDecember 4, 2021 2:51 PM

    More testing? Some people talk about Corona as if it were HIV. How laughable. We don’t have a testing problem, we have a vaccination problem.

    Those who do not want to be vaccinated must bear the consequences, up to and including an excruciating death by suffocation.

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  • Vincent Codrington
    Yes testing and tracing specific sub-populations with Covid is vastly more efficient, effective, than any kind of total population randomized statistical measures except that the first control method is likely to miss secondary or tertiary outbreaks of infections not connected to known cases. And if those missed show no initial symptoms there maybe a larger outbreak afoot. But yes, given resource allocation issues and the like, testing and tracing represents the optimal choice.

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  • DavidDecember 4, 2021 9:54 AM

    The freed up capacity at Dosantos should be replaced with increased local testing if the concern from public health about community spread is true.

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

    You think people go and get tested just for fun?

    They go because they have symptoms or know they have been in contact with someone who was positive.

    That’s why hypochondriacs go, they are frighten and want some sort of assurance they don’t have it.

    There is no one on earth who can suddenly cause increased local testing!!

    Maybe an incentive like no income tax if you get tested might get some traction but if people don’t feel the need to be tested they are not going to waste their time.

    The numbers are falling as predicted and will continue to fall unless there is some major flooding.

    The GOB saw fit to cancel the curfew which also sends a message.

    Doesn’t mean folks will stop social distancing or wearing masks of sanitizing, just that they will get on with their lives.

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  • It is quite possible that in the absence of floods COVID will have disappeared and people will be asking Cowhat?

    The medical fraternity and all the experts will be none the wiser because they are looking for too complicated an explanation.

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  • @ Tron

    Yes you are dead right we have a vaccination problem. We are still hovering around 50% in an island that is 166 square miles and has 275,000 people on it. So what is the relevance of that some may ask?

    Well it’s really quite simple, this virus if it were in the Australia Out Back say with the same 50% vaxxed, but where the population density per square mile was 14% less than ours, the 50% vaxx rate would not be as much of an issue. People play with numbers they want and ignore the others. Our problem is that on a small island with 275,000 people and a vaxx rate of 50% the rate of contagion due to density per square mile makes it a much larger problem than other places.

    Just saying we need to consider all variables when we discuss this issue and not just the ones we are fed with.

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  • Yes! It is true that WHO has confirmed that there are NO deaths worldwide attributable to Omicron. Just google Omicron deaths.

    I think the advent of a mild but aggressive Omicron variant can spell an imminent end to the dread Covid-19 pandemic. But the speed of that outcome will involve bold actions by Experts and Governments and citizens and a diminution of the traditional inputs by Big Pharma. Poor countries will get there first.

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  • Hants

    Keep an eye on British Columbia COVID cases.

    Two weeks since the devastating floods so too early to know if there will be a surge or not.

    Should know in the next 2 to 4 weeks.

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  • Ditto Israel although there seems to be initial signs of rising cases already.

    If the two countries do have surges following their recent flood I would expect Israel’s to happen faster than BC’s.

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  • The secret is to avoid the virus which from the test data suggest 95% of people in Barbados do.

    I never realised that the minority 5% of the population of Barbados could cause the majority 95% so much trouble!!!

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  • David

    This CDC directive should make it clear that the Americans have a low confidence level in the effectiveness of the Covid vaccines especially with new and emerging variants.. Even citizens are being barred from entry without a negative test. This is highly irregular even draconian. We are back to nearly a patient zero scenario again. And it has massive implications for Barbados.

    Some Dr.. Strangelove somewhere is making biological war on us all.

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  • My suggestion to increase vaccines is for Pfizer to include a Viagra composition in the injection, to last for the period, one year, until the next jab.

    Then John can go find a young nubile and keep busy for the next year and stop writing rubbish about water.

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  • Somewhat off topic but relevant to all web sites and all topics being discussed on the internet. U.N. is now taking to censor entire web sites by asking (or demanding?) the site name registrars disable web site name resolution to IP address in the DNS servers. This is when the U.N Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate declares to the name registrar (with no apparent right of appeal) that a particular web site is engaging in or promoting “terrorism” as determined by the UNCTED. I was wondering how long it would take before the YT censoring of user videos and manipulation of search results by the search engines would be taken to the next level.

    The U.N. Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) is now responsible for taking entire privately hosted websites offline, as they seek to take total control of the flow of information and establish their “Great Narrative.” CTED notifies domain registrars of “extremist” sites — i.e., those that promote narratives they don’t approve of — and at the flip of a switch “poof” the sites can no longer be found. This reflects a new level of internet censorship, but it is not just publishers who are in the crosshairs…it is all of us.

    12min video at link:
    Source: de-program(DOT)org/u-n-taking-down-private-websites-domain-level-censorship/

    How soon before something like the quotes below becomes “promoting terrorism” by (1) encouraging “wrong-thinking” people to take a time-tested, safe medications instead of obeying government edicts to run and take an experimental, new technology and undertested vaccine and (2) by making governments and regulators look callous and capricious stooges for big business interests as they ban said medications and engage in increasingly coercive means to force the population into taking part in a massive vaccine experiment, should they wish to or not, while at the same time granting broad immunity to the vax suppliers for any harms their products might inflict on the test subjects of their involuntary experiment.

    “These drugs have been suppressed… for reasons that have nothing to do with the science and the medicine.”

    In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Harvey Risch, a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. He says therapeutics, including hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, can be highly effective against COVID when they are deployed early on and in combination with different medications.

    Embedded video and transcript of interview with Dr. Risch at link:
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/dr-harvey-risch-hydroxychloroquine-ivermectin-and-other-therapeutics-highly-effective-in-early-covid-treatment_4131804.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-12-04-4&est=%2FlzyRqTOJcuqMBg9rRm9LL7Gm%2BGyf3oPyhN7fj1uXn3OhhShVC6Z0C4CBydktuvf

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  • Israel looks as though it is now starting on its next cycle, fifth wave!!

    Floods = Covid surge

    Israel gets 55% of its water by desalination.

    The source is the sea into which the flood waters discharged with all of the sewage they captured a few weeks ago.

    I would love to be proven wrong but looks like Israel may confirm my theory.

    BC I reckon will take a week or two longer, again, I would love to be proven wrong.

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/before-omicron-hit-israel-was-already-seeing-rising-covid-cases-1.10425362

    https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/coronavirus/covid-43-percent-of-new-cases-among-5-11-year-olds-as-first-8000-get-jabbed-686857

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  • Here is Israel’s problem, runoff into the sea.

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  • Saw another news headline from the UK this morning. Omicron hospitalizations up. Not good!

    Omicron is spreading fast to new countries and within old ones. Looking forward to when a more coherent characterization of its epidemiological potential becomes available.

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  • CrusoeDecember 5, 2021 5:42 AM

    My suggestion to increase vaccines is for Pfizer to include a Viagra composition in the injection, to last for the period, one year, until the next jab.

    Then John can go find a young nubile and keep busy for the next year and stop writing rubbish about water.

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

    No use to me as I can’t see myself taking any vaccination for COVID in the foreseeable future.

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  • Lyall

    If you look at the countries with Ohmigod, you will probably see they all had rising cases before it arrived and also they all had floods.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    It is a flulike virus. How else should it behave? Or is there something else that we have not been told ?.

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  • @Lyall

    The scientists have promised in a couple of weeks we will know more. In the case of Barbados the CMO signaled Barbados intends to wait the coherent characterization you mentioned.

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  • Time to create another Harrison’s Point covid treatment facility.

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  • Here I was thinking no floods in Barbados in the past few weeks because it was pretty dry up by me and now I look Barbados had floods in November.

    I went and looked because there is a worrying sign in the COVID cases graph, looks like there could be an upturn which I would say is an indicator of floods in November.

    Oh boy, maybe here we go again.

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  • HantsDecember 5, 2021 10:10 AM

    Time to create another Harrison’s Point covid treatment facility.

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

    All they need to do is lock off a stop cock!!

    But that solution is too cheap, easy and it will make people look like idiots.

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  • If there is an upturn in cases there will also be an upturn in testing.

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  • Three more deaths and what do they have in common – unvaccinated.

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  • cases in Barbados rose by 131 on Saturday ftom 1 158 tests

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @David December 5, 2021 4:48 PM

    Three more deaths and what do they have in common – unvaccinated.

    They were treated by incompetent doctors with poor understanding of the basic fundamentals and lacking analytical and reasoning skills.

    If a single doctor with 2 nurses was able to treat 7000 COVID cases with zero deaths using far less resources, tell me why our doctors have been unable to achieve the same results.

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  • GP STILL TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTOR BUT NO LONGER BU RESIDENT DR

    re Critical AnalyzerDecember 5, 2021 5:30 PM

    @David December 5, 2021 4:48 PM

    Three more deaths and what do they have in common – unvaccinated.

    They were treated by incompetent doctors with poor understanding of the basic fundamentals and lacking analytical and reasoning skills.

    If a single doctor with 2 nurses was able to treat 7000 COVID cases with zero deaths using far less resources, tell me why our doctors have been unable to achieve the same results.

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
    THAT IS AN EASY QUESTION TO ANSWER CRITICAL ANALYZER, SIR

    THE FELLOWS YOU CITE ABOVE PRACTICE MEDICINE LIKE HOW IT SHOULD BE PRACTICED, AND LIKE HOW IT IS TO BE PRACTICED. I.E AS A PHYSICIAN YOU PUT INTO IMMEDIATE USE WHERE EVER YOU ARE, WHAT EVER YOU HAVE AVAILABLE..
    IF YOU ARE UNSURE YOU CONSULT YOUR TEXT BOOKS
    IN THIS CASE HARRISON’S TEXTBOOK OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (CONSIDERED ALL OVER THE WORLD TO BE THE BIBLE IN THIS AREA) HAS ENSHRINED WITHIN THAT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINONE AND INVERMECTIN ARE BOTH EFFICACIOUS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CORONOVIRUSES, BECAUSE OF THEIR MECHANISMS OF ACTION. IN ADDITION THESE DRUGS ARE CHEAP, AND HAVE A HIGH THERAPEUTIC INDEX AN NO REAL SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS.

    WISE DOCTORS KEEP IT SIMPLE AND DO THE CORRECT THING, WITHOUT LISTENING TO WHO, CDC, FDA OR EVIL FOLK IN THE USA.

    I TRIED VERY HARD NOT TO SAY ANYTHING CRITICAL ANALYZER, SIR, BECAUSE THE BLOG WAS FILLED WITH A LOT OF BOVINE EXCREMENT EFFLUXED BY BETZPAENIC MEDICAL ILLITERATES WHO DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE SPOUTING.

    BEST WISHES TO YOU AND ALL YOURS FOR THE SEASON SIR

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  • HantsDecember 5, 2021 5:04 PM

    cases in Barbados rose by 131 on Saturday ftom 1 158 tests

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

    That is actually good so maybe there won’t be an upsurge

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  • GP
    Harrison’s Textbook of Internal Medicine is edited by a list of eminent medical professionals associated with the leading health institutions mentioned, include the much hated Anthony S Fauci.

    So you are misleading the blog with congenital ignorance. On the one hand you suggest Harrison’s is a bible. While on the other you cuss the editors and their institutions.

    This is the height of malpractice. Patients are better off in the hands of an undertaker for medical advice than yours. LOL

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  • GP STILL TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTOR BUT NO LONGER BU RESIDENT DR, AND NOW AN EXSCHOLAR

    RE So you are misleading the blog with congenital ignorance.
    YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT KNOW THE MEANING OF CONGENITAL OR IGNORANCE

    RE Patients are better off in the hands of an undertaker for medical advice than yours
    HOWEVER, NONE OF THE FOLK WHO HAVE DIED IN BARBADOS DIED AT OR IN MY HANDS

    RE This is the height of malpractice
    YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT KNOW THE MEANING OF EITHER HEIGHT OR MALPRACTICE

    WHAT IS VERY CLEAR IS THAT AT THE ONSET OF THE PANDEMIC, SENSIBLE DRS CONTACTED THE PAGES IN HARRISON’S TEXT, ASCERTAINED THAT CERTAIN DRUGS COULD BE USED IN THE TREATMENT OF CORONOVIRUSES, AND THEY PROMPTLY USED THOSE DRUGS EFFECTIVELY

    a single doctor IN ONE LOCATIONwith 2 nurses was able to treat 7000 COVID cases with zero deaths using
    OTHER DRS DID EXACTLY THE SAME. THING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

    I ENGAGED IN the height of malpractice LIKE THEM, WHEN I TREATED MYSELF AND I AM ALIVE BY GOD’S GRACE IN MY congenital ignorance……..AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE BASIC SCIENCES

    YOU MAY CONTINUE YOUR HATE AND AD HOMINEMS. YOUR INPUT IS A GREAT HELP TO THE BLOGS AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND ARE DYING IN BARBADOS.

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  • Congressman Introduces Bill to Force FDA to Release Pfizer Documents Within 100 Days, Instead of 55 Years

    By Seth Hancock

    U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release, within 100 days, all records of information submitted to the agency regarding the Emergency Use Authorization of, or licensing of all Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

    The legislation stems from the FDA’s appeal to delay — by up to 55 years — the release of documents requested in August, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), by the Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency (PHMPT).

    PHMPT, a group of more than 30 scientists, medical professionals, international public health professionals and journalists, asked the FDA for “all data and information for the Pfizer vaccine,” including safety and effectiveness data, adverse reaction reports and a list of active and inactive ingredients.

    SNIP

    Aaron Siri, one of the lawyers representing PHMPT, said the lawsuit was filed in September after the FDA “produced nothing” from the August FOIA request.

    Siri wrote on his Injecting Freedom Substack page:

    “So, let’s get this straight. The federal government shields Pfizer from liability. Gives it billions of dollars. Makes Americans take its product. But won’t let you see the data supporting its product’s safety and efficacy. Who does the government work for?

    “The lesson yet again is that civil and individual rights should never be contingent upon a medical procedure. Everyone who wants to get vaccinated and boosted should be free to do so. But nobody should be coerced by the government to partake in any medical procedure. Certainly not one where the government wants to hide the full information relied upon for its licensure until the year 2076!”

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/ralph-norman-fda-pfizer-covid-vaccine-records/?itm_term=home

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  • No wonder pharma’s stooges that work for the FDA wanted to delay as long as possible releasing the data they used to evaluate the Pfizer vaccine before granting it an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)
    .
    From Global Research:

    <

    blockquote>
    Bombshell Document Dump on Pfizer Vaccine Data
    Have you seen the document dump on the Pfizer vaccine data? It’s a bombshell. No wonder the FDA fought to keep it hidden for 55 years.

    Here is the quick takeaway:

    By February of 2021, Pfizer had already received more than 1,200 reports of death allegedly caused by the vaccine and tens of thousands of reported adverse events, including 23 cases of spontaneous abortions out of 270 pregnancies and more than 2,000 reports of cardiac disorders.

    Bear in mind, this is Pfizer’s own data.

    <

    blockquote>
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/bombshell-document-dump-pfizer-vaccine-data/5763397

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  • Well, a spelling error was made. Like most here do including you the socalled scholar.

    The point is that you did not even know that Fauci, himself, was an editor of Harrison’s internal medical box. And several of the other editors are associated with the very institutions you disparaged.

    The Harrison’s book cannot be a bible and Fauci the devil which cunts like you have suggested for years. Which is it.

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  • GP TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTOR

    HARRISONS IS CONSIDERED THE BIBLE OF INTERNAL MEDICINE AND IS USED ALL OVER THE WORLD AS ONE OF THE PREFERRED TEXTS FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE

    A MEDICAL STUDENT OR A DR DOES NOT NEED TO KNOW OR CARE WHO EDITS OR WRITES A TEXT
    THEY NEED TO KNOW AND PRACTICE WHAT THEY LEARN FROM WHAT IS WRITTEN THEREIN

    MEDICAL ILLITERATES LIKE YOU EFFLUX BOVINE EXUDATES FROM YOUR SHELVES OF HOUSTON AND BRAINA THAT HAVE UNDERGONE METAPLAASIA TO COLUMNAR EPITHELIUM CHARACTERISTIC OF THE RECTUM

    NOW IF FALCI IS INDEED AN EDITOR OF SUCH AN IMPORTANT TEXT USED UNIVERSALLY, AND CAME UP WITH THE IDEAS THAT HE HAS PURVEYED AND CONTINUUES TO PERVEY THEN HE IS MORE DIABOLICAL THAN I THOUGHT. FOR THE THERAPY OF CORONOVIRUSES IS THERE PRESENTED IN HARRISONS VERY CLEARLY

    MAN IT HAS BEEN PRESENTED EVEN ON BU..

    EVERY DAY FALCI HE IS BEING EXPOSED. I LEAVE HIS FATE TO DR RAND PAUL, THE US CONGRESS, AND EVENTUALLY TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD.

    SEVERAL DOCTORS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOUND THE RELEVANT INFORMATION IN HARRISONS, AND USED IT WITH GREAT SUCESS.

    SEVERAL FOLK HAVE PUT CONVINCING INFORMATION OF THEIR DEEDS AS A RESULT OF THEIR WISDOM—–WHICH IS KNOWLEDGE APLIED THEIR RESULTS ARE WELL DOCUMENTED EVEN BY POSTERS HERE ON BU

    AND YOU …? WELL YOU ARE A MEDICAL ILLITERATE ALL TOGETHER, AND YOU CLEARLY KNOW NO BASIC SCIENCES- ESPECIALLY PHARMACOLOGY, AS IS CLEARLY INDICATED BY THE RUBBISH YOU SPEW.
    .
    BUT YOUR RANT AND MORONIC MOUTHINGS ARE A GOOD SOURCE OF MIRTH.

    YOU HAVE COME LIKE BALLAAM’S ASS ENGAGING IN COMBAT WITH A GIANT, BUT YOU ARE LIKE DAVID WITH OUT THE ASSISTANCE OF HIS GOD.

    YOU ARE LIKE THE MEN WHO TRIED TO TRAP DANIEL,, WHO WHEN THROWN TO THE SAME LIONS WHOSE MOUTHS GOD STOPPED IN DANIEL’S CASE, WERE MAULED UNMERCIFULLY.

    YOU ARE LIKE THE SILLY PHARAOH OF EGYPT IN A NON WIN BATTLE AGAINST MOSES’ GOD

    RE The point is that you did not even know that Fauci, himself, was an editor of Harrison’s internal medical box. And several of the other editors are associated with the very institutions you disparaged.

    SO WHAT? SUCH INFORMATION IS VERY SUPERFLUOUS. IT WAS NOT IN THE UWI MEDICAL SCHOOL SYLABUS, NOR IS IT IN THE USMLE OBJECTIVES USED TO TRAIN MEDICAL STUDENTS IN US TYPE MEDICAL SCHOOLS, OR USED FOR FMG GRADUATES SEEKING RESIDENCIES IN THE USA.

    YOUR POINT IS LIKE TOILET PAPER…..AND OF VERY LIMITED USE, TO ME OR ANY DR OR MEDICAL STUDENT.

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  • @TheOGazerts December 4, 2021 9:15 AM “…what are the criteria for testing?…Scared neighbors.”

    My next door neighbor who lived 20 feet away from me died of Covid. I did not go for testing because I had not been within 6 feet of that neighbor or any member of that household in more than 25 years. A person came to quarantine in the house, two houses away from mine. The house is normally vacant, and I noticed the lights on and was told that a person was quarantining there. I had no reason to go within 6 feet of that person. And contrary to what John the erstwhile Barbados scholar has been preaching Covid spread in my district between people who had close contact with each other. And “NO” it has not spread and is not spreading through the drinking water.

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  • GP

    Has above argued that the Harrison’s texbook on internal medicine is the “bible” in that area. His words not ours.

    That asshole obviously was blissfully unaware that the man he has been cussing for two years or more, Anthony S. Fauci, is an editor of the Harrison’s textbook.

    How could he, being a self-described GP, not know this basic piece of information about a book he himself calls the bible.

    Instead of admitting he is an idiot he continues to convince himself about the rightness of his obvious ignorance.

    Of course, there are similarities, in his demented mind, between the medical bible of Harrison and the christian bible of the Piso family of Popes who wrote them. A bedrock belief in things eponymous.

    He has also contended, as he continues of obfuscate, that the leading medical institutions in the USA are to be ignored.

    So we’ve been given a bible on internal medicine, a self described medical expert who is an idiot, dressed up in the profound ignorance of a GP spewing foolishness from the gaping hole in his face.

    Keep on preaching like the christianized madman you have always been. Whether on religious or medical matters the madness of GP is the same.

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  • Argentina gives Barbados 30 000 AstraZeneca vaccines

    BARBADOS now has another 30 000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
    Fresh from a return from holiday, Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic accepted the gift donated by the government of Argentina after it arrived at Grantley Adams International Airport on Saturday.
    Charge d’Affaires Angel Dalmazzo said Argentina strongly believed that ‘’no country will be safe until all countries are safe’’ and actively participated in the global system of reciprocity constituted by the donation of vaccines to reduce the contagion and the effects of the global pandemic of COVID-19.
    Besides the 30 000 doses to Barbados, donations of AstraZeneca vaccines have already been sent to Mozambique (450 000 doses), Vietnam (500 000), Angola (350 000), Grenada (11 000), St Lucia (18 000), St Vincent and the Grenadines (11 000) and Dominica (2 000 doses).
    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said: “This collaboration is just a token of the historical friendship and positive relations between the Argentine Republic and the Caribbean region. We share the same democratic values, and my government truly appreciates the support we permanently receive from our partners.”
    The donation was coordinated by the Argentine White Helmets, a humanitarian institution with an active presence in the region.
    (BA/PR)

    Source: Nation

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  • I’ve been asking around to find out if anyone in my area has had COVID-19 and so far have not heard of any.

    I admit I can’t get to everybody as there are many times more people living in the area than in Endor in the highlands of St. Thomas.

    Most likely possibility is it has not entered the area through the water supplied.

    Since people from all areas are often in contact with others who have COVID at work, the supermarket etc. it would be logical to assume that person to person spread is small in my area.

    The area in which I live is so far blessed with uncontaminated water.

    Two out of twelve in the gap at Endor is approaching 20%.

    26,095 out of a population of 287,877 gives a national average which is less than 10%.

    Many of the 26,095 persons are probably tourists making the national average even smaller.

    Where would you expect to find most tourists staying in Barbados?

    The Southern Corridor where the Minister of health says many cases are found!!!

    Now Endor has twice the national average of Barbados which is inflated by the presence of tourists.

    Endor probably is not home to any tourisses.

    Some areas, like mine so far, have apparently been well below the national average.

    Endor is not explicable by airborne spread alone, has to be another way which is not at work in other areas.

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  • Endor has more than double the national average of Barbados.

    Go and have a chat with your parliamentary representative who lives a stone throw from you!!

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  • Coe to think of it 2 out of 12 was a few months ago.

    These extra 2 bring it to 4 out of 12.

    Endor we have a problem.

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  • Oh dear! The Bible itself is full of contradictions.

    The Old Testament God and the New Testament God don’t even agree with each other.

    One God killed babies. The other God likely kissed them.

    Contradictions are the norm with most Christians. They seek to explain them away with bullshit.

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  • If one begins with the premises that God should not be questioned you will find numerous ways to explain away his split personality.

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  • God knows best.

    We may not know why but HE surely does!

    Oh dear! Doesn’t set one up for thinking, does it?

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  • Vaccine Mandate in the great NY

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  • DavidDecember 6, 2021 10:21 AM

    Vaccine Mandate in the great NY

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

    How come Florida isn’t going the same way?

    My bet is the Ohmigod virus will have little effect there.

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  • God, like COVID-19, is complicated.

    Many have answers. Some answers are in conflict.

    My prescription is to stumble your way through. You have just as much chance as getting it right as those who know it all.

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  • @🐇/🐰
    From the time I hear any of
    “highlands of St. Thomas”
    “lowlands of St Lucy”
    “Flood plains of the constitution river”
    “Founding fathers of Barbados”
    “Drafters of the constitution”

    I does fall asleep

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  • Two more deaths, what do they have in common?

    You guessed it.

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  • Theme song

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, Alas not the way to go re “New York City sets a sweeping vaccine mandate for all private employers.”

    Mandates are more divisive than they are uniting… or in this case beneficial to the collective.

    This will be such a case.

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  • DavidDecember 6, 2021 4:20 PM

    Two more deaths, what do they have in common?

    You guessed it.

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

    Same doctor?

    Better see if you can’t get Dr. Chetty to come over from South Africa, Ohmigod or no Ohmigod.

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  • If all goes well, we will soon have the first Omikron cases among our unvaccinated, backward and dumb masses. Omikron could become a real gamecanger for super-fast natural immunisation.

    Our government should, after all, first naturally immunise the radical radical no-vaxx terrorists on our island so that they can further immunise their kind.

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  • JohnDecember 5, 2021 8:52 PM

    HantsDecember 5, 2021 5:04 PM

    cases in Barbados rose by 131 on Saturday ftom 1 158 tests

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

    That is actually good so maybe there won’t be an upsurge

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

    Graph not looking good today, must be worrisome to any thinking person.

    Hopefully it will go down and not up.

    Next few days will tell us.

    7 day average up to 150 cases.

    Still pretty sure it was related to floods in the wrong area but now of course we have the super spreader events from the last days of November to consider.

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  • Full business push

    Social Partnership group wants all sectors to reopen
    A FULL REOPENING!

    That’s what the Social Partnership group monitoring Government’s economic recovery programme wants to see.
    The committee is concerned about Barbados’ slow rate of growth of the economy and the negative impact this is having on the country’s ability to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Co-chair of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme Monitoring Committee, Trisha Tannis, also stressed the importance of avoiding “anything that looks like a full lockdown of the economy as much as we can” and for tourism to return to full capacity.
    The senior business executive, who is chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, said it was essential that the full reopening of the economy take place, including the entertainment sector.
    Tannis was speaking yesterday during a press conference at which she presented the 12th public report of the BERT Monitoring Committee, covering the period ended September 30.
    “Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with the volcanic ashfall and Hurricane Elsa, [Government] has continued to achieve all of its performance targets and, in particular, the primary balance of zero per cent of GDP (gross domestic product) and the growth in net international reserves to levels well above the programme target.” However, she observed that debt had risen but GDP was also very stagnant, and there was the lack of productivity occasioned by frequent minilockdowns across the private sector.
    “Essentially what we are pointing to is concern over the slow rate of growth of the economy, . . . the prolonged severity of the impact of COVID-19, the increasing challenges with supply chain logistics globally and continually increasing oil prices, coupled with limited GDP growth opportunities. I think those are the principal risks that we see to the [BERT] programme,” Tannis said.
    She said the committee’s hope was that there would be “a very buoyant peak winter season for 2022 to kick-start the economy”.
    This was “assuming that we don’t have any further
    disruption as occasioned by Omicron or any other additional variants that would force us to be a lot less competitive with our hotel and hospitality offering than we are anticipating at the moment.
    “It is essential that the full reopening of the economy takes place and that we really get to a position in our management of the crisis that we are back to some degree of normalcy without restrictions, but still being able to manage the crisis responsibly.”
    She stressed the importance of not having further lockdowns and for the economy to be fully reopened in a manner that was in sync with efforts to reduce COVID-19 infections here.
    “Right now, of course, we are on a curfew still. There are some aspects of our economy that are still closed. For example, our major festival is still under a cloud of doubt, entertainment, essentially which feeds quite a bit of the economy and the entrepreneurship economy, is still very much closed. So these are things essentially that do hamper a full reopening of the economy, but within reason.
    “What we are saying though it’s not that the economy can’t grow in spite of the lockdowns, it is that it really depends and determines on the extent to which we are locking down and what measures we are putting in place.”
    Tannis said Government achieved its performance targets under the programme, including those related to its fiscal and monetary objectives. This included keeping its Central Government primary fiscal balance in check, not accumulating external debt arrears, limiting transfers and grants to public institutions, and not exceeding the ceiling on public debt.
    (SC)


    Source: Nation

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  • @DavidDecember 7, 2021 5:17 AM

    Of course, we have to open everything 100 per cent again. Those who are unvaccinated and fall seriously ill with Corona have only themselves to blame.

    We must no longer be considerate of the mentally and culturally backward half of the population who do not want to be vaccinated. We should take action against their political supporters, first and foremost against an outspoken senator.

    Therefore, I support all measures taken by our Paramount Leader of the Caribbean that bring about the systematic natural immunisation of this group.

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  • Dear BU Family et al,

    I’ve updated my vaccination delivery posts to include the recent donation by the Argentinian government (30,000). So far, we have received at least 461,200 vaccine doses.

    https://www.caribbeansignal.com/2021/12/07/461200-vaccines-delivered-to-barbados/

    Kind regards,
    Amit Uttamchandani
    http://www.caribbeansignal.com

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