40,000 more adults need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity




The Cabinet held a discussion about the pace at which the vaccination of the population is proceeding, and agreed that to achieve herd immunity, more residents and citizens must offer themselves to be vaccinated.

Several incentives were agreed including offering $50 food vouchers to every adult who steps forward to be vaccinated, and who brings others to the centers to receive their jabs.

Although more than 30,000 adult residents and citizens have stepped forward and have been vaccinated thus far, an additional 40,000 adults need to be vaccinated before herd immunity can be said to be achieved.

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  1. Since when did we have 100,000 adults in antigua? Astrazeneca is only approved for adults and we need 70% of the adult population for herd immunity.

    • LoL you’re exactly right in addition it tells me maybe you should be the Minister because The Sir knighted one is repeating the talking point but, has no idea what he’s actually saying .

    • I have been saying the same thing. They performing gymnastics with numbers and the truth. The vaccine is only approved for the adult population so “herd immunity”, if it does exist, has to come from the adult population. This is the same type of maths they applying to the dash board. LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND STASTISTICS!

  2. Where is the dashboard? Your continued lack of transparency does nothing positive to what as a nation we are trying to achieve!!

  3. Great , here comes the other fool . This guy is like an irritant on your skin that just wouldn’t go away . Nothing I mean nothing he and Gaston says I care about . You guys not only crossed the line YOU JUMPED OVER IT ! I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR THE LITTLE DICTATOR AGAIN THIS I PROMISE .

  4. Lol my point exactly @how many adults to we have just ridiculous…. $50 can’t buy food for a week foh… disrespectful

  5. Oh? I thought it was 26,000 more

    100K population – 20K children = 80K x 70% = 56K – 30K already vaccinated = 26K more adults to be vaccinated

    By the way…70K x $50 voucher = $3.5M (I know Barrett not that charitable)

    • Move to the head of the class. Better yet, go teach the class! You didn’t go to weekend or vacation school but attended all your arithmetic and maths classes. People need to understand this is the real maths.

      • Its nothing at all called charity with the elites they get it back 10 fold at the ports when the bring in their containers and tax waivers in their hotels and every opportunity there is to not pay anything into our system like the regular man.

    • @Dez. Yes. Yes. Yes. Thank you.

      Could Sir Health tell us why he keeps saying 70,000? Not making sense.

  6. Seychelles, which has fully vaccinated more of its population against the coronavirus than any other country, has closed schools and canceled sporting activities for two weeks as infections surge.

    The measures, which include bans on the intermingling of households and the early closure of bars, come even as the country has fully vaccinated more than 60% of its adult population with two doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The curbs are similar to those last imposed at the end of 2020.

    • Supposed you were the government of a country that has covid. Can you give one recommendation as to how you would have addressed this covid pandemic?

  7. SMH. And this is why I will never let these people force vaccinations on me. Achievement of herd immunity requires immunity of the vast majority of the entire population of people, not just the adults. As long as kids are not part of the vaccination effort, there is ZERO possibility of herd immunity and 100 percent probability that the virus will continue to mutate beyond the reach of current vaccines. But why are you even talking about herd immunity? Don’t you know that herd immunity requires the absence of variants? Didn’t you notice that the scientific community stopped talking about herd immunity?

    When you vaccinate yourself you change your immune system irreversibility. You can’t undo it. So you have to be sure there’s no long term harm, such as increased risk of autoimmune disease being introduced or future complications such as antibody dependant enhancement like that seen in repeat dengue infection. As a rule, I don’t take any vaccine unless there is concrete long term data available about its safety…and I’m not talking about weeks or months. These vaccines haven’t been inside anyone nearly long enough to provide such data. And most vaccine candidates tend to fail upon examination of long term data. Lastly, being vaccinated against this increasingly outdated version of the coronavirus may actually make it harder for currently vaccinated persons to form new neutralizing antibodies when given future vaccines against the variants to come.

    The virus is playing the long game of chess. It’s not going to go away soon. Meanwhile, the government seems to be playing checkers. Not good.

    • How can you achieve herd immunity from a “thing” that don’t make u immune to the virus?if you can still catch it and transmit it how can a population become immune? Would vaccinating the kids stop it from being caught and transmitted? They talking about mutation and different strains. If we can still catch it after being vaccinated how do we stop it from mutating? These are questions that needs to be answered. How long we gonna let fear let them tell us a bunch of bull stool? As they said when they insult us with their $50 voucher. NEW WORLD PROTECTED-(ORDER). what they protecting the world from over population?

      • Well said….. I asked that same exact question…. what is the vaccine for really to stop corona or prevent it? Why does fully vaccinated people still have to wear mask if it’s to do either prevent or do they claim people still dying from it if the vaccine is to treat or prevent these people trying to use us as lab rats…

  8. Why the minister keeps mentioning herd immunity. In an CNN interview with Anderson Cooper Biden’s Chief of Staff said Dr Fauci implied herd immunity do not apply to Covid – 19.

    • That’s because the vaccine is not a vaccine… it’s gene therapy and it only protects the individual from becoming sick enough to reguire hospitalization. When you mass vaccinate during a pandemic using a prophylactic “vaccine” you are putting the virus under pressure and causing immune escape ie variant. Prophylactic “vaccine” has to be given before an outbreak. The only way to achieve herd immunity during a pandemic is to allow the young and healthy population to become naturally infected with the virus. You protect the elderly, frail and vulnerable and let everyone else go about the business of living. Covid has a survival rate of more than 99% in all age groups except for over age 80. Encourage the young and healthy to boost their immune system. Most important way to do that is getting enough sunshine to make vitamin d. All the people that died in the cold countries were deficient in vitamin d. Having enough vitamin d prevents your immune system from causing a cytokine storm. Why isn’t Africa having millions of deaths? Why weren’t the homeless in America dropping like flies? Because they live outside which allowed them to accumulate sunlight. The majority that died were the elderly in care homes who didn’t get sunlight.

  9. Early in the pandemic, when vaccines for the coronavirus were still just a glimmer on the horizon, the term “herd immunity” came to signify the endgame: the point when enough Americans would be protected from the virus so we could be rid of the pathogen and reclaim our lives.

    Now, more than half of adults in the United States have been inoculated with at least one dose of a vaccine. But daily vaccination rates are slipping, and there is widespread consensus among scientists and public health experts that the herd immunity threshold is not attainable — at least not in the foreseeable future, and perhaps not ever.

    Instead, they are coming to the conclusion that rather than making a long-promised exit, the virus will most likely become a manageable threat that will continue to circulate in the United States for years to come, still causing hospitalizations and deaths but in much smaller numbers.

    How much smaller is uncertain and depends in part on how much of the nation, and the world, becomes vaccinated and how the coronavirus evolves. It is already clear, however, that the virus is changing too quickly, new variants are spreading too easily and vaccination is proceeding too slowly for herd immunity to be within reach anytime soon.


  10. Utter bullshit.

    All the previous vaccines required only a singe shot. The COVID requiring 2 and sometimes even more.

    All these bullshit experiments with people’s lives and the brainwashing behind it all. Bottom line, all for profit and making money off the weak and ignorant people.

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