Antigua records 6 more cases of COVID-19 -PM

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The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has revealed six new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Friday 16th October 2020 at 6pm.

Of the sixteen samples processed by CARPHA, nine were negative and seven positive; of the seven positive samples one was a repeat.

Meanwhile, one new recovered case has been recorded bringing that total to one hundred and one (101).

Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is one hundred and nineteen (119) with fifteen (15) active cases.

The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.  

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  1. Doctors speak out on misinformation surrounding the coronavirus

    A group of medical experts from around the country are speaking out against misinformation surrounding the coronavirus. The doctors gathered on the Supreme Court steps in the nation’s capitol Saturday morning to inform Americans not to be afraid of the virus.

    #youtu.be/6HLcg9n-WPs
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  2. Ok! It will happen. The sky isn’t falling. Whenever the numbers go up the government sit down and think of some new rule or fine to put in place… it’s like if they think no one should get covid.. it’s a pandemic … it’s going around … people will get it.. more still to come to get it.

    There is no need to put anything else in place … you can’t confine people in a bubble or lock them away 99% of the population is covid free but people WILL GET IT . Is just so eh go!

    Just let people know what the safe distancing protocols are.. have businesses enforce their rules of no mask no service because I notice a lot of business still want the almighty dollar so they let people in with no mask and it’s important for people to know the treatments to give themselves a how to treat covid when they get it and they are at home.

    Most people around the world stay at home in isolation and recover from covid-19.

    They aren’t rushed to a hospital and there is little they give them… most doctors recommend and right prescriptions for stronger dosages or regular cold meds. There is no. Magic drug or people are automatically admitted to the hospital.

    Unless you have underlying conditions and difficulties breathing.

    But I feel like Antigua wants their citizens to be scared into submission and control. The truth is many people will get it .. the majority of the cases are mild to moderate ( a really bad flu) almost like chikungunya…( I’m not saying it’s the same thing but many people got that and said it was horrible and if you get covid it’s the same thing .. stay home isolate treat yourself and recover ) and 92% of people in the world survive. Since this pandemic

    EDUCATE YOURSELVES !!! PLEASE

    WE NEED TO LEARN AND OBSERVE SAFE PROTOCOLS BUT WE CAN BEAT PEOPLE INTO SUBMISSION ! WE NEED TO KNOW HOW TO TREAT IT WHEN WE GET IT BECAUSE WE CAN.

    PLEASE DONT BE EXTREMIST

    A lot of people are saying others should be jailed or fined because who won’t hear will feel. Well for one we are not children.

    It’s a viral infection spread by droplets over SHORT distances, KNOW THE FACTS PEOPLE!

    So wear your mask and when you see your friend don’t take it off .. wash your hands and practice proper coughing sneezing hygiene.

    Keep safe distances away from others in the grocery stores and offices etc.

    I’ve noticed a lot of articles printed in Antigua media is not fact checked or substantial.

    A Curfew makes no sense because Antigua has no night clubs.. and if safety protocols are being observed at 10PM, they can be observed at 1PM…

    The borders have already been opened.

    So why close the beach and bars. Also people are allowed to have gatherings was safety protocols are out in place.

    I see no one checking temperatures upon entry to establishments etc in Antigua. That’s how we prevent, not by locking up everyone and living in a bubble.

    LETS EDUCATE OURSELVES ….

    The actions of thee Antiguan government is like a mother who wants to lock away her girl child from boys and other friends because she wants her to be ‘safe’. How about teaching safe principles and stop treating Antiguans like prisoners.

  3. I bet these are all local non imported cases…. everyone was treating Ashanti so bad BUT FOREIGNERS NEED A NEGATIVE COVID TEST 7 days before and most people take it about 5 days before .. TO COME TO ANTIGUA SO THEY ARE CLEAN …ITS ANTIGUANS WHO ARE NOT BEING TESTED WALKING AROUND WITH COVID, NOT WEARING MASKS … ANTIGUANS ARE PROBABLY GIVING IT TO TOURIST BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO COME HERE ON VACATION ALL TESTED NEGATIVE AND HAVE TO FOLLOW PROTOCOLS. THEY ARE USED TO RULES IN THEIR COUNTRY. ANTIGUANS ARE SIMPLE AND DONT KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW RULES. THATS WHY AMERICA DONT WANT THEIR GOOD CITIZENS TO COME TO COVID INFECTED ANTIGUA.

    • Having a negative test 7 days before means almost nothing for an easily transmissible respiratory virus.

      Not to mention a certain percentage of those letters/certificates showing negative results are forged.

      And thirdly, COVID is not endemic to Antigua. It can only come from abroad. From that point, it will spread amongst and between locals and tourists.

      Please educate yourself. Thanks!

  4. CDC STUDY FINDS THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PEOPLE GETTING CORONAVIRUS WORE MASKS.
    Over 70% of the case-patients who were contaminated with the virus fell ill despite ‘always’ wearing a mask.

    #/thefederalist.com/2020/10/12/cdc-study-finds-overwhelming-majority-of-people-getting-coronavirus-wore-masks/

    • @ will you keep referencing these .com website as your sources. Those are commercial websites.

      That is why the cdc is telling people to use their direct website so makes no sense that you source a .com website. If it doesn’t come from a .gov website which is the US government, it’s pretty much hear say.

      You are basically saying wearing a mask doesn’t protect you. Please stop spreading false information…. that’s not needed to be said and unless you can show me on CDC website that most people who got coronavirus wore masks then it is not fact.

      What else do you have to do in life because u seem
      To live on websites commenting.

      Please stop spreading your propaganda

      • @Lacey P
        I posted the sites that you seem to be so offended about because the are EASIER to read, but since you ASKED for it, Here is the CDC study that the .com site was referencing. As you will so, the information is difficult to comprehend.
        #cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6936a5.htm

        I resent that you are accusing me of purposely spreading propaganda. I’m a concerned Antiguan trying to inform the public. You sound to me like you want to keep the people ignorant!

      • @Lacy P
        I went back to the site I referenced and a link to the CDC study was RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING of the article. If you weren’t so busy trying to find fault you would have seen it. And you dare talk about me having biases and an agenda! HA!

        • It is you, Will, that needs to educate yourself.

          There’s a reason that people have worn masks for decades (centuries?) to prevent the spread of respiratory infections in many countries.

          Because they work to minimize the spread of respiratory infections.

          • @Reply to The federalist dot com is a right-wing American website
            Yes, There IS A REASON… It is called ignorance.
            Masks only work to stop BACTERIAL infections, They are useless against VIRUSES. YOUR the one in need of some education.
            Watch the video ‘DOCTORS speak out on misinformation surrounding the coronavirus’ – #youtu.be/6HLcg9n-WPs
            (remove # and past into your browser address window)

          • @Reply to The federalist dot com is a right-wing American website

            Yes the FEDERALIST IS A RIGHT LEANING PUBLICATION. That in no way implies that the information wasn’t FACTUAL. The article stated that the CDC study had been UNDER REPORTED. The REASON for that is because of LEFT WING biases. The LEFT rarely reports ANYTHING that goes against their narrative. This is why IMO the main stream media is dying due to lack of viewership. It’s FAKE NEWS and a lot of unreported news.

    • So will you go out without a mask then. When the whole world is wearing masks.

      And if you don’t believe then why come on here and post that. It’s irresponsible

    • @Will
      Please define covid-19 protective mask?
      What type of masks were they wearing?

      Numbers do lie depending on the objective of the person doing the counting.

      Know this wise.
      Small detail all facial coverings are not covid-19 protective ready.

      • @Melchisedec
        The CDC study just said “wore a mask or face covering”. I suppose they are the same as worn everywhere including Antigua.

        The people ‘doing the counting’ was the CDC, a government agency.

        “… all facial coverings are not covid-19 protective ready” – Irrelevant because ALL masks do not protect against viruses. See video #youtu.be/6HLcg9n-WPs

        • @Will
          Do you understand what you just wrote?

          So they made a general statement without any scientific analysis and you published it as if it is a smoking gun?

          If someone wearing the common cloth covering contracts COVID19 isn’t that expected since it is not an adequate barrier, So if the CDC makes a pronouncement about that how is that relevant?

          • @Melchisedec
            A ‘gotcha question’? I’m not going to play your stupid game.
            I thought you better that that…

  5. The best protection is a proper functioning #ImmuneSystem, against COVID-19, or any other virus…
    This is not intended, to serve, as medical advice, in any way, shape, form or style…

    A…Onion Therapy!(In the sock at night while sleeping and in your bath).
    B…Herbs such as oregano, turmeric, cumin seed(black seed oil), charcoal, paragis, tamarind, soursop, seamoss, maiden blush, guinea hen, coconut products, marigolds.
    C…epsom salt baths!

    And, of course a diet consisting of green vegetables, fruits and that #HomeMade grandma chicken broth.

    COVID-19 while it can be very annoying, from reports, that I’ve had from two(2) individuals who’ve had it, and I am close to have recovered.

    However, there could be after effects, especially if, you suffered with other health issues prior to catching the covid flu. In my opinion, some of the after effects are #Psychological.

    • @Ras Smood
      “The best protection is a proper functioning #ImmuneSystem”
      Yes, I completely agree with that statement!
      The rest of what you said is logical too. It definitely can’t hurt.

      • @Will…I have, no idea what this S.H I.T. is! However, I do know that S.H.I.T. = Some High Intensity Training, and whether, this is some contaminated #BatShit(damn good Kush fertilizer), that found its way, into the Soup Kitchen, in Wuhan, China, as Bat Rice Pudding, or Mau, then somehow, morphed into a killer from the Gangsta Family known as, The Coronas, nicknamed, COVID-19, or is, as it’s turning out to be in this New Norm, of the now fully approved and functioning #VirtualReality, a damn well planned, and executed Business Plan.
        Right about now, COVID-19 is a Business.
        Approximately, a year ago, I began having discussions with many folks, regarding the #ROARING 20’s, and the fact, that there were many parallels, of both #Time Periods!
        Many could not relate!

      • You need a life … you must be unemployed … you respond 50 times on here to everyone lol lmaoooo you must be bothered.lol

  6. I’m interested if the last 1 and 6 are a cluster or individuals from different areas with no common contact.
    Yes a mask is to protect those around you, not the mask wearer.

  7. @ Mary
    I have no information on the ‘cluster’ question.
    Regarding masks – they protect neither the wearer or others from VIRUSES. They work only against BACTERIAL infections. Viruses are too small to be stopped by a cloth mask, either going in or going out through the fabric.
    Doctors speak out against masks: Oct 18
    https://youtu.be/gdRuJDMF9Og

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