Today the Prime Minister and his government has made me so happy with his vaccine mandate for all civil servants. He has shown leadership beyond what any other Caribbean leader in the region has shown to date.
We are the first country in the region to mandate the vaccine because of vaccine hesitancy and the reckless behaviour of some in the public.
The government has been extremely patient and accommodating in allowing the population to voluntary get the vaccine which they have failed too corporate on.
To the governments credit they have worked tirelessly to source these vaccines to protect the population but it seems that most persons just don’t care.
I would advise however the government to take it a step further and target the general public. One step in the right direction would be to start restricting persons from doing business with government institutions and statutory corporations unless your fully vaccinated.
The government can also encourage the private sector to follow the governments suit and only allow vaccinated persons to work and do business in said private institutions.
Another big step would be also to work with social media companies to reduce misinformation on Covid-19 and reduce their audience reach on these platforms and fine persons who intentionally spread covid-19 vaccine misinformation.
Finally, the government can implement mandatory vaccination for all students, parents, and teachers eligible for the vaccine from Pre-school to Tertiary level and encourage/mandate private schools from all levels to vaccinate ALL to stem the spread of Covid-19.
All businesses including my own has suffered significantly because of the lockdown and curfew restrictions because of the reckless behaviour of members of the public and also those who refuse to take the vaccine for no good reason whatsoever.
I highly commend the government for taking such steps which should have been taken months ago but better late than never.
I don’t understand for the life of me why Antiguans and Barbudans do not get it, get vaccinated, reach herd immunity, drop restrictions including curfew and State of Emergency which affects all.
Please Honorable Prime Minister Gaston Browne don’t back down at all, not even one bit, clap more restrictions on the unvaccinated who refuse to vaccinate for no good reason at all. It’s time for the public to stand up and do their part to protect themselves and others and take the vaccine once they are eligible for it.
Covid-19 doesn’t care what party you support, status in society or religion you support, it’s kills and severely affects everyone’s life whether health wise or economic wise.
Antiguans and Barbudans the government has done their party, it’s now your turn to step up and do the right thing for yourself and others. Get Vaccinated once your eligible, it will save lives and livelihood.
Nuff said! Over and Out.
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