The United Progressive Party (UPP) will convene a special forum next Tuesday, September 21, to discuss the COVID-19 crisis in which Antigua & Barbuda finds itself.
Political Leader Harold Lovell says the Party’s Executive has given its support for this initiative, which is aimed particularly at those residents who remain fearful or lack critical information about the global vaccination programme.
He reiterates that persons should be educated and persuaded that vaccination is, at present, the best medical defense against serious illness, hospitalization, and death brought on by the COVID-19 disease and its variants. This is a scientific and medical fact that the Party accepts.
At this time – when the options of vaccination or regular testing are being put before public-sector workers; when private-sector employees are being asked to choose between inoculation and unemployment; and when medical facilities and personnel are being overwhelmed by the sick and the dying – the need for a frank, science-based discussion is urgent, the Party agrees.
Accordingly, the UPP’s forum will be aired next Tuesday night, at 7 p.m., on the Party’s radio station, Progressive 107.3 FM, and its MYUPP Facebook page.
Residents are invited to tune in and be part of this possibly life-saving event.
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