COVID-19: Browne Says Taking The Vaccine An ‘Act Of Goodwill’

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In an end-of-year message, outgoing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, Gaston Browne,  urged the region’s people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, describing such a move as a goodwill gesture.

“Taking the vaccine is one act of goodwill towards our fellow citizens that resonates with this season of joy,” the Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister declared.

He mentioned several areas in which CARICOM solidarity had been evident, including efforts to acquire the life-saving vaccines to protect people and give member states a chance to begin the urgently needed economic recovery.

In addition, Browne highlighted sharing highly appreciated vaccines from the Government of India and the dogged persistence led by Heads of Government, which eventually secured supplies from the United States.

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He also pointed to the engagement of the African Medical Supplies Platform for vaccines at discounted costs as exemplifying the unity which is the heartbeat of the Community.

However, the CARICOM Chairman observed that the region had not successfully persuaded sufficient citizens to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, reduce the rate of infections and deaths, and stress on health systems and personnel.

CARICOM member states have confirmed over 420,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 10,000 deaths from the virus.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. They imagine the worst saying :
    ” A vile thing is an “act of goodwill ‘.
    While men keep saying me all day long.
    ” Where is your God ?”
    These things I remember as i pour out my soul.
    Vindicte us, O God
    and plead our cause against the”ungodly”nation ,and rescue us from the
    deceitful and wicked empires.
    Every morning you will put to silence
    all the wicked in the land ;
    You will cut off the evil doers, from the
    the city of our LORD.

  2. @Just saying…totally agree with you. yet some will still stand in line to get their sixteenth jab. just like Santa clause and the Easter bunny is real they say. smh

  3. Dude there are countries with over 100% vaccination yet they having covid outbreaks. I didn’t trust politicians before covid, I certainly trust them even less now. You know where to stick those needles you c**t.

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