Wednesday, September 28, 2022

COVID-19: CMO Renews Vaccination Appeal As Daily Infection Rate Surges

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Saint Lucia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, has again appealed to the population to get vaccinated amid a spike in the country’s daily COVID-19 infection rate.

Belmar-George disclosed that the daily infection rate for the last seven days is 5.3 per 100,000 population.

The figure represents a 123% increase from last week, with a 6% average testing positivity rate and a transmission rate of 0.95.

As of April 10th, 2022, the CMO said Saint Lucia had diagnosed 23,037 cases, with 54 currently active.

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“We have noted a total of 366 COVID-19 deaths. We have four positive
COVID-19 cases admitted at the Respiratory Hospital,” Belmar-George revealed.

She noted the availability of the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines at the various wellness “centres.

And the CMO called on un-vaccinated citizens to get vaccinated as a matter of urgency.

Belmar-George explained that the vaccines have proved to be safe and effective in protecting persons from developing COVID-19, its severe forms, complications, hospitalisations, and death.

In addition, she stated that the booster vaccine is also available for persons who have been fully vaccinated for over six months.

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  1. carryon smartly saint lucians yeah we outside, the mizi boat ride the mizi bar hoping the mizi things that would have killed you if you did not do cause it was sooooo necessary. meanwhile there is another lock down in china and nobody is allowed to go outside and i mean no one, you are not even allowed to open your window or door to wave or shout a next door neighbor, the supermarkets are empty thats how bad it is. thats not like when they tell you to stay inside but all night long yall in a vehicle driving places you should not be

  2. “CMO called on un-vaccinated citizens to get vaccinated as a matter of urgency”

    This is what the science says:

    Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States (

    So why are you people creating this impression that these shots do anything? Especially when they carry so much risk (

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