Saturday, August 13, 2022

US Ambassador Stresses Need For Cooperation In Fight Against COVID-19

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US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela, underscored the need for countries to cooperate in the fight against COVID-19 as she participated in the handover of Pfizer vaccines to the Barbados Government last week.

The U.S. Government donated 70,200 doses of the vaccine to Barbados.

““No one is safe until everyone is safe”,  the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) quoted Taglialatela as telling Friday’s handover ceremony.

She said all of the vaccines donated by the U.S. Government were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization.

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“These are the same vaccines that are available to Americans and are the same doses that are being shared across the globe,” she disclosed.

” We know Barbados takes this pandemic seriously, and we know that vaccines are the fastest way to end it.  Yes, I live in the real world, and I know that there will be some who will seek to discredit and confuse. Faceless online accounts who spread mis[information] and disinformation,” the US diplomat stated.

“But the fact is – too many Barbadians, both on this island and in the United States, have died from COVID-19.  Our cooperation today says that we choose science, facts, transparency and saving lives,” the Ambassador emphasised.

According to the BGIS, Taglialatela revealed that since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States had provided more than $4 million in COVID-19 response to the Eastern Caribbean.

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