By Dr. Charles Greenidge M.B.B.S UWI-F.R.C.S. Ed F.R.C.S. Glas F.C.C.S.
We are all in this together. We keep saying this but we need to appreciate that this is a basic fact.
It is one thing to blame the government for not being proactive and I think that this is true, however this is still the virus that passes from one person to another.
I’m still seeing too many people not following the basic protocols which are there to protect us all.
It is true that for many this virus will cause very little symptoms.
However for a few it will kill them and even in St. Lucia we have seen people die.
Remember this is a mathematical problem. The higher the number of cases you get, that 1% of deaths will become a bigger number.
One of the advantages of being a small Caribbean nation is that things tend to happen and roll out in larger countries first.
So we have had the opportunity to see how this pandemic will go and how different it can be if you follow protocols and if you don’t just compare the United States and Taiwan.
It doesn’t matter how many cases we have in St. Lucia.
If we follow the protocols we can eradicate it in 2 to 3 weeks – that is math and science.
We can do this. Remember, we are in this together.
Headline photo caption: Dr. Charles Greenidge