COVID vaccine take-up surges as local cases emerge

| 11/09/2021 | 141 Comments
Premier Wayne Panton supports CIGTV host Donna Bush as she gets her shot at the West Bay Clinic (photo from @OfficialWaynePanton)

(CNS): Hundreds of people went looking for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine over the last two days following the revelation that Cayman’s protective bubble had burst and the coronavirus had been detected in the community in a family with no travel history. At least 500 people were vaccinated at the West Bay Clinic Thursday evening and at Camana Bay on Friday. The needle on the official national vaccination rate is moving again, with 74% of the population now having had at least one shot and more than 70% having had both doses. This does not include those vaccinated on Friday.

According to Health Minister Sabrina Turner, 229 people were vaccinated at the West Bay Clinic Thursday evening, 209 of them getting their first dose. Another 290 vaccines were administered at the Camana Bay Clinic Friday morning, including 230 first doses. Long queues were reported at the evening session at that clinic, which is also open Saturday.

“People are showing up in their numbers,” Turner said at Friday’s press briefing. “We want this to continue and we appreciate your cooperation in making this a reality.”

At the beginning of this week Cayman had enough vaccines for around 3,000 people and the UK can send more doses. London has now cleared Cayman to begin its own booster programme based on its own needs and vulnerabilities.

Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said that Public Health England has confirmed that the United Kingdom Overseas Territories can decide to deploy booster programmes as the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has approved the use of both Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines for use as booster shots.

Further details on the supply and the dates of a rollout will be released soon. Priority will be given to the vulnerable, immune-compromised and the eldest members of the community.

Meanwhile, there are now 36 active cases of the virus, three of which are the individuals who have been infected in the community and have no travel history for more than a month. One them is in hospital dealing with other medical issues but has only mild COVID symptoms, the second person to test positive is recovering at home and both are fully vaccinated.

The third person who was found to be positive in connection with the other two is not vaccinated but is currently asymptomatic. The other 33 cases are among the 830 travellers in quarantine and isolation, 12 of whom are suffering coronavirus symptoms.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    We’ll all be broke by 2022. And broken.
    Government needs to rethink the budget asap.
    Stop throwing away hundreds of thousands on foolishness like TWO Miss Cayman pageants.
    Since when that’s government role? Kids and elderly need that cash more!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hope they are not allowed to be entered for October money draw, if it ever happens, when so many stepped up since beginning of year!

  3. Anonymous says:

    It is a shame it took a couple of cases of community transmission for people to get vaccinated. It just goes to show you that ultimately people are selfish. Government needs to do what is best for this country and not bend to the will of the unvaccinated minority.

  4. Anonymous says:

    All kinds of disease will be reintroduced to the community when the border opens, and not an antibody in sight.

    Thanks a lot John.

    • Anonymous says:

      “All kinds of disease” – wow – perhaps we should keep the borders shut forever – keep those disgusting foreigners and their various diseases out of our nice clean, healthy society lol.

      • Anonymous says:

        Unsurprisingly, the point being made was way over your head.

        • Anonymous says:

          the point was poor, badly worded and obscure and I’m not the poster up there

          • Anonymous says:

            The point was valid, poignant and constructed in a manner which rational and intelligent readers would fully comprehend.

            • Anonymous says:

              I am an intelligent reader and I agree with the second poster. You have a very high, but misplaced, opinion of your ability to communicate. Try using Grammerly.

      • Anonymous says:

        13 @ 19:46 am – Not so fast with the sarcasm! There are those who could successfully argue that “foreigners” brought various diseases and pestilence to these regions over 500 years ago, which decimated million of regional “natives”.

        Documented history!

    • Anonymous says:

      Learn to live with Covid cases. Places don’t need to close down because someone has Covid. Quarantine that person. Don’t disrupt everyone else. It takes some time to get used to that concept, but only the person with Covid and the close contact.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just so people are aware, there are numbing patches and creams that can be applied to the injection site about 60 mins prior to jab.

    Don’t really need it for the minor pinch the COVID jab produces, but if you are deftly afraid, this works.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “Pestilence from tourists”. Nice. #caymankind.

    • Anon says:

      CaymanKind died with my great grandma’s generation. The first thing that happens when you set foot on Cayman now is CBC treating you like garbage because they’re on a power trip. You can try to appease them with as many yessirs, yes ma’ams and follow everything they say, but they truly don’t care and just want to make you feel small. As a Caymanian, I got that treatment coming back home, so I don’t know why tourists would want to put up with it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I know no one cares about the children, but it is to protect unvaccinated adults that kids will end up wearing masks and living in bubbles in school. It is to protect unvaccinated adults that children under 12 quarantine longer than everyone else. Children have a lower risk of death due to Covid but they will bear the burden of restrictions to allow adults the right to enjoy their freedom of choice to take the vaccine. If all eligible adults were vaccinated, the restrictions on children would not be so high.

    So the next time you see a child under age 12, please thank them for your freedom of choice. Any and all burden placed on them is all for you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually thank the people requiring the masks. Do you have any evidence that it is the unvaccinated pushing masks?

      • Anonymous says:

        1:50pm – That is a very good point as the wording of the 12:52pm comment does sound like blame.

        However, I think the main point about children was said best by Governor Martyn in the press briefing as quoted from the Compass:

        “Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper said at a press briefing on Wednesday, 8 Sept., that the risks to children from COVID-19 remain ‘extraordinary low’. Citing UK data, he said the chances of children dying from the virus were around one in 500,000. The greater danger, he suggested, is that children contract the virus and spread it to unvaccinated adults.”

        Appropriate rules should try to balance everyone’s risks and freedoms, and should not be heavily weighted upon the children in our community.

        • Anonymous says:

          The way to balance everyone’s risk and freedoms:

          1. Allow everyone who wants to get vaccinated to do so. Risk to children of Covid extremely low, so count them as “vaccinated” for all intensive purposes.

          2. Open the borders, and live with the fact that we will have community spread.

          Step 1 is complete, now lets move to step 2 and get on with our lives!

    • Anonymous says:

      More likely it is for kids to defend themselves from the virus shedding off the vaccinated people.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry but this makes no sense. Yes the risk is minimal to children, but why do they need to wear masks to protect unvaccinated adults?

      Adults have the chance to get the vaccine. If they don’t, that’s their choice and they must live with the consequences. Children should not have to wear masks to prevent unvaccinated getting covid.

  8. Anonymous says:

    BBC video~The man with Covid ‘super antibodies’. 16 MARCH 2021.
    “John Hollis didn’t realise he’d been infected with Covid-19. But he later discovered he’s one of the rare people who has “super-antibodies”. The antibodies are so good at killing the virus, he’s practically immune to the disease. Still, if scientists hope to find others like John, they’ll have to tackle long standing mistrust among the African-American community.”

    • Anonymous says:

      Ask the one’s that have died how much antibodies they have now.

    • Anonymous says:

      Really now. Antibodies can’t kill genetic structures or so I learned.

      • Anonymous says:

        “Antibodies are capable of blocking the infectivity or pathogenesis of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Neutralization generally occurs as a result of interfering with an organism’s attachment to host tissues. However, it is now clear that several mechanisms account for neutralization and that a single antibody or antibodies with different specificities can neutralize a given organism, at least in vitro, through multiple mechanisms.”

        Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4159104/

    • Anonymous says:

      There was a hypothesis circling some years ago about natural selection being impacted by medical intervention. People living in London during the midst of the Black Plague survived amongst many other fatal diseases and so the question was asked, as a species is medicine impacting our evolution and therefore a detriment to our true survival. Ironically when that was being presented, our planet first being destroyed by us wasn’t a strong consideration.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s quite disheartening to read the messages as there is so much animosity towards those you disagree with. The problem with society is there is no more compassion nor understanding for one another. Those that talk about having compassion then name call and belittle in the very next sentence. We must realize that our words fall on deaf ears and we are just preaching to the choir.

    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      Perfectly said.

      I have read that a recent study indicated that 72% of people can read an opinion different than their own and not suffer any harm.

      • Anonymous says:

        The problem I have is they make up and then believe in their own facts. Your opinions don’t get to be on the same shelf as scientifically proven facts. You are definitely entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts.

  10. Say it like it is says:

    For the doom and gloom brigade please remember we have only had two deaths, both imported. Of the 600 plus Covid cases we have reported literally only a handful have been hospitalised and all recovered.As far as Cayman is concerned our Covid has been less potent than flu and most did not even know they had it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Now the gov’t should make the vaccine mandatory for all civil servants to get it. Of course, with exemption to those who can’t because of a legit medical reason.

    • Anonymous says:

      Waiting on the Civil service Staff Association lawyer for a statement on that regard.

    • Anonymous says:

      10:21am

      Are civil servants enslaved or somehow exempt from having the right of choice?

      Why should civil servants carry a higher burden of responsibility for acting in “the national interest” than others (at least, the 28+ persons that agreed with your post)?

      Many civil servants are professionally qualified and experienced persons that deserve much more respect for their “choice” of pursuing a civil service career than they are often afforded.

      PS. This post is not intended to cause confrontation, but simply to highlight the need to consider the “many sides” of a particular issue that may, at first, seem to call for a straightforward black or white position.

  12. Anonymous says:

    ⏺ Young and healthy.
    #1 Not vaccinated: If I catch Covid19, I might be under the weather for few days or remain asymptotic. Now I have or already had natural immunity.
    #2 Vaccinated: I might be under the weather right after the jab or remain asymptotic. Later on I might catch Covid19 and be again under the weather for a few days or remain healthy. I also have risk of a sudden death, myocarditis, blood clots, facial paralysis etc. right after the jab. For some reason young males risk is higher. I also have an unknown risk of long term consequences after injecting my body with a different kind of “vaccine” that doesn’t really work as a vaccine, but rather like a medicine that wears out.

    Tell me again which option should I choose? Without hysterics please! Without guilt laying. And without unsubstantiated claims that “I might still…” because I equally “..might not..”
    Thank you

    • Anonymous says:

      What a Muppet

      Option 1 might kill you.
      Option 2 blood clots.. just as likely from any cut or injection. And a different type of vaccine and unknow risk.. less risk than junk food and additives you probebly consume every day.

      Stop with the fake info

    • Anonymous says:

      I fully support your decision to not get vaccinated. I can’t ‘fix’ stupid, but Covid will!

      • Anonymous says:

        Agree! But government is still pandering to the lowest common denominator. Time for vaccine mandates like the U.S., UK and others are putting into place. First place to start is HSA. Why are medical personnel not being required to be vaccinated?

    • Anonymous says:

      Many years ago I learned not to argue with folks who are drunk, stoned or willfully ignorant. I decline your offer.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ok. It’s simple statistics. If you’re young and healthy you are unlikely to become ill whether or not you are vaccinated. The chances of you becoming seriously ill if you catch covid is more likely than you experiencing a severe adverse effect from the vaccine. You may decide it’s not worth it. The argument for the vaccine is, if it is correct that it makes you less likely to transmit the virus, there is less likelihood of you transmitting it to someone who has a more serious likelihood of being ill. You may decide you don’t care. As many have, and this is a shame because the more people that make this decision, the harder it is to control the virus.

    • Anon says:

      Get vaccinated.

    • Mumbichi says:

      You should delve into vetted peer-reviewed medical research, take copious notes, research the sideline terms of which you aren’t familiar, and after it all make an informed decision based upon your own physiology.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s stupidity like this that caused the virus to spread like wildfire across the world.

      There are many young, healthy and foolish young adults now 6 ft under for thinking they were invincible.

      I had a friend in Tampa that followed the Trump party, didn’t believe covid was real, didn’t wear a mask. He was out partying on his boat one Wednesday evening in May with some of his friends flying the Trump flags from the boat and making jokes on social media about people being afraid of some lil old virus. He came home that evening and felt really sick. One of his friends took him to the hospital and he was admitted and diagnosed with covid. He spent the next day on Facebook making fun that he was in the hospital with covid and to watch how quickly he would recover. On Friday, he was placed on a ventilator and died early Saturday morning. Yes it was that quick. Everyone was in complete shock including his parents who were unvaccinated. Thankfully, after understanding how deadly the virus could be and having to bury their only son they have gotten vaccinated.

      I’m not saying that this will happen to everyone but I lost a very good friend because he was inculcated into believing just because his political beliefs and because he was young and strong and worked out every day that no virus could take him down.

      Before you accuse me of scaremongering people, if the death of a lifelong friend is fear mongering then until it happens to you or a loved one, you will always consider it just that…

    • Anonymous says:

      Stop making sense!

    • Anon says:

      Except the risks from 1 are higher than 2 by several orders of magnitude for any age of adult.

    • Anonymous says:

      selfish!

    • Anonymous says:

      Stop watching FoxNews!

  13. Anonymous says:

    The people with hidden immunity against Covid-19. BBC article written By Zaria Gorvett 20th July 2020. “ When researchers tested blood samples taken years before the pandemic started, they found T cells which were specifically tailored to detect proteins on the surface of Covid-19” .

  14. Anonymous says:

    This is what it takes for some people to come forward. They have to feel that their own lives are at significant risk before they will do the right thing. It is very interesting that some of these people are not interested in their moral responsibilities as they relate to the wider community. They also don’t appear to have too much concern about public finances and the need for the government to be able to reduce its increased financial burdens as quickly as possible. Very selfish individuals.

    • Anon says:

      “lives are at significant risk” please stop with the misinformation, look at the stats, they are real facts. There is a real risk, but to fear monger as a “significant” risk on life is incorrect.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sadly, this is our Cayman.

      Sell our property for a handsome profit?…..Easy decision.
      Sell our beaches for a handsome profit?…..Easy decision.
      Sell out our youth by not enforcing science-based practices?….. Easy decision – “I’ll make more money if I choose this…………”

      It would be nice if this were proven wrong, alas, our history has already been recorded. We elect fools! We expect the next Gov’t to be better! We want to be self-governed, but we fail repeatedly at the most basic levels: Protection of citizens, enforcement of laws, slow move towards electing ethical officials, low corruption, etc…
      I could go on, but the lack of professional, ethical leadership in Cayman is appalling, and will be our greatest challenge.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Vaccinated, vaccinated
    Hallelujah, I wanna be innoculated
    We’re the people
    Of the Cayman Islands

    Adopted from “Elected” by Alice Cooper

  16. Elvis says:

    Damn panic stations as usual.
    Reaction instead of proactive approach.

    Always the damn same here. Not a bog roll in sight either. Whats all that about?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Some people are just absolutely terrified of needles, hats off to Donna for going ahead and having the vaccine IN PUBLIC.

  18. Tony Stank says:

    Anyone saying that these people woke up because they are stupid should be ashamed of themselves. The coming wave of Covid pestilence from tourists is a clear and present danger, and it’s as if the Caymanians must take the vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones. Bless them all.

  19. Lennon Christian Cayman says:

    It’s been my grand pleasure to serve my community during Covid, especially on this very busy night at the West Bay Clinic, as a member of the Health Services team; and actually serving from early 2020 as a communicator on the HMCI’s Covid response group.
    Community builds Country!

  20. Anonymous says:

    We need to stamp it out again. Prosecute and imprison those responsible for any breaches, and reseal ourselves. Travel can continue with closely monitored quarantine. Cayman is much better off, socially and economically as a well contained and operated bubble, than joining the shit show that is the “real” world. We do not have to be a part of it and those insisting we do are unlikely to be holding Cayman’s best interests as their priority. Thousands of long term visitors are willing to come and stay for months. We could be the unique “safe place” in the Western World. We should seize that opportunity.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yawn. Another fool who thinks keeping Covid out of the cayman community was ever, or ever is, a possibility. It’s not. Covid will be here in decades to come.. learn to live with it like the real world does.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not many are willing to come with a quarantine. Check trip advisor for a small example. Many places have a beach and hot weather. People will travel where there is no quarantine. People are used to living simultaneously with covid. Cayman needs to learn. Covid here to stay.

      • Anonymous says:

        That mass market short stay tourism is not relevant. It is not necessary. Thousands are willing to come and stay in airb’nb type arrangements, through quarantine. The snowbirds are about to come on that basis. They contribute significantly and do not require thousands of imported minimum wage workers to support them.

        • Anonymous says:

          Quite the opposite of necessary; mass market tourism is detrimental to our islands, environment and economy.

        • Anonymous says:

          Cayman could and should continue to welcome snowbirds, but these thousands are simply figments of your imagination. And those who do come will find themselves more than a little disappointed that many businesses serving the tourist market/adding to residents’ lists of things to do are either closed down or operating a vastly reduced schedule because there are so few visitors.

        • Anonymous says:

          If thousands were willing to come on a long term basis, they’d already be here. Remember government offered that last year. Fell flat.

      • Anonymous says:

        Will people chose to travel without quarantine only to have to wear masks and observe social distancing and hand washing?

        • Yes says:

          Yes people will come without quarantine and be willing to wear masks and social distance. We do it everywhere else, why not in Cayman?

        • Anonymous says:

          Wearing masks is no big deal and I have done it on a few trips. Quarantine is definitely a deal breaker for me! Fully vaccinated.

    • Anonymous says:

      You can’t get rid of it. We need to figure out a way to live with it.

      • Anonymous says:

        We can absolutely get rid of it. We have before and can again.

        • Anon says:

          No we have not. When did cayman ever get rid of Covid without draconian methods of closing off to the rest of the world?

        • Anonymous says:

          You’ve been stuck on the island way too long if you believe that.

        • Anonymous says:

          Certainly worked well with influenza that has been killing millions around the world every single year for decades that we have been able to record.

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes Mon. John John will come riding in on his donkey carrying a big bag of cash followed by Bush picking up what fell out and then you can live happily ever after and never die. Your world is nice.

    • Anonymous says:

      So you want to ” Seal ” your self away forever?

      This virus will be on the planet forever!

      • Anonymous says:

        Shutting Cayman off from the rest of the world for so long has been a tremendous result for public health but has most definitely resulted in a total lack of perspective. I don’t think many of those who have stayed on-island throughout actually get it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Forever? Because COVID will exist globally forever, and it just takes a couple cases to seed the community.

    • Anonymous says:

      Reseal ourselves, whilst encouraging thousands of long-term visitors.

      Yeah, that’ll work!

  21. Anonymous says:

    11.44am Understand she has a fear of needles.. For you the fear may be unfounded but for them the fear is real. We all have fear of some kind. Hers may be needles, yours may be a fear of flying, drowning, losing your job or spouse etc.
    So please don’t mock people who have fears.

    • Anonymous says:

      How sensible is it to publish such photos when many haven’t taken it because of their fear of needles? How does it help the cause?

      • Anonymous says:

        It shows everyone that the fear of the needle should not be the reason to not get the jab..Take someone with you for support and to hold your hand.

    • Anonymous says:

      Is she not afraid of being put on a ventilator; or having life-long lung problems; or a relative dying due to her ‘fear’ of a jab?

  22. Devon says:

    Mean while the anti vaxers are out on full force.

    • Anonymous says:

      So why does it bother you? You can get it by choice, they choose not too and find themselves being blamed which is totally unfair. No, I am not anti vax, I hesitated on the pfizer Mrna like many others and have no hatred for those that choose not to.

    • Anonymous says:

      As are the ignorant.

  23. Anonymous says:

    But the 3 who have the virus were vaccinated…so if it doesn’t protect you why get it?

    CNS: Please stop being thick. It has been established that vaccinated people can still get the Delta variant but the vaccine will, in almost all cases, prevent people from getting very ill or dying.

    • Anon says:

      Thank you CNS. This comment was so idiotic… they are not seriously ill

    • Anonymous says:

      CNS well said. The proof is in the three. Have Delta, but no issues. The one in hospital is only there because of the original issues, and not covid

    • Sheriff says:

      How can anyone give the response by CNS a thumbs down? No one EVER said the vaccine would prevent people from getting Covid. It does prevent people from severe infarction and death, yes, vaccinated people can still get Covid, some can still get sick but the majority will not suffer dier the consequences of the unvaccinated.

    • Anonymous says:

      From your link: “CDC continues to recommend that everyone aged 12 years and older get vaccinated for COVID-19”
      I assume you read beyond the title…….

  24. Anonymous says:

    So these 3 cases in the community are a great thing given the patients are not ill and it msg get us to the 80 per cent border opening rate. Win win all round. Just surprised at the stupidity of people that took 9 months to get vaxed.

    • Anonymous says:

      It was actually smart of them to wait as their protection levels are highest while the early adopters must now wait in fearful anticipation of the booster.

      • Anonymous says:

        I hope you understand it’s the unvaccinated that let Covid turn into the Delta variant which is now proving to be harder for our original vaccines to combat….

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually it was locking people up. Had the first wave filtered through children, who would not have suffered, we wouldn’t be so worried for them now! The original models were a farce, yet readily and heavily acted upon.

          • Anonymous says:

            During the first wave I would think if you had children you would have ensured everything possible to protect them. If you are so blaise about their well being you shouldn’t be a parent or should be investigated for child endangerment

        • Tony Stank says:

          Viruses mutate with or without medical intervention. Nature always finds a way.

        • Anonymous says:

          ADE occurs through vaccine evasion. That’s the science.

        • Anonymous says:

          It’s actually possible that the vaccines caused the variants.

          https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-00789-5

          No one knows at this point there is no conclusive studies.

          CNS: I’ve changed the link you left, which had only the abstract for that paper to a link with the whole paper (dated Sept 2020). It’s worth reading all the way to the conclusion.

          For those of us who are not scientists or public health experts, this is more digestible: Are COVID-19 vaccines causing antibody-dependent enhancement? (May 2021)
          Short answer is no.

        • Anonymous says:

          You fail to mention that the delta variant while more infectious, causes less hospital admissions. Have you ever wondered where the Spanish flu went with no vaccination. Not hard to find. Viruses mutate period, in many cases to a less deadly strain.

          CNS: This paper in The Lancet disagrees.
          In more digestible form on the BBC: Delta variant patients twice as likely to need hospital care

          • Anonymous says:

            XXXX

            says the opposite, caught in your own game.

            CNS: You want to counter something in the Lancet, a leading medical journal, with an article in the New York Post, a Murdoch-owned tabloid for fools. That explains a lot. No, I’m not linking NYP garbage.

        • Anonymous says:

          First, Delta originated in India when vaccines weren’t widely available. 2nd, Delta spreads in vaccinated and unvaccinated people. 3rd mutations happen in vaccinated and unvaccinated. 4th, strains that are able to evade the vaccine (in the vaccinated) can potentially be the most deadly for obvious reasons.

        • Anonymous says:

          No. The Delta virus mutated in the bodies of the hosts. That is, those with the first and second jabs. Not the unvaxxed.

          CNS: What’s your evidence for this? The Delta variant emerged from India, where very few were vaccinated.

      • Anon says:

        Unless they don’t know that they’ve had asymphematic Covid in the last year and end up with long Covid due to vaccine hesitancy

      • Anonymous says:

        ‘fearful anticipation’? LOL Bit dramatic!

      • Anonymous says:

        The irony. Your truth won’t be much liked though. People are selfish by nature.

      • Anonymous says:

        If everyone had waited until the last minute to get the vaccine, there would be chaos. Imagine 50,000+ people all showing up for the vaccine just before the islands were due to reopen! In any event, if no one had been willing to take it early, there would be no vaccine for the “smart ones who waited” to take. The UK would not have kept sending us vaccine supplies if people weren’t willing to take it over the past 9 months.

        • Anonymous says:

          Why? Those 50,000 people each have to personally show up at the hospital to register so they can then have digital proof of vaccination.

      • Anonymous says:

        12:05pm

        perhaps, just perhaps – the higher vax rate achieved without the help of the selfish provided this opportunity.

        these early sacrificial lambs may have delayed the inevitable, reduced the level of infection and allowed these “hold outs” to get vaxxed before serious illness of death.

        smart perhaps in your mind but riding on the backs of others is more selfish that smart.

        Yeah, yeah – we know – it takes all types😉

      • Anonymous says:

        Smart. Right.

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes, anti-vaxxers are geniuses. I am sure the nuances of the irony in their particular case escapes them though.

      • Anonymous says:

        We’ll have the booster before any of these people are fully vaccinated.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not really. This was a result of human error and could have happened at any point while we were receiving positive cases via airplanes.. and that hasn’t stopped since.

      • Anonymous says:

        I am waiting in pleasure for when I can get my booster. And my annual flu shot, and tetnus when due. I have taken vaccines for 62 years without fear or side effects.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not really. The virus is already on the island and they won’t be fully protected for another 7 weeks (Dose 1 + 3 weeks + 2 weeks). I’d rather take my chances with dwindling protection (although still strong against severe illness and death) than be at the dosing up stage.

    • Anon says:

      Exactly. It seems you can fix ‘stupid’ but only when those that are, had ‘finally’ grasped they were going to be at risk. Absolutely stupid beyond comprehension. Nearly as stupid as those rushing to tge supermarkets to buy toilet roll. WTabsoluteF

      • Anonymous says:

        Stupid? The Pfizer vax effectives at stopping infections drops to ZERO after 20 weeks based on this Qatar study.

        CNS: If this was even remotely true, the hospitals in the US would not be full of unvaccinated people. The report you found (though I suspect you were guided there by some crackpot on Facebook) was posted on medRxiv. This is what that website says about itself: “medRxiv (pronounced “med-archive”) is a free online archive and distribution server for complete but unpublished manuscripts (preprints) in the medical, clinical, and related health sciences. Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been certified by peer review. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information.

      • Anonymous says:

        12:31pm

        Fully agree with you except the choice to buy excess toilet rolls versus the choice to not vax are 2 entirely different categories of choice.

        For the first category of choice I hope that they blow and shyte without abandon, and continually, until fully satisfied.

      • Anonymous says:

        I would bet those rushing to buy toilet paper were also first in line for the shot.

    • Anonymous says:

      They only did it because of the rules out in place by employers. They had to get that first jab by the 9th. The timing of the cases is a coincidence.

  25. Anonymous says:

    What is so terrifying or terrible that she needs someone to hold her hand for a simple injection. Drama, drama, drama! Has she never had a needle before I doubt it!

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably because there’s a whole bunch of idiots out there spreading mis-information & conspiracy theories as well as some who can’t find it within them to express compassion when an individual eventually makes the ‘vaccine hurdle.’

      • Anonymous says:

        About time those on island woke up and got rid of the it’s not going to affect me attitude.

    • Anonymous says:

      Lol I was thinking the same thing? Is it that bad??

    • Anonymous says:

      Who is to say she isn’t holding his hand…..someone should.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh shut up, people have fears. I don’t fear needles, but I fear heights, does that make me less human by your standards?

    • Anon says:

      @ 11/09/2021 at 11:44 am – judgmental much?! Some faint/feel queasy at the sight of blood, others have a fear of heights and others have a fear of needles. Maybe it wasn’t fear of the vax but fear of needles that prevented her getting vaxxed but now, being treated with some empathy & compassion, has decided to get it done. Get back in your hole.

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