Baby with COVID-19 admitted to hospital

| 08/10/2021 | 151 Comments
Cayman News Service
Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town

(CNS): A baby under the age of one has been hospitalised with COVID-19, Public Health officials revealed Friday. The infant joins another young child in the hospital but both are said to be in a stable condition and neither of them need help breathing. The baby is one of 21 new local cases, 16 of them children, reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee today, and all of them are unvaccinated.

The additional positive individuals have pushed the active cases of the virus in Cayman to 148, with more people now symptomatic than not. According to Public Health, in addition to the two infants and one senior female adult currently in the hospital, another 75 people are unwell as a result of the virus and 70 are asymptomatic.

Once again, despite repeated requests, the number of people in isolation has not been reported.

Meanwhile, the pace of COVID vaccine take-up has slowed again, despite the increasing number of local transmissions and the impending mandate for work permit holders to be vaccinated for their permits to be granted or renewed.

Just 34 more people got their first dose over the last day, bringing the total to 55,530 or 78% of the estimated population with at least one shot, while 52,822 or 74% have had two shots after just 39 people completed the course yesterday. 262 people have now had a booster.

See the vaccine schedule on the HSA website here.

For more information on vaccines contact the HSA Communications team at
communications@hsa.ky

See here for more information on securely verifiable vaccination records.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dr. Lee announced this morning that both children were released on the weekend and back home.

    Announced 14 more positives, 10 in children. Lots of kids building natural immunity.

    Clearly the vaccines are working as relatively fewer parents of these children are getting infected.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hospitalized BECAUSE of Covid, or for another reason, but was tested while there and found to have Covid, but is asymptomatic? Important difference.

  3. Anonymous says:

    In hospital FROM Covid, or WITH Covid? There’s a BIG difference. They could be in hospital with another issue, and be tested and found to be positive with Covid, but be asymptomatic. It’s important to know this information, so we don’t cause unnecessary panic. I hope those babies continue to get better.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Interesting that the uk said today 6 of the most severe covid cases in uk hospitals are unvaccinated pregnant women. Just reiterates again how much worse covid can impact pregnant women and how it is so important that expectant mothers or people planning for a baby need to be jabbed. The cayman government could definitely push that message more clearly here.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Look how many people have left Cayman and gone back into the “real world” for vacations, mingled, come back, tested negative and are working as normal. Being stuck in this bubble, we are only hearing the worst news, when even though this virus can be dangerous, for the most part it is not. Note that I am fully vaccinated and support the vaccine. Kind of ridiculous that we have to leave this island to sense some kind of normalcy. This government are clueless and running scared. Most of them are not qualified to hold their posts during regular times, let alone a global pandemic.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Watch from 4hr 47min mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paFWsFZ6O_s

  7. Anonymous says:

    Another 2 drugs to treat Covid are being reported and will hopefully available soon. The government needs to get these and other medications in more than adequate supply before they drop quarantine and welcome the virus to Cayman.

    “An antibody therapy being developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca can reduce the chances of high-risk people developing severe, life-threating Covid infections, clinical trial results show.

    The drug, called AZD7442 and given as an injection, attacks the virus and buys the body’s own immune system time to fight the infection.

    In the trial, a single dose cut the risk of severe Covid-19 or death from any cause by 50%, compared with a placebo.

    For those who received the treatment within five days of their symptoms first appearing, it reduced the risk of developing severe Covid or death by 67%.

    Full results from the Tackle trial will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

    The company is already seeking emergency use authorisation for the drug in the US. It’s not the first therapy of this kind. A similar type of treatment, called Ronapreve, has been approved for use in the UK.”

  8. Anonymous says:

    There are some groups and individuals in this country that either don’t take the COVID-19 virus seriously or don’t care about the potentially negative outcomes once they can earn more money today than they earned yesterday. Their position is buttressed by special interest groups who have a track record of pretending to care about the wider community while in reality only caring about themselves and those entities that provide them with financing. These groups have successfully bullied a weak PACT government and the end result is the random spread of COVID-19 within the community. Let’s hope that the vaccine will provide adequate protection for the community as any COVID-19 related death would be an unfortunate and tragic situation for the country.

    • Anonymous says:

      Excellent post. Thank you

      I would make one small amendment to your final sentence. “any COVID-19 related death would be an unfortunate, tragic and potentially avoidable situation for the country.

      • Anonymous says:

        The oncoming death of Cayman islands (not even close to being a country)economy would be an unfortunate, tragic, and potentially avoidable situation if the leadership and people were not all third world edumacated. But they are so get ready for it. All so you won’t get expat cootie covid. P.S. Dart is going to do well in the recession.

    • Robert Mugabe IV says:

      Absolute BS !!
      Pact were bullied into not opening on Oct 14th first and foremost by idiotic delusional people who didn’t follow the science and the stats. That should never have changed!!
      One of the weakest, if not the weakest governments ever formed in these islands.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What a joke, please open up the island and require every one to quarantine for 14 days just like NZ don’t be like Bermuda or Jamaica!!! As we can see the result

  10. Anonymous says:

    So NO MORE press briefings? Just video messages? No matter what happens? Is PACT afraid to face the questions from the media and public? Hiding?

    • Anonymous says:

      they are afraid of answering hard questions no doubt.
      but at the same time the press briefings offer little and made the public even angrier due to the nonsense that they were hearing.
      just go back and watch the last train wreck of a press conference.
      if anybody is to hold a press conference it shuld just be the governor and dr lee.

  11. Working Parent says:

    I am a parent with a child in a class with a few positive cases. We now have to quarantine for 14 days, even though my child is negative. So what happens in the next month when this happens again, cause it will? Do we have to yet again quarantine for another 14 days? And repeat over again the following month? This isn’t realistic, we have to get on with things. We have jobs that can’t realistically keep having employees gone for 1/2 a month if not more. Not adding I have another child who this might happen to. Come on guys this isn’t sustainable.

    • Burning Spear says:

      Working parent and here lies the real problem with these inconsiderate usurpers who do not give a $#%@ about this place or our situation. Our difficulties should never get in the way their convenient lifestyle and as for them caring about Cayman unemployment Pleeease spare us like they care? .With issues worldwide this has merely become an inconvenience issues for many of them until it becomes a major problem in these winter months where there countries get paralysed. You see they can afford to stay home and can work from home without the lease bit of difficulty .As for their big Speel living with covid 19 if was as easy and simple as they say why the hell don’t they go live somewhere else them ??

    • anon says:

      Working parent – Sad to say likely you won’t be working much longer.

  12. Anonymous says:

    If the parents ate unvaxed, refer them to RCIP and DCFS.
    Reckless endangerment and gross negligence

  13. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous- 9/10/2021 @ 4:56 p.m.

    If you were near me I would vomit on you.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Another reason to keep quarantine for a while longer is in the news today – Guardian

    “People who catch flu and Covid at the same time this winter are twice as likely to die than those who only have coronavirus, according to the UK Health Security Agency chief executive, Dr Jenny Harries.”

    • Vigilante says:

      …or you just get vaccinated against Covid and flu…and don’t die! That fact is lifted straight out of an article from “Common Sense”, the “virtual magazine” shared among right-minded and grounded people who lack the propensity to indulge in self-centred control dramas (bolstered by random research from questionable sources).

    • Flushing Meadows says:

      11.17am The HSA admit they have no idea when flu vaccine will arrive, so we really need to avoid catching them at the same time by quarantining until the flu vaccine does arrive!.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I noticed today that the “open the borders” business group has a new online petition. I am fully vaccinated as is my family but I do not like this type of pressure tactic by a special interest group. I am also concerned by the logic on the petition which says, “We’ve kept Cayman healthy, but the time has come to safely reopen our Islands.”. On its face the message seems to be that the time for keeping Cayman healthy is passed as far as they are concerned and they are perfectly happy to sacrifice our health for their profits.

    • Anonymous says:

      Covid is never going away and everyone will get it at some point, so the time has+9:3 to open up like the rest of the world.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh do shut up with this false argument, there is absolutely nothing science based about it. Every pandemic in history has passed or mutated to something less harmful.

        • Historian says:

          and all those relied on mass exposure to do so. I assume you are familiar with the histories of South America, USA and Africa where isolation from a disease that had become non harmful to those who had prolonged exposure to it (i.e. Europeans) wiped out almost entire populations who had no exposure. The bubble model is not sustainable long term.

          • Anonymous says:

            But it is for the next 4 years. Demand 14 days quarantine for all travellers. It’s ridiculous that it is less than a week also strict fines for breakers.

      • Anonymous says:

        Even Singapore, which previously had a strict quarantine and border closure, is opening up and dropping quarantine for vaccinated travellers. Just like Australia and New Zealand they realize covid isn’t going away and the zero covid strategy is not maintainable forever.

        • Anonymous says:

          Your examples point to the opposite conclusion. Singapore has had to significantly pause its re-opening due to increased Covid deaths. Read this:

          https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/singapore-reports-highest-single-day-rise-covid-19-cases-2021-10-05/

          NZ is allowing vaccinated travelers but sensibly is requiring all incoming vaccinated tourists to quarantine for 14 days just like we should do. NZ tourist sites are being overwhelmed by the demand from tourists who want extended holidays away from Covid.

          • Anonymous says:

            Actually from an article today, Singapore is dropping quarantine for vaccinated travellers from a number of countries including the US and UK on Oct 19. It also says the majority of their cases are mild or asymptomatic.

            https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/singapore-pm-says-covid-19-new-normal-could-take-up-6-months-2021-10-09/

            NZ is a larger country with more to do. I can’t imagine the planes will be full of tourists willing to come here and quarantine for 14 days. Airlines don’t even want to offer flights if we have the quarantine unfortunately.

          • Anonymous says:

            Im not sure where you are getting this from. New Zealand tourist sites are not being overwhelmed with demand from tourists willing to travel there and quarantine for 14 days.

            And I don’t think an “extended holiday away from covid” is the draw you think it is. Most people are vaccinated and living their lives normally other than wearing a mask in a few places. Everything is open and they have the freedom to go wherever they want. They aren’t going to waste the time or money to quarantine for 14 days when there are a lot of places to go that don’t require that.

      • Anonymous says:

        Anyone so maniacally confident in their vaccination status from half a year ago, really should ask their doctor to draw an antibody titre, and then see how tough they are when they read those results. Maybe half the fully-vaccinated are running on empty and will want to consider a booster when they arrive later this month, and hopefully in good shape! Deferring reopening by a few weeks to spare our hospital an avoidable healthcare crisis, are days well spent, and was a well-advised choice.

        • Anonymous says:

          Get those boosters into arms ASAP!

        • Anonymous says:

          Its been over a year we are protecting our hospitals. At this point we are sacrificing ourselves so our hospitals will never have to work.

    • Anonymous says:

      The debate of reopening aside. I also find the petition and the way it is worded about “making a pledge” disturbing. It’s also interesting to see the list of names of who have made that pledge. It’s like some loyalty test campaign. I don’t know who came up with this, but it is creepy.

      • Anonymous says:

        Also a disproportionate lack of the names related of the oldest Caymanian families. Some of the names on the list don’t even live in Cayman.

  16. Anonymous says:

    how many kids are currently in hospital generally?…and for what conditions?

  17. Anonymous says:

    precautionary measure hopefully.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Interesting research coming out of Canada showing that the vaccine is highly effective in preventing hospitalization but less so when people have both doses of the Pfizer vaccine within a month. Hopefully government is going to bring in adequate amounts of the booster vaccine at least a few weeks before bringing in the virus so that we don’t follow Bermuda’s example of dozens of deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/canada-vaccine-effectiveness-data-delayed-doses-mixing-matching-covid-19-vaccines-1.6205993

    • Anonymous says:

      We have known for months that 8 weeks is the sweet spot between doses. People in the uk will be better protected as the uk in March started with a 12 week gap between dose one and two, where as cayman decided to do 3 weeks

      • Anonymous says:

        Fair enough, but that is NOT what our local experts, guided by science told us! They automatically booked our second vaccine three weeks thereafter. Thanks Dr. Lee and Alden!

        • Anonymous says:

          To be fair – in January 2021 nobody knew what the ideal timing was.

          Hopefully government can get its act together and ensure that boosters are made available to all who require them before CIG drops quarantine and throws a big welcome Sars-CoV-2 party.

          • Anonymous says:

            Hopefully government can get its act together? Is that really what your counting on?

          • Anonymous says:

            What is the status re booster, why is it not freely available yet?? What’s the delay, another round of bureaucracy and turning away of people who want it?

      • Anonymous says:

        Why we didnt follow uk. Who decided 3 wks. I think minimum was 4 wwks

        • Anonymous says:

          3 weeks was what the drug companies trialed and got emergency use authorisation for. We did 3 weeks quite properly. Other countries decided to extend the period because they were desperate to slow hospitalisations and decided it was better to give most people their first jab and some protection than half the people full protection and half none. It was simply a matter of logistics and, credit where credit is due, CIG did a great job.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Parents fully vaccinated? Didn’t think so.

    • Anonymous says:

      Disgraceful that some people with kids are so irresponsible as to not be vaccinated

    • Sorry says:

      Why assume that? The jab just reduces a chance of getting it on each exposure, so at 88% immunity you have 88% less chance of getting it but Delta is so infectious the chances of infection have soared so that the vast majority of adult infections will be among the vaccinated who, once infected, are as infectious as the unvaccinated. The US media bleating on about “breakthrough” infections misses what the protection percentages mean.

      The vaccination does reduce the effect R rate, with that 88% have its effect there in slowing and smooth spread, but everyone jabbed should assume they will catch Covid too at some point sooner or later, the value is that it triggers an immune response that dramatically reduces the chances after infection of being seriously ill, needing hospitalisation or dying.

    • ANONYMOUS says:

      Who are you referring to?

  20. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the courts will consider the hospitalised babies when sentencing those who recklessly broke quarantine?

    • Anonymous says:

      Not if they are Caymanian Bobo. Especially if they are CIG Caymanian. Keep up with the news. Only Expats and those who fornicate with Expats get jail time.

  21. Anonymous says:

    The UK recognises that the Covid booster is essential to keeping the virus at bay. If we open up before boosters are available to those at risk here there will be dire consequences for many. Guardian –

    “The health secretary, Sajid Javid, has celebrated the fact that 2 million people have received their Covid booster jab in England.

    “This is great progress which is helping to reinforce our wall of defence so we can keep the virus at bay,” he said.

    • Anonymous says:

      “The U.K.”

      So who’s the U.K. exactly? Lying cheating politicians taking directorships and bungs from their friends

      • Island Dreams says:

        Do Cayman politicians now? I’ll help..

        lying, cheating, woman beating, corrupt, drunk, homophobic, incompetent, who make dodgy real estate deals, and allow illegal items into the island for their friends.

        and more…..

        Be careful you don’t get what you want. The average voter over here is not a fan of parasite economies. They will happily vote to end financial aid to Cayman. It’s only the dirty ones as you described that defend Cayman, ironic huh?

        The average voter also prefers Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Bahamas, Jamaica and Bermuda for sunshine and culture. Hell, even London has about 10+ times as many tourists and visitors.

      • Anonymous says:

        Who’s the UK? They’re only the ones who created a safe and effective vaccine in under a year and produced hundreds of millions of shots to help end this pandemic. Oh and the people who bought and gave us tens of thousands of Pfizer vaccines when every country on earth was fighting over them. That’s who. Idiot.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Worthwhile news item this morning – hopefully the government is paying attention.

    “Singapore’s health ministry reported 3,703 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, while it recorded 11 new deaths.
    A recent spike in infections after the relaxation of some restrictions has prompted Singapore to pause further reopening.

    It also tightened curbs from last week that limited social gatherings to two people and made work from home a default.
    More than 80% of Singapore’s population has been vaccinated against the virus, Reuters reports.”

  23. Anonymous says:

    Parents, be careful with some of these antivaxxer helpers you have coming around your children, we have a long way to go with this thing.

    • Anonymous says:

      We had to let ours go because of that.

      • Anonymous says:

        Same I had to let my cleaner go as she refused to get vaxed

        • Anonymous says:

          Oh no we might not be able to get a cleaner and a helper. They might have to wait 14 days in quarantine. Ohhh that is terrible. Open up now!! Oh if they are unvaxed and don’t want to take an experimental vaccine we will have to remove them from their jobs like toilet paper which we now have to handle ourselves!! Oh the inhumanity.

    • Anonymous says:

      Unfortunately there are also quite a few antivaxers who are elderly caregivers. My mother’s was one and kept refusing to take the vaccine. Everytime I asked her why she came up with a different reason.

    • Anonymous says:

      Any helper, care giver that refuse the vaccine
      is a threat to any of us. Ann

  24. Anonymous says:

    Not too long ago the ‘open at any cost’ advocates were demanding that our government should copy Bermuda and drop quarantine because Covid was nothing and we could ‘live with Covid’ with no ill effects.

    Yesterday Bermuda, which is about 70% fully vaccinated as compared with our 74%, announced another 2 deaths to add to the dozens in recent weeks who are no longer ‘living with Covid’. Bermuda also announced that they have 43 in hospital with 8 in intensive care and further that:

    “Local/Under Investigation cases: 32% are fully vaccinated and 68% are not vaccinated”

    Covid is not flu. It kills. If government ends quarantine it does so at our peril.

    https://www.gov.bm/articles/covid-19-update-8-october-2021

    • Anonymous says:

      So closed\quarantine forever? What is your long term plan?

      • Anonymous says:

        We are not closed. It is slightly less convenient to travel.

        The government is running a surplus. It’s time to let tourism die and focus on keeping Cayman a top financial centre and innovating in new industries like tech.

    • Anonymous says:

      Same Bermuda government news release also says 89 Bermudians are no longer “living with Covid” – Covid killed them.

    • Anonymous says:

      You should have mentioned that 19% of those dying of Covid in Bermuda were fully vaccinated. Everyone that is eligible should get vaccinated but we all need to remember that vaccination does not prevent people catching Covid. Some will quite likely die of Covid, even if they are vaccinated, if Covid is let loose in Cayman.

      • Anonymous says:

        As has been reported from day 1 of the vaccination, the vaccine does not prevent you from getting COVID but will prevent you from dying and most likely hospitalization. Please read this study from the National Institutes of Health (please note it is not Facebook, Fox, or OAN):

        https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34055843/

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually – the vaccine reduces the probability of death and hospitalization and spread. For that reason everybody that can should get vaccinated. It is wrong however that the vaccine totally prevents either hospitalization or death.

    • Anonymous says:

      The death rate is 0.05% if under 50, vaccinated or not. It not exactly the plague, calm down.

      https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1018547/Technical_Briefing_23_21_09_16.pdf

      Table 5 on page 18.

    • Anonymous says:

      So let’s open like Turks and Caicos then!

    • Anonymous says:

      They are 67% of the total population we are 84% according to ‘our world in numbers’ web site. Really depends what our population is!
      It should be noted that Bermuda has a lot less expats. They have generations of families unvaccinated & the elders are dying. Lots of deaths in their old peoples homes. Only 75% of their nurses vaccinated!
      You cannot compare Cayman to Bermuda. The only thing we have in common is we are British islands.

      • Anonymous says:

        And as of a few months ago, Bermuda wasn’t even requiring unvaccinated people to quarantine. Other countries like T&C have done a better job of opening up.

        We do have to learn to live with covid because it’s not going away.

    • Anonymous says:

      Marc, Markus, Michael, Mike, the “Follow Bermuda” cheerleaders…

      Those 4 Ms have the collective vision of a whelk.

      They could not compete themselves out of a wet paper bag in a truly competitive environment much less give sensible advice on how to run a Territory.

      Don’t follow those 4.

  25. Sorry to refer to the facts but... says:

    Since the pandemic began, the population fatality rate among children in the UK has been 1 in 660,000. That is 1 death out of every 660,000 infections. And that includes the period when there were not the therapeutic responses we have now, so the real child population fatality rate now is likely to be lower than 1 in 1 million. That makes Covid less dangerous to kids than flu. That means if every child in Cayman was infected, and none received any vaccine, there would be a 1% chance of 1 death among the whole child population. Perspective people, that is what we need.

    • Anonymous says:

      Lots of children are quietly acquiring natural immunity. And natural infection means you are exposed to the latest variant, whereas the Pfizer vaccine was developed using the genomic sequence of the original wild Wuhan strain from 18 months ago.

      Not the end of the world that this ripped through the schools. In the UK they expect that by the end of spring every child will either have been vaccinated or will have been naturally infected.

      • Not to quibble but.. says:

        I don’t think the UK expected that as they haven’t been vaccinating children!

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you have a link for the source? Not saying it’s wrong but I’d like to double check since this is great news if true.

    • Anonymous says:

      I totally get your point, but with COVID 19, death is not the only important metric.

      The number of people reporting long COVID, with a wide range of issues, is not as well publicized, despite many having life altering symptoms.

    • Anonymous says:

      You do know that those numbers are related to the size of the UK population of around 68 million compared to Cayman’s 66 thousand people right? Also need to take into account for how many children are in that number to see how the statistics align. But if we do take the numbers and information that we do have: for the UK that’s roughly 1020 child deaths from Covid and possible 10 child deaths so not just one death.

      Again this isn’t fully comparable as we don’t have the number of children in each population so those numbers could change. But for Cayman that is still 10 families burying their little ones too soon. Also, we need to take into account the amount of people that survived and are left with chronic aliments after Covid.

      I still hope the little one and everyone else has a speedy recovery, because I know a few who had Covid and are still recovering form the after effects.

      • Anonymous says:

        US, with a population of 335 million, has had 450 COVID deaths in under 18s. That would mean .08 under 18s in Cayman.

        Since the pandemic began there have been 60,000 deaths under 18 years old in the United States from all causes.

      • Sorry says:

        You need to work on that maths, 6.14. But the thumbs up show how the stupid follow the stupid with bad figures on here.

        The figures are just for children. The under 18s make up 21% of the UK population. So if every child caught covid, which won’t happen, and if none had a vaccine, and even taking the higher 1 in 660,000 figure that reflects the old data set, that is 20 deaths. In a country of 68m. The 1% chance of 1 death in Cayman is overstating the risk.

      • Anonymous says:

        Your math does not work. The original poster was correct. A 1% chance of one death.

  26. Anonymous says:

    The number of people in isolation isn’t being provided because they don’t want to let on that it’s a significant % of the population (projected or otherwise). So much for transparency…

  27. Anonymous says:

    The most concerning thing about this is the comment re slow vaccine take up. Let’s be honest… cayman is trying to do what the rest of the world did in March 2020, in september 2021, but with an 80 per cent vaccination rate. What did we learn at the start in March 2020 in the uk… if you are black, obese and poor you are way more likely to not get vaccinated and to catch Covid. It’s all about education and I’m not sure this government have mandated those most a risk enough.

  28. Anonymous says:

    All unvaccinated…

    • Anonymous says:

      Brilliant observation that a baby under 1 and a child less than 11 are not vaccinated. You must be very clever.

    • Anonymous says:

      Our cases are nearly equally with people who are vaccinated and who are not. Guess what…none of them are severely ill, even those without the vaccine.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Babies suffering because of the greed and indifference of those who are already rich and just want more.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ridiculous comment, by all accounts some parents of these kids testing positive are unvaccinated, and the first community spread was caymanians in an only 60 per cent vacc8nation rate in some areas, breaching quarantine. You can’t blame this one on rich expats like you try to blame everything else.

      • Anonymous says:

        Touchy – nothing in the original post about expats and some of the rich folk pushing open at any cost are multi-generational Caymanians. The issue is whether people value their wealth more than the loves of others.

  30. Anonymous says:

    How many more children are going to end up in hospital or worse to satisfy the lets live and die with Covid campaign?

    • Anonymous says:

      How many times I took my child to hospital, over the years, with high fevers. Did you care?

      • Anonymous says:

        How would I have known? It’s only Covid that has ever been published, daily, world wide. Hmmm …

  31. Anonymous says:

    At the time of posting this 27% of those responding had clicked the ‘ZZZZ’ who cares button. I would have thought that the ‘open the borders and let the dying begin crowd would have clicked the smiley face.

    • Anonymous says:

      Stopping quarantine for vaccinated will make no difference to the death rate in cayman. It’s a pointless policy

      • Anonymous says:

        Tell that to the families of the dead Bermudians who were fully vaccinated and died of Covid after Bermuda ended quarantine.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Praying for the speedy recovery of the infants, the senior and everyone showing symptoms.

    It is still possible to achieve Zero COVID again here. Government, please lock down!! Once you have brought it under control, offer a long term tourism product and target the right kind of tourists, many of whom would still be willing to quarantine. Ministers Saunders keeps insisting we have to do something different to achieve something different – show it by your action – offer a different tourism product – for the safety of our beloved islands!

    • A says:

      Zero Covid is impossible with delta. Even the mad PM of New Zealand has given up on it.. COVID is fatal in about 1 in 1 million cases for children and probably far less now the jabs can be given to the older ones that were at higher risk.

      • Anonymous says:

        You seem to think that there are only 2 options – permanent lockdown or lots of people dying. We can minimize death by maintaining quarantine but I suspect that the inconvenience of quarantine is too much too consider when other people’s lives are at stake.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t be ridiculous. Zero Covid was never possible in any country regardless of policy, and Covid is never going away, we have a high vaccination rate and should have no quarantine for vaccinated… maybe a red list country list at most… we should follow the us border policy, you don’t even need a pre departure negative test anymore to fly into London and there’s no quarantine, unless you are un vaxed. The idea of zero Covid being possible shows an incredible lack of understanding, Covid will be here in 10 years, 20 years. The last big coronavirus of 1918 was still found in mutations 80 years later. We have to live with it and open up.

      • C'Mon Now! says:

        The Spanish Flu was just that influenza, not a coronavirus.

        A small favour but would people just stop making stuff up.

        Or if you truly believe what you are writing just stop as you know less than nothing, as what you know is factually incorrect.

    • Anonymous says:

      The Health Minister in Bermuda said hospitalizations since January are over 90% unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated. And no one under 18 has died.

    • Anonymous says:

      Tourists aren’t going to want to quarantine for 7 days (which is actually closer to 9). No one is going to start a vacation like this.

      Locked in a small Westin hotel room for over a week? No way.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Whatever the semantics, I wish the child a speedy recovery.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Threw me for a minute until I realised the distinction.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Admitted with Covid or as a result of Covid?

    • Anonymous says:

      Covid denier of the lowest sort. A baby is ill and you and the other open at any cost crowd are trying to distract people with this nonsense.

      • Anonymous says:

        Truth seeker, not Covid denier. Covid is real, the truth well, tough to find in Cayman.

      • Anonymous says:

        No – I am just making the point that the vast majority of people hospitalized with Covid worldwide, especially the very small proportion of children, have significant underlying health conditions that often would have led to hospital admission on their own at some point

        • Anonymous says:

          Idiotic comment. People can live with “underlying health conditions” for decades and not need to go to the hospital until they get Covid. In addition, there’s a good chance everyone ends up in the hospital at some time in their life. After all, we all suffer from the underlying condition of mortality.

    • Anonymous says:

      6:3`pm Jeez. Really? The child is sick with Covid. Stop being ridiculous.

      Praying for a speedy recovery for everyone.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah, but is Covid the reason they are in hospital, or something else? Important distinction.

    • Anonymous says:

      Result of greed

    • Anonymous says:

      Covid deniers going strong trying to keep us from the truth that Covid is real and has killed millions around the planet.

    • Anonymous says:

      Out of an abundance of caution

    • Robert Mugabe IV says:

      This is the type of headline that Pact love. Drive more fear into the population.
      I must add though, that in fairness to CNS the most important word in that title is ‘WITH’.
      People really need to take a deep breath (take off your mask first) and realise the importance of that word since this pandemic kicked off.
      ‘With’ and ‘From’
      Day and Night
      Hot and Cold
      Your never going to see a headline with “Child who fell off roof and broke multiple limbs admitted to hospital with Covid”
      Public Health says “….and 75 are unwell as result of the virus…” Did they sneeze, cough or have a runny nose?? Does it matter how unwell they are? Of course it does. What is Unwell ?

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