Active COVID-19 cases rise to 2,661

| 11/11/2021 | 177 Comments

(CNS): In an effort to improve data reporting after a few weeks of struggling to keep up with the sudden surge in community transmission, Public Health released new pandemic statistics Thursday evening reflecting that day’s 1,098 PCR test results, which showed 186 new cases of COVID-19. As of 8am Thursday, there were 2,661 active cases of the virus with an additional 184 community infections, including just two more cases on the Sister Islands, plus two people leaving quarantine. Hospital admissions remained at 15, with three people in the ICU.

Meanwhile, those in quarantine or isolation had increased to 4,854 people, more than 6.8% of the population. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 3,938, with 3,215 being recorded over the last two months.

The Public Health Department also confirmed that up to 8am on Thursday, 11 November, there had been 976 total positive lateral flow tests since the introduction of home testing.

As of 8am Thursday, 57,357 people, or 81% of the estimated population of 71,10, have had at least one dose of the vaccine, while 55,157 individuals, or 78%, have completed the two-dose course. In addition, 6,921 people, almost 10% of the total population, have now had a booster does as well.

The vaccine clinics have temporarily run out of vaccines and closed Wednesday afternoon. However, more vaccines are expected to arrive on Friday’s British Airways flight and the clinics are expected to reopen on Tuesday.

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  1. QW says:

    In other news, the total deaths among the vaccinated population remains at zero.

  2. Anonymous says:

    FDA Briefing Document EUA amendment request for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use in children 5 through 11 years of age

    “To provide a vaccine with an improved stability profile, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use in children 5-11 years of age uses tromethamine (Tris) buffer instead of the phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) as used in the previous formulation and excludes sodium chloride and potassium chloride.”

    So to counter the effects on the heart of the original vaccine, the new one for children contains Tromethamine?

    Here is an accepted list of potential side-effects.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sssh don’t tell anyone, you may be labeled as a Tin foil hat wearing nutter despite the fact you are speaking truth…ssssh

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s got nothing to do with “to counter the effects on the heart of the original vaccine”. This is disinformation. It’s a common stabilizer used in many products and that’s what it’s being used for in this case.

      Have a free fact check

      While it is true to say tromethamine can be used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition linked in some cases to heart bypass surgery (, it is also a common stabilising ingredient, known as a tris buffer, in vaccines, medications and other non-medical products (here).

      One of the biggest disadvantages of the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 is its strict storage requirement at ultra-low temperatures. Once thawed, the formulation is left with a month-long shelf life in a refrigerator (here and here).

      The company told Reuters in an email that replacing the vaccine’s phosphate-buffered saline for a tris buffer would elongate this time period.

      “Simply put, this allows the mRNA to resist being degraded for a longer period of time before administration – meaning the pediatric vaccine can be stored for 2-8°C in commonly available refrigerators for up to 10 weeks,” a Pfizer spokeswoman said.

      “This buffer will also be used in the updated adult/adolescent 30mcg doses in due course, helping to ensure simplified handling of the vaccine across age groups.”

      She added: “The manufacturing processes involved in producing the pediatric doses remain unchanged from the adult and adolescent doses. There are also no changes in raw materials, mRNA, lipids or suppliers in the manufacturing of the drug substance and lipid nanoparticles (LNPs).”

      Experts at Meedan’s Health Desk, a group of public health scientists working to tackle medical misinformation online, pointed out that tromethamine is also used as a stabiliser in Moderna’s COVID-19 shot, as well as other vaccines and medications.

      These include the vaccines for Ebola, dengue and smallpox, and the diabetes medication known as Humalog.

      “Beyond the medical industry, tromethamine is also used as a stabilizer in fragrances and cosmetics,” the Meedan scientists told Reuters via email. “Previously, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for older age groups used another buffer called phosphate-buffered saline (PBS). The addition of tromethamine is meant to help prolong storage times and is considered a minor change to the vaccine formula.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What is the accurate percentage or number of vaccinated people living in Cayman? As the Deputy Premier himself had admitted that his children and sister who were vaccinated here don’t live here any longer. I am sure there are many more children, students and adults who got vaccinated here but don’t live here any longer. So the numbers are screwed up.

    Also, in regards to the population, we have had so many new work permit holders come in. Have they been included in the estimated number?

  4. Concerned Citizen of George Town South says:

    I have been following the C.I. Government Statistics for the past few weeks and we are at the same trend as what Bermuda experienced a couple of months ago. We are going to experience a lot more of the unvaccinated admitted to hospital and will eventually see more people dying. We should be in a curfew right now from 11:00pm-5:00am and this would have curtailed the spread of the virus through the community. Say what you want about the previous Government but they would have emplimented more streaneous rules than what the present Premier is doing. He must be giving in to the money hungry people and you know who they are. They do not give a rat’s ass about how many people loose their lives. The Borders should not be opened until early 2022 until we have the present community spread under control.

    I did not support the previous Government in the last Election but sometimes I wish I had. Mr. McLaughlin and his elected members would have handled this Pandemic in a much different way.
    God Bless these beautiful Cayman Islands that I have called home for the last 60+ years.

  5. Anonymous says:

    A good explanation to the public regarding risks to certain individuals would have been the best way to go about confronting this virus. Nearly all of the severe cases involved those with certain risk profiles mostly due to age and comorbidities. The vaccination rate would be much lower, but in reality most people don’t need the vaccine to be safe. The virus would run it course, the vulnerable would be protected (as well as those who felt better taking the vaccine) and the community would have the gold standard in immunity.

    I don’t believe there is any science contradicting this theory. In fact, many if most countries with the highest vaccination rates are statistically fairing no better or even worse than countries with lower vaccination rates. The statistics are available for anyone to see.

    • Anonymous says:

      Name me a 20 per cent vaccinated country that is doing better than a 80 per cent country. You’re talking nonsense. I give you Peru and Brazil for example vs the uk and Israel. The latter two a million miles ahead of the first two due to vaccines. And pleas factor in society being open in your calculations. Cases always increase in vaccinated countries that remove restrictions and lockdowns. But those cases don’t matter, as they don’t lead to death.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sweden, India, Africa

        • Anonymous says:

          Uh… since when is Africa a country? Lol

        • Anonymous says:

          India!? One of the worse hit countries in the world. They were queueing for oxygen that increased 500% in price as india ran out, and burning mass piles of Covid ravaged dead bodies in mass graves for months. You can’t be serious saying India faired well? And Africa is not a country!

          • Anonymous says:

            It’s easier to say Africa than name individually every country within Africa all of which have low vaccination rates and low deaths per million.

            India’s death per million count is 331 @26% vax rate. By comparison Israel @80% vax rate is nearly double at 657.

        • Anonymous says:

          Sweden is over 70% fully vaxxed you ninny. India 52% partially vaccinated and one of the highest death rates. You anti-vaxx people just make crap up or repeat what you see on YouTube videos made by lunatics.

      • Anonymous says:

        Palestine vs Israel

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you Dr. Quack. Can you please link the YouTube video where you learned all of this?

    • Anonymous says:

      Sure. Looking at it as a selfish low risk group individuals you are right. Of course, your approach would result in a greater infection rate amongst low risk groups who would then transmit it to the vulnerable, but don’t let that worry you.

      • Anonymous says:

        But if the vulnerable at risk were vaccinated, what’s the problem? The vaccine work or not? If it does, then they’re fine. If it doesn’t, why make everyone take it?

  6. Anonymous says:

    A scene which several of us here on Cayman Brac have now experienced:
    Location: Entrance lobby of Faith Hospital Cayman Brac.
    They recently placed a facial recognition temperature scanner to screen people who enter the hospital for fever. The placard by the machine, which looks like a large tablet-style smart phone says to stand in front of the scanner. It has a video screen and it frames your head and checks your temperature.
    The scanner has a synthesised voice that either says “Temprature is normal” or “Temperature is too high”.
    We should think that if the machine reports and elevated temperature that they would be subject to further screening. HOWEVERRR…that is not the case! In every instance I, my family and our acquaintances have witnessed, not ONE person was held back from entering. A few are made to re-scan but even if the high temperature warning sounded more than once, the person was not held back from entering the hospital. No damn wonder Covid is ripping through the islands if this cavalier attitude represents they way Health Services deals with Covid. God help us!

    • Anonymous says:

      I had these machines in my office in camana bay to enter my office in summer 2020, over a year ago. This isn’t new, what is your point?

      • Anonymous says:

        His point is why have the machine and completely ignore the results. That’s pretty obvious – perhaps your office needs a stupidity detector.

    • NoPatriot says:

      So a sick person can’t/shouldn’t enter a hospital is what you are saying. Nice

      • Mumbichi says:

        No, they shouldn’t. If they are sick, they should contact HSA and do as advised. If they come to hospital and the scan indicates an elevated temperature, they should be redirected to an area away from the lobby, for further evaluation. Otherwise, why have the scan there at all? In fact, the scan should be done prior to entering the lobby.

        I think the point was that these systems appear rather slapped together, and not coordinated or well-planned.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a hospital. That’s the reason people go to the hospital is because they have a high fever… Are we just going to close the hospital and not let the sick enter? I don’t see anything cavalier about that

  7. Anonymous says:

    CNS, great reporting as always but there is one statistic that is being reported that needs more context to avoid being misinterpreted.

    The “85% of hospital admissions are unvaccinated” makes it sound like the risk of hospital admission is “only” around 5.5 times greater than vaccinated peeps. In fact that is such a common misreading that I would suggest you stop reporting it.

    The way to calculate risk is incidence/population.

    Back of the envelope;

    80% of the population are vaccinated = 56,000
    Vaccinated people in hospital = 2
    Hospitalization rate (vaccinated) = 2/56,000 = 0.0036% or 1 in 28,000

    20% unvaccinated = 24,000
    Unvaccinated people in hospital = 12
    Hosp rate (unvaccinated) = 0.05% or 1 in 2,000.

    So the risk of being hospitalized is at least 14 times greater on average.

    You could refine this further if we knew the age of those hospitalized because the vaccination rate among over 50s is 99%. If everyone in hospital is over 50, you have a big numerator over a tiny denominator in the unvaxed group.

    We also know that the risk (of death) doubles for every six years in age. So compared to a 20 year old, a 26 year old has twice the risk, a 44 year old has sixteen times the risk and a 60 year old has 64 times the risk.

    It’s reasonable to assume a similar pattern holds for hospitalizations. So for every 64 hospitalizations of unvaccinated 60 year olds there will be one unvaccinated 20 year old, on average.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I keep hearing on social media that 3 are in ICU. Where has this number come from and are they in ICU due to covid?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh the arrogance of ignorance.
    Closed minds not aware of what is going on.

    • Anonymous says:

      The Government now, if someone tests positive and living with other people in the household, they just have to be tested and are give lateral flow tests to keep checking for 10 days BUT can go on their way to work, school, etc. And we wonder why the cases are so high.

      The Premier sounds like a complete moron, mocking the CDC. These are the statistics plain and simple and it wasn’t foreigners fault this happened, it was HOMEGROWN. You can open on 20th November, but lets see how many people will rush to the Cayman Islands. That ship has sailed.

    • Anonymous says:

      Explain then if you like to insult people.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m getting text messages from CI Govt to,

    ‘REDUCE RISK of transmission – LIMIT your interactions and attendance at large gatherings STAY INFORMED to KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE:’

    a week before the borders open and the masses descend on us, is that right ?

    • Anonymous says:

      why would the masses descend on you? We’re vaccinated, no one should be going to busy bars/clubs – wear a mask in your workplace when walking around, social distance, ok you have to go to the supermarket but mask up, sanitise in and out, stay 6 feet from people. it’s not hard. The unvaccinated in hospital is their fault, not the government.

      The border opening is not going to make 1000 vaccinated tourists and returning residents come toy our house and crowd around you!

      • Anonymous says:

        If I said it was because I had five loafs and two fish would you believe me ? 🥖 🎣

        • Anonymous says:

          Sounds a religious reference? Apologies but I don’t understand your response to my original comment and have better things to do than try to translate anything to do with the Bible, which I strongly think causes the majority of the worlds problems

          • Anonymous says:

            8:51, – I’ not a religious person but there’s no need to squat in the squalor of non-education. If I read a comment I don’t understand I’ll spend 10, 15, 20 minutes researching references until the penny drops and when it does it’s worth it, – and besides saying you have better things to do than translate anything to do with the bible yet condemn it as the cause for majority of the worlds problems, don’t you think that’s a contradiction in terms just to begin with ? I would argue it’s not the bible alone, for if the worlds population adhered to the one source of faith there wouldn’t be any problems, it’s the collective faiths/religions and their potential differences of opinion that cause argument and problems but then in Gods eye who am I to question the varying beliefs of the masses. 😉

            • Anonymous says:

              You are truly wacky. I have no idea what you’re on about, but go right ahead with your “loafs” and fish. It sounds kinky, but heck, to each their own!

          • Anonymous says:

            The fool says in his heart that there is no god.

            Ponder that with your superior intellect.

        • Anonymous says:

          Unfortunately all that food is not making you any smarter.

    • Anonymous says:

      Tourists will not be attending large gatherings.

    • Anonymous says:

      Who gave them my number and permission to send me spam texts? GDPR where you at?

      • Anonymous says:

        You won’t complain when they text to say a. Tsunami is coming

      • Anonymous says:

        I suspect this is being done by Hazard Management in the interest of public safety. I also suspect you would like to receive hurricane and earthquake updates. But you cannot have your cake and eat it too…. If you really are concerned and aren’t just stirring the pot, ask to opt out…

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’d be very surprised if anyone in ICU is vaccinated. All the over 50s and those with underlying conditions or immune system weaknesses would have had a booster now and were priortised. Sad but the unvaccinated in hospital only have themselves to blame.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The unvaccinated make their own choice. That’s how it should be. Control over ones destiny is the way. When you get sick though, don’t come crying, don’t call 911, me not feel good. Suck it up and eat a coconut. Life must go on. …. Get busy livin, or get busy dying. Your choice.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m not crying nor breaking down the hospital like you wish to sed happen. But you are the one “crying” about us and our freedom. Give it break

    • Anonymously says:

      Wha ??? You are not making any sense… Are suffering from any regret in getting vaccinated? … If not, then what does it matter what the unvax do, or, where they go? You got the vaccine, am I right? SO THAT MEANS YOU ARE SO PROTECTED YOU DON’T EVEN NEED THE HOSPITAL! STOP WHINING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE!

      • Anonymous says:

        I guess you’ve never seen the news reports of overwhelmed hospitals because of unvaccinated covid patients in other countries. Sometimes to the point of cancelling surgeries and reducing care for other patients with other illnesses. No one wants to see that here.

        • Pam says:

          Nobody want to see vaccinated as well overwealming our hospital.

          • Anonymous says:

            Of course not but since at last report 87% of those in hospital were unvaccinated, that seems less likely.

            • Smith says:

              Inflated percentage when we are dealing with just a dozen people. Before you make prideful comparisons, remember the pandemic is not over.

          • anonymous says:

            I have been in Miami for medical treatments and know many doctors and nurses. In miami the hospitalisations are as high as 95% unvaccinated (eg.Doctors Hospital, South Miami Hospital, KEndall Regional) The term “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” gets its name from this statistic. As a vaccinated and boostered older person it has happened that delays happen for surgeries and certain treatments because of the hospitalisations of those unvaccinated. Not taking a vaccine is certainly any persons perogative but only to the extent that it doesn’t affect my ability to be treated. It is unfortunate that hospitals and the medical profession treat everyone the same but there is a huge medical and society cost for those unvaccinated by choice.

            • Anonymous says:

              5 million cancer and heart emergency operations in the uk are delayed for over a year due to unvaccinated filling hospital beds

          • anon says:

            1.05pm Your spelling is overwhelming!.

      • Anonymous says:

        You just don’t get it. The unvaccinated clog up hospitals, spread it more easily, and lead to higher case rates and potential measures that limit vaccinated peoples freedoms. Look at mainland Europe for example – cases rising again and it’s all because of the 20 to 30 per cent unvaccinated who are filling intensive care units.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your lack of empathy is disgusting.

      • Miami Dave says:

        12:16 Hard to have empathy for the chronically stupid, especially when they are completely screwing up my life after having all this time to have been vaccinated.

    • Anonymous says:

      They make that choice because it is their right, respect it and shut up

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, it is their right, but they can’t then complain when in ICU of they voluntarily chose to not get jabbed,

        • Anonymous says:

          Of course they can, it is another democratic right. Besides who says they are complaining? I would imagine they probably just want to get better. They took the chance and it didn’t work out. Doesn’t mean they lose rights.

      • Anonymous says:

        I am ok with the choices of the unvaxxed and ‘freedom fighters’.

        I do expect those same people will be equally understanding about the freedom of choice for women over their bodies, especially on the sensitive topic of abortion.

        • Anonymous says:

          I don’t agree with the anti abortion lobby. However, your simplistic comparison with abortion is a false equivalent- they would simply say that in the case of aborts the woman’s choice impacts the foetus, so abortion is a case of enforcing a choice on someone else. You would be far better off making the public health and risk to others of self choice which would at least be logically consistent.

      • anonymous says:

        Their rights end at the tip of my nose. Freedom of choice does not mean you can choose to do anything you want when it affects the lives of other people. IF a person chooses not to be vaccinated then everyone else has the right not to have to deal with the results of that choice and that includes medcial services among others.

      • Miami Dave says:

        But the rest of society has to pay a price for their stupid choice.

        Don’t you get that Bobo?

    • Anonymous says:

      Hey, 10:27,
      When did you get your second shot? If more that 6 months ago, you are no better off than unvaccinated folks. Those who waited till the last minute are the smartest.

      • Anonymous says:

        Wrong. The facts show after 6 months, your two doses of Pfizer goes from an average of 99 percent protection against hospitalization to about 83%. Unvaccinated is obviously nothing on that.

    • Anonymous says:

      Of course we should. And before people get upset about the children that can’t be vaccinated and people with medical conditions, they are exempted. A lot of people would be more comfortable going to restaurants etc if they knew everyone was vaccinated considering the risk of covid transferring between vaccinated people is so much less. Even if you’re not worried about getting really sick, nobody wants to pass covid on or end up in quarantine.

      Right now it seems like we are just watching cases and hospitalizations rise and doing nothing.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wait a minute … I keep hearing over and over from the cabal types that the rest of the world has learned to live with Covid, so we must, too. How is what Austria is thinking about “living with Covid?”

      • Anonymous says:

        It is living with covid by making unvaccinated have restrictions. Seems fair to me

        • Anonymous says:

          I love it! Lock them up! Lock them up! Lock them up! Better yet, let’s buy a decommissioned cruise ship and send them to sea on a voyage of the unvaxxed. Within a month or two, they will all be either dead or recovered with immunity. Make Cayman Great Again! Survival of the smartest and richest! Hunger Games! Squid Games! Empathy is for suckers! Greed is good! Older people have lived their life, now it’s our turn. Don’t forget to leave your will in order! If we don’t look out for #1, who will? And the best part? PACT sees it our way!

      • anon says:

        because the vaccinated do not need to worry about protecting the unvaccinated conspiracy theorists ………… easy and the vaccinated want their freedom. It also means the unvaccinated stay safe in their own homes with the doors locked. They would be completely safe then wouldn’t they.

    • Anonymous says:

      We are not bright enough to follow Austria.

    • UCS - Unvax Covid Survivor :) says:

      Austria is just shameful, and 14 year olds now can see a prostitute for a free jab! You gotta be kidding me!

      CNS: Well, someone is kidding you, so you might want to rethink where you get your information from. Prostitution is legal in Austria but it is regulated, and it is illegal under any circumstances to have clients younger than 18. One brothel in Vienna is offering free vaccine jabs on site to adult clients. See more here.

  13. Anonymous says:

    PACT doing great job…as for the unvaxxed..they made their decisions…we cant stay shut forever….time to get us off this 20 mile prison…lol

  14. Anonymous says:

    May I please suggest that when Dr Lee leaves his position we just get the Minister of Tourism to replace him? The GT Central Genius seems to know everything about everything.

  15. Anonymous says:

    With all this no need for exit testing of positives as some will continue to be positive although non infectious. Yes 10 day isolation is adequate except for symptomatics to isolate 5 days of last day of fever or 10 days which ever is greater.

  16. Anonymous says:

    3.7% of the population. Almost double the world average.
    Cayman island will make another “good” impression on the world.

  17. Anonymous says:

    3 in ICU….you all see where this is leading to ?
    Pact ministers are all personally responsible for the first deaths.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes we do….Life living with COVID and some may die. It is sad but this is the new world we live in and we have no choice.

    • Anonymous says:

      No. Those who choose to remain unvaccinated are responsible for their own deaths. Can’t hold the whole country hostage for a small unintelligent minority who refuse to listen to science and doctors and get vaccinated.

      • Anonymous says:

        If you are safe, why are they a threat to you?

        • Anonymous says:

          They are not a threat to me at all. I was making a point to the initial poster who said it would be PACT’s fault when someone dies of COVID. I disagree as if someone is dumb enough to not get the vaccine then they have no one to blame but themselves if they die. Easily preventable with a simple jab.

      • Anonymous says:

        Who will you blame when the vaccinated get sick?

    • Anonymous says:

      People are responsible for their own lives and no one else. I would not leave my life in the hands of such incompetents. The fact that you do and then complain about it only proves my point. Good luck to you my friend.

  18. Anonymous says:

    It was a very coveted position to be an audience to the drama unfolding.
    Is the fox in the cave yet.

  19. Hows Stat says:

    Meanwhile, the total deaths from covid among the fully vaccinated in this wave remains zero.

  20. Self less man 🙏🏽 says:

    I’m in my 50’s, and I am not vaccinated, and will never be! Yes, I caught Covid and recovered. Was just like a flu. My only complaint was internal fever and body aches. This news may not be pleasing to those who jab up themselves.. yes, I know. But don’t be unkind that many are doing well and they didn’t had to go through with what you did – IT WAS “YOU” WHO CHOSE TO JAB YOURSELF UP. NOBODY FORCED YOU. To be honest, I think the more people get the Covid and recover from it, is the more this “bubble of illusion” that demands vaccine mandates on people appears more silly as the months go by! Even Biden’s attempts in the U.S. is going to collaspe. Ask yourself, what are you trying to accomplish by enforcing vaccine mandates? Create a socialist system?? When PACT government take away our freedoms will it be restored? These are questions you must ask.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hopefully you didn’t give covid to any of the people in hospital now. But way to look out for yourself and yourself only. Something to be proud of!

      • Anonymous says:

        Everyone else around “Self less man” had the chance to be vaccinated, so how does him not being vaccinated affect them?

    • Anonymous says:

      People lost their freedoms during the Spanish Flu too (including required to wear masks)and there were a small number in the population (10-20% depending where you read) that were vehemently opposed to losing their freedoms.

      I can’t find any references in the historical accounts that state the freedoms they lost during the Spanish Flu were not reinstated.

      I believe we are going to be ok.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds like survival bias. Google it. Maybe you shouldn’t wear your seatbelt either as people die all the time while wearing theirs. But oh wait….. you have to because its the law forced upon us by the government.

    • Anonymous says:

      My friend, you are one of the fortunate ones thus far. Do you know if you can get covid a second time, and if so, and you do what the outcome will be? You speak of your bad flu, wouldn’t you have loved to be one of the many vaccinated persons who got covid and exhibited no or very mild symptoms. What is your objection to getting the vaccine? Didn’t you have to be vaccinated as a child against the usual illnesses – MMR, Mumps, measles, rubella, etc. How is taking the covid vaccine any different? Can you imagine the world including Cayman at this very moment if there wasn’t a vaccine?
      Finally and please be honest, when you learnt you had covid and you were ill – internal fever etc, weren’t you at that stage concerned whether your symptoms might progress and you perhaps could become gravely ill?

      My 2 cents, the vaccine is not perfect but it is the best available defense to this deadly virus. Healthy people who decide they are not taking the vaccine without any proper reasons are selfish because like you they may get it and survive, but what about the persons they inadvertently give it to. You (the unvaxed) are part of the reason the virus is able to continue to spread, as unvaccinated people contract the virus easier and they also spread it easier and what they spread is more virulent than if it spread by vaxed persons.

      Covid is not HIV where you get infected usually based on lifestyle choices and your illness cannot be easily spread to others, but even though you may get the covid and be fine, you could infect others who may not be as lucky or as strong as you and they become very ill or even die.

      • Anonymous says:

        Fact#1. Natural immunity is PURE GOLD. You can’t beat it. And Fact#2. Vaccinated people likewise contribute to the spread and mutation of Covid BIG TIME. Fact#3. Many law-makers refuse to follow ALL the science. They are not experts. E.g. our CMO is not even a virologist.

      • Anonymous says:

        From time I read “you are one of the fortunate ones thus far,” I know you are one of the less educated ones thus far. Covid has a 99.6% survival rate. There is no need to shut down an economy, cancel people’s freedom, inoculate people’s children, stick swabs in people’s nose every month over this virus!

        • Anonymous says:

          This is very disrespectful to the people who have lost loved ones around the world because of covid. We do need to live with covid but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take it seriously and do what we can, including getting vaccinated, to protect people.

          • Reality Check says:

            We are not the world and what your overseas media broadcast – We are the Cayman Islands!

      • Anonymous says:

        Why can’t people understand this. Sigh….

      • Anonymous says:

        I know plenty that have had corona a second time – some after the initial infection (months later) – all were very mild on the second infection. I know those caught it prior to the vaccines, later took the vaccine, and then caught it for a second time – mild yes but some were out for a week. And I know those who never had an infection prior to the vaccine and caught after fully vaccinated. About the only think you can say about the vaccine is it lessens the severity. I have never heard of a vaccine where its effectiveness is dependent on those who won’t take it.
        The other vaccines you mentioned are not mRNA vaccines. It would behoove one not to hate their fellows – the long term effects of the this vaccine ARE NOT KNOWN. FDA approval is revoked on average of 4.2 years after a medicine has been approved.
        You may need the unvaccinated to help care for you later.

    • Anonymous says:

      We can’t take responsibility for ourselves here so we must do as our master says or face getting a real job. You try getting a job when you have no skill or work ethic and Civil service is full. Socialist system is what we want for all Caymanians. No work, no jobs, no economy so we are all even. And if you really want to take responsibility for yourself and get a good job and prosper you need to take that entitlement attitude and leave with it.

    • Slacker says:

      Ever heard of Polio?

  21. Anonymous says:

    Hospital cases should be the focus. We know Covid is freaking everywhere.

    Last year, when we all had to endure the inane ramblings of donkey man, the numbers of positives were relevant because it determined how long we’d be stuck in the house. We’ve moved on since then.

  22. Unhappy Caymanian says:

    These reports reflect the reality the rest of the world has faced months ago and is still facing.

    The rest of the world seems to be getting on with life without the hysteria which I have had the pleasure to experience first hand.

    Cayman as usual gripped by a toxic combination of religion, fear and stupidity.

    I would question how blessed you really think you are.

    Deluded is more accurate.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Seems like the masks are working great…

    • Anonymous says:

      Seems like a sensible time to consider reopening…

      • Anonymous says:

        There are only 6-8 hospital admissions in the UK per every 100,000 people for Covid. Cayman has vaccinated more of its population than the UK. 85% of admissions here are unvaccinated people. A country can’t stay shut for the sake of protecting a minority who have not themselves volunteered for protection through vaccines.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sure, let’s invite tourists to come to Cayman with the highest infection rate per capital in the world and just placed on the CDC red list. Right, CITA?

        • Anonymous says:

          The Big Kahuna say CDC ratings don’t matter. Kenny B. agrees. They should know because they are of superior intelligence, otherwise they wouldn’t be our leaders.

        • Anonymous says:

          We don’t care. Corona is so 2020 – everyone has moved on, except CI. We ain’t scared.

    • Anonymous says:

      If people are wearing masks – people are still having parties, not social distancing and not wearing masks. Despite the numerous requests to behave responsibly this weekend there will be a lot of parties and a further surge of cases after this long weekend.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, and those who tested positive during the recent surge are being released from isolation, immediately partying to celebrate their “immunity” and possibly causing another surge when they carry the virus around!

      • Anonymous says:

        Parties already in full swing. Several loaded carts of alcohol seen at Blackbeard’s and Jaques Scott and the public beaches are already littered with rubbish. It’s the end of the world and I feel fine time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Masks massively reduce the risk of transmission to strangers when you pass by in supermarkets etc. Covid is likely spreading in situations where masks are not being worn. The science is: masks work. That’s why medical professionals the world over wear masks and forms of PPE …even since medieval plague outbreaks. I hope this has helped catch your knowledge up 🙂

  24. Anonymous says:

    Good job pact. Opening up to destroy the country.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I hope they are making Monoclonal antibodies available for those vulnerable.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, right. Appears No Early treatments that prevent hospitalisations. Only paracetamol. Meantime official and unofficial protocols that stop covid progression into respiratory failure do exist and work perfectly. Certain medications and supplements administered at the right time, in the right dose…but I am not a doctor and not allowed to say anything…

      Many in my immediate and extended family already had covid, some last year, some in 2021. All are fine. Some had hardly any symptoms, others, being in a high risk group, followed the DIY at home “hospitalisation prevention” protocol.

    • anon says:

      I thought ‘monoclonal antibodies” were politicians who only look out for themselves, we have plenty of them.

  26. Anonymous says:

    BUT hardly any needing hospital. Says a lot about where we are. These figures would have buried the Islands 18 months ago.

    • Anonymous says:

      Check back in two weeks and see if you’re still so smug.

      • Anonymous says:

        Okay. Let’s see who passes in the next two weeks. Road accident? Cancer patient with Covid? Heart attract patient with Covid? Patient with serious underlying illnesses? Or 5 perfectly healthy persons in their prime?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, ignore the history of this pandemic that has killed over 5 million people to date. It’s all good.

      • Anonymous says:

        If you want a reference from history that is far more relevant to us in the Cayman Islands, you might want to have a look at Covid deaths in the Cayman Islands. Only one death from a probable locally-acquired infection.

        • Anonymous says:

          Or shall I watch a Marvel film to learn about the shield around Wakanada that people like you believe is in place here?

      • Anonymous says:

        I was going to explain math to you, but there’s no point.

      • Anonymous says:

        The majority of those that died from the virus were elderly and most deaths occurred before the vaccine was available. We are not ignoring the history of the virus we are recognizing that we are in a good position with vaccinations and that this is the best time to reconnect with the rest of the world. There will never be an ideal time because the virus is here to stay. We all know there will be some ups and downs as we move forward but in all reality we must open up.

        • Anonymous says:

          I agree with you that we need to open up and there isn’t an ideal time. But there is an alternative to just letting covid rip through the population and possibly sacrificing some people. There are public health measure that could be taken to further encourage vaccination and slow the rate of transmission.

    • Anonymous says:

      Correct. Pre vaccines, 1000 would be in hospital by now

  27. Anonymous says:

    *this is not front page news…

  28. Anonymous says:

    All unvaccinated. This is not drink page news outside cayman. The US just warned the EU that they think Russia are invading tonight. That’s news.

    • Anonymous says:

      The US is omitted to say that their warships are “cruising” Black Sea, and what Ukraine is planning, with the US support, at Donbas region.

    • Hubert says:

      9:13, On a day when Moscow announced a new record for COVID cases with a lockdown in place.

      • Anonymous says:

        This can’t be right – the world has learned to live with Covid and that is why Cayman must, too. Lockdowns are not “living with Covid!”

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