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Needle still stuck on national vaccine rate

Needle still stuck on national vaccine rate

| 28/07/2021 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Following the reopening on the clinic on Tuesday, the number of additional people vaccinated, released by public health officials, revealed that the needle on the national rate remains stuck. Just 113 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination over the last day and another 90 got their second. This means the national […]

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To those who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine

To those who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine

| 28/07/2021 | 129 Comments

Anonymous writes: When your human rights infringe mine, your argument is no longer valid. When did we become such an individualistic, selfish society? Cayman, the Caribbean region and the world as a whole? No longer do we think of the collective, everything is about the individual. The level of narcissism that has permeated throughout our […]

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Store boss demands staff reveal vaccine status

Store boss demands staff reveal vaccine status

| 27/07/2021 | 457 Comments

(CNS): Al Thompson, the president and owner of Cayman’s largest retail hardware store, is pressing all of his staff to get vaccinated and has told them to “stop reading nonsense on social media” and “stop listening to stupid people” with no medical knowledge spreading propaganda. Falling short of mandating the vaccine in order for people […]

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COVID-19 positive traveller in hospital

COVID-19 positive traveller in hospital

| 26/07/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Four more travellers tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend, according to the latest figures released by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee. One person from quarantine is now in hospital suffering symptoms of COVID-19 but is stable and does not require ventilator support. There are now 15 active cases of the virus […]

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Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

| 23/07/2021 | 178 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton and Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart met to record a conversation Friday, as they delivered a clear and unified message that the only way to keep the Cayman Islands safe was for everyone that can be to get fully vaccinated. Putting aside the recent political differences over national vaccination rate […]

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Delta variant in Cayman, Dr Lee confirms

Delta variant in Cayman, Dr Lee confirms

| 22/07/2021 | 277 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has now received confirmation that two travellers who arrived here from Miami over the last week were infected with the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said local lab technicians who run the genomic sequencing of selected test results confirmed last night that these two samples, which […]

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Four travellers COVID positive over last two days

Four travellers COVID positive over last two days

| 21/07/2021 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The number of active cases of COVID-19 among travellers has increased to eight, with one of them showing symptoms, after four people tested positive over the last two days. This comes as cases are spiking around the world, driven by the Delta variant, which Premier Wayne Panton described as a “most formidable and lethal […]

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Premier urges unity over COVID policy

Premier urges unity over COVID policy

| 21/07/2021 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton urged the opposition to stop politicizing government’s decisions about the COVID-19 policy and plans to reopen the borders safely. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, he asked all residents to unite over the pandemic, to get vaccinated and to let government do its job based on scientific, expert advice on the safest […]

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Double dose vaccine rate inches up to 66%

Double dose vaccine rate inches up to 66%

| 19/07/2021 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said that he remains hopeful the Cayman Islands will still be able to reach a national vaccination rate of 80% of the population having both COVID-19 shots before 9 September, despite the very small increases over the last few weeks. The percentage of people who have now had both […]

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Cayman gets over 9,600 more vaccines

Cayman gets over 9,600 more vaccines

| 16/07/2021 | 274 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands received another 9,653 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the UK on Wednesday’s British Airways flight, officials have confirmed to CNS, which means that the country now has enough doses to reach the 80% national target. The problem now is getting them into arms. Once again, the ‘needle’ on the vaccination […]

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Just 31 people get first COVID shot

Just 31 people get first COVID shot

| 15/07/2021 | 226 Comments

(NS): According to the latest figures from public health officials, just 31 people stepped forward over the last day to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, deepening concerns that the Cayman community is not going to get to the targeted 80% national vaccination rate before 9 September, the date that government plans to […]

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