Dunkley: “We Trust A Full Update Will Be Given”

April 5, 2021 | 9 Comments

Full disclosure of hospitalizations at this time, when government expects this spike to diminish, plans to dispel vaccine hesitancy and the current availability of vaccines supplies are some of the updates the Government should provide, Shadow Minister of Health Michael Dunkley said today, adding that “many in our community feel the Government recently has fallen short in releasing the latest updates in a timely fashion.”

Mr. Dunkley said, “Over recent days Covid news has been depressing and grim to say the least, especially with 2 deaths announced on Sunday night. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.

“Sadly, many in our community feel the Government recently has fallen short in releasing the latest updates in a timely fashion.

“Over the weekend upon the release of triple digit positive cases on Saturday night, and rumors rampant about hospitalizations rising, it was imperative that government provided clarity on the current situation and an assurance that we are on the right track with the current approach.

“Assurance from the Government did not happen; late Sunday more grim news was released and today the CDC raised Bermuda’s level from Level 2 to Level 4 for Covid – very high.

“In short, all the progress we have made has simply vanished and we are being tested severely.

“Tonight, when the Government does speak to the people, we trust a full update will be given, including the following:

  • recent testing results and time frames they relate to
  • full disclosure of hospitalizations at this time
  • when government expects this “spike” to diminish
  • plans to dispel vaccine hesitancy as rumors are raising concerns about the vaccine and will make herd immunity more difficult to achieve
  • the current availability of vaccines supplies
  • next vaccine shipments numbers and arrival dates
  • any consideration of vaccine “incentives”
  • sternly dispel false information circulating in the community
  • an update on the adherence to Covid regulations and restrictions over the holiday weekend.
  • what is being done to assure the CDC and the US we have plans to get this drastic spike under control.”

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  1. GP Sail says:

    What Dunkley should be saying is ‘Cancel the sail boat race.’

    • Truth be Told says:

      It’s Sail GP and you comment is that of an uninformed person!!

      Bring on Sail GP!!!!!!!

    • Captain Coke says:

      The “sail boat race” didn’t cause the current problems. These were caused by ignorant and selfish Bermudians, a Government who make sure that their own parties go ahead, and a Government who won’t impose measures so stringent that they might lose votes.

      • LOL (original) says:

        Then why do a lot of the guest works I know all seem to have c-19 too. Yep must have gotten it from the ignorant Bermudians.

        LOL Your comment is like racism/classism of low expectations you should check your privilege.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      The current sail boat race has been supported by the PLP Government.

      It is the sail boat race in 2017 that is bad. The sail boat races in 2020 and 2021 are good.

  2. Micro says:

    Government needs to ramp up vaccinations. Too slow, and needs to be opened to all age all groups; especially since so many people are getting appointments and then not showing up.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Vaccinations ARE open to all. The problem is getting everyone to sign up. There are many rumours and unsubtantiated allegations about the vaccines that make some people hesitant to get vaccinated

  3. Jess says:

    Dunkley is right, where is the information? It should be daily even on a holiday weekend, last night’s Tweet was pi55 poor.

    We need to get to 35,000 vaccinations and we are miles from there, why were these closed yesterday?

    This is a national emergency, no time for holidays Burt.

    • Dejavu says:

      So what does that obviously tell you it’s not real. Do you really think they would risk their own health of course not so obviously it’s not that serious.

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