Police Attend Sophia Cannonier’s House

July 12, 2021 | 115 Comments

[Updated] A number of police officers were seen outside of Sophia Cannonier’s house overnight. and supporters of Ms Cannonier also gathered at the residence.

The police have not yet made an official statement and we have not directly spoken with Ms Cannonier, however according to unofficial comments from supporters at the scene as well as a live stream on the Bermuda Freedom Alliance social media, the police appear to be present due to some form of an issue related to quarantine, with Ms Cannonier said to have arrived on the island today.

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Ms Cannonier, a well known Pilates instructor and natural health advocate, has been outspoken about matters related to Covid-19.

There are multiple police officers on the road leading up to the residence, and multiple police officers outside the actual residence.

There is also yellow tape across an area and at least one person wearing the PPE you normally see health/testing official wearing. The situation has been ongoing for at least two hours now, and a number of supporters are present.

Update 4.00am: The police said, “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to advise that the situation involving a family who declined to quarantine at a government approved facility, and instead proceeded to their residence upon returning to the island, remains under review. As such, there will be no further comment on the matter at this time.”

Update 5.30am: While we did not exactly go right up to the door [due to the anti-social hour] as of 5.15am this morning, we do not see the same large police presence in the general area of the residence this morning.

We will update with further information as able.

Update 7.48am: Speaking with Eugene Dean this morning, he told Bernews, “Last night, as a result of conversations that were had by legal representatives, the Health Department and the police, what was agreed upon was to take a recess.

“All those who had gathered dispersed, the police officers left, the Health Department officials left, and two police officers remained in an effort to make sure that no one went in or came out of the house.”

He added that it was agreed that no effort would be made to enter the house or to attempt to arrest and the “conversation is meant to continue on today” about “what next steps will be taken.”

Mr Dean explained that they had a test before leaving the UK, noted that the couple are holistic health practitioners and work to assist people in being healthier, and said this was the first time something like this has happened in Bermuda, and called it “precedent setting.”

He thanked the police and health officials for “being part of a process that allowed what was happening last night to come to an end and take a recess” and also thanked lawyer Marc Daniels, who he said is representing the family.

Mr Dean also thanked everyone for the “outpouring of support from the community,” noting that people showed up in person  and said it made a difference. “Thank you very much to everyone,” he said.

We have asked the Government for comment and will update as able. As most people are aware, as of June 20 2021, the policy is that “all non-immunised persons travelling to Bermuda are subject to mandatory quarantine” at “hotel and guest house properties that have been designated as such by the Bermuda Government.” There are some exemptions to this, and for the latest information see here on the Government website.

Update 2.33pm: A statement [PDF] from the Bermuda Freedom Alliance said, “Just prior to 4am this morning an agreement was made between the Police Department, the Health Department and the legal representative for the Cannonier Watson family to take a recess and resume conversations about how best to proceed, with what we understand to be an unprecedented situation, later today.

“Once that agreement was made all attending media and supporters left the property outside of the Cannonier Watson residence and, after a long and taxing exercise, the police officers on duty were allowed to go home. It was also agreed that two fresh police officers were set to remain overnight to ensure that no one came in or out of the residence, since the family had yet to receive the results of their arrival tests. Assurances were given by the Deputy Commissioner of the Police Department that no further efforts would be made, at this juncture, to enter the home of the Cannonier Watson family or to arrest any of the family members once the media and supporters left.

“What was determined during the numerous conversations that took place between the legal representative, the family, the Health Department and the Police Department is that there is discretion in the legal framework created for matters of this nature.”

The statement added, “Because their arrival test results were negative, as anticipated, that, in and of itself, would appear to be sufficient evidence, at this point, to suggest that the family is far from posing any risk of significant harm to the community. Particularly any harm that warrants the Health Department exercising discretion in the manner we saw last night when they arrived at the Cannonier Watson residence unannounced with the support of 13 police officers, a number that grew considerably as time elapsed.”

Update 6.45pm: A joint statement from the Ministry and BPS said, “Upon returning to Bermuda yesterday [11 July 2021], Sophia Cannonier, her husband Michael Watson and their two children did not follow the requirements set out in the Quarantine [Covid-19] [No. 3] Amendment [No. 2] Order 2021.

“The family of four arrived without an approved Bermuda Covid-19 Travel Authorisation form for each family member. Also, in lieu of proof of vaccination, this family presented antibodies documentation, which is not recognised in Bermuda.

“As such, the Cannonier/Watson family is considered unvaccinated, and according to the legislation, must go into a quarantine hotel, which they refused to do.

“They are in breach of section 27[1][ab] of the Quarantine [Covid-19] [No. 3] Order 2020 for refusing to comply with a requirement to quarantine as directed by a Health Officer.

“It is expected that this matter will go before the courts and the Bermuda Police Service, and the Ministry of Health will not comment further on the specifics of this case.”

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    You chose the wrong political party to support, Sophia. If you were a PLP supporter this would not have been allowed to happen.

    • Josh says:

      I don’t agree with the quarantine law that the government has in place either, but we still need to comply with the law. We all need to stop politicizing this pandemic.If you don’t want to be quarantined after traveling, just go and get the vaccine. They are very effective and safe.

      • Jay88 says:

        There is a risk to this vaccine not everyone is willing to take, that’s besides the point which is she had got antibodies making her immunized. She should not be required to mandatory quarantine.

        • Mark says:

          Firstly, in response to the comment, there is a risk to this vaccine not everyone is willing to take…that is the problem. it is not about you and your risk. it is about the risk to others. stop being selfish.

          Second, show me the scientific reports that support your second statement. There arent any. stop trying to masquerade your personal views as being fact.

          • trufth says:

            You say not getting vaxxed is “selfish”? You cannot be serious.

            The ONLY reason someone should choose to inject themselves with a non-FDA approved experimental “vaccine” is for their OWN personal health reasons. If I have family and friends that are vulnerable and at risk, I will personally drive them to a vaccine center so they can get their own protection.

            End.

          • Antibodies are immunity says:

            I can’t believe that statement
            “Second, show me the scientific reports that support your second statement. There arent any. stop trying to masquerade your personal views as being fact.”
            All scientific evidence points to the antibodies as immunity! The point of taking a vaccine is to get the body to produce antibodies! Therefore if they are not present, even if you have been vaccinated, you are not immune!!! Ask any doctor or look it up for yourself!!!

            • Joe Bloggs says:

              “All scientific evidence points to the antibodies as immunity!”

              Post a link please. I have not found any such articles and I have searched Oxford University, Cambridge University, Johns Hopkins, McGill and the CDC

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          “she had got antibodies making her immunized”

          Really? Where is the scientific evidence of that? (A link will do.)

          I have not read anything scientific that says that having antibodies is even more effective than taking the vaccination

      • Answer says:

        I support her and the family for not wanting to quarantine at a hotel in your own country I GET IT!

        Now to come on social media and state that you will not even quarantine at your own home for 14 days is a whole new level of cow poop. This was a political move by the FDM, which is Mark Beans party. If Bermuda starts to go down this road and break laws we will have civil unrest thinking everyone can do as they want.

        If this was another family they would be arrested but she choose to include her children and place them as pawns in her madness as leverage to the police.

      • jon says:

        Clearly your missed the whole point of the argument. Why should anyone have to get vaccinated to travel and be made to stay in mandatory quarantine because they not vaccinated.

        • sandgrownan says:

          Collective responsibility.

          Get vaccinated – travel freely
          Don’t get vaccinated (your choice) – but be prepared to deal with the consequence.

        • WyattEarp says:

          >> Why should anyone have to get vaccinated to travel and be made to stay in mandatory quarantine because they not vaccinated. <<

          Because there is a Global Pandemic going on, and we have 10s of thousands of unvaccinated people and we want to keep out variants that might harm them.

          It doesn't matter what people think holistically, it isn't double blind tested and proven to work anywhere.

          We have to work together to solve the pandemic.

          • Patrice Bean says:

            Your logic is erroneous.
            We protect our borders from new variants by
            1. Restricting all vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers who come from risky covid in facted countries. TGE GRESTWR EXPOSURE, THE BIGGER THE RISK

            2. Quaranting positive persons/ vaccinated and unvaccinated at home or another best spot.

            ADDITIONALLY:
            PREVENTION/ Immunization BOTH Naturally/recovery and unnaturally /vaccination)

            DON’T FORGET TREATMENT.

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          “Why should anyone have to get vaccinated to travel and be made to stay in mandatory quarantine because they not vaccinated.”

          No one is making anyone get vaccinated and no one is making anyone travel. Both are choices and, like all choices, both have consequences.

        • Jeff says:

          Rubbish! When did Bermudians become so much more knowledgeable about science than the rest of the world????? We sound so Trumpian with our dumb island talk. Just go get your damn vaccine and stop all this bs talk about being quarantined against your will! Human rights extends to the people you are harming and critical resources being pulled away from legitimate patients to save your ignorant ‘selves.

      • Patrice says:

        Should a person be unreasonably penalized for their freedom of choice against an unlicensed, unapproved trial? Of course not.
        Are you an authority to promote otherwise and can you be held accountable should anything go wrong. I think not?
        Even our gov. will not take responsible for any repercutions.

        People make informed decisions.

        Negative unvaccinated are just as negative as negative vaccinated.

        And positive people are positive.
        Immunity is immunity whether naturally through recovery or unnaturally through vaccination. They both count.
        If we consider immunity in its right form, Bermuda now has ‘herd immunity’.
        It’ s that simple.

        Yet, we ignore the science and insist on vaccinating naturallly immuned people and locking up our healthy and pushing to vaccinate our youth who are NOT at risk!
        All for money and hidden by fearmongering in the name of health.
        While our measures stress out and destroy health and freedom and attack our constitutional rights with unreasonable, draconian desperate measures.
        The fact is the western world is open while we are being blinded and oppeessed.
        The billionaires just made another trillion and more powerful in the last year, and the poor got poorer.

    • Question says:

      If you’re admitting the PLP has control over who gets prosecuted, that much has been obvious for some time.

  2. dunn juice says:

    Of course the current GOVT is staying fixated on the pandemic, because they have NOTHING else to offer. SO they are goin to beat the death out of that drum.

    • Patrice Bean says:

      Perhaps gov. MUST stay their course to ANSWER TO AND follow THE MANDATES OF THE POWERFUL MONEY LORDS THAT RULE THESE BEAUTIFUL SHORES BEHIND THE VEIL.
      FOLLOW THE MONEY!

      YOU CAN’T DESTROY US AND CALL IT PROTECTION.

  3. Finally! says:

    Now, drop these dumb Covid test requirements for vaccinated residents.

    What a waste of time and money. About $200 to get a test to return to Bermuda.
    Then a day 1, 4, 8 and 14 day test upon arrival, oh and only $75, tons of paperwork, upload to prove to the government that you are vaccinated, you know the government that vaccinated you issued a vaccination certificate; and then the hours on hold with the Covid line to get them to fix their mistakes. All the folks at the airport and testing centers. How many times did I have to show my travel authorization upon arrival, 7 times to 7 different individuals who yes are all being paid. Not to mention 3 times to the airlines.

    Oh right, but I can go to a cricket game with no safe key, no test, no vaccination…… nothing but don’t try to go to a wedding without all the bogus documentation. In the USA I could go anywhere vaccinated or not vaccinated and most places said please wear your mask if your unvaccinated. No one made me prove I was vaccinated, at this point if you are not vaccinated that’s your choice and you take whatever risk is actually out there. The government needs to back off!!!!

    The problem is the government is running a dictatorship and has developed all these government jobs for friends and family’s children. An elimination of all this bureaucracy we would add to the unemployment rate already at 1 in 10..

    Go Sophie, stand up to the bully!

    • jay says:

      So only the un-vaccinated catch this virus.

      • sandgrownan says:

        In statistical terms, yes. The unvaccinated also have a much greater propensity to spread the virus.

        So, frankly, I don’t care if the unvaccinated catch COIVD and drown in their own lung juices, but I have zero patience for those unvaccinated who spread it.

        • Portia says:

          Nope. The recent court case admitted that 6 of the 9 imported people who tested positive in the last test results were vaccinated.

          • Toodle-oo says:

            And still you fail to recognize (even though it’s been pointed out numerous times)that the vaxxed arrivals outnumbered the unvaxxed by a huge margin so statistically there would naturally be more vaxxed poz tests but how many of them transitioned from a poz result to actual illness ?

          • sandgrownan says:

            You’re really not very bright are you?

            • You have to pay attention says:

              Vaccines don’t stop you from catching covid; the premier is vaccinated and the premier caught it. Vaccines don’t stop you from spreading covid. The premier had to quarantine 14 days while infected. Vaccines don’t stop the virus from mutations, the virus is prone to mutations because of the widespread of the infection. In conclusion the vaccine will not have any effect on the spread of the disease. The mandatory quarantine should be for all who test positive and it should have been that way from the beginning. In fact it is the normal actions taken for any infectious disease that can spread easily. From chicken pox to smallpox! Never in history has one regulation been made to quarantine the unvaccinated simply because they are unvaccinated before covid. That should tell you something! Every single disease that has the potential to spread quickly through a community has a regulation to quarantine the infected. Why is covid being looked at so different???

        • Smh says:

          Sandgrowan. What about the vaccinated people who are spreading it?

          • sandgrownan says:

            Statistically, a very small number to be almost irrelevant, well it would be irrelevant if more people were vaccinated.

        • Bermygirl441 says:

          How much they paying you to spew out lies?

          • sandgrownan says:

            Observable and testable fact. You could, if your were able, go read up on it.

        • Feboc Di Dabeg says:

          Sophia Canoneer is correct. This pro-vaccine propaganda is false. Asymptomatic people don’t spread this virus. Don’t be brainwashed. Go read the vaccine efficacy trials for yourself. Don’t outsource your thinking to propagandists.

          • Sandgrownan says:

            Nope. Sorry, she’s an idiot. And incredibly selfish.

            • LOL (original) says:

              Just stop. You are for sure the most selfish person on here! From the beginning it’s been all about you, your family and get those plague rates out of your way. Go look at it your self and stop projecting. You got the vax for you not anyone else including your family. You got it so you could feel protected (ie invincible as you think you are0 the facts are the facts. Answer this question

              Did the Premier get vaccinated? yes or no
              Did the Premier still contract the virus? yes or no

              Or are you gonna sit up like nominee’s in the us congress and not answer or filibuster with non answers like all of Biden’s nominee’s.

  4. sage says:

    A “recess” was taken? Will they do that with other offenses too? Neglect to enforce the law, make no arrests and go home?

  5. Toodle-oo says:

    I have a feeling that this will be the turning point , the Theatre Boycott moment , in the covid quarantine procedures from here on .

    • sandgrownan says:

      Right until people start dying again.

      Everyone in ICU was unvaccinated. All but one died.

    • trufth says:

      I sure as heck hope so! This is getting ridiculous! Why test after Day 4? When was the last time we had a Day 14 positive or even a Day 8 positive for that matter?

      And, if the magic injection is protecting the vaccinated, what is there to worry about? The unvaccinated are not worried – why are you all worrying for them?? They won’t hurt you. Let them be.

    • D says:

      I sure hope so. This medically-sanctioned vaccine apartheid is ridiculous.

  6. Ringmaster says:

    This is highlighting the inequality, or stupidness, of these Covid rules, as they don’t appear to be laws. Ignore TAF and quarantine and nothing apparently can be done to enforce the rules. However if you broke curfew, even with a valid reason, you were hauled to court to pay multiple $000′s. How will the next arrivals be treated, especially if more refuse to board the quarantine buses? It will be interesting to watch.

  7. MADDOG says:

    Like it or not, Government has set the laws – you break the law, then you get arrested. I am not understanding why laws are applicable for some and not others. I appreciate your personal standpoint Eugene and Sophia on vaccines, and respect your personal choices, but the society you live in has set laws and expectations….you want to travel with no vaccine, then you make arrangements to quarantine. if you don’t like it, then move to a place where there are no laws and you can do what you want. They should have not let you leave the airport.

    • BREWDOG says:

      The difference between unvaccinated travelers and Sophia’s family is that Sophia & family have antibodies from COVID recovery. It is not recommended to even have the vax at this point. They are effectively as immunized as fully vaccinated people. The Bermuda Government need to recognize natural immunity

      • Jennifer says:

        Exactly!!

      • sandgrownan says:

        Internet doctor speaks!

        • East Ender says:

          These are facts. Natural recovery is always better than a manufactured shot that is supposed to mimic natural recovery.

          • nothanks says:

            Imagine not understanding how this vaccine works yet publicly spreading ‘facts’. Pfizer mimics a COVID infection in a clever way and your body responds by developing antibodies. Those antibodies are ‘natural’ and will fight a real COVID infection in the same manner.

            Antibodies from the real infection or antibodies from the vaccine are functionally similar when talking about a ‘natural recovery’.

            Triggered antibody creation v random infection. I’d prefer to install fire suppression in my house rather than rely on the fire dept to respond.

          • sandgrownan says:

            Go read up on mass vaccination programs.

            Besides clean water and basic hygiene, mass vaccinations have been the most successful public health advances in history.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        And just as there are people fully vaccinated who have contracted (mostly mild) cases of covid there are people who have caught covid more than once , so the ‘natural immunity’ thing may not be totally safe either .

      • Mark says:

        what utter drivel. spreading such blatant mistruths is harmful. please stop.

        • East Ender says:

          What is drivel is the idea that you need a shot to do what your body is naturally designed to do. If you have antibodies from catching and recovering from the virus, why do you need the shot? Clinical trials for the shot end in 2 years. At this point, it’s still an experiment and requires an indemnity to get it.

          • sandgrownan says:

            Your body wasn’t designed.

            If it was, it makes the designer capricious and incompetent.

            • LOL (original) says:

              Still can’t answer my math question and you think you know better? Sit down and keep quite adults are talking so see your self out.

              LOL

              • sandgrownan says:

                Well reasoned argument. As usual.

                • LOL (original) says:

                  You would not know a reasoned argument unfortunately you would have to come down off the column you like to sit on with those you believe are beneath you.

                  LOL

      • NC says:

        “It is not recommended to even have the vax at this point.” – that’s definitely not true.

    • jay says:

      laws have to be legal first. You cant pass a law to discriminate against people because they dont want to be vaccinated. the constitution says all threats must be treated the same when entering bermuda.

      • sandgrownan says:

        It’s a different threat.

      • Joe Bloggs says:

        “laws have to be legal first. You cant pass a law to discriminate against people …”

        Domestic Partnership Act. Need I say more?

  8. Boston Whaler Owner says:

    Many Regular Visitors I know are refusing to visit Bermuda.

    • sandgrownan says:

      Citation please. Because I know you are lying.

      I know visitors who have been here and think our rules are appropriate and we are well organised. They came here exactly because of that.

      • Portia says:

        Citation please because I know you are lying.

        • sandgrownan says:

          Talked to some people who had flown in to meet some friends. Not third hand., not anecdotal, I talked to them.

          • LOL (original) says:

            So you spoke to people that should have been isolated?

          • LOL (original) says:

            That’s still like saying “sources close to the matter say” source not named so it did not happen or you are lying again.

            • sandgrownan says:

              No, they didn’t commit to be named, so I won’t, but your point is well taken. You just have to trust me on this one. Sorry.

              • LOL (original) says:

                Well being you have not earned or have any credibility yourself…………..

                LOL Think I would have learned for Old Rummy not to engage Trolls but for real you are the Troll Supremacist of this generation. Shout out to “Bermuda is another World.”

      • Boston Whaler Owner says:

        @ sandgrownan

        Do NOT accuse anyone of lying that you do NOT know!

        You have no idea who I am,as a matter of fact,I rarely talk to my fellow people unless I have too.

        Bermudians enjoy twisting people’s words to make unfounded gossip and you are clearly one of the many that do.

        • sandgrownan says:

          Alright, I’ll play…how many regular visitors you know are not coming to Bermuda? Because I know several who are coming precisely because Bermuda is taking a hard line.

          I would suspect those whining are unvaccinated? Then, well, sorry, don’t want them here.

          • D says:

            I know of at least three. One family member from California (and their two dependants), a family friend from Virginia, and another family friend from North Carolina—the latter two are fully vaccinated. They were all planning on coming for a few weeks in the summer and ALL declined when they realised they’d have to have swabs jammed up their noses MULTIPLE TIMES. They said it was OVERKILL and decided to spend their cash domestically. Don’t call people liars when you don’t know them or what they know to be true—it makes you look like a bigot and an imbecile.

            • sandgrownan says:

              The two who are vaccinated are not spending their money anywhere then, because everywhere requires arrival and supplemental testing.

              They said it was OVERKILL? They sound like idiots to me.

        • Tell us your name then says:

          If you want to be real then tell us! I prefer to be anonymous

      • Former expat says:

        Right here- I’m a frequent visitor to Bermuda, lived there years ago and love coming back. I’ve been following this whole fiasco. I wanted to come back this past year, but hotel prices are insane and as a fully vaxxed person with plenty of freedom to live around in my home country WHY OH WHY would I come to Bermuda right now?? Can’t wait to visit once y’all return to normal- whatever normal is!

    • Unbelievable says:

      @Boston Whaler Owner….oh please, that is some tired old talking point from days gone by. Every little thing is “oh my friends won’t come to Bermuda because this or that happens or doesn’t happen”.

      Oh bore. Stop your lying.

      • Boston Whaler Owner says:

        another unbelievable comment!
        (typical of many on this island).

        • Unbelievable says:

          I guess you’re talking about your “friends” on Telegram.

  9. IslandChild says:

    While I wholly do not agree with Ms Cannonier’s actions and believe she needs to be treated appropriately as per the laws, it does bring to the fore a question.

    As I understand it, if you have had Covid, you are effectively immunised against reinfection. If this is the case, I’ve not heard of any consideration of those who have had it being given something to clear them the same way as if they’d had the vaccine.

    • Ringmaster says:

      Words mean what Premier Burt and Ministers want them to mean, not necessarily what is written. His leap to say Revolve had an illegal raft up is one example. Still to be adjudicated but probably incorrect based on what was written. This appears to be another, because they throw around Vaccinated and Immunized as meaning the same, and they are not.

    • bermudagirl says:

      The antibodies are only effective for maybe 6 months so it depends when the person had Covid. While I have sympathy for this families beliefs, they knew the rules before leaving bermuda and nowhere did it say an antibody certificate was sufficient to avoid quarantine.

      • Smh says:

        And apparently you’re going to need booster vaccine shots in 6 months. What’s the difference? She clearly stated she took the antibody test and has plenty anti bodies so what’s the problem.

      • The immune system says:

        Antibodies are effective lifelong. The purpose of a vaccine is to make the body produce antibodies. However the body will also have a memory of the antibodies stored in the event of reinfection. For example if you have caught chickenpox and recovered then you are effectively immune. The only vaccine that they will give you regular boosters is tetanus. This is because they have theorized that the immune system is slower to produce antibodies over time but that is 5 to 10 year intervals. Truth be told the boosters are not needed but they are given as a precaution and the devastating effects that the onset of lockjaw can present. Yet the immune system effectively has records of every infection that the body has ever fought off. So vaccinated or unvaccinated antibodies are the only proof of immunity.

    • Bri Bri says:

      Natural antibodies have been proven to be ineffective against different strands of the virus. Many people have contracted COVID more than once because the antibodies do not recognize other variants of COVID. Delta and Beta variants would be prime examples having only recently come about. So Sophia and her family could carry the variant and cause many persons to be sick and even die because they want to do whatever they want. We live in a society with others and we must consider the impacts of our decisions on others who share our space. I agree that those who do not wish to be vaccinated have the right to do decline the vaccine, but likewise those who want to be vaccine and avoid contracting COVID have the right to be protected as well. I would have had more respect for her if she said she was going to go home and quarantine in her home and stay away from others who she could potenitially put at risk. But her behavior implies that she is all about herself with no consideration for others. She needs to be arrested to set ‘that precedent’.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “As I understand it, if you have had Covid, you are effectively immunised against reinfection. ”

      That may be your understanding, but it is not correct. It is also not correct to refer to people being “immunized”. 2 jabs plus 2 weeks does not make anyone “immune” from COVID-19. Just ask our Premier who was fully “immunized” earlier this year when he contracted COVID-19 (but was not symptomatic)

  10. Portia says:

    Not true. Many people who caught the virus early on STILL have the antibodies. The test this family took proves the antibodies are still there. They have immunity, should not quarantine and have every right to come and go as they please.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Portia, please point (a URL will do) to your evidence that having COVID-19 antibodies in the blood is more effective at preventing reinfection than the vaccine (by which I mean 2 jabs plus 2 weeks).

      You will recall that earlier this year our Premier (who had had 2 jabs plus 2 weeks) was COVID-19 positive and therefore a carrier of the virus, even though he was vaccinated at the time

  11. Belinda A Mahoney says:

    For those who have had Covid, why not an antibody test which should eliminate quarantine rules.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “For those who have had Covid, why not an antibody test which should eliminate quarantine rules.”

      And what you say such an antibody test would prove?

      We already know that even after the vaccine (two jabs and two weeks) a person can still acquire COVID-19. Our Premier proved that to us.

  12. Pshaw says:

    I agree with unvaccinated persons having to quarantine on returning to Bermuda. We have one family not adhering to the regulations and going straight home from the airport. If there is no further actions taken against the said persons then just cancel the whole regulation.

  13. enough says:

    And all of a sudden in the middle of the night, after the police show up, supports appear. I would say this was planned just to bring attention. You knew the rules before you lest so abide by them or don’t go. Just because you supposedly had the virus and didn’t have very severe symptoms, there are those that have and those that have died form it so no matter what your beliefs are have some respect for others and do what you are supposed to do. They need to be prosecuted and dealt with because effectively they are putting other people in danger. We really have no rules here when you look at what other countries have in place. We need a bust at the airport to take anyone who has to go to a hotel to take them and they should not be allowed to make their own way. Trust has gone out the door.

  14. CHRIS says:

    If you break the rules you should have the book thrown at you. what an entitled little Karen.

  15. Albertinbermuda says:

    Just wait until the lambda variant arrives on our shores. Currently in Peru it’s responsible for almost a 10% death rate, almost 200,000 deaths out of 2 million cases. It’s already spreading through South America and is in 20+ US states.

    Swallow your pride and get vaccinated.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “Swallow your pride and get vaccinated.”

      For some, not being vaccinated is a choice, for others it is not. Getting vaccinated is not medically recommended for everyone.

      With that said, the reason a person is not vaccinated is not the issue, taking steps to keep the unvaccinated from infecting others or contracting COVID-19 is the burning issue.

    • A Reality Check says:

      One small issue with your hypothesis.
      Studies have shown that the efficacy of vaccines are greatly reduced for the Lambda variant. As low as 40% efficacy.
      So getting vaccinated is not the be all and end all apparently and may well have more risks than rewards for younger people as evidence has shown a virtual immeasurable risk for young people contracting Covid.

  16. Unbelievable says:

    Sophia and Mike…get a grip.

  17. pink buoy says:

    What a great place and time to be able to express your democratic right to defend your personal freedom. I support anyone who embodies that activism, whether I agree or not. That is part of democracy. I would be curious, however, to know how persons not unlike this family feel about exposing community members to Covid knowingly,based on their alignment with natural herd immunity. And what their feelings would be for someone with a weaker immune system to fall ill or even die after sharing their space.

    • Parent says:

      I think what is more concerning is that this lady runs summer camps for children who are not yet old enough to have the vaccine. Some of those kids could be medically vulnerable. What is she thinking???!

  18. otrwele says:

    Just listen to all the hatred coming from the vaccinated. Are we surprised? Not at all ! We new this was coming last March once the vaccine came on the seen. It’s all so predictable.what a shame!

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Do you think people are stupid and aren’t aware of what’s being said on line ?
      If I had to pick between who was spewing fake news and hate I don’t think it would be the pro vaxxers.
      You probably also believe that the plp run clean and honest election campaigns free of bs racist name calling .. lol

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Scene not seen.

      Who knew so many workers-party power to the people socialists were also raving libertarians.

  19. Otrwele says:

    That’s it .. continue to show your true colors. Well done

  20. Jerry says:

    I dont normally comment but i feel like people need to know and read this so they can understand what it means and what im trying to pass on to them. I love reading people’s comments I just can’t help myself. It’s like an addiction. So in honor of those comments that I have read, I have decided to write my own comment. And it’s all for you. I hope you enjoy reading my comment as much as I have enjoyed writing it. It’s not an interesting comment, but I’m pretty certain you have read the comment up to this point, so you may as well just keep reading right down to the end. And also thank me for wasting your time cause this is very useless comment but you have managed to go through it all and now you probably wondering why did you read it all all because you saw that it all was senseless and had no theme,no passage and nothing interesting about it but for me it’s an honour that you have taken your time to read this all the way down…

  21. Marine Life says:

    Getting the Shots for anything is a personal choice, no matter how small this may seem, it is a Medically invasive procedure. We deal with Specialists in the US., and we put the question to them concerning our children. They would not give recommendation or discourage the shots to our children. That in itself says a lot.
    However it could be saying , that more time and study is needed as this is still a relatively new Virus that has infected the
    World, I am not sure. But what I do know, no one has the right to TELL anyone that they have to get the Shots, that is personal business.
    I would be interested to know from a Natural side, what the Canioneers reasoning is on the matter. I have an open mind, and I am not here to argue with anybody. The Government and GEHI do not recognize Natural medicine. Very unfortunate.
    They want to make Druggies out of everyone , and that in turn only treats the symptoms and not the root. Then people oftentimes get sicker with side effects from all these drugs. I am Vaccinated, but sometimes I wish l wasn’t. I am nobody special. I listen more to the natural Specialists who are accredited rather than Government who is brainwashed by these Pharmaceutical companies. There is a cure for EVERY Disease in nature. We stupid humans don’t listen and observe what our beautiful earth has to offer, then we bicker with everyone. Very sad. The Money Trail behind the Drugs and Vaccines has corrupted many minds and has made people very greedy and selfish. Sadly, our own Government has fallen victim to the mania by it’s policies and actions.

  22. Question says:

    Obviously, if they aren’t arrested, prosecuted and fined, then nobody from now on will ever go into quarantine. I certainly wouldn’t. The police can come around and hang outside all they want.

  23. Me says:

    What about the folks who have booked a hotel or have had to quarantine there already will government reimburse them as now nobody will

  24. Dash says:

    This family is a piece of work. You people do realize they are only doing this for publicity. Let me know when their next fundraiser or GoFundMe campaign is up. All you chumps who donate to this family are just paying for their trips abroad and family dinners at nice restaurants.

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