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COVID-19: Mu variant was previously identified in VI- Dr Georges

- said VI can only remain vigilant
Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr Ronald E. Georges says the now concerning ‘Mu’ variant of the COVID-19 virus was previously confirmed in the VI long before it became a variant of interest. Photo: VINO/File
Mu variant is the fifth coronavirus variant of interest being monitored by the World Health Organization and accounts for most cases in Colombia, Chile, and Peru. Photo: Internet Source
Mu variant is the fifth coronavirus variant of interest being monitored by the World Health Organization and accounts for most cases in Colombia, Chile, and Peru. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr Ronald E. Georges says the now concerning ‘Mu’ variant of the COVID-19 virus was previously confirmed in the VI long before it became a variant of interest.

Mu variant is the fifth coronavirus variant of interest being monitored by the World Health Organisation and accounts for most cases in Colombia, Chile, and Peru.

Speaking during a special GIS report broadcast on September 7, 2021, Dr Georges said as more information becomes available on the variant, it becomes a variant of interest or concern.

Classification as variant of interest & concern 

He said information such as the variant’s reaction to vaccination, reaction to prior infection, and whether the variant can become immune to vaccination are all factors that classify it as concerning.

“Is it now able to displace the variants in that population? Is it looking like it is going to do that? Is it causing more severe disease?” are all questions Dr Georges said affects classification and would have the ability to impact how the pandemic plays out.

He said as variants become a variant of concern, more information is collected and the public health response changes.

Dr Georges said for example, the Delta variant of the virus was able to infiltrate populations and replace existing variants of the virus hence its classification as a variant of concern.

Mu variant being monitored by VI authorities 

In the VI, Dr Georges said the Mu variant is now on the radar of public health officials despite the variant making up only about 0.1% of current infections worldwide.

“At this point for us, it really for us to be interested, to be on the lookout and to continue to be vigilant to see what additional information comes up about it,” Dr Georges underscored.

He said policies like adherence to the public health measure and vaccination measures will not change, as those are the tools available to fight the pandemic.

14 Responses to “COVID-19: Mu variant was previously identified in VI- Dr Georges”

  • malone (09/09/2021, 13:30) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
    So wait, this one fall out the sky or something, stop teasing us and bring the foolish mandates because we are in alot of danger and so many people are dying or some made up shyt to confuse and fool the idiots who out here taking program like a butler. Dont forget to input ''the news says this or that or some highly educated fool with lodge associations recommends some rubbish'', happy to see how this plandemic expose zionism and jewish rule. Stupid donald trump yapping about we have an invisible enemy ,yh right, as if its not man doing all this bullcrap. Too many people are waking up right. Hmm, its shameful to see my teachers run to get a deathshot without question and they are the ones that thought me book sense. I always say 99% of professional people are delusional idiots trapped in a paradox with society mind games. A MAN IS JUST A MAN
    • @ Mal (function) one (09/09/2021, 14:30) Like (5) Dislike (20) Reply
      You sound very ignorant, arrogant, and badly misguided. Helps are available Free of charge for people such as you, and others of the same mindset.

    • @Malone (09/09/2021, 18:37) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
      Anti-Semitic bs
  • cgb (09/09/2021, 14:31) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    So wait, when they were going to tell us this?
  • Vagrant Vigilance (09/09/2021, 14:37) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    Can the Ministry of Health or Dr. Georges explain publicly to the people of the VI Truthfully what is really going on and please give the raw truth. Ever since the plandemic started the only thing you were hearing and is still hearing is wash your hands, sanatize regulaly,stay six feet apart etc. They say we had a covid outbreak which claimed many lives in which all died at the hospital (may there souls rest in peace). These were all clean well respected people. Please explain why haven't any of the BVI vagrant's contracted covid and die since they dont be washing there hands, sanatizing,social distancing or wearing mask,even sometimes you can see they did'nt had a bath in days and sometimes they can be viewed eating out of the garbage because it was witnessed right infront of Bobby's. This is BVI public viewed data which you can witness in Road Town or Long Look mainly. Please explain why they are doing covidly fine without following the protocols.
    • @ Vagrant Vigilance (09/09/2021, 21:27) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
      Perhaps the vagrants are doing fine because they don't fraternise with other people?
  • Question to answer (09/09/2021, 20:41) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    My guess is that these so called vagrants who have been denied the comforts of life have built up a rock solid immune system as a result of the germs that they live in on a regular. The clean well respected persons as you put it unfortunately are the weaklings as far as the immune system is concerned. The immune system of these persons have not been challenged and like any bodily system or function if not properly or adequately exercised it grows weak this I suspect is the reason why we have the current situation of so called clean well respected people being easier targets for the virus and its mutations. By the way there is a long list of variants to come and I could only wonder how in the hell can they tell the names of these variants and the exact date of their arrival. This is indeed a plan-demic being orchestrated and choreographed by the elite to achieve their Agenda 21 Depopulation goals. This is why many persons are hesitant about taking the experimental drug that is being called a vaccine. As far as I understand the testing phase of this drug runs until 2023 but it has been given emergency approval and government and the manufacturers have been cleared of responsibility for any side effects or resultant deaths. There is no basis for anyone to be mandating or forcing anyone to take this injection it is criminal. What we are seeing develop quite clearly here is the ritual of human sacrifice of paganism. Our leaders need to realize that the people are beginning to wake up to their games. The COI and government drama is nothing more than smoke and mirrors while they continue with the totalitarian tip toe to 2030. While other countries stand up and fight for their rights and freedom BVI remains frozen with the colonization of the imagination and are being led like sheep to the slaughter. Quickly touching on Mr. Shabazz annexation proposal that my friend is a no as it was tabled in the 1960s and refused. Virgin Islanders are proud of their freedom culture and heritage.
    • @ Question to answer (10/09/2021, 09:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you very much for your wealth of knowledge because I will not be able to get it on the mainstream meadia or the BVI news centers. From 2020 I've been observing the mainstream media's not being truthfull about what news article they are putting out and other outlets are trying to hide the truth. We've learned that a lie goes around the world twice before the truth comes out.
  • Lambda (10/09/2021, 00:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happened to that variant stupes .
  • I'm TRANSVACCINATED (10/09/2021, 10:04) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    The mu mu variant was previously detected in the government too. Specifically the Ministry of Health smh.
  • LCS (10/09/2021, 12:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is a diservice to the people of the BVI to keep all this important information hush hush. There is no excuse. All variants are of concern.
  • ?? (10/09/2021, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are other illnesses in the Territory not being mentioned that are spread by mosquitoes? dengue and chikungunya? Some symptoms are similar to Covid-19. I had both mildly - covid and dengue. I only became aware of the dengue circulating in the Territory because a few colleagues contracted it and I asked the hospital to test me for dengue which came back positive. Get tested for both everyone so those symptoms can be treated too.
  • @ I'm trans Vaccinated (10/09/2021, 20:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are a killer. Can't stop laughing I'm in tears.


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