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COVID variants still a threat to VI's population - Dr Georges

-as Genetic typing finds more Mu & Delta variants in latest COVID-19 samples
In genetic typing on VI samples collected between September 1 and 27, Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald E. Georges said that sequencing by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) identified more of the Mu variant of interest and the Delta variant of concern. Photo: VINO/File
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has been testing VI's samples for the various variants. Photo: Internet Source
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has been testing VI's samples for the various variants. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands are being encouraged to remain vigilant and adhere to the local COVID-19 protocols following added confirmation of Mu and Delta variants infecting persons in the territory.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald E. Georges said that sequencing of genetic typing on VI samples collected between September 1 - 27, 2021, identified more of the Mu variant of interest and the Delta variant of concern.

He said of the samples tested by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), six (6) samples were positive for B.1.621.1 also known as the Mu variant and classified by World Health Organization (WHO) as a Variant of Interest, and 7 were cases of the Delta variant (Ay.4, Ay.34, and B.1.617.2) classified by WHO as a Variant of Concern.

Remain Vigilant - Dr Ronald E. Georges 

According to Dr Georges, “As a community we have to remain vigilant and use the entire COVID-19 arsenal which includes cleaning and disinfecting frequently used areas, sanitizing and washing hands frequently, wearing masks, social distancing, adhering to quarantine orders, and getting vaccinated.”

Dr. Georges further said Mu and Delta variants continue to be identified among samples and therefore should be considered to be the current COVID variants circulating in the Territory.

He also warned the community to not allow themselves to be lulled into a false sense of security by thinking that this threat of COVID-19 is over, “because it is not.”

17 Responses to “COVID variants still a threat to VI's population - Dr Georges ”

  • Wise Native Senior (09/10/2021, 15:09) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
    If you and I were to keep in tune with what damaging effects that the covid-19 virus transmitted decease is currently causing people in every country of this world, we will never even think about lowering our guard., much less to ignor the danger it poses against human lives, and emotion, especially the MU, and Delta strain of the virus.
    Thank you Dr. Ronald E. George for the helping to keep us informed on this nessessary topic of great concern.

  • THEY (09/10/2021, 15:15) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    People is still out here acting the fool. People is still out here having parties for their own selfish reasons knowing we are not out of the woods yet. Let them be, let them continue to drop from COVID. At least it will lessen the population.
    • Rubber Duck (09/10/2021, 18:39) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
      If you are vaccinated you are running the risk of catching a cold. If unvaccinated you are running the risk of dying.
  • It be your own ppl (09/10/2021, 15:19) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bunch of sellllll ooouuuttttssss
  • Dr georges (09/10/2021, 17:29) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Is trying to control us by injecting us with this mind control substances
  • what (09/10/2021, 17:50) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    What kit are you using to test for the Mu, Delta variants etc because people tested water with the test kit and it came out positive also dirt tested positive? Where are the variants coming from Dr. George sell out? How does a virus produce variants explain that and how do you know which one is which because only one PCR test and it's proven to be inaccurate? Wake up sheeps before it's too late. It's already 70 percent almost partially vaccinated. Boy oh boy the devil is working his puppets overtime because even on the weekend you have to convince people of a virus that we still don't see people dropping down dead evn when traveling. Why is this vaccine not allowing people to buy sell or trade without it. It's may only look like a few places now but it will be all over the world by next year.
    • @wHAT (10/10/2021, 23:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Because it is what it is ...
      This ain’t no vaccine btw.
      It was funded created unleashed for the vaccine
      The beast system disguised as a vaccine.
      Even the blind can see through this.
  • Well (09/10/2021, 18:21) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Who nar hear go feel simple
  • Sensiblehead (10/10/2021, 08:58) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    COVID-19 isn’t going away so we have to learn to live with it not in fear of it
    If people are vaccinated they may get it but unlikely to be hospitalized.
    Get the flu jab get the Covid jab wash hands be sensible and get on with life
    People that don’t want to protect themselves with what you S available then they can choose to keep at home but after two years of hiding it’s time to open up and get on with life. Bring in the tourists open up the country and work so we can get $ to live.
  • @*What* (10/10/2021, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    *BARS*
  • who (10/10/2021, 09:29) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Don’t want to take the vaccine, that is on you. However, stay the heck up out of my personal space. Just like you unvaccinated have rights, we the vaccinated have rights as well. STOP THE B***hA**ness and get vaccinated. IF YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED WEAR A MASK TO KEEP DOWN THE SPREAD, KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN AND STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER. CAN YOU IMAGINE LIVING IN A HOUSEHOLD WHERE ONE SPOUSE IS VACCINATED AND THE OTHER SPOUSE IS NOT? RUSSIAN ROULETTE RIGHT THERE.
    • right (10/10/2021, 10:47) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Agreed , this goes to the vaccinated as well, I have more of them invading my personal space than the unvaccinated; when they are told to back off their reply is, but I am vaccinated.
  • P (10/10/2021, 13:31) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why keep talking to people who seems like thay don't have seance in some countries the lines for vaccine long for here to Timbuktu to it soon reach to that point here so let us all do the right thing please
  • big show (10/10/2021, 14:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What’s your point so is the Virgin Islands Party
  • It's Everywhere (10/10/2021, 17:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Loads of people have colds and coughs at the moment including children but no one is getting tested because they only have a cold.
  • plain and simple (10/10/2021, 23:14) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    All you unvaccinated people need to stay at least 10 feet away from me and that includes co workers.
  • Programmed Cowards (11/10/2021, 18:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    that's what you are plain and simple. Set ah chickens in this place don't take the time to learn or research nothing just clucking and cackling making bad matters worse. Y'all soon realize how you been set up but it will be too late as the damage is irreversible. As the truth catches up they keep changing the narrative and you keep falling for it. The devil is the most subtle beast of the field. Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Don't give your power to the beast by taking the mark of the beast. Those who do so compromise their DNA effectively cutting themselves off from their ancestors (The Tree of Life). Study this Agenda its not as simple as it's being made to look. Don't take my word for it do some research and learn for yourself it's a battle for the mind. They are using money as an incentive to win souls. Don't sell your soul for a piece of gold. Money is the root of all evil.


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