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‘If you haven’t had COVID, you have an appointment’- Skelton-Cline

- urged persons to get vaccinated against 'inevitable' infection
Referencing the current surge in COVID-19 cases as a result of the Omicron Variant in the Virgin Islands (VI), Honestly Speaking radio show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline says infections may be inevitable for persons who have not yet been infected. Photo: Facebook/File
COVID-19 infections have been growing in the Virgin Islands due to the presence of the Omicron variant. Photo: Internet Source
COVID-19 infections have been growing in the Virgin Islands due to the presence of the Omicron variant. Photo: Internet Source
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Referencing the current surge in COVID-19 cases as a result of the Omicron Variant in the Virgin Islands (VI), Honestly Speaking radio show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline says infections may be inevitable for persons who have not yet been infected.

“Those of you who have not had COVID yet, you have an appointment with COVID... You don't need to be scared and you don't need to panic or freak out, I just need to tell you the reality of what is happening,” he added.

Skelton-Cline was at the time speaking on matters relating to public health during the January 11, 2022, edition of his Honestly Speaking radio show on ZBVI 780 AM.

Cases increasing – Skelton-Cline

“The high level of transmissibility with this COVID, is it's obvious it's sweeping, and we up to 1,200 and going. We probably going to get up to about 1,600 unless they start taping off some of these numbers,” he said.

According to the man of the cloth, the reality is that the massive festive gatherings led to the current outcome regarding the infection rates

According to the latest reported results of testing done on January 10, 2022, and reported on January 11, 2022, the VI has 1387 active cases.

“Chances are, 99% if you havened had COVID yet, you have an appointment, so fulfil that appointment quickly,” he said.

Skelton-Cline said the best way to go to that appointment is to get vaccinated, in addition to social distancing, hand washing and wearing of masks.

“Even those of us who had it, don’t be surprised if you get it again… I sure I done had it about 2 or 3 times, but I got tools to help me fight,” he said.

Vaccinated better protected - Dr Georges 

Meanwhile, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges has reported that in the VI, vaccinated persons are suffering less from the virus when contracted.

“Even though persons who are vaccinated still could get infected, they have a much, much, much milder course of infection, and they recover much quicker,” he said on Friday, January 7, 2022.

“Persons who are unvaccinated have a greater chance of having a more severe course and a longer course, and then having a greater chance of complications and hospitalisation,” Dr Georges said.

35 Responses to “‘If you haven’t had COVID, you have an appointment’- Skelton-Cline ”

  • lol (14/01/2022, 10:23) Like (42) Dislike (2) Reply
    Is this a pastor?… Dude you know nothing about the Most High, who sits high and lofty.. You know nada cause since this whole pandemic started many have managed to not contract this thing and its all because of him.. That’s like telling everyone if you haven’t died to go to hell then you will..People like you turn people away from God and no you don’t gotta go church to have a relationship with him peeps.. We can all read the book and see that where 2 or 3 is gathered…lol go read it for yourself.

    You know what continue doing your thing…. If we don’t have your type them we gonna be delaying his return so continue.. Everyone and their shebang just continue … We absolutely need it as a prerequisite.

  • Wrong side (14/01/2022, 10:40) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Two sorrowful blackman
    • Minstrel (15/01/2022, 08:13) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      If this person was white your comment would be different. SELLOUT!
  • Bulldawg (14/01/2022, 10:59) Like (13) Dislike (38) Reply
    Vaccinated is the way to go for sure.
    I am fully vaccinated and i had the covid19 once, and it was mild symptoms compare to what some people who are still not vaccinated got. I also recovered fully in 4 days.
    • gg (14/01/2022, 15:16) Like (25) Dislike (5) Reply
      The science is still not clear. i had covid once and im unvaccinated. i had it mild and recovered in the same 4 days as you. i still think it should be a choice to get vaxxed
  • NOT (14/01/2022, 11:00) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Everything that wonders is lost.
    Therefore not everyone gets COVID will die
    Urge the vulnerable
    CDC wants to give the vaccine date in 75 years from this year
    Luckily the judge ruled differently
    They must bring it out in 8 months.
  • nah nah nah (14/01/2022, 11:06) Like (33) Dislike (7) Reply
    My Bible says, according to your faith be it unto you.

    So if my faith says I will not get it, you could say whatever you want. I have NO appointment and I don't intend to make any.

    The power of Life and death is in your tongue; Word are powerful be careful with how you speak over this people Pastor.
  • nonsense (14/01/2022, 11:17) Like (39) Dislike (9) Reply
    Why a so called Man of God, would pronounce this on people? PURE NONSENSE!! Rather, you should be saying if you haven't had Covid, Count yourself blessed! Alot of folks without the vaccine are fine, whereas people with the vaccine ARE NOT!.... Some folks are just MUCH MORE responsible than others and that's A FACT!!!
    • @nonsense (14/01/2022, 14:02) Like (47) Dislike (1) Reply
      We can see how misleading his spiritual credentials are. He sells rotten fruits polished with an evil tongue.

      Matthew 7:15-20
      5 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
      • Yes we find sense (14/01/2022, 16:29) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        The Bible is always right. A bad tree cannot bear good fruit. What kind of fruit has this mrna vaccine bear. Has anyone died from it? Let that sink.
    • @ nonsense (15/01/2022, 11:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Preach it to the Pastor
  • SMH (14/01/2022, 11:19) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
    I agree with u cause eventually who never catch it will one day
  • Sorry I got tested. (14/01/2022, 11:35) Like (35) Dislike (9) Reply
    Sorry I got tested. I'm positive home not getting paid....I was 100% sure I'm negative until I got the results... So u all need to stop blaming the events because I haven't been to any events. Yet I'm positive...The testing is fraud the system is rigged it's a set up to boost their vaccine drive...WHO got us how they want us...
  • Ghost (14/01/2022, 11:48) Like (61) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mr. Claude Skelton-Cline, I have 1 question to ask you; are you God?.. God is in charge of everything in Heaven and Earth and “He” Speaks.. I understand that it’s your/ all of our desires for persons to become vaccinated it’s still their choice but again God Speaks..whether we are vaccinated or not, God Speaks not you.. I guess you are forgetting in Psalms 91 when He said that ……”no plague shall come nigh thy dwelling”?????.. you just need to stop Claude..why don’t you encourage persons to pray and seek God on what best to do and for His Wisdom..
    • @ghost (14/01/2022, 13:19) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please add the word TRUTH to you name because you are speaking the truth.
      Its amazing to here governments blaming bars and clubs for this spike but yet here and abroard fully vaccinated family members and friends especially elderly ones contracted covid and most of them hardly go anywhere but church and even now many church members are saying that they test positive for covid, got the symtoms and are fully vaccinated. Something is not adding up from the early messages that was preached. A Trinidad friend had 9 fully vaccinated family members died one behind the other in December, something aint right. Let the public know the good and the bad.
  • Said I said I (14/01/2022, 11:52) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well, you keep and fulfill it for us.
  • @ CSC (14/01/2022, 12:03) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
  • BETTER PROTECTED (14/01/2022, 12:05) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Medical professionals need to start being truthful and stop talking foolishness just to suit the narrative. A person's reaction to infection depends on the immune system. Some persons have no symptoms while others require hospitalization depending on their immune system and preexisting conditions. I can say from experience that vaccination does not necessarily cause anyone to have milder symptoms. There is a lot more that I can say but it seems that every case is different depending on various factors. There is no one size fits all and as a matter of fact from I was a child I been getting the flu and cold also heard about bronchitis and pneumonia as well. It's all about taking the necessary precautions and if infected using the right course of treatment. There obviously is an agenda with
    this pandemic and this is the difficult and unfortunate part.
  • @ CSC (14/01/2022, 12:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Paranoia 1 (14/01/2022, 12:59) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    And Then it becomes apparent that Mr Skeleton Cline...


  • Stop blaming the events.. (14/01/2022, 13:01) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    The systems is rigged to create fear and increase the vaccine.....St.Kitts had a bubble Jouvey thousands of people.. yet St Kitts having 2-3-4- 6 Crusiships a day...Let people live.. we didn't born to live forever...The sad part Covid is blamed for every death....That's their plan. Create fear get the vaccine going...
  • hmmm (14/01/2022, 13:57) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hmmmm wow smh
  • Don’t get your pannies in a bunch (14/01/2022, 14:37) Like (2) Dislike (35) Reply
    If he had said all of us will catch the Flu, would you all have been offended?? Corona spreads life like the Flu. He’s just speaking reality. It’s just the reality given the nature of the virus, unless you wear a mask 24 hours a day or don’t go around anyone at all. He didn’t say all unvaccinated get ready for it. He said if you never had it there is a strong statistical probability that it could/will happen. He didn’t call death on anyone. So I don’t see what being a Pastor has to do with this.
    • Ghost (14/01/2022, 16:26) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ don’t get your panties in a need to stop trying to defend what Claude Cline stated.. whether he said flu or any other condition, the fact remains that he is NOT GOD to say such..he claims to be a pastor but instead of encouraging persons to pray, repent and turn away from our wicked ways so that God could Heal our land he’s doing the opposite claiming what God Has Not said would happen. he doesn’t have to call death on anyone; he needs to be more careful with his words.. The Bible said that there’s Power of life and death in the tongue and his tongue is not offering Hope rather the opposite but I REBUKE the words of his mouth in the Mighty Name of Jesus. The tongue is the smallest member yet sooo unruly. As a pastor, let the Wheat and the tares grow together; will be separated on judgement day.. I don’t know why he would not go back to Detroit.. he creates sooo much division.. perhaps he was “born for adversity”.. (@ @ghost- thank you but instead give God the Praise.. in ALL things, God Have the final day, not man.)
      • To Ghost (16/01/2022, 02:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        He’s from the Virgin Islands, not Detroit so why should he go back??
    • hm (14/01/2022, 17:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      And you my friend are one of those needed
  • strawberry (14/01/2022, 15:28) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    The devil has spoken
  • Peaches (14/01/2022, 15:37) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Skelton Cline, how can you call yourself a pastor? Nothing but rottenness comes out of your mouth. You have the loudest and most pompous voice on the radio. All you do is blah blah blah!! Not a word of prayer. I rebuke those words that you have spoken over my life and the lives of my family and friends, The Bible says that life and death are in the tongue. You are pushing fear, and pushing the devil's agenda. But wait, God is not sleeping. Whoever is rigging these tests to create fear will have to answer to the Almighty. It is strange that sometime last year people were dying daily down in the ICU that ice-cold hospital, a place where they should not have been treated in the first place. How can you take someone with such a bad cold like Corona Virus and put them in such agony? Those persons needed to be in a warm place and have them steaming daily with peppermint oil eucalyptus oil, but no, they were left to die a horrible death, not even having a family member around.

    How did I get here? I move on. As soon as the folks started dropping every day, you hear the government call for a vaccination drive. They had a big vaccination drive on the Cay the Saturday and Sunday. Oh, what rejoicing!! The drones were in the air taking pics of the glorious event. Imagine we were told to social distance, yet, people were instructed to FULL UP their cars and bring people to vaccinate. They fooled over a thousand souls that day.

    Now, in the heart of the flu season to plotting again with this Omicron (a time when the place so cold and people getting the flu) and wilfully hyping up the numbers to create fear and pandemonium.

    How dare you speak to people like this to create fear? You should be praying over people if you say you are a man of God(But you are not.)

    The Bible say, "Woe unto the pastors who have scattered my flock and have not fed them." Jeremiah 23:25

  • FALSE PROPHET (14/01/2022, 17:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I rebuke it!!!!!!!!
  • dog man (14/01/2022, 18:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The payrolls a get higher for them talkers. The vac getting it the non vac getting it.
  • Mongoose in the Fowlhouse (15/01/2022, 11:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Claude you should know better than to scare these chickens and turkeys like that. You know that you are gonna get a bible beat down. They will riddle you with scripture and tell you everything God is thinking. It is because of this programing why we are so easily controlled. Government is all about governing the mental. The religious psychosis brings everyone on the same page. The good shepherd and the sheep. We have an appointment with spiritual death unless we can free our dome.
  • @Albert (16/01/2022, 11:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All u on the payroll, you is one pastor CANNOT tell me anything, when the man up above ready for you all not even the dirty money can save ayo
  • say huh (16/01/2022, 22:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Man of the cloth? Don’t insult good people. He the man of charmin, and should be using it every time he open his mouth.

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