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The road to Gibraltar is through the land of vaccination

Dickson C. Igwe. Photo: VINO/File
By Dickson C. Igwe

Now the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar experienced the horrors the British Virgin Islands is presently experiencing with the Pandemic. Gibraltar recorded 4724 cases and 94 deaths due to COVID-19, and a surge in infections that led to a second lockdown.

Like the BVI, the population of Gibraltar is just over 34,000 residents. However, the reception to vaccination was different to what has been the BVI experience.

Three months after Gibraltar went into a second lockdown, more than 90% of residents received the first dose of vaccine. Most are now receiving the second dose.

The result of the Gibraltar vaccine effort has been simply ''astonishing.''

The Territory is reopening.

The result of the vaccination effort is that Gibraltar is the most vaccinated place in the world. Gibraltar is also the safest place on earth that went through the various stages of the pandemic from surge to lockdown.

The territory known as The Rock has come out the other side vaccinated, with a huge drop in infections and deaths.

Gibraltar is a tiny place and densely populated. Had there been no vaccine effort, the death rate would have been astronomical.

When Gibraltar was in a bad place like the BVI is today vaccines,  a receptive attitude to the vaccine, and a ramped-up vaccination effort saved the Territory from disaster.

Gibraltar is back to normal. Its hospital is free of Covid patients. Hopefully, the BVI will learn something from Gibraltar.

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4 Responses to “The road to Gibraltar is through the land of vaccination”

  • Vincia (17/07/2021, 06:54) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let them die, it's a matter of choice, we were given the vaccine for free but refuses to take it and now there's a community spread we here putting pressure on our already fagile health care system, some even trying to sell Bayberry bush tea in a bottle as tge all cure, I sometimes wonder how did our people get so dumb and stupid.
    We here walking around mask less, going to bars, acting as if we are special, we as ah can see we ain't that special
  • @ VINCIA (17/07/2021, 08:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    NO WE ARE NOT STUPID ALONE / HOW ABOUT DIRTY MINDED / EVIL AND ENTITLED , AND HIDING BEHIND THOSE KINDS OF LOVING MENTALITY IS NOT GOING TO SAVE YOU / USING IGNORANCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE EITHER
  • ccc (17/07/2021, 13:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are so right bamm


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