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VI now in a fight against COVID & its variants- Dr Ronald E. Georges

- following emergence of new ‘Mu’ variant of concern
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on with the emergence of the new 'Mu' variant of concern, Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr Ronald E. Georges has proposed that the VI continues its vaccination policy in addition to following the public health measures in its fight against the pandemic. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Dr Ronald E. Georges was interviewed by a GIS officer on September 6, 2021 and broadcast this afternoon, September 7, 2021. GIS/Facebook
Dr Ronald E. Georges was interviewed by a GIS officer on September 6, 2021 and broadcast this afternoon, September 7, 2021. GIS/Facebook
As of today Tuesday, September, 7. 2021, the fast-spreading delta variant remains the “most concerning” coronavirus strain despite the emergence of the mu variant, World Health Organization officials said. Photo: WHO
As of today Tuesday, September, 7. 2021, the fast-spreading delta variant remains the “most concerning” coronavirus strain despite the emergence of the mu variant, World Health Organization officials said. Photo: WHO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the coronavirus pandemic rages on with the emergence of the new 'Mu' variant of concern, Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr Ronald E. Georges has proposed that the VI continues its vaccination policy in addition to following the public health measures in place.

Dr Georges was at the time speaking during a special GIS report broadcast this afternoon, September 7, 2021, on the GIS Facebook page on the topic of the Mu variant and what that means for the VI.

Variants arise from virus replications – Dr Georges

“The new variants emerge simply because of the amount of replication of the virus that is happening, so the more infections you have, the more replication you have, the more chances for these mistakes, the more chances for mutations,” he said.

According to Dr Georges, as such, the more infections in a community the more chances for a mutation to start, which increases the possibility of a new mutation to become the dominant strain.

"Once you have lots of infections happening, you’re going to have variants coming about… for example, persons who maybe have chronic diseases or maybe have immune issues that don’t clear the virus as quickly, you may find in those persons because they have prolonged infections, there is more replication and more chances for mutations,” he said.

According to the Acting CMO, there is a fallacy with persons saying the mutation is related to vaccinated or unvaccinated persons, rather he pointed out that mutations arise from virus replication.

“Of course vaccination, it reduces the potential infectiousness of persons and it can reduce the severity and duration of infections, so it can exert a pressure to reduce the spread of the virus and reduce the change of variants,” he said.

Delta still the 'most concerning' variant - WHO

He said; however, other schools of thought exist but in general, to reduce the spread of the virus in the population will require working to reduce the number of variants and potential variants.

As of today Tuesday, September 7, 2021, the fast-spreading Delta variant remains the “most concerning” coronavirus strain despite the emergence of the Mu variant, World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said.

Dr Georges said vaccination is one thing, but the public health measures will also help to address the issues of transmission of infections and variants in the VI.

“Those two things are the main tools we have. We need to fight against COVID and to fight against the emergence of new variants,” he said.

34 Responses to “VI now in a fight against COVID & its variants- Dr Ronald E. Georges”

  • Because (07/09/2021, 19:30) Like (24) Dislike (47) Reply
    Of the ANTI VAXERS AND THEIR FOOLISH BELIEFS. I’m vaccinated, as long as the ANTI VAXERS STAY AWAY FROM ME WITH THE NONSENSE, I’M GOOD.
    • Mu (08/09/2021, 06:02) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
      Vaccine isn’t effective against the MU variant, so stay away from everyone. Everyone is a potential carrier…
    • Really (08/09/2021, 08:22) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
      You still get and transmit the virus fool. You need to stay by yourself if that's you belief. I think you the fool and will find this out soon
    • ZZZ (08/09/2021, 09:17) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
      Your so brainwashed it’s not funny why not blame the people who caused the outbreak in the first place.

      At the start researchers were saying this virus is mutating unusually fast. The latest info is pointing to American government & Dr fauci funding virus improvement research aka gain of function in wuhan where the outbreak was first recorded.

      They say he lied before Congress about not funding such research.

      The same people telling you what to do are the ones that caused the pandemic not the “unvaccinated” which they keep repeating as if that will change the facts.

      There’s a lot of money & reputation behind this as if one was found to be the sole cause “the one that screwed up” what do you think would happen.....

      And they double down accordingly blame China blame the unvaccinated blame the variants while making big bucks.

      In come the booster shots more money grabbing or a show they didn’t have adequate esearch in the first place.
    • @Because (08/09/2021, 09:22) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      Moo Moo(Pun intended) The vaccine is ineffective with the new variant MU
    • Free Thinker (08/09/2021, 12:35) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you are vaccinated and protected then why are you worrying about Anti vaxxers? Seems foolish to me.
    • Really (11/09/2021, 15:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lol are you serious dont you see what is happening, the virus keeps mutating, come again when you are on your 6th booster in 2 years. The vaccine will not save you, better pray and ask God to watch over you an your family. Jesus is coming soon people, watch and pray.
  • Norris Turnbull (07/09/2021, 19:43) Like (0) Dislike (15) Reply
    Howe this man look like Guy Hill so?
  • What Policy? (07/09/2021, 21:35) Like (38) Dislike (43) Reply
    It should be the goal of the Government for every adult in these Islands to be vaccinated.
    • Overstand (08/09/2021, 05:21) Like (27) Dislike (24) Reply
      Vaccination is a personal choice and should not be mandated for no one. We are living in the last days and sad to say the world is brain washed. Have you ever heard of Rastafarians catching Covid Open up your eyes and try to overstand what's going on. Stay bless.
      • Rubber Duck (08/09/2021, 07:45) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
        Jamaica has had more than 1600 deaths and is currently running at 18 deaths a day with around 1000 new infections a day. No one is exempt.
    • Looking comfort (08/09/2021, 07:20) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don’t look comfort for your vaccinated choice. After 6 months of your last shot just don’t think you’re vaccinated. Israel right now is checking dates on vaccinated people and are revoking cards because they don’t have the 3rd shot. Take your shot every 3 months and relax. Full and God given immunity don’t need it. England is now considering selective jabs for who’s natural immunity is weak. Not everyone. That’s what the world should be doing. Who needs it takes it. Who don’t leave them alone.
    • Peaches (08/09/2021, 14:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @What Policy you are such a fool with your experimental vaccine
  • Lies (07/09/2021, 22:06) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Stop the lies, leave that to CNN…this political wrangling and greasing of hands!!!
  • malone (07/09/2021, 22:06) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    Money going be the death of some of yall, since wen u concern about my well being, give me some money ,better knowledge instead of brain wash education, just and honest justice in court hearings not lodge associations and big name, free water because its not your job to poison it with flouride, medications that actuallly work and just dont treat symptoms alone,freedom to choose instead of mandates with are merely manipulations and bribery and most of all love and not racial divison and stop talking this bs like somebody should look up to up to you who has a say in all of this, misery is going to be your portion.
  • Pearl Vision (07/09/2021, 22:13) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Guy hill? You can’t see nothing. You know who is guy hill?
  • Sources Trinidad express (07/09/2021, 22:51) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Chk trini news
    2 fully vaccinated Delta cases

    • Doctor Know (08/09/2021, 07:48) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      There were 189 new cases in Trinidad yesterday. So presumably the other 187 were unvaccinated.
    • GTFOH (08/09/2021, 10:12) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why we have to check Trini news? We have our own news
  • Variant (08/09/2021, 03:40) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mu is classified a variant of INTEREST... not a variant of CONCERN. There is a considerable difference between the two references so you have to be careful and mindful.
  • Employers have rights too (08/09/2021, 05:40) Like (18) Dislike (24) Reply
    The Government is an employer and they should lead by example, ensure all employees are fully vaccinated,,,, The Unvax are getting smaller and smaller in numbef. Vax is the way to go, the right thing to do....Soon the few unvax will be in a box...Soon 95% of employers will adopt a fully vax employee policy....Sad but thats the way things heading...
    • civil servant (08/09/2021, 07:16) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      My body my choice brah
    • @Employers have rights too (08/09/2021, 09:00) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      The only one who would be in a box is who made you.
    • let's get it straight (08/09/2021, 09:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Fool
    • Sell out (08/09/2021, 14:36) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Employers have rights too, what threat is unvaccinated to the vaccinated when the vaccinated and the unvaccinated can get it and spread it the same way?

      All I am hearing is that being vaccinated will lessen the symptoms and keep a person from dying(jokes). Okay, so let persons take their chances at dying (God is the one who gave the breath and take it away).

      This is an atrosity against the human race. Why would anyone mandate the vaccine if people can still get it? This whole thing stinks to the highest height and I would NOT be involved in this. MY BODY, MY CHOICE. DANIEL 1:8
  • please (08/09/2021, 06:37) Like (24) Dislike (14) Reply
    @because. All unvaccinated people needs to stay away from you, you are the carrier of the Delta variant . If you understand the news you would know that the vaccinated people dumb. You will soon understand when flu time comes. Look up Biden favorite saying. Dark winter. The whole world will be dark lots of dead bodies. Look up a great reset
    • @Please (08/09/2021, 07:26) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
      You are still being IGNORANT. What about the ones that is not vaccinated or refuse to be vaccinated that comes in contact with someone on their job
      Who has not been vaccinated and then they take it home to a child or their spouse who has been vaccinated. IGNORANCE, DUMB AND STUPIDITY ON THE NOT VACCINATED SPOUSE.
  • Fam (08/09/2021, 06:42) Like (7) Dislike (17) Reply
    I agree with the speaker make it man...
  • REAPING TIME (08/09/2021, 09:58) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    To all those aimlessly wandering through the forest of stupidity you are in for a very rude awakening. You have no one to blame but yourself. While you puff up yourself quoting scripture and pretending to be holier than thou your actions are totally contrary to the teachings of the very scripture that you quote. For you everything is about money there is no love in your heart. This is where you got lost. Now you have joined the synagogue of satan and are persecuting those who refuse to join you.
  • Really??? (08/09/2021, 10:19) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    There are other options - Ivermectin being one of them. This is an anti-viral medication with a 40-year history of safe and effective human usage that won a Nobel prize for medicine in 2015. Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Zinc are also effective in prevention and treatment. Vaccination is not the ONLY option.
  • good over evil (08/09/2021, 11:36) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    VI is not fighting over covid and any new variants. This is a fight of where evil is trying to dominate the world but let me tell you all,governments , the globalist , deepstate etc. The devils time is soon coming to an end so he is trying to gather as much souls as possible through deception and lies. Everthing that taken place weather covid , variants , vaccines etc. These things are all preplaned.All the documents are leaked with there agenda with all the coming variants and intentions. The pushing of the vaccine is to introduce nano technology into the body that can work with there AI (Artificial Intelligence).The plan is to be able to monitor everyone so stop fooling people about health because the people behind it is not hiding to say it now. Just follow the world economic forum(the great reset).They clearly says that the covid 19 plandemic is perfect to achieve there goals. Man does not have authority to change what God has made and no weapon formed against us shall prosper. This is a battle for God and Good shall rain over evil.So for all of you who are fighting about who is vaccinated or not vaccinated,what ever the devil has done for evil let pray that God the true creater will turn it around for good.
  • @ You are an idiot (08/09/2021, 19:16) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can't handle the truth especially if you done drink the kool aid (vaccine). If you had sense you would have known better.
    No need to argue soon we'll find out who is the real revolutionary.


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