Archbishop Gordon requests T&T citizens to get vaccinated

A Roman Catholic - Archbishop Jason Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago has urged his assemblage to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to help the nation defeat the deadly mutant.

Trinidad and Tobago: A Roman Catholic – Archbishop Jason Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago has urged his assemblage to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to help the nation defeat the deadly mutant.

“The people of the country who are refusing to get vaccinated are building a grave risk for the rest of the population by holding the virus circulating and increasing the risk of mutations becoming more vicious, both in severity and infection rate,” the Archbishop warned the citizens in a column in the Catholic News this week.

He wrote that the people are putting their lives at risk, a nation is now slowly opening up, they would be susceptible, and their children and grandchildren could become carriers.

Archbishop Gordon added to the statement, “Their( people’s) choice to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine imposes a burden on all the rest of us. We will not be able to get out of the lockdowns, mask-wearing, social distancing and isolation until significant proportions of the planets are vaccinated.”

The island has reported new 148 COVID-19 cases on 21 June 2021, taking the total number of active coronavirus cases on the island to 8,148. A total of 21,872 individuals have been recovered from the novel coronavirus.

According to the novel coronavirus report by the health ministry of Trinidad and Tobago, as of 21 June 2021, the island has reported around 747 deaths.

The Health Ministry’s report further states that a total of 178,472 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and a total of 44,001 people have received their second jab of the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

As per reports, around 485 individuals are in the hospital, 148 patients are in the step-down facilities, 225 patients are in the state-quarantine facilities. In contrast, around 7,387 individuals have isolated themselves at their homes.