COVID-19: SLMDA Concerned Over Mass Crowd Election Campaign Events (SLHTA Newsletter – 12th July 2021)

The Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA), warning that ‘COVID-19 is still here’, has expressed grave concern over mass crowd election campaign events, as both major political parties here prepare for general elections on July 26.
In a statement issued Saturday night on behalf of the association, President Dr. Merle Clarke, noted the ‘horrifying consequences’ of indiscriminate election campaigning in other jurisdictions.
The full text of the SLMDA President’s statement is reproduced below:
We the members of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association observe with grave concern and trepidation the significant increase in mass crowd campaign events around the island.
Even more frightening is the fact that the large majority of attendees are generally not wearing masks or are wearing them inappropriately.
We would like to remind you our fellow citizens, that we are living through a pandemic. COVID-19 IS STILL HERE. As of July 10, there are 120 active cases here in Saint Lucia. The highly contagious and potentially deadly Delta variant, has been identified in several neighbouring territories and is the predominant strain in our main tourism source markets…Read More
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