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The line outside the Ste Madeleine Health Centre. -Photo: TREVOR WATSON

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says mass chaos and confusion seen today as thousands rush for vaccines is yet another reminder of a failed Government led by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

“What we are witnessing is the mother of all ironies where during a State of Emergency to control and curb Covid -19 we have a super spreader situation happening with public vaccination” she said.

“It is nothing short of a nightmare and alarming as our nation is already grappling with a high death and infection rate. This is similar to when the Prime Minister irresponsibly invited thousands to vacation in Tobago during the Easter holidays” said Persad-Bissessar.

She said that the vaccine appointment system was overburdened and a failure and now this foolish idea of having a walk-in free for all has proven to be a flop.

She called on the Government to partner with all stakeholders in this Covid-19 fight in order to come to a comprehensive plan.

“Trinidad and Tobago is under siege, the population is fed up, frustrated and suffering and the massive turnout for vaccines sends the message that the people are ready and

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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley also warned on Thursday that it is inevitable the highly infectious Delta variant will reach T&T’s shores.

Head of the National Primary Schools Principals Association Carlene Hayes says many teachers have already accessed the Covid-19 vaccine on their own, and did not wait for the Ministry of Education’s current vaccination drive.

“The Prime Minister is saying that teachers are not taking the vaccine, but this is not so,” she said yesterday during a telephone interview with the Express.

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When Pauline Bharat goes to bed at night, and the house grows quiet, what happened in the final moments of the life of her ­infant son Sean Luke fills her mind.

“I put my pillow over my face and bawl into it, so nobody would hear me. And I pray to God to remove these thoughts, to please, please, help me. I beg God to have mercy on me,” she said yesterday.

More people should consider becoming kidney donors as they can potentially save someone’s life and the procedure carries little risk to them.

This according to Prof Vijay Naraynsingh, who led a team of young doctors that performed a successful kidney transplant on Wednesday at the Medical Associates private hospital in St Joseph.

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