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At the current toll of 3,066 Trinidad and Tobago now has the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the Caricom region, both numerically and number of deaths per million people.

This unenviable standing could quickly change, depending on when new variants take hold and the impact they have on any given country.

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This column is about Africa, but I will begin at home first. There were 711 Covid-19 deaths in this country in December 2021. We went out of the year in tears. But we had 670,167 fully vaccinated, 48 per cent of people. We are on the right track, but need to hurry up. I think in this country we need island rules. A man can’t just come onto a bus here and sneeze in the air, in the midst of a pandemic, because he is free. What kind of freedom is that? It is “free” people that spread the disease. ­Covid-19 democrats.

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A teenager is among 22 additional Covid-19 deaths reported by the Ministry of Health yesterday.

In its daily update the ministry said the male teen had multiple co-morbidities.

The deaths of six elderly men, six elderly women, four middle-aged men and five middle-aged women were also reported yesterday.

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IN light of the recent spike of Covid-19-related deaths, which is threatening to collapse our healthcare system, I hereby call on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to make vaccination mandatory.

While the world moves ahead to herd immunity and a normal life, we in Trinidad and Tobago continue to struggle with convincing a nation to take the vaccine. It is evident that no amount of bouff in any number of news conferences has made or will make any noticeable difference.