“The biggest problem is COVID-19 and government has made a mess of it.” That’s the sentiment of President of the New Democratic Party (NDP) Dr. Godwin Friday.
Dr. Friday, speaking on the NDP’s Virtual Programme on Facebook said that government was talking on both sides of its mouth.
He said at first they were behaving as if the covid-19 pandemic was nothing to fear, but now they want to force people to take a vaccine.
He emphasised, “I am for vaccination but not for compulsory vaccination. As Keith Mitchell say, ‘I not for that!’
But we have to encourage our people to do what they must to inform themselves and to take the recommendation of those persons who have the knowledge and the information, and make the right decision. And I believe that is to be vaccinated. “
Dr. Friday said that Dr. Ralph Gonsalves and the ULP administration have talked around this issue and now they are at a situation where they want to force people to vaccinate. He said that would only create a worse situation as there would be a backlash.
“We have to find a way forward in this terrible situation …I know good people would look at it seriously and do what is right for themselves and for the nation” he counteracted. (SG)