Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah has slammed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for offering no hope and inspiration on TT’s ability to handle the new threats being posed by the pandemic, in his address on Thursday night
In a statement on Friday, Abdulah said: “Dr Rowley did none of this last night. It was a spectacular failure of communication at a crucial moment in our fight against the virus.” The population did not need to hear a repetition of Covid-19’s history and what Government’s response has been.”
“We needed to hear what new concrete steps will be taken to save lives. But we got nothing, except a hint that what is being done elsewhere in the world could be done here,” Abdulah said.
He said, “There was no hope that action will be taken to reduce deaths” adding that the 2,061 people who have died from Covid, as of Friday, is a cause for great alarm
Abdulah said, “The message is lost because the messenger isn’t trusted by everyone.”
Added to which, “Chastising people who may have doubts or are hesitant turns them off.”
Abdulah suggested Government consider allowing a third dose of Sinopharm vaccine to all people over 18; vaccinate children between 5-11; and access additional Covid-19 vaccines from Cuba, as additional measures to reduce the rising number of infections.