Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton made an impassioned plea for Jamaicans to observe the COVID-19 protocols established by the Government, as he defended the “let that sink in” lingo used this morning when he revealed today’s record daily COVID-19 cases.
According to the Jamaica Observer, Dr. Tufting tweeted this morning, saying “723 positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours…let that sink in.”
He later received backlash over the tweet and apologised for the manner in which he was open about Jamaica’s Covid rising cases.
He said “I am sorry if some persons are offended by this straight and plain talk but I believe that it is very important that all of us appreciate and understand the consequences of our action,” Tufton said in a video shared to social media today.
Noting that yesterday, the country had a 35.9 per cent positivity rate, the minister said: “Let that sink in. Let it sink in that that positivity rate means that our hospitals are going to come under pressure, significant pressure.
As result of these negligent actions, when you get to the hospital, the chances of you getting a bed is less and less likely. Jamaicans will die.
— Dr. Chris Tufton (@christufton) March 7, 2021