Prime Minister Dr the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell has empathised with doctors, nurses, and other frontline healthcare workers across the country, who have been at the forefront of Grenada’s fight against Covid-19.
In recent weeks, with the country’s transition to community spread and the exponential increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, healthcare workers, already stretched due to limited resources, have been put under immense pressure as they provide care to the increased number of persons requiring medical intervention.
The frontline team has also come face to face with the tragic loss of many lives, with multiple deaths on some days. Earlier this week, up to 12 deaths were recorded in a 24-hour period.
During a series of meetings with doctors and nurses at the country’s hospitals this week, the Prime Minister said, “It is unfair that our nurses and doctors and others on the frontline are paying the heavy price for irresponsible actions. It pains me to see that they are bearing the brunt of this crisis, having to put their lives at risk every day. This is an enormous burden and I must applaud many of them for their continued dedication to serving the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.”
The Prime Minister acknowledged that the current environment requires many healthcare professionals to go beyond the call of duty.
He said, “In some countries, doctors and nurses have actually contracted the disease and died. Thankfully, we have not lost any of our healthcare team to this dreaded disease and I hope this situation does not materialise. I know that you are overwhelmed but I encourage you to continue doing what you can to save the lives of our people. I must at the same time, insist that you protect yourselves, even as you help others; this must be a priority going forward.”
Dr Mitchell assured the healthcare providers that they will be duly recognised and rewarded for their role in this unprecedented battle. He said, “I appreciate the work that is being done, the enormous sacrifices that many are making. Thanks is certainly not enough and I assure you that Government will examine what we can to ensure that you and all other deserving public officers, are appropriately recognised for your diligence and dedication in this dark hour. The healthcare system may have several challenges but we are committed to resolving as many of the issues as we can. All the problems will not be solved tomorrow, but every attempt will be made to ensure the necessary improvements.”
The Prime Minister will continue his series of engagements with public officers during the next week. Where space permits, some of these engagements will be done in person.
Leaving this here for anyone who hasn’t seen it, posted by a Mr. Scott Wilks out in Carriacou regarding excess deaths:
“Now that the daily death rate from COVID is greater than the expected death rate based on historical averages, we can now start to look at “excess deaths” instead of debating whether something is an actual COVID death or not.
The gross death rate was 9.582 deaths per 1,000 people in Grenada in 2019, per the World Bank (https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.CDRT.IN).
Assuming a population of 110K, that’s 1,054 deaths we should expect for the entire year. That’s 88 deaths per month or 2.9 deaths per day. This is what we would expect to see on average if there were not a pandemic.
For the month of September, we’re already averaging 4.2 COVID-Related Deaths per day. In the last week, we’re averaging 7.4 COVID-Related Deaths per day.
What this means is that even if for some reason every death in the country is being counted as a COVID death, as some suggest, Grenada is experiencing 48% excess deaths based on the data from the last 23 days and 157% excess deaths based on data from the last week.
It’s even more harrowing to look at the last three days with an average of 11.7 deaths per day. Again, even if these 11.7 deaths are every single death in the country, that means we are experiencing 304% more deaths on a daily basis than we would expect.
While the question as to which deaths are assigned to COVID is still an interesting one, it doesn’t matter at this point, because:
*People are dying at a significantly higher rate in the country than we would expect and it is getting worse.*
Additionally, the vast majority of the COVID-Related Deaths are amongst the unvaccinated.
Even though we don’t have the total count of deaths from all causes for Grenada, we can still see that the deaths reported in the dashboard far exceed what we would normally expect. That means we have a huge problem that is getting bigger by the day.
The message, then, remains the same. Use the tools that we all have at our disposal: Get vaccinated, mask up, wash your hands, and socially distance.”
Covid is no deadlier than the seasonal flu.
But now we have Covid deaths AND flu deaths. It’s not one or the other! So what is your point Rebecca?
WHO estimates global flu deaths at 300,000 to 600,000 per annum before 2020. They then declined hugely because of the distancing and masking behaviour for preventing Covid. They will of course rise again if and when these measures are relaxed. WHO estimates deaths from Covid in 2020 were at least 3 million: https://www.who.int/data/stories/the-true-death-toll-of-covid-19-estimating-global-excess-mortality
Got any other rubbish you feel the need to enlighten us about Rebecca?
Yep… IFR for CV19 is currently 0.05….90% of CV19 deaths are old sick obese people.
When young people in their teens are dying from CV19 in Grenada, then the Medical Protocol of Remdesivir and Ventilators are dead wrong.
I feel sympathy for the hard working Frontline Medical Workers, but their Managers and Adminstration are criminal by not allowing simple Medication Protocols that work such as HCQ, Quercitin, Curcumin/Turmeric/Saffron, Ivermectin, Doxyxycline, Azirhromtcin, Zinc, Vitamin C, D3, etc etc.
CV19 is only deadly when you have a miguided Public Health Policy and Medical Mal Practice as your core tools.
Look at what India have done to fight SarsCov2. Compare two Indian States like Kerala which went Western Spike Protein Injection and Remdesivir to say Uttar Pradesh where they used traditional Natural Immunity and simple Medicine like HCQ and Ivermectin….a population of over 240 million people that is currently free of CV19 deaths. Yes 240 million people in crowded India, yet for the past couple of weeks…..zero CV19 deaths.
There is ample evidence of what works but an evil psychopathic elite in positions of power are busy making money and crying crocodile tears.
SarsCov at IFR 0.05% is not the boogy man its made out to be, mismanagement is the cause of much of the suffering.
If Keith Mitchell wanted to take the pressure off the Medical Staff he would flood Grenada with simple Medication, change the Treatment Protocol and encourage everyone to boost their Natural Immunity.
But that would get in the way of money and power that drive these psychopathic people.
You and your padna crazy. Allu should be locked up for trying to let pestilence spread free in our country.
Kesri Johnson – You’re right these psychopaths are all about money and power. Stay firm and strong.
Uttar Pradesh is currently the most vaccinated state in India. It is also widely reported that Indian deaths and cases are vastly undercounted, and since the virus spread through the population largely uninhibited, those who recovered significantly add to the number of “immunized” today, though at great cost of life and health. I wouldn’t exactly hold India up as a shining example, where the crematoriums couldn’t keep up with the amount of dead bodies.
IFR is hard to estimate, the exact number of infected will always be unknown and depends on many factors. Excess deaths in Grenada sheds some light.
I thought you were all about natural living and was crying about how “big pharma” is an evil money maker. Here I see you hawking HCQ, antibiotics and other drugs, all made by “big pharma.” Interesting.
You may not care about old, sick or obese people, but these people are someone’s family/friend. Not all people with comorbidities are old, and some healthy people will fall to covid. Get a conscience.
Last I checked less than 10% were fully injected in Uttar Pradesh, millions of people yet two weeks ago….no deaths.
How did Uttar Pradesh do it?
Can others learn from them?
If people were genuinely interested in Health Care they would want to find out, but with the Cult of Covid, you are thirsty for your next never ending injection.
I think there are those who argue for the sake of it. If a practical treatment or cure is available they reject it without any knowledge and stick with the Spike Protein injections that cant stop infection or transmission….as the only solution.
As more knowledge of these Genetic drug injections emerge daily, I read overwhelmed Oncologists are now saying….. dormant viruses and cancers are being woken up by the mRNA injections. I hope people are aware what dangers they are allowing to be injected into their body.
Many old people are boosting their Natural Immunity, getting infected and after mild normal flu symptoms are recovering just fine and dandy.
So I think its a good thing to….fully inform people so they have better knowledge, to make the right choice as they see fit.
The situation in UP was dire, I have multiple friends in the healthcare field with family there. The people paid a high price, higher than what was portrayed in the media and in official figures. You have no idea what you are talking about, looking up conspiracy websites and hawking unproven drugs.
Let’s hope you get it then.
Rebecca , if I may venture a guess – you a probably unvaccinated and have no shame is asking a stupid question – when people are dying especially unvaccinated ones . Please stay safe
Measures must be put in place for those who willfully break their quarantine. Imagine individuals who test positive are leaving their homes to go outside and mingling with others. Time to name the positive cases so that innocent people will be on guard if not, establish quarantine points in the different parishes for those who are positive. Grenadians are too stubborn. Some are still refusing to wear their masks properly. Too many are breaking the curfew laws. Shut down the use of playing fields and areas where youths gather thinking they are immune to the disease.
Move to Australia you’ll fit in perfectly.
Grenadians too stubborn and too many stupid people walking around talking about god and bush
They are suffering due to your lack off investment Mr Mitchell, so you are as much to blame as the people you are blaming for being irresponsible and spreading the Covid.
You said some 28 months ago your health system would not cope with this situation and what did you do to prepare for it…..Nothing at all, the buck stops with you Mr Prime Minister, nobody else, for the situation you are now in.
For some people, it’s a matter of “Mouth open and words jump out”. I wonder if some people look over their shoulder before making some pronouncements. I wonder if the chartered investment adviser is a registered taxpayer and pays his or her fair share of taxes as a responsible citizen or resident of Grenada which the government can invest according to his myopic recommendation.
It is perhaps lost on you that behaviour modification (and not turning every clinic and hospital into Covid-19 Centres) should be the watchword. If you choose to not comply with all the preventative and precautionary Covid-19 protocols as recommended by medical experts, expanding the hospital wards will not be a viable solution. You may turn entire Grenada households into Covid 19 facilities, but what is the end game? It will not prevent some people from dying from the dreaded virus once infected even when they make it to your recommended hospital. That is why some say prevention is better than cure. If you choose to be foolish and irresponsible because you have someone to blame, that is your tomfoolery, your life is yours to lose. It is up to you and not any politician or religious leader!