Minnis steals part of PLP’s COVID-19 testing plan
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis finally sees the wisdom of mass COVID-19 testing.
Minnis has urged businesses to implement weekly testing for unvaccinated workers in order to avoid costly closures.
This is the same man who dismissed calls by Opposition Leader Philip Davis for free mass testing as an alternative to last year’s economy destroying lockdowns.
Now with the economy in ruins, Minnis has refused to implement another round of lockdowns although COVID-19 infections are soaring.
Instead, he stole part of Davis’ progressive plan and refused to admit that Davis was right all along.
Of course, Davis’ plan called for free testing. Minnis hasn’t embraced that portion of Davis’ suggestion.
Meanwhile, Minnis hasn’t offered to help the businesses that he brought to the brink of economic ruin pay for these tests either.
Last October, Davis said, “Every Bahamian has a right to be tested for COVID-19 and the testing should be free.”
“This is the right thing to do and it is the smart thing to do. A major error made by this government has been to focus on testing only symptomatic individuals.
“The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 50 percent of COVID-19 transmission occurs before the onset of symptoms. That means [that] in The Bahamas, by the time we have tested someone and returned their results, they have likely already passed the virus to many other Bahamians.”