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BIU to members – ‘stop listening to social media quacks’ and get vaccinated

Union heads have called on their members to get vaccinated, highlighting the “alarming numbers” of deaths from Covid-19.

The Bermuda Industrial Union’s executive sent out the letter on Friday to all its members, urging people to speak with their family doctors about the jab and to “please stop listening to social media quacks”.

The letter, signed by BIU president Chris Furbert, added: “We have heard the conversation going around that vaccinated people are being treated differently from those that are not vaccinated.

“The Board would like to make it clear that we believe that if non-vaccinated people are required to get tested then the vaccinated person should also be tested because they can also pass the virus on.

“This is a war and we should all be working together to keep Bermuda as safe as we can.

“We do not know if Covid will ever go away entirely but we would rather not see any more of our members die or suffer unnecessarily when the science has proven that vaccination does work.”

The letter closed by thanking members working on the front lines during the pandemic.

Mr Furbert spoke up on the issue in June when the Government imposed mandatory quarantines on unvaccinated travellers.

He said it caused division and broke people’s privacy over their choice to get vaccinated.

Exposure to the coronavirus has been a significant concern among public transportation workers in particular, leading to industrial action by bus drivers and ferry pilots.

Mr Furbert could not be reached for comment yesterday afternoon.

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Published October 19, 2021 at 7:59 am (Updated October 19, 2021 at 7:59 am)

BIU to members – ‘stop listening to social media quacks’ and get vaccinated

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