Browne blames ‘political opponents’ for low turnout, but Lovell says he is deluded since UPP supports inoculation
Harold Lovell, the Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), is refuting an accusation made by Prime Minister Gaston Browne – that his political opponents are undermining the public vaccination campaign.
Browne’s claim is far from the truth,Lovell says. He points out that he, himself, has been working along with Health officials to get the word out on the importance of being vaccinated.
The Political Leader says the Prime Minister – as with so many other things – is misguided, and “has things in his head which nobody else seems to see.”
While the UPP and the Government may differ on many issues, Lovell says, vaccination is one that it supports – particularly on account of the country’s struggles amidst this pandemic.
Browne further claims that the undermining of the vaccinations process is a clear demonstration that his political opponents are not fit to lead.
Since the vaccination campaign recommenced in April, the turnout has been much lower than expected. Consequently,Browne is threatening to make vaccinations mandatory if there is nouptick in the number of residents turning out to get the jab.
He says the lack of interest is already causing negative fallout for the country and threatening its economic bounce back.