A social-media user – purportedly Dr. Lester Simon – has responded to the Cabinet Notes carried online, asserting that he never said tourists are the main spreaders of COVID-19.
He clarifies by saying, “I said the main spreaders of COVID-19 are local residents BUT tourists bring COVID-19 into Antigua and Barbuda, as well.”
According to Simon, “the evidence is there,” and to pretend otherwise is foolish. To turn what he said upside down is also foolish, he adds, since “the simple point is that COVID can be spread by anyone.”
He says that diseases and infections are spread when people travel as tourists, and tourists do the same when they come here.