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Unvaccinated persons feeling 'ostracised'– John I. Cline

Unvaccinated persons feeling 'ostracised'– John I. Cline

Pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Bishop John I. Cline has said unvaccinated persons in the Virgin Islands are feeling slighted and that persons should desist from making the COVID-19 related deaths about vaccination.

Speaking on the Tuesday, July 21, 2021, edition of the My BVI Show, with co-host Angelle A. Cameron, Bishop Cline said the vaccination versus unvaccinated talk is causing persons to feel ostracised over a personal health decision.

“I think we saw it coming, that is the whole idea with the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated. In America, CNN is putting now that this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” he said.

Bishop Cline continued, “it's making people feel because they have taken a personal choice not to be vaccinated that somehow they are in a group that's supposed to be ostracised avoided or look down upon and I think that is wrong,” he said,

The clergyman, who has called for a boycott of businesses mandating vaccination for their employees, underscored that persons still have a right to make personal decisions about their body and health, regarding getting vaccinated or not.

Speaking on the Tuesday, July 21, 2021, edition of the My BVI Show, with co-host Angelle A. Cameron, Bishop John I. Cline said the vaccination vs unvaccinated talk is causing persons to feel ostracized over a personal health decision.


'It needs to stop'


“I know that others will say but you put others in danger… I believe if you wear your mask and follow the protocols you are just as unlikely to catch the virus as someone who's vaccinated,” he said.

Bishop Cline said if vaccinated persons do not wear their masks, or practice the COVID-19 protocols they can still catch and spread the virus and impact the community.

“So, it needs to stop from the top down that we don't continue to make this about the vaccinated on the unvaccinated,” he said.

“We are one BVI community and when someone loses their family, it shouldn't be asked where the vaccinated on unvaccinated. You lost someone dear to you,” he said.

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