Here’s the result of a two-tiered caste system where unvaccinated individuals are treated like second-class citizens.
A volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has sent residents scrambling for their lives.
🇬🇧Let’s Pray for St Vincent and Grenadines🇻🇨🙏 An “explosive eruption” of a volcano on the Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines has displaced thousands of people and sent a hot plume of ash six miles (about 32,000 ft) into the sky #prayforstvincentandthegrenadines pic.twitter.com/kMvjL2wI29
— Reggae Britannia (@ReggaeBrit) April 9, 2021
The La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines erupted on 9 April blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing more than 16,000 people to flee their homes. 🌋
The Red Cross is on the ground working alongside national authorities to support the affected people. pic.twitter.com/Fc7TMuF1XU
— IFRC (@ifrc) April 12, 2021
Officials: Massive volcano on St. Vincent and the Grenadines erupts as thousands evacuate https://t.co/bs1y6KyYkx
— Judith Weisenfeld (@JLWeisenfeld) April 12, 2021
Just made a photographer friend from St Vincent 🇻🇨 man has some INSANEE SHOTS.
Instagram: Nikononimous pic.twitter.com/v0FxjJ76g5
— shae (@ansunishae) April 10, 2021
During a humanitarian crisis such as this, the primary task should be to evacuate EVERYONE to safety as quickly as possible.
But that wasn’t the case with this devastating volcanic eruption.
For residents who are NOT vaccinated against COVID-19, they were told to fend for themselves.
How far has our society fallen to decide who lives or dies in a natural disaster based on vaccine status?
It goes beyond idiocy.
Nearly 20,000 people have been forced out of their homes on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after a volcano erupted there for the first time in more than 40 years.
Cruise ships are now evacuating people from the island — but only those vaccinated against COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/oPBCDHhSpa
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 9, 2021
Interesting, only vaxxed can be savedhttps://t.co/CmnwkWuNeR
— Dr. Urso (@richardursomd) April 11, 2021
OMG, a COVID vaccine passport has just been utilized
On the island of St Vincent, as the volcano spews ash, cruise ships will only evacuate the vaccinated
A microcosm of which people vaccine passports will hurt in this unequal, unfair worldhttps://t.co/q1vjgv6lEC
— Vinay Prasad MD MPH (@VPrasadMDMPH) April 10, 2021
Only St Vincent residents with Covid jabs will be evacuated after two volcanic eruptions, PM says https://t.co/vgWIg8MwAL
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 11, 2021
Basically telling people they’re by themselves while a thick cloud of ash fills the atmosphere.
Just because they haven’t taken an experimental medical treatment.
Daily Mail reported:
The Prime Minister of St. Vincent has announced that only those residents of the Caribbean island who have received their Covid-19 vaccinations will be evacuated following the two explosions from the La Soufriere volcano.
The volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted for a second time as thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate.
A second explosion of the La Soufriere volcano was observed on Friday, six hours after it erupted for the first time in more than 40 years yesterday morning.Earlier today, the island’s emergency management organisation Nemo tweeted to confirm that the majority of the country was experiencing power outages as a result of another explosive event.
Their tweet read: ”Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere Volcano. Lightning, thunder and rumblings. Majority of the country out of power and covered in ash.’
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, St. Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves confirmed that only those who had been vaccinated against coronavirus would be allowed to board cruise ships which had volunteered to evacuate residents.
He said: ‘The chief medical officer would be identifying the persons already vaccinated so that we can get them on the ship.’
Gonsalves also said that residents who haven’t received a vaccine but are likely to have received it in time to join the cruise ship evacuations would not be allowed to board because of possible side effects such as ‘wooziness in the head’.
While out conducting fieldwork, the University of the West Indies Seismic Center team witnessed the volcano explode for a second time, with a vertical ash column estimated to have reached around 2miles (4km) into the atmosphere – smaller than the first which is estimated to have risen as high as 10 kilometers (6 miles).
Experts have warned that explosive eruptions could continue for days, or possibly weeks, and emergency aid supplies, such as cots, tents and respirator masks, have poured in from neighbouring nations.
And from Summit News:
Cruise ships were dispatched to evacuate the island after the 4,000-foot high volcano La Soufrière erupted on Friday.
However, Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, gave a press conference warning that those who hadn’t taken the jab would be left to fend for themselves.
“The chief medical officer would be identifying the persons already vaccinated so that we can get them on the ship,” Gonsalves said.
16,000 people are being evacuated from the ‘red zone’ areas of the island that are most at risk, but that number won’t include those who for whatever reason haven’t taken the shot.
“If people are willing to welcome you at a time of COVID-19, they will wish you to have the highest level of protection possible,” Gonsalves told the media.
According to local officials, some people don’t want to be evacuated because they are scared they’ll be forced to take the vaccine.
This is another example of how vaccination status is being used by governments around the world to deny people basic necessities, including being rescued from a natural disaster.
Numerous countries are preparing to implement vaccine passports which would deny the unvaccinated from entering certain venues, which could eventually extend to pubs, restaurants, cinemas and shops.