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Jun 30, 2021

Minister of Health Says Belize Ready for Variant

Michel Chebat

And with variants being highly transmissible they can hit under-resourced and understaffed health systems very hard.  And if the Delta is in Belize, it can mean a lot of pressure for Belize’s health sector. We put that to the Minister of Health, but he claims they are ready.


Andrea Polanco

“If it is Delta or whichever variant we have here, are we prepared? Is our health system prepared? Because it is highly transmissible – it means that it will be moving from person to person; it means we will have more people being sick and it will overwhelm our already fragile health system?”


Michel Chebat, Minister of Health & Wellness

“Again we have had the experience over the past few months dealing with this virus since we came into government; our health systems; our hospitals are prepared. We are ready to combat whichever variant we are experiencing right now. Clearly, the solution is getting vaccinated. We cannot overemphasize how important that it is. The AstraZeneca we have in-country is effective for this variant if that is the variant we have.”

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