Sands Receives ‘the Jab’ After Vaccine Hesitancy
Former Minister of Health Duane Sands received his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine today.
Sands enthusiastically posted ‘the jab’ to his social media page.
Why it matters
Sands resigned as Minister of Health amid the COVID-19 pandemic and has since opposed the emergency orders imposed by the competent authority. When the topic of vaccination arose in January, Sands questioned the rapidity of the vaccine saying the Bahamas should be cautious and complete its own investigation into the vaccines.
Then earlier this month, Sands said he endorses the use of vaccines in the Bahamas after examining the data and asking “serious questions.”
After acknowledging his reservations about vaccines, Sands said in the House of Assembly, “… right now, you have to go with what you can get — not go with the best, go with what you can get.”