Posts were short and not as frequent last week because I was out of the country. We travelled to St Marten (the Dutch side of the island). While we were there, we talked to the locals, who were more than happy to give us their opinion on COVID, the vax, and American politics. Since I love doing my “man on the street” intel reports, here goes:
The Dutch citizens on the island were surprisingly conservative. After a few drinks, the people there were more than happy to tell you what they think. The people we spoke with overwhelmingly felt that the vaccine was responsible for quite a few deaths, and once that rumor got started, the people who had yet to be vaccinated began refusing the jab.
Only 60% of the island has been vaccinated. We didn’t see any locals wearing masks. Despite all of that, the COVID infection rate on the island stands at 7.1 per 100,000. That is, 0.00071 percent of the people there are infected with COVID. Even so, the CDC claims that there is a “high risk” of catching COVID on the island. I say “bullshit.” The locals hate Biden, they don’t trust the leaders, and they pointed me to a sign that was put up by the government, pointing out to me that it was suspicious. The people I talked to believed that there was a plot afoot:
They felt that the use of the same slogan from country to country was suspicious as hell.
Tom from East Tennessee · November 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm
Did you encounter any “covid passport” kinds of things ie could an un-vacc person travel there without hassles? My wife and I visited St Marten (Sint Maarten iirc in Dutch?) 2 years ago on a cruise, right before the coof blew up. Glad to hear that there are tourists there again.
Divemedic · November 21, 2021 at 10:05 pm
Went on a cruise. The CDC is requiring proof of vaccine and a negative COVID test before you can cruise.
Jonathan · November 21, 2021 at 7:18 pm
The CDC says my county is also “high risk” but their own data doesn’t list any cases in 6 weeks… One of many reasons to be skeptical of anything from the CDC.
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