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Bermuda suffered the perfect Covid storm in April. The combination of the UK variant spreading among school children and some illegal house parties caused infections to take off. One party alone accounted for more than 80 new cases. The Bermuda Government responded by imposing a stay at home order for 1 week and followed with a non-mixing of households order for 3 weeks. This, along with continued progress with vaccinations, has had great results. The seven day average of new infections has fallen to 7. On a population of 64k this puts us at 109/million, about 1/3 lower than the US, 1/2 of Germany but trailing the UK. This weekend, Bermuda moves back to the rules being followed earlier in the year and life is more or less normal.

Currently, 39% of the total population is fully inoculated, 51% have had at least one dose. So 62% of the eligible population has had at least one dose. As in other countries, the rate of vaccination is slowing due to reluctance to be vaccinated rather than availability of supply. Significant efforts are underway to coax more people toward vaccination…

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