• DOW JONES 30: 26,430.10 (-0.61%)
  • NASDAQ: 8,049.64 (-0.57%)
  • S&P 500: 2,923.73 (-0.75%)
  • FTSE 100: 7,385.26 (-0.44%)
  • CAC 40: 5,586.41 (+0.10%)
  • DAX: 12,344.10 (+0.13%)
  • NIKKEI 225: 22,258.70 (-0.22%)
  • SHANGHAI COMPOSITE: 3,078.34 (+0.52%)
  • HANG SENG: 29,868.00 (+0.57%)
  • NSE NIFTY: 11,748.20 (-0.06%)
  • KOSPI: 2,211.35 (+0.35%)
  • EUR/USD: 1.1206 (+0.1000%)
  • USD/JPY: 111.5600 (+0.1700%)
  • GBP/USD: 1.3056 (+0.0500%)
  • USD/CAD: 1.3441 (0.0000%)
  • AUD/USD: 0.7026 (+0.1800%)
  • USD/INR: 69.624 (-0.020%)
  • GOLD: 1,275.050 (-0.710%)
  • SILVER: 14.943 (-0.270%)
  • CRUDE OIL: 63.330 (-0.910%)
  • NATURAL GAS: 2.5740 (+0.1200%)
  • US DOLLAR INDEX: 97.227 (+0.030%)
28.02°/26.67°Broken Clouds

2021-05-11 - 18:00:08  COMMUNITY | 

Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated Issue Causes Heated Dispute In Busy Work Place

For a young lady who wishes to remain anonymous, the workday started out as a typical workday, until one customer came to her place of employment.

A discussion started between the customer and a few other staff members about how much non-immunized Bermudians will have to pay when they come back home starting in June.

“ I told the customer that Bermuda is just following the policies for travellers that are already in place in other countries,” she said. “ Based on that comment, they assumed that I was anti-vaccine.”

She assured the customer that she is not anti-vaccine, but also reminded them that her stance on vaccines is none of their concern. The customer then asked her if she had been vaccinated or not, to which her response was the same.

“The customer told me that it was their god-given right to know who is vaccinated or unvaccinated, because ‘us young lot’ are the reason that the virus has been spreading so much and why Bermuda is in the turmoil that it is currently in,” she said.

The customer then continued to tell the young lady that her generation are the ones killing people, while angrily waving their finger at her and using words like “your kind;” referring to Bermuda’s younger population.

“The whole time that they were talking, all I said in response was ‘that’s your opinion’ and ‘okay,’ because I had to keep my composure at my workplace as much as possible,” she said. “I thought that they crossed the line, especially when using the ‘your kind’ reference.”

The customer was shouting at the young lady in front of other customers and my work colleagues, while the manager was taking a phone call in the back.

“ Some people who are getting the vaccine think that it gives them more ‘pull’ than others and makes them feel superior,” she said. “I believe that a portion of them are spreading hate to anyone who may not agree with them.”

“ Anyone who may not want to receive the vaccine right away might be labelled as a conspiracy theorist,” she continued. “ Each person is entitled to what they want to do or put into their own bodies; it is all about [their personal] choice.”

According to her, one of the few blessings that has come out of this pandemic is that a lot of Bermudians have started their own businesses. She is happy to support them wherever she can, but she will not support businesses whose owners spew hate and divisiveness.
Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful, or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites, or repeats previous comments will be removed.

User comments posted on this website are solely the views and opinions of the comment writer and are not a representation of or reflection of the opinions of TNN or its staff.

TNN reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments.

TNN accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for the comments made by users.


Mrs. Muir’s Urges People To Buy Bermuda

Glenmore Russell has been running Mrs. Muir’s All Natural Juices and Punch for over 30 years. Her

2021-06-19 | COMMUNITY

Road Traffic Collision In Shelly Bay Area

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the motoring public, that due to a collision on N

2021-06-19 | COMMUNITY

Water Safety Council Issue Advisory

As Bermuda approaches the holiday weekend, the Water Safety Council issued the following saftey remi

2021-06-18 | COMMUNITY

Differential Treatment based on Vaccination Status

While we understand the concern to protect our island and prevent the spread of covid-19 and potenti

2021-06-18 | COMMUNITY

Hot News


Bermuda Record Another Covid Related Death

This evening, the Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson regrets to advise the public that sadly, B

2021-04-14 | POLITICS

Premier Burt Tested Positive For Low - Level Coronavirus Infection

I sadly begin tonight by again offering my deepest condolences to the families of the two individual

2021-04-12 | POLITICS

Bermuda College Vaccine Center Is Accepting Walk-Ins 50 Years And Older

The Bermuda College vaccination centre is today still continuing to accept walk-ins for those person

2021-03-11 | COMMUNITY

End Compulsory Worship in the Schools

The Education Committee of Social Justice Bermuda calls for an end to compulsory worship within the

2021-02-02 | COMMUNITY

Dunkley Talks about Bus and Minibus Dispute

The current dispute between bus and minibus operators and the government of Bermuda, former Premier

2021-01-15 | POLITICS


There were 769 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update, and three were

2021-01-14 | COMMUNITY

Exceptional Turnout for Community Feeding

Nina Webb felt that, with everything that went on in 2020, Bermudians have drifted away from one ano

2021-01-10 | COMMUNITY

BELCO Successfully Tackles Island-Wide Power Outage

On Friday, December 18, Bermuda experienced its first island-wide power outage since 2005. This outa

2020-12-18 | POLITICS


Subscribe to our email newsletter
for useful posts
sent out every week!

No, thanks