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High infection, low vaccination—could mandatory COVID-19 vaccines be the answer for Caribbean nations?

Vaccine mandate: Photo by The Focal Project on Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0. As the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus appears poised to create a new wave of the pandemic, several Caribbean nations are already grappling with soaring numbers from the highly transmissible Delta variant. Coupled with high levels of vaccine hesitancy, correspondingly low vaccination rates, rampant social media misinformation, and economic hardship exacerbated by recurring lockdowns, the regional stage has been set for some time now for unrest to play out over vaccine mandates. Back in August, after the government of St...