Health expert cautions on COVID-19 community spread due to electioneering activities

With election fever in the air, Dr. Alverston Bailey, Associate Professor of Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Technology (UTech), is forecasting a significant spike in the community spread of COVID-19.

Bailey who made his prediction during an interview on Tuesday on Radio Jamaica’s Beyond the Headlines, said the effect will be a significant strain on public health resources within three weeks.

Bailey also expressed his concern in response to the steady increase in cases and the breaches of COVID-19 prevention protocols observed Nomination Day (Tuesday)  as supporters of both major political parties turned out in large numbers for the nomination of candidates.