UPDATED 10:07 AM PT – Monday, April 12, 2021
The Caribbean nation of St. Vincent set an early precedent of COVID-19 segregation while evacuating its citizens amid a volcanic eruption.
According to reports, only those vaccinated from the virus were allowed to board evacuation ships. Meanwhile, those unvaccinated were left behind to breathe in the toxic volcanic smoke and ash.
Critics have said St. Vincent has effectively created a “two-tier society” by treating people who reject vaccinations as inferior and second-class citizens. Even mainstream media has confirmed that COVID-19 segregation is already taking place.
Nearly 20,000 people have been forced out of their homes on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after a volcano erupted there for the first time in more than 40 years.
Cruise ships are now evacuating people from the island — but only those vaccinated against COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/oPBCDHhSpa
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 9, 2021
The eruption in St. Vincent took place on Friday and the nation has, so far, failed to take unvaccinated citizens to safety. Officials have yet to explain this blatant discrimination against their own citizens.