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There’s no excuse not to reinstate the unvaccinated care workers


ANY remnant of logic, albeit always scientifically unfounded and ethically misplaced, for a vaccine mandate for care workers has evaporated with the release of the most recent official data on the take-up of the 5th Covid jab (yes, 5th, and in a year).

It is good to know that people have not lost their wits altogether. This table below shows that even amongst the over-75s the take-up, despite the government’s best efforts since the start of September and their financial incentives for every patient vaccinated to doctors, is little over 50 per cent. When it comes to the under-55s it drops to 7.4 per cent. I leave it to readers to guess what it is for under 30s – near zero, I imagine.

Source:  UK Health Security Agency Weekly national Influenza and
COVID-19 surveillance report; Week 41 report (up to week 40 data)
13 October 2022, p84. 

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Never was a truer word spoken.

If Health Secretary Thérèse Coffey does not immediately reinstate the 40,000 care workers who were sacked when they refused to be vaccinated, as we demanded here, and offer them compensation for the shameful way they have been treated, she has to be one of the remaining fools. 

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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