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Blaming the unvaccinated for Covid’s spread won’t help stop the virus | Gabriel Scally

Pointing the finger at people who haven’t yet had the jab, as Matt Hancock did this week, just diverts attention from government failures

This week in the House of Commons, Matt Hancock referred three times to a group of patients in Bolton hospital being treated for Covid-19. He seemed particularly keen to point out that of these 19 patients, the majority were eligible for a vaccine but “had chosen not yet to have it”.

Hancock’s use of this information raises several important questions. How did the health secretary know such detailed clinical information about these individuals? How accurate were these numbers? And was it appropriate to suggest that a small number of people currently battling a deadly infectious disease in hospital had brought this illness upon themselves?

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