Stop vilifying the unvaccinated

Source: spiked
by Rakib Ehsan

“The ‘unvaccinated’ are increasingly being vilified by certain sections of the British political and media class. In December, broadcaster Andrew Neil wrote in the Daily Mail that ‘it’s time to punish Britain’s five million vaccine refuseniks,’ who ‘through fear, ignorance, irresponsibility or sheer stupidity refuse to be jabbed.’ Former prime minister Tony Blair has called unvaccinated people ‘idiots.’ And now Emily Sheffield, the former editor of the Evening Standard, writes that ‘the unvaccinated of [London] need to pay with their freedoms, not ours.’ The elite demonisation of Britain’s unvaccinated citizens is helping no one. Slandering individuals on the basis of their vaccination status and suggesting the use of authoritarian measures to force people to get the jab won’t do much to increase vaccination rates. But it will divide society and turn people against one another.” (01/10/22)