Sajid Javid slams unvaccinated Brits for 'taking up hospital beds'
'Please do come forward and get vaccinated'
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has slammed the unvaccinated while stating they have a "damaging impact" while "taking up hospital beds" across the UK.
Sajid Javid has told Sky News that he 'cannot emphasise enough the damaging impact' the unvaccinated have on society.
The health secretary told #Phillips nine out of 10 of the most sick people in hospitals are unvaccinated.
Read more here: https://t.co/XB3B7V6DJe pic.twitter.com/MUj1D05pSG
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 19, 2021
Amid the growing concern surrounding the Omicron variant, the health secretary spoke to Sky News about the 10 per cent of people still choosing not to get the vaccine.
"I just cannot emphasise enough the impact they are having on the rest of society," he said.
"They must really think about the damage they are doing to society… they take up hospital beds that could have been used for someone with maybe a heart problem, or maybe someone who is waiting for elective surgery."
Sajid Javid doing his best to explain the government’s strategy to defeat Omicron. But forgetting one important point. They’ve lost authority. Public now listening to Whitty alone and deciding among themselves. The govt are failing to lead, the very job they’re elected to do.
— Adil Ray OBE (@adilray) December 19, 2021
He continues to say that instead of "protecting themselves" and their community, individuals choose instead not to get vaccinated.
He added: "They are really having a damaging impact and I just can't stress enough, please do come forward and get vaccinated."
Sooner we become a two tier society the better. Let the vaccinated crack on https://t.co/JDBqB36OZa
— mark allman (@allman85) December 19, 2021
Across the entirety of the United Kingdom, Scotland is smashing the stats with 9 per cent of people still unvaccinated, while the number is 10 per cent in Wales, 11 per cent in England and 14 per cent in Northern Ireland.
While 10 per cent doesn't sound like a lot, it does equate to over five million people.
The above figures do not include people who are ineligible for the vaccine.
Nearly everyone I personally know who has tested positive are double/triple vaccinated https://t.co/qPRl6xQicm
— sophie (@sophieaham) December 19, 2021
Javid also spoke to the BBC about Christmas, stating that he might not have the "usual amount of hugs I get from my mum".
He added: "You just take a little bit of caution. I think that's a sensible response."
In reply, many of the responses slam Javid, dubbing him as the "problem".
One person said: "When you 'insist' people have the vaccine & 'ridicule' them when they have made an informed decision."
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