Vladimir Putin doesn’t want you to take the Covid vaccine.
‘We’ve been tracking the anti-vaxxer propaganda, and a lot of it is linked to his bot-farm in St Petersburg,’ a Minister told me.
‘Part of it is trying to sow the usual disinformation and chaos. And part is due to the fact he’s worried about Russia being seen to lag behind on producing its own vaccine.’
Up until now, Britain’s anti-vax movement has appeared to be the preserve of a bunch of misfits and oddballs.
In May, the Godhead of UK conspiracy theorists, David Icke, was kicked off social media for claiming the coronavirus vaccine would be used to implant microchips in the population.
And last week, Piers Corbyn – brother of that other Godhead, Jeremy – was convicted of breaching lockdown restrictions while protesting as part of his own Covid conspiracy crusade.
Read more: Dan Hodges: ‘How Vladimir Putin’s anti-vaxxers are trying to use Covid to kill us.’ Don’t be a prat, mate, oh, sorry, you are being – and an agent of demonisation for the crime of not being a government parrot like you