The author of the article, Ara Darzi, who is a member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, writes:
‘The latest stage in the battle against Covid-19 has begun. Across the UK people aged over 50 are being called for vaccination with a booster this autumn to protect them against a likely new wave of infection this winter. But how many will accept it?
Darzi, who also just happens to be the director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London then goes on to claim the following –
- The growing anti-vaccine movement is a threat to public health here (UK) and across the Globe.
- Over 3.7 million people in Britain (6.4 per cent) are yet to have a single dose of the Covid vaccine.
- The risk of death is 14 times higher in the unvaccinated and without full coverage the danger to the wider population is increased.
- Thousands of deaths have been linked to vaccine refusal. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 37,961 unvaccinated people in the UK died with Covid-19 mentioned on their death certificates between January 2021 and March 2022.
The article, which is of course behind a paywall, can be read in full here.
But each and every one of the claims made by Ara Darzi in the article is an outright lie.
Darzi is technically correct in saying ‘over 3.7 million people in Britain (6.4 per cent) are yet to have a single dose of the Covid vaccine’. But only because he uses the word over. He’s only approximately 15.2 million short of the actual number of people who are yet to have a single dose.