Lenny Henry has written an open letter urging the UK’s black population to have a coronavirus vaccine. In the UK, vaccination rates are considerably lower in blacks than in whites. The letter was signed by a number of black celebrities. There’s also a short film.
Speaking to the BBC this morning, Henry said that people shouldn’t “listen to Dave down the pub” and that they should “speak to a doctor.”
Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, actress Thandie Newton and author Malorie Blackman are among the signatories of the letter. They’re asking people to “trust” the vaccine and not let “concerns be the thing that widens racial inequality in our society.”
Henry blamed an “element of mistrust” in the system for the caution in the black community. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that only 49 per cent of black British adults are planning on having a vaccine.
Your doctor is being paid nearly £12.50 for every covid shot he/she delivers. That’s a nice little earner eh Len? Sure, trust your doctor for an unbiased opinion on whether you should have one or not.
The truth is that your doctor hasn’t a clue whether the vaccine is safe or not. Many (not all) of them don’t care. It’s a cash cow. The vaccines were produced in record-breaking time and were given emergency use authorization.
The manufacturers have been indemnified against liability should the vaccines cause harm. The vaccines are causing harm.
Speaking on The Richie Allen Show last night, Dr. Tess Lawrie expressed serious concerns about granting emergency approval for medicines and indemnifying the pharmaceutical companies involved. See the link to the show at the foot of this article.
Tess Lawrie is a medical doctor and scientist. She founded Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd. She has worked on drug safety and efficacy for The World Health Organisation. She is an expert.
Tess told me that she’s concerned at the number of adverse events being reported and that she would not be having a vaccine herself.
Lenny Henry and his celebrity pals might have conducted just a little bit of research before making their ridiculous film. Black men and women have plenty of reasons to be suspicious of covid vaccines.
Here’s a link to last night’s show. My interview with Dr. Tess Lawrie begins around the 1 hour 2 mins mark