Earlier today, LBC radio host Nick Ferrari told a caller he was selfish and that he didn’t have the right to rely on his own immune system to fight off covid-19. Ferrari told Richard from Nottingham that he should have the jab to protect the NHS.
Caller Richard, said he had been doing Yoga for 21 years. He said he was very healthy and had a very robust immune system. During the conversation, Richard asked presenter Ferrari; “Why can’t I rely on my own immune system?”
Ferrari replied; “Because you don’t have the right, to use up NHS resources by simply refusing to have a jab that millions of others are clamouring to get….How do you know you’re not going to get covid?”
Richard then said; “It’s my life, can I not take my own chances?”
Ferrari countered with; “Not in this case you can’t, no, because you’re jeopardising others actually.”
It’s everywhere this morning. BBC radio 5 Live presenter Rachel Burden, discussing vaccine hesitancy on the breakfast show said; “We’re not at the point yet where (vaccine hesitant) people will be marched to a vaccination centre and have their sleeve rolled up BUT should there be some kind of greater drive to make sure people get out there and do their public duty?”
We’re really here now aren’t we?
— LBC (@LBC) May 18, 2021