DAN Osborne has backed a dangerous Covid conspiracy that says a third vaccine jab will spark a “zombie apocalypse”. The ex Towie sta
DAN Osborne has backed a dangerous Covid conspiracy that says a third vaccine jab will spark a “zombie apocalypse”.
The ex Towie star shared a video posted by an anti-vaxxer Instagram account that first spouted the wild claim on Monday.
In the video, Health Secretary Matt Hancock answered questions on ITV show This Morning about rolling out a third vaccine jab to protect against two new Covid variants emerging in South Africa and Brazil.
In the clip, host Phillip Schofield asked the 42-year-old politician: “A vast proportion of the country have had their first vaccine, you’re cracking on with the second vaccine, why can’t people go on holiday?”
And he replied: “There’s a new variant that the vaccine doesn’t work against. We know the vaccine works against the variant in this country … we’re also working on a new vaccine that we might have to roll out in the Autumn to give people a third dose that will deal with this problem.
“So we’re working on that now.”
He added: “The two that we are most worried about started in South Africa and Brazil and they’ve spread a bit around the world.
“We’re doing the science and we’re watching very closely, if that all goes well we’ll be more relaxed about travel.”
The original video was posted with the caption: “This is just something else. 3rd vaccine jab on it’s way??? Wow!! Welcome to the Zombie apocalypse..!!! It’s like a Hollywood blockbuster!!!”
And reality star Dan shared the clip to his 1.1million followers, writing: “Have you ever heard so much bulls**t in your life?
“How they’re getting away with this I had no idea”.
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More than three million Brits have already received a second dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
And Government data up to March 26 shows a total of 33,020,952 Covid vaccines have now been given in the UK so far.
Ministers had promised bumper supply from mid-March would see record daily jabs in arms.
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But NHS bosses have told GPs to focus on delivering second shots to older patients and first doses to over-50s over the coming weeks after a delay in supply.
It means the second phase of the immunisation blitz is unlikely to start before mid-April.