ICU doctor to UK Health Secretary: “I do not want to have a vaccination” *3 UPDATES*

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Steve James, a consultant anaesthetist at King’s College Hospital in London who has worked in the ICU since early 2020 treating Covid patients, told UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid why he did not believe in vaccination.

Mr James told the PA news agency he did not believe Covid-19 was causing “very significant problems” for young people, adding that his patients in the ICU had been “extremely overweight” with multiple other co-morbidities. report

UPDATE 1 – 8th January 2022

There is a video of the encounter between Dr Steve Smith and Sajid Javid on Sky News here

Steve James, a consultant anaesthetist who has been treating coronavirus patients since the start of the pandemic, told the health secretary about his displeasure on mandatory vaccinations.

“I’m not happy about that,” he said. “I had COVID at some point, I’ve got antibodies, and I’ve been working on COVID ICU since the beginning.

“I have not had a vaccination, I do not want to have a vaccination. The vaccines are reducing transmission only for about eight weeks for Delta, with Omicron it’s probably less.

“And for that, I would be dismissed if I don’t have a vaccine? The science isn’t strong enough.”

Mr James also revealed another of his colleagues held the same position.

Sky News report

UPDATE 2 -8th January 2022

There is more on this story in a Daily Mail report.

The story was headline news in the Mail for a few hours overnight on the 7th/8th January 2022. By the morning, it had disappeared from the front page completely.

UPDATE 3 – 9th January 2022

The Head of King’s College NHS trust says he may lose 1,000 staff over Covid vaccine mandate. He’s concerned that 10% of 14,000 workers are not fully vaccinated.

Guardian report


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** This post was originally published on January 7, 2022 **