I read Gaby Hinsliff’s article () after I had been sent home with two other cancer patients from a Midlands hospital because of a lack of beds. For two of us, it was the second time this had happened.
While waiting for our operations, the conversation in the ward had turned toand anti-vaxxers. They were scorned as idiots, and in Djokovic’s case as an entitled and privileged idiot – but all as deeply selfish and a danger to the community.
Boris Johnson and the government have a lot to answer for, as they have acted disastrously all through this pandemic, pandering to these science deniers as well as to the Conservative party’s libertarians and to business interests – while acting irresponsibly themselves and with contempt for the rest of us.
We need to argue and campaign for a “No jab – then no job and no entry into public spaces” policy. Anti-vaxxers need to face penalties for their selfish choices, which threaten the lives of others.