Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne sparks Twitter row after suggesting individuals who refuse the brand new Covid vaccine ought to go to the ‘again of the queue’ in hospitals and ‘take care of themselves’
- Duncan Bannatyne sparked outrage on Twitter at this time after saying he was involved about vaccine refusers taking on in-demand hospital beds
- ‘Let the refusers take care of themselves’, the Scottish entrepreneur wrote
- Many individuals agreed with him however a number of followers had been livid at his feedback
Former Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne has sparked outrage after suggesting individuals who refuse the brand new Covid-19 vaccine ought to go to the ‘again of the queue’ in hospitals and ‘take care of themselves’.
The Scottish entrepreneur induced a row on Twitter at this time by saying he was involved about ‘refusers’ taking on hospital beds – after presumably catching the virus – and may go to the ‘again of queue’.
‘It’s clear that some individuals, the refusers won’t take the vaccine. Allow them to refuse, allow them to stroll round with no masks after the remainder of us have taken the vaccine. Then let’s get the hospitals again open to most cancers victims and so forth. And let the refusers take care of themselves,’ he wrote.
‘I’m not in any method involved about catching it after taking the vaccine. I’m involved about refusers taking on hospital beds.’
Former Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne (pictured in 2016) has sparked outrage after suggesting that individuals who refuse the brand new Covid-19 vaccine ought to ‘take care of themselves’
However whereas many individuals supported the tycoon, there have been a number of followers who disagreed.
Amongst them was Claire Bishop who mentioned ‘suggesting that individuals who will not take it shouldn’t be ready to make use of the NHS is disgusting. We do not deny people who smoke, alcoholics, drug customers and so forth using the NHS as a result of they abuse their our bodies.’
Mr Bannatyne replied: ‘I did not say they shouldn’t be ready to make use of NHS. I recommended the numerous hundreds ready for most cancers & different therapies ought to be introduced ahead and refusers ought to go to again of queue.’
One other follower added: ‘At present we keep in mind those that died in your freedom to decide on and your proper to voice this opinion. Such a disgrace you now dishonour them by screaming to have peoples freedoms to decide on eliminated!!’
However Mr Bannatyne replied: ‘I didn’t say anybody ought to have freedom to decide on eliminated. Fairly the other really.’
One other Twitter person wrote: ‘Why are you involved about people who do not take the untested vaccine, if you’re SOOOO assured it’s secure? if you happen to settle for Hancock’s injection of hope then you’ll be secure..will not you? Why care about catching something from people who do not? OR are you doubtful your self?
Mr Bannatyne mentioned: ‘I’m not in any method involved about catching it after taking the vaccine. I’m involved about refusers taking on hospital beds.’
A protester throughout a Standupx protest in opposition to coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Trafalgar Sq. in October
One other follower mentioned: ‘No want for a vaccine, Covid solely impacts round 0.7% of the inhabitants. Covid has a 99+% survival fee. And poses nearly ZERO threat to the bulk.’
However Mr Bannatyne replied: ‘Do not take it then. And present the world how courageous you’re by not going to hospital if you happen to get Covid.’
One other follower wrote: ‘Negatively labelling and persecuting teams of individuals that do not conform to your world view was all the fashion in Germany within the 1930’s and 1940’s Duncan.’
However others backed the entrepreneur: ‘Aye allow them to refuse, as is their proper, then solely enable individuals who have had the vaccine entry to pubs. I am positive we’ll see an increase in uptake then.’