The UK government is considering making it mandatory for National Health Service and health care workers to get vaccinated after a significant number have so far refused to take the COVID vaccine.
“You are already seeing lots of business using the potential of rapid, on-the-day testing as well. I think that, in combination with vaccination, will probably be the route forward,” he told a Downing Street press conference.
Downing Street has now confirmed that extending “COVID status certification” to the NHS is now being included in a review led by senior government minister Michael Gove MP. The penalties for breaking this law are yet to be revealed, but could include denying employment to thousands of dedicated health workers.
However, on condition of anonymity, one senior nurse confided to The Epoch Times that she was pressured to take the vaccine, despite having already had the COVID virus, and now loses sleep over what future damage might be caused by the RNA injected into her. The Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines differ from traditional vaccines in that they're based on messenger RNA that stimulates the body to produce a portion of the virus, thus generating an immune response, rather than injecting a weakened form of the virus.
Legal ImmunityLess well known is that the UK government had to first grant legal indemnity to the vaccine manufacturers and the NHS staff administering the injections to prevent them from being sued. This allowed the drugs to be released just one week later, on Dec. 8, well before data on their clinical trials had been published.
Offering such immunity is a new development in the UK and, instead of holding the manufacturers responsible for damages, from Dec. 31, 2020, coronavirus inoculations are now covered by the Vaccine Damage Payment Act of 1979, allowing 120,000 pounds ($166,000) in compensation.
But the fact that drug companies require immunity from prosecution and that the public can claim state compensation raises questions about the safety of the vaccines.
So far, the British media haven't questioned the safety of the COVID vaccine and have endorsed the government’s call for a mass vaccination program. There has been very little coverage about why the manufacturers were granted special immunity, as were the medical staff administering the vaccine, many of whom have been reluctant to take it themselves.