A FORMER NHS employee and Covid-denier has been reprimanded by Fb for bizarrely hinting the world’s first vaccine affected person was an actress.
The social media big took down a video posted by Louise Hampton – who used to work for Care UK – through which she forged doubts over Margaret Keenan.
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Louise Hampton had steered Margaret Keenan was an actress
The 90-year-old grew to become the first patient to receive the Pfizer coronavirus jab on Tuesday when the NHS rolled out its vaccine programme.
Nevertheless, in a later video Hampton, 37, steered the pensioner could have truly been an actress, reports the Metro.
The publish was amongst 12 million items of Covid content material which have been eliminated by Fb amid a drive to fight vaccine misinformation.
A Fb spokesperson stated: “We now have eliminated the content material reported to us for violating our dangerous misinformation insurance policies.
“We take away Covid-19 misinformation that would result in imminent bodily hurt, reminiscent of incorrect claims about cures or false details about permitted vaccines.
“Between March and October we eliminated greater than 12million items of any such content material on Fb and Instagram.
“We additionally ban adverts that embody vaccine hoaxes or discourage folks from getting a vaccine and put warning labels over vaccine posts marked as false by third social gathering truth checkers.”
The 90-year-old grew to become the primary affected person to obtain the Pfizer jab on TuesdayCredit score: Reuters
Hampton has turn into a figurehead among the many small minority opposing Covid precautionsCredit score: Fb
Hampton has turn into a figurehead among the many small minority opposing Covid precautions throughout Britain.
Within the Fb Dwell video, she stated: “I wished to talk just a little bit about Margaret, she’s 90-years-old, allegedly, she appeared very joyful.
“I do surprise, was she an actress? Did she volunteer herself, did any person method her?”
Her publish had attracted greater than 1,500 feedback and 555 shares earlier than it was eliminated.
Round 50 hospitals in the NHS began administering the brand new vaccine this week to folks over 80, who’re both hospitalised or have outpatient appointments scheduled, together with nursing residence staff.
Margaret met these necessities and obtained the shot at College Hospital Coventry at 6:31am on Tuesday.
She stated: “It’s the most effective early birthday current I might want for as a result of it means I can lastly stay up for spending time with my household and mates within the New 12 months after being alone for a lot of the yr.”
Final month, we instructed how Hampton had filmed seemingly empty hospital A&E departments in London.
She claimed individuals are “afraid to go to hospitals” and that the Authorities has simply “rebranded the flu”.
She additionally claimed nurses and docs are making the NHS Covid disaster worse by “staying silent”.
Coronavirus instances have today risen by 21,672 because the UK’s loss of life toll elevated by 424.
The figures present an increase in numbers compared to yesterday when Britain recorded one other 20,964 Covid instances – the most important each day rise in three weeks.