Brian May brands Eric Clapton a fruitcake over anti-vax comments Very different views!
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Eric Clapton, 76, has ruled out playing on any stage where there may be a “discriminated audience present” and will only perform if “there is provision made for all people to attend,” he said in a statement shared via Robin Monotti’s Telegram account, following the news a vaccine passport could be introduced for certain events.
Brian May, who urges people to get the coronavirus vaccine, has hit out at those against it.
The Queen star told The Independent: “I love Eric Clapton, he’s my hero, but he has very different views from me in many ways.
“Anti-vax people, I’m sorry, I think they’re fruitcakes.
“There’s plenty of evidence to show that vaccination helps. On the whole they’ve been very safe.”
Eric previously claimed he suffered from “disastrous” side effects after receiving the vaccine.
In a letter, he wrote: “I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days.
“I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one.”
After taking the second jab, the musician said his hands and feet were “either frozen, numb or burning” for two weeks.
“I feared I would never play again,” he added.
The NHS and scientists say receiving the Covid jab is the best protection from the virus.
The approved jabs for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.
Mild symptoms can include; a headache, feeling achy, feeling or being sick and having a sore arm.
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Elsewhere, Brian also hit out at Boris Johnson for his handling of the pandemic.
The rockstar slammed the Prime Minister for being “too little, too late” at every point.
He added: “Hundreds, if not thousands of our relatives died because of bad advice and because of the bad decisions that Boris made with [Matt] Hancock and those other people.
The singer went on to say he believes the country would be in “a different situation” if the borders were closed earlier.
Back in March, Boris admitted there were many things he wished he had done differently to tackle Covid-19.
As part of a lengthy statement, he said: “I think in retrospect, there are probably many things that we wish that we’d known and many things that we wish we’d done differently at the time, because we were fighting a novel disease under very different circumstances than any previous government had ever imagined.
He continued: “Perhaps the single biggest false assumption that we made was about the potential for asymptomatic transmission, and that did govern a lot of policy in the early days.
“All that misunderstanding about the reality of asymptomatic transmission certainly led to real problems that [meant] we then really had to work very hard to make up ground.”
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