BOXING hero Josh Taylor was blasted by specialists and followers tonight for spouting “anti-vax” messages on-line.
The world champion, 30, informed his 125,000 Twitter followers his immune system would “do its job” and added: “In case you are vaccinated you shouldn’t have to fret about unvaccinated folks.”
However virus skilled Prof Hugh Pennington delivered a stinging jab to Taylor over his claims — fuming: “The man is speaking b***ocks.”
The revered scientist squared as much as the world champ after he dismissed Covid variants and stated he doesn’t want a vaccine to be protected against the bug.
Taylor, 30, tweeted: “It’s not a conspiracy idea to consider that your immune system is there to do its job and a bloody good one at that.”
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“In case you are vaccinated you then shouldn’t have to fret about unvaccinated folks if the jab is so efficient and secure.”
However Professor Pennington hit again: “It’s a must to assume he has info that each one the medical specialists on the planet don’t. The man’s an fool and is speaking b***ocks.
“The virus will get around the immune system. It begins at the back of the nostril and strikes into the lungs. It might then have an effect on the most important organs together with the mind.
“Simply final week there was a poor man in his thirties who refused to have the vaccine after which died.
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“The one option to shield your self is to lock your self in your home with no human contact or to have the vaccine which supplies very sturdy safety.
“Not having the vaccine is like crossing the street with out wanting and the street could be very busy.”
The Aberdeen College emeritus professor of bacteriology added: “He’s truly decreasing his employment prospects as within the subsequent 12 months many locations overseas received’t allow you to enter until you’ve been vaccinated.”
We beforehand informed how light-welterweight champ Taylor, of Prestonpans, East Lothian, entered the controversy on obligatory jabs for revellers down south who wish to go to golf equipment, branding the thought “tyranny”.
He additionally wrote sarcastically: “Oh it’s the Delta variant now” with rolling eyes and face palm emojis.
Most followers had been fast to sentence his feedback, with Neil Henderson saying: “Josh stick with boxing please.
“Your immunity could be grand, so would possibly mine, we are able to have Covid, be asymptomatic and move it to others whose immune system is compromised.”
On Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon stated anti-vaxxers who unfold untruths are “placing folks in danger”.
Scots Tory well being spokesman Miles Briggs stated: “Around the globe, tens of millions of individuals have found the virus can overcome even the healthiest immune system.
“Greater than three million Scots are totally vaccinated. However that should climb steeply for us to additional cut back hospitalisations and deaths.
“Misinformation on social media might hamper uptake. These with a large on-line attain ought to assume twice earlier than spreading it.”
Taylor was contacted for remark.
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