Dr Steve James Dr Steve James

Why should I be sacked for refusing the vaccine?

Dr Steve James alongside the Health Secretary Sajid Javid (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

A few months ago, Sajid Javid was asked how he could justify sacking unvaccinated care home workers if they had been infected with Covid and had natural immunity. The Health Secretary replied as if such people were plainly idiots. ‘If they haven’t taken a vaccine — despite all the effort that’s been made to persuade them, encourage them, provide them with information, introduce them to trusted voices — then at some point you have to move on.’

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Dr Steve James
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Dr Steve James
Dr Steve James is a consultant in critical care at King’s College Hospital. Last week, he was filmed confronting the Health Secretary Sajid Javid over his plans to sack unvaccinated NHS workers. This piece was written in a personal capacity.

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