The worker said in an interview with Radio Times.
“I’m sorry, but you really are. Because the Omicron variant is so contagious that if you don’t get vaccinated but keep spreading, you will get it. This is going to put a huge strain on the health system,” added the former head of the Labor government.
Blair, who served in Downing Street between 1997 and 2007, opposed “brutal” measures to force the population to vaccinate, but called for increased efforts to “convince” those who did not receive a shot.
Asked later about the comments on BBC Radio 4, the Labor politician admitted he was “perhaps too undiplomatic” in his “use of language”.
After learning that the UK today for the first time reported more than 100,000 daily infections with the Covid-19 virus, Blair stressed that this is “potentially the most dangerous moment of the pandemic”.
And he considered that “if hospitalization starts to rise, and when you realize you have a terrible problem, it will be too late.”
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