BBC news presenter Andrew Marr revealed he caught COVID 19 last week despite having been completely jabbed.
The 61-year-old journalist made the astonishing statement on his eponymous television programme.
He said that he had symptoms similar to a summer cold and said it had been pretty bothersome.
He filmed his Sunday morning programme live from Cornwall on June 13 while the G7 was going on, but he wasn’t inside the closed-off area at Carbis Bay, instead filming from the Tate St Ives gallery, but he missed the programme last week, which was presented by Today host Nick Robinson.
At the start of an interview with Professor Sir Peter Horby, the chairman of virus advisory group Nervtag, he said that he hoped that it wasn’t self-indulgent of Sir Peter Horby to question him because he got coronavirus last week.
He said that he’d been double jabbed earlier in the spring and felt, if not the king of the world, at least almost completely protected, but that he got it, and was unfortunate.
Sir Peter Horby responded that he believed that he was and that what they know of the vaccine is that they’re especially effective at stopping hospitalisations and mortality.
They are less effective at stopping infection, so although he was sick, he was not hospitalised and there wasn’t any fatality and that’s presumably because of the vaccination.
Andrew Marr, then 53, almost died following a stroke in 2013 and was admitted to Charing Cross Hospital in the middle of the night. So, he’s likely to have been vaccinated amongst the first wave as someone who’s clinically vulnerable.
He added that he was pretty clear that by being vaccinated he didn’t end up in the hospital and that was a great thing, and he said that we use somewhat glibly occasionally the expression ‘mild and moderate infections’, but for him, it was pretty unpleasant.
Last week Health chiefs in Cornwall denied the G7 wasn’t to blame for spiralling COVID cases locally, but Rachel Wigglesworth, its director of public health, argued infections were already rising before the three-day summit took place because of May’s easing of restrictions.
Leaders of the United Kingdom, US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Italy descended on the region between June 11 and 13, along with their teams, security staff, journalists and protesters.
Surely you don’t get a touch of COVID like you don’t get a touch of the flu – either you have it or you don’t. On the other hand, flu is the most serious thing you can get – maybe it was that, or a cold or even hayfever?
The point is, he’s okay, and without the jab, he could have been in a dangerous position, but there’s no way of actually knowing if he did have COVID, only his word for it, and some people have been working around people since last March, no mask, nothing, and didn’t catch anything, but then got jabbed and was laid up in bed for several weeks with COVID, or perhaps it was the flu!
And perhaps we will get a lot of really sick people this winter, whose immune system has been compromised by the jab, but hopefully, I’m wrong, but then Boris Johnson did say we were going to have a particularly harsh winter, perhaps he knows something we don’t, but of course, he’ll blame it on COVID.
But it’s not just about the jabs, it’s about people being locked up all the time, hand sanitising and compromising their immune systems, and as I always say, ‘You eat a speck of dirt before you die’.