ERIC CLAPTON REFUSES TO PLAY AT VENUES REQUIRING VACCINES
British rocker, Eric Clapton, has made it known that he will not perform at any venues that require those attending concerts, to be fully vaccinated.
This comes after the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said that proof of vaccination will be required at all clubs and venues. This requirement will become official on 1 September 2021.
Clapton posted his statement to the social media accounts of Italian architect and film producer, Robin Monotti. Monotti is a very outspoken anti-vaccine activist.
According to the post, Clapton said he had experienced a "severe" reaction to the AstraZeneca vaccine in May. He blamed "propaganda" for overstating the safety of the vaccine, and added that he feared the "disastrous" reaction would leave him unable to play music again.
The BBC reports that there is a very rare blood clot side-effect believed to be linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine. But the European Medicines Agency still recommends the jabs for all ages, mainly because experts have stressed the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people.
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