Ben Shephard of Good Morning Britain responds to Atkins, saying, “You’re ignoring my question.”
HAPPY MORNING During an interview on Wednesday’s broadcast, British MP Victoria Atkins was stopped by Ben Shephard, who accused her of disregarding his question.
On Good Morning Britain, Ben Shephard spoke with Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins, who explained why there are still not enough people with one or two jabs to lessen the need to self-isolate. Ben was trying to figure out what message the government wanted people to follow alongside co-host Kate Garraway, but ITV viewers watched as he yelled at the minister for “ignoring” him when she answered to his queries.
“If you’ve been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you’re five times more likely to develop Covid yourself,” Atkins explained.
“We also know that there are approximately three million 18 to 30 year olds who have not received any immunization at this time.
“Before we move on to the next step, we need to get more jabs into more arms.”
She couldn’t finish because Shephard cut in and said she wasn’t addressing his question.
“Sorry – you’re ignoring my question,” he said.
“We are aware of this. And, without a doubt, if you test positive for Covid or show signs of it, you should isolate.
“However, those who have been doubly jabbed, those who have been pinged, and then take a test and it comes back negative, they can take a test for a couple of days and if it comes back negative, they can return to work.
“Wouldn’t it make sense to get this 1.7 million people – perhaps five million people each day if things continue – back to work and back out there by August?”
‘Can we put forward the argument that you don’t have to isolate if you’re double jabbed?’
Minister for the Home Office Victoria Atkins claims that there are still insufficient persons with one or two vaccinations to lessen the need for self-isolation. pic.twitter.com/EkkR4JTOFN
Atkins responded, “So this is where the double vax point comes in.”
“Because the more jabs into arms we acquire, the faster we can go to the next stage.”
Shephard brought up the Track and Trace app after Paul Scully indicated on Tuesday that the software’s instructions were just advisory.
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