Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, has been harassed again in the street by a man who accused him of lying to the public about the coronavirus.
A video apparently filmed and shared online by the person confronting Mr Whitty in Oxford showed the government’s Chief Medical Advisor briskly walking down a street while being followed and bombarded with questions.
The person filming, identified on Facebook as Geza Tarjanyi, is a family DJ and producer who has become known online for his activism against fracking, wearing masks and other Covid public health measures during the pandemic.
according to The Northern Quota, he has also raised concerns about the health risks of 5G and touted hydroxychloroquine as a cure for coronavirus – both common and unproven topics of conversation among conspiracy theorists.
Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, has been harassed again in the street by a man who accused him of lying to the public about the coronavirus. Pictured: Still grabs from a video shared to Facebook in which Mr Whitty was confronted by a man on the street
‘Hello Chris. Lying to the public again? You don’t represent us, you don’t represent the public,” a man believed to be Mr Tarjanyi is heard asking Mr Whitty as he left a G7 health summit at Oxford University on Thursday.
‘Oxford-AstraZeneca right downtown – what a surprise to be here. Come talk to us Chris, come talk to the audience – you’re the expert’, hears the DJ say.
“Is Bill Gates financing this?” asks Mr Tarjanyi, after accusing the CMO of lying and after betraying a number of other unproven theories about the government’s pandemic response.
Mr. Whitty, dressed in a suit and backpack and carrying a briefcase, rushes down the road from the man filming and refuses to respond to his comments.
At one point, England’s CMO is shown stopping next to a police van to ask if the officers can stop the man following him.
“These gentlemen don’t seem to want to leave me alone at all,” Mr. Whitty hears the officers in the van say, but quickly walks down the street, away from the cameraman who continues to follow him.
‘Why are you lying to the public? Why is everything designed for the vaccine?” Tarjanyi is asked, before saying “there is no covid” and accusing Mr Whitty of manipulating the numbers shown at Downing Street press conferences.
He goes on to say he’s been arrested ten times “for your Covid lie, your experts,” accusing Professor Neil Ferguson, whose data modeling was key to the decision behind the UK’s first lockdown in March last year.
The person filming, identified on Facebook as Geza Tarjanyi (pictured), is a family DJ and producer who has become known online for his activism against fracking, wearing masks and other covid public health measures during the pandemic
Tarjanyi tells Whitty that he has spoken to him three times and that he has “never been a threat,” he says, asking why he would alert the police if he is being filmed as red-handed. BBC and ITV.
“But they’re safe hands, aren’t they,” Tarjanyi is heard before the video – shared on Facebook by Piers Corbyn – is taken down, implying the two broadcasters are complicit in the conspiracy.
According to the Lancashire Post, Tarjanyi lost a bit to overturn a conviction for a public order offense after disrupting a performance by anti-fracking activists at the Lancashire Fringe Festival in May 2019.
Mr Tarjanyi, who was 58 at the time of his failed bid in October 2020, is said to have entered the play area, filming and shouting insults at the executive women. At that time he would be living in Leyland.
Mr Whitty’s latest showdown came when Matt Hancock warned today that the link between Covid cases and deaths has been ‘broken but not completely broken’ by vaccines as the number of positive tests rose again to 6,238 and 11 more deaths were recorded.
The health minister was speaking at a meeting of G7 health ministers in Oxford today, when the number of cases rose by 1,000 more than yesterday at the end of a week of mounting evidence that Covid is returning to the UK fueled by the super-infectious new Indian variant.
DOUBLE-JABBING REDUCES RISK OF HOSPITAL ADMISSION WITH INDIAN VARIANT BY 93%, STUDY FINDS
Having two doses of a Covid vaccine reduces the risk of being hospitalized with the Indian variant by 93 percent to less than one in a thousand, but unvaccinated people are at higher risk than in previous waves.
Figures from Public Health England show that only seven of 9,427 people infected with the new strain were hospitalized, even though they had received two doses of a vaccine.
By comparison, 90 unvaccinated people were admitted in the same time, and PHE warned in a report last night that the risk of hospitalization with the new strain may be 2.6 times greater than with the Kent variant.
The figures show that 0.07 percent of all variant cases were hospitalized after receiving two doses, while 0.95 percent of cases were unvaccinated and ended up in hospital, showing a 93 percent reduction in risk .
Promising numbers show that only seven of 9,427 confirmed cases spent the night in hospital despite two shots – just 0.07 percent – compared with 90 who had not been vaccinated (0.95 percent).
One dose reduces the risk by about three quarters, to one in 400 from one in 100, but does not offer as much protection as being fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated people are at higher risk for Covid than the old variant, PHE has confirmed, as it spreads up to twice as fast – so they’ll be more likely to get infected – and the risk of hospitalization appears to increase to 2.6 times.
The numbers will bolster the case that the June 21 “Friday Day” unlock is being pushed back to gain more time to get second doses to more people. So far, 26.4 million people have had two shots, while 39.8 million have had their first.
There are a total of 12,431 confirmed infections with the variant, known to scientists as B1617.2, and last week 94 people were hospitalized with it. The report said the risk of being hospitalized could increase by as much as 2.6 times over the Kent variant, and people are 70 percent more likely to go to the ER.
That number of hospital admissions had doubled the week before, when 201 people went to the emergency room and 43 were admitted overnight. PHE said, ‘The majority of these were unvaccinated.’
He said: ‘We always expected that the number of cases would increase as the country opened up, the most important is the impact on the number of people who end up in hospital for a certain number of cases. That link has been broken by the vaccine, but not completely broken yet.’
Today marked the first time the daily number of infections has surpassed 6,000 since March 26, when the country was still under much stricter lockdown rules, and they are up 50 percent from last week.
Government sources earlier this week said they would be concerned if the daily number rose above 5,000 as it would signal the virus is growing exponentially.
The June 21 ‘Freedom Day’ in England now appears to be at stake amid the rapid spread of the highly contagious Indian variety, which doubles in prevalence every nine days and is now the dominant strain in the country.
A report from the Office for National Statistics today showed that the weekly number of Covid cases rose 75 percent to 86,000 last week, and SAGE estimates that the R-rate is definitely above one and could be as high as 1.2.
Daily Covid infections have been steadily increasing since the end of May, when there were an average of about 2,500 per day and the daily seven-day average now stands at 4,147 – an increase of more than 60 percent.
No10 stressed this week that there was still “nothing in the data” to suggest the pivotal unlock would not go through this month, but scientists are pushing for a slight delay. Evidence that jabs will hopefully shed light at the end of the tunnel and mean any extension of social distancing would only be temporary while the vaccines are rolled out – previous lockdowns were indefinite.
The evidence that vaccines work is now coming in droves as data from Public Health England shows that vaccines protect well against even the new strain when people have had two doses, reducing the risk of contracting the virus and being hospitalized. included is reduced by up to 93 percent.
Figures published last night showed that only seven of 9,427 people infected with the new strain at the end of May were hospitalized even though they had received two doses of a vaccine (0.07 percent).
In comparison, 90 unvaccinated people were admitted in the same time (0.95 percent) and PHE warned in a report that the risk of hospitalization with the new strain may be 2.6 times higher than for the Kent variant, meaning that people who have not yet had the shot are now at a higher risk than with previous strains.
The government is making an effort to vaccinate as many people as possible, and health ministry statistics show that 39.9 million adults have now received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine, more than three in four, and 26.7 million have received both doses, more than half.