Prince Harry rips anti-vaxxers during awards show appearance

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Prince Harry rips anti-vaxxers during awards show appearance

Prince Harry made a surprise virtual appearance at a UK awards show — using it to rip anti-vaxxers who “peddle in lies and fears.”

Harry, 36, appeared in a tuxedo on a giant screen at the GQ event in London Wednesday to present “heroes of the year” awards to the scientists behind the UK’s controversial Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.

“They are our nation’s pride,” he said of the collaborative work on the shots “we need to bring this global crisis to an end.”

The runaway royal then blasted the “mass-scale misinformation” on vaccines.

He complained that “those who peddle in lies and fear are creating vaccine hesitancy, which in turn leads to divided communities and eroding trust.”

“This is a system we need to break if we are to overcome COVID-19 and the risk of new variants,” he said.

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Prince Harry ripped anti-vaxxers who “peddle in lies and fears” during a UK awards show.
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Harry also attacked the “huge disparity between who can and cannot access the vaccine,” noting that “less than two percent of people in the developing world” have received a single dose so far.

“Until every community can access the vaccine, and until every community is connected to trustworthy information about the vaccine, then we are all at risk,” he argued.

Prince Harry speaks at the GQ event in London Wednesday to present “heroes of the year” awards.
Prince Harry also addressed vaccine inequality around the world, while speaking during the event.
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Aside from his serious message about vaccines, Harry also appeared to make a nod toward his party-boy past.

“It’s not often that one gets the chance to wear a tuxedo at 3 p.m., unless of course, it’s from the night before,” he said, referring to his smart appearance.

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