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Boris Johnson Calls Out U.K. Anti-Vaxxers ‘Spouting Nonsense’ Online

Boris Johnson visits a vaccination center in Northampton, U.K., on Jan. 6.

Boris Johnson visits a vaccination center in Northampton, U.K., on Jan. 6.

Photographer: Peter Cziborra/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Boris Johnson slammed anti-vaxxers spreading “nonsense” about Covid-19 on the internet, a change in tone he said was driven by the “tragedy” that so many people admitted to U.K. hospitals are not vaccinated.

“I want to say to the anti-vax campaigners, who are putting this mumbo jumbo on social media, they are completely wrong,” Johnson told reporters at a vaccination center in the East Midlands on Thursday. “And you haven’t heard me say that before, because I want a voluntary approach.”