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“Black Panther” star Letitia Wright has deleted her social media accounts after facing backlash around an anti-vaccine video she shared to her platform.
Wright shared the video, which was uploaded to the YouTube channel “On The Table,” — and questions the legitimacy of the COVID-19 vaccine, which several countries are preparing to roll out.
Before deleting her social media, Wright defended sharing the video.
“If you don’t conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself…you get cancelled,” Wright said in a now-deleted tweet. She added, “my intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies. Nothing else.”
Last week, the United Kingdom announced that it would be the first country to move forward with distributing the vaccine to its citizens.
On 2 December, UK regulators granted emergency-use authorization to a vaccine from drug firms Pfizer and BioNTech. This comes just seven months after the start of clinical trials. British front-line healthcare workers and care-home staff and residents will be first in line to receive the vaccine.
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said: “This coming week will be a historic moment as we begin vaccination against Covid-19. We are prioritizing the most vulnerable first and over-80s, care home staff and NHS colleagues will all be among the first to receive the vaccines.
“We are doing everything we can to make sure we can overcome significant challenges to vaccinate care home residents as soon as possible too. I urge everybody to play their part to suppress this virus and follow the local restrictions to protect the NHS while they carry out this crucial work.”
Despite assurances from health officials, many remain dubious of the new jab, stating that there has simply not been enough time to trial the vaccine.