On Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, ITV hosts Susanna Reid and Ed Balls were back on the show to present the latest news headlines. The duo discussed a range of topics and spoke with a number of guests throughout the programme. However, things took a turn when they spoke with entrepreneur Tru Powell and Professor John Ashton about whether it’s fair to put unvaccinated people into lockdown.
Professor Ashton believes “everyone needs to play their part” when it comes to combatting coronavirus.
However, Tru is against putting unvaccinated people into lockdown as he claimed it is an “encroachment on civil and human rights”.
“This is really exhausting,” Tru began. “And I think it is a disgrace that Germany are doing this.
“We should not be dictating to people that they need to have the vaccine otherwise they’re going to be locked down in their homes.”
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He continued: “I think it’s an encroachment on civil and human rights.
“I think everybody has the right to decide what goes into their bodies.
“It’s really exhausting that we are back here again discussing Covid.
“We know that it’s here and we know that it’s a huge problem. But people are being discriminated against, people are losing their jobs.”
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While Professor Ashton went on to say the UK may go into another national lockdown.
“We all need to play our part and at the moment, it’s as though the thing is over,” he explained.
“We need to get back to wearing masks and social distancing. It’s not about civil rights, it’s about winning the battle against this virus.”