Prince Harry attacks anti-vaxxers

The royal blasted the “mass-scale misinformation” on vaccines and said the global crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic needs to end.

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

The Duke of Sussex, 36, appeared in a tuxedo on a giant screen at the GQ event in London on Wednesday to present “heroes of the year” awards to the scientists behind the UK developed Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, reported the New York Post.

“They are our nation’s pride,” he said of the collaborative work on the shot. “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.

The Duke also attacked the “huge disparity between who can and cannot access the vaccine,” noting that “less than two per cent 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.

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 3pm, unless of course, it’s from the night before,” he said, referring to his smart appearance.

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and is reproduced here with permission

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