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Matt Morgan: Caring for unvaccinated patients

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2022 (Published 17 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2022

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Re: Matt Morgan: Caring for unvaccinated patients

Dear Editor,

using texting while driving and drinking too much at office parties (with, presumably, sexually inappropriate behaviours and speech) as examples of blame-free behaviours equivalent to vaccine refusal doesn't make sense. In those examples, the responsibility for the actions and consequences are laid entirely on the perpetrator with potential civil and criminal penalties. It is uncontroversial to condemn texting while driving so why is vaccine refusal seen so differently?

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 August 2021
Jason A Wilson
Anaesthetist
Imperial NHS Trust
Imperial NHS Trust, London