| Andrew Bridgen
|Andrew James Bridgen
28 October 1964
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
|University of Nottingham
Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire
Andrew Bridgen is a Conservative Member of Parliament.
He is a member of the COVID Recovery Group.
|“Andrew Bridgen was previously critical of policies like lockdown and the idea of vaccine mandates - but he praised the development of the Covid vaccine, and tweeted proudly when he received his doses.
It wasn't until last autumn that he began to make increasingly baseless claims, including that the vaccines were killing many people and that the damage was being covered up.
At first, he began highlighting some real, but rare, instances of genuine vaccine injury and misinterpreting real data to suggest these cases were more common than the research suggests.
But in recent weeks, this rhetoric has ramped up.Extensive independent research shows that Covid vaccines are extremely effective at preventing deaths and that serious side effects (including approximately 60 deaths in England and Wales) are rare, given the tens of millions of doses administered.”
|11 January 2022