COVID-19: Gareth Southgate urges young people to have coronavirus vaccine and get 'freedom back'

Gareth Southgate has stepped up to lead a government campaign to persuade younger people to get a COVID vaccine and get their freedom back

7/24/2021 11:09:00 AM

Gareth Southgate has stepped up to lead a government campaign to persuade younger people to get a COVID vaccine and get their freedom back

The England football manager, who led the Three Lions to the final of the Euros two weeks ago, has recorded a video in which he urges people to get vaccinated.

Adults over the age of 18 have been eligible for a vaccination against COVID-19 in England since 18 June. But according to the latest figures from Public Health England this week uptake of the vaccine in younger groups already appears to be levelling off.

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Case rates arehighest in people in their 20sand data from PHE on Thursday showed the age group had a seven-day infection rate of 1,154.7 per 100,000 people - or 1 in 100.Vaccination rates are now rising only very slowly in each age group. More than 95% of people in England over the age of 80 have had their first dose, compared with 80.9% of people aged 45 to under 50, 62.8% of those aged 30 to under 35, and 58.4% of those aged 18 to under 25 years old.

The England manager has enjoyed massive popularity throughout the country both during and after the Euros, in which his team reached the final at Wembley, only to lose on penalties to Italy.According to a poll by YouGov earlier this month, Southgate is considerably more popular than both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, both of whom supported the England team at Wembley during the tournament. headtopics.com

Minister suggests other 'crowded' venues where vaccine passports could be introducedYouGov suggested 66% of adults surveyed had a favourable view of the England boss, with only 5% an unfavourable view. The numbers for the PM were 39% favourable and 54% unfavourable, with 26% and 55% for the Labour leader.

Another poll, by Opinium, suggested a 72% favorability rating for the England manager, with an unfavourable rating of 11%, compared to 65% and 22% for Sir Winston ChurchillSouthgate's leadership qualities were also hailed after England's extra-time semi-final victory over Denmark by Sky Sports commentator and former Three Lions defender Gary Neville.

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zacseidler The England football manager, who led the Three Lions to the final of the Euros two weeks ago, has recorded a video in which he urges people to get vaccinated. They really are desperate to inflict this vaccine! Freedom to travel!!!I am one of the 5 million who had my first jab in March, turned out it was the Indian astra of which the EU doesnt recognise on the vaccine passport. Joke 😡

Keep away from my kids….just saying!! NO EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE, NO FREEDOM! NO EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE, NO FREEDOM! NO EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE, NO FREEDOM! NO EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE, NO FREEDOM! LETS GO SATANISM YAAAAAAY!!! Will you personally apologise to every family who has a healthy loved one, killed by the vaccine?

Why? 🤔 Sounding more like emotional blackmail from Saint/Sir Southgate 'persuade younger people to get the vaccine' - ok 'to get their freedom back' - no, that's blackmail. People have freedom of choice, we are not your property or your prisoners.

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No thanks ! From a bloke proven to make bad decisions at critical moments. Good luck ... What do you mean by freedom. We live in a very free society and we not have take the jab to get our freedom! He can go then football is not propaganda Southgate liberal left wing politicised the England footballers when his job was winnning football matches. Kneeling down and vaccinations have nothing to do with football.

ritmat12 VIP subscriptions worth investing in thank me later don't waste time on local tipsters who are waiting for major leagues to resume Get their freedom back? How wen 1- u can still catch it 2- the gov is trying to push through passports... not freedom if you hve to prove smething that is ultimatly freedom of choice NoVaccinePassport COVID19

Covid: Gareth Southgate urges young people to have jabThe England manager says vaccination is a chance for them to 'get your freedom back'. Gotta disagree with Gazza on this one. Long covid is far worse than being double jabbed. Yes Dr Southgate! 🤣🤣🤣

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More than 600,000 people told to isolate by NHS Covid-19 app618,903 people in England and Wales received self-isolation alerts in the week up to 14 July Thanks to EURO2020 !! Wondered how could they allow sprctators to attend matches!! That's because it is doing what it is designed to do; it's not the apps fault that the JohnsonVariant has been allowed to run rampant. The more cases there are the more people will be in contact with an infected person and the more people will be pinged. It's not rocket science. I ignored 2. One on the work phone, one on the private phone

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