The British government has refused to rule out the notion of making Chinese coronavirus vaccines mandatory if it considers the voluntary administration of vaccines to be inadequate in slowing the spread of the virus.
On Monday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that, at present, the government is not “proposing” mandatory vaccinations but went on to say that he has learned “not to rule things out” adding: “We have to watch what happens and you have to make judgments accordingly.”
A government source told the British broadsheet The Daily Telegraph: “This is not our preferred option, we have always operated on the basis of educating people about vaccines to ensure a system of informed consent.”
“If there was an effective vaccine, and because of low uptake we were still seeing deaths in large numbers, then we would have to consider it,” the source warned.
Another government insider told the paper: “nothing