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Conor McGregor Quickly Deletes Tweet About Vaccines Not Working

Conor McGregor Quickly Deletes Tweet About Vaccines Not Working

The Irishman has waded into the coronavirus pandemic discussion but it didn't last long.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Conor McGregor has quickly deleted a message to his fans about the coronavirus pandemic and the vaccine.

In typical McGregor fashion, the tweet was swiftly deleted after just 15 minutes.

Since the very first outbreak back at the start of 2020, the Irishman has kept his opinions on the virus relatively quiet...until now.

Just a few days after slamming the Irish government for reintroducing strict coronavirus restrictions, The Irishman has now taken aim at the success rate of the vaccine.


"The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever," McGregor tweeted. "More vaccinated than ever. More cases than ever. Reevaluate entirely. Stop taking handouts."

Before McGregor's tweet was deleted, it had racked up almost 10,000 likes.

He's referring to the current wave of coronavirus cases that has erupted across Europe that has forced restrictions to again be introduced to lessen the burden on the healthcare system.

Experts believe the winter season, insufficient vaccine coverage, and the Delta variant are to blame for the sudden surge of new infections.

According to multiple health organisations dotted around the globe, the purpose of vaccinations is to reduce hospitalisation rates - technically not stopping you from contracting the virus itself.

Ireland has more than 90 per cent of his eligible population fully vaccinated already but rumours are swirling the country could enter a snap lockdown before Christmas.

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The World Health Organization's regional director Dr Hans Kluge has warned there could be as many as half a million deaths on the continent by March if things aren't turned around.

"Covid-19 has become once again the number one cause of mortality in our region," he told the BBC. "We know what needs to be done."

He explained that forcing people to get the Covid-19 vaccine should only be a 'last resort' out of this current surge, however people need to understand how grave a situation it is at the moment.

The Czech Republic and Slovakia have introduced new restrictions on unvaccinated people, while Austria has straight up announced a new lockdown to curb their infection rates.

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told the BBC it wasn't easy putting people back into their homes but it was necessary.

"It's a problem for the whole society because even those that are vaccinated, if they don't have access to an intensive care unit because they're blocked by those who are not vaccinated and got sick, so then they are affected as well," he said.

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