Facebook removes post suggesting first Covid vaccine patient may be an ‘actress’ – Mirror.co.uk

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Facebook has removed a former NHS worker’s post suggesting the first Covid vaccine patient was an actress.

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old British grandmother, became the first patient in the world to receive the Covid-19 vaccine on December 8.

In a Facebook Live video which has since been removed, Louise Hampton had said “I do wonder, was she an actress,” according to the Metro.

In another post she says: “Shame on Margaret’s Family for allowing this!!!! Using Granny as a guinea pig! Maggie’s jab is merely a MARKETING PLOY!!”

In the Facebook Live video, she allegedly said: “I wanted to speak a little bit about Margaret, she’s 90-years-old, allegedly, she seemed very happy.

“I do wonder, was she an actress?



Earlier this year Ms Hampton quit her job with 111 service provider Care UK, according to reports

“Did she volunteer herself, did somebody approach her?

“I would like to see her family on the news or whoever looks after her.”

A Facebook company spokesman told Mirror Online: “We have removed the content reported to us for violating our harmful misinformation policies.

“We remove Covid-19 misinformation that could lead to imminent physical harm, such as incorrect claims about cures or false information about approved vaccines.



Margaret Keenan, 90, the first patient in Britain to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine

“Between March and October we removed more than 12 million pieces of this type of content on Facebook and Instagram.

“We also ban adverts that include vaccine hoaxes or discourage people from getting a vaccine and put warning labels over vaccine posts marked as false by third party fact checkers.”

Margaret Keenan received the Pfizer’s Covid-19 jab following its clinical approval as the NHS launched its biggest ever vaccine campaign.



Staff working at a coronavirus testing centre

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he felt “emotional” as he saw the image of Mrs Keenan being vaccinated.

Mrs Keenan, who is from Coventry, said: “I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19, it’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after being on my own for most of the year.”

Earlier this year Ms Hampton quit her job with 111 service provider Care UK to become a figurehead for those opposing coronavirus precautions, according to reports.

Mirror Online has contacted Ms Hampton for comment.

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