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Derry GP suspended over Covid-19 vaccine comments

Derry GP Dr. Anne McCloskey has been handed an 18-month interim suspension over comments that she made in relation to the Covid-19 vaccine.

The decision prevents her from practising medicine in the UK for the 18-month period.

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During this period, the General Medical Council (GMC) will be investigating allegations of Covid-19 misinformation.

A former councillor for Aontú, McCloskey stood down from the party over differences of opinion regarding the pandemic.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, she has been regularly posting articles online where she expresses her scepticism about the seriousness of Covid-19 and the need for lockdowns.

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Expressing concerns about young people receiving the vaccine, McCloskey shared posts which compared the administration of vaccines to Nazi Germany and experiments that were carried out at concentration camps.

Last month, the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) suspended her as a precautionary measure while an investigation was carried out.

It’s understood that McCloskey is currently “interim suspended” following a hearing on the 21st of September at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

Standing by her comments, McCloskey stated that she didn’t wish to comment any further.

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