By TOM HUSSEY
October 24, 2021
The former Democrat presidential candidate told Andrew Marr Mr Johnson should implement draconian rules and sanctions around vaccine uptake in order to force infection rates down ahead of winter.
Mrs Clinton said: “I do think it is imperative that the Prime Minister do what he can to stop the rise in Covid in the UK.
“He doesn’t need to shut the society down but he does need to mandate vaccines.”
Mr Marr clarified that mandating vaccines would see the implementation of vaccine passports in Britain, which Mrs Clinton wholeheartedly agreed was the correct way forward.
She then went on to explain how the health sector in New York has taken a hard line against vaccine hesitancy and implemented a mandate.
While in an extraordinary revelation the Democrat told Andrew Marr how 1,000 medical staff were fired from their jobs at a single medical group in the city after refusing to get vaccinated.
Mrs Clinton said: “I think you have got to make it clear that we are not going to go back into lockdown – that is not going to happen.
“But if you don’t get vaccinated if you don’t have proof of vaccination when you go into a club or a restaurant…
“And employers don’t enforce vaccines, we may see some problems here in the UK as the weather gets colder and people are forced back inside again.”
Her comments come as Boris Johnson chose to scrap vaccine passports, while Wales and Scotland have now rolled them out.
In both countries the passes are required to enter nightclubs and large events.
Anyone aged over 16 who has been fully vaccinated in Wales or England can use the NHS Covid Pass to prove their status.
The passport is compulsory for over-18s who wish to attend large events.
It’s also available to Britons who’ve had a negative lateral flow test in the previous 48 hours.
It comes as the government is facing increased pressure from experts to implement tighter Covid rules ahead of the winter through their “plan B”.
The plan would not see a full lockdown implemented, but would likely see the return of home-working, masks and social distancing.
The demands come as the government last week extended the Coronavirus Act for an additional six months without a vote. The emergency Act gives the Government powers to intervene or relax regulations across society and sectors to limit the spread of the virus.