Karins wants medics who have recommended people not to get vaccinated to be held accountable

  • 2021-10-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The medical community must hold accountable doctors who have advised people not to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told TV3 this morning.

He acknowledged that "most doctors work day and night to save us all", but there are some doctors who still encourage unscientific and harmful behavior. "I think that these people should also be held accountable by the medical community, whether they are fit for their job at all," the prime minister said.

The head of government raised the issue of whether a person with a medical education can continue working during a pandemic if he or she has advised patients not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 without a scientific or medical reason.

"The difficulty is that these people who are fighting against vaccination possesses a doctor's degree and they can say that, 'I'm a doctor!' and people will believe them,'' Karins pointed out to the problem.