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Suspended anti-vax GP accuses health minister of 'crimes against humanity'

Suspended Derry GP Dr Anne McCloskey

A SUSPENDED doctor opposed to Covid vaccines has written to Health Minister Robin Swann and the chief medical officer accusing them of "crimes against humanity".

Dr Anne McCloskey, who practised as a GP in Derry for more than 30 years, issued a 'notice of liability' to some of the north's most senior health officials giving them two weeks to respond.

She threatened to issue further correspondence with a view of "bringing them to court", according the The Sunday Independent.

The medic also wrote the heath of the north's vaccination programme, Patricia Donnelly.

"I contend that the Government and the Department of Health are putting people's lives at risk. I am the only doctor standing up for patients," she said.

A former AontĂș councillor, Dr McCloskey posted a controversial video on social media in August inferring vaccinations had caused young people to become seriously ill with Covid - and falsely claimed "unapproved" vaccines were an "experimental genetic therapy".

Her comments sparked a public outcry and criticism by GP colleagues, with complaints made to the General Medical Council.

Last month the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service - the independent body which conducts misconduct hearings - imposed an interim 18 month suspension which prevents Dr McCloskey from working while the GMC investigates.

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