The Guardian reports:
Rupert Murdoch has become the latest public figure to have the coronavirus vaccine, visiting his local GP’s surgery late on Wednesday to receive his first dose.
A convoy of Range Rovers delivered the 89-year-old billionaire to a dedicated vaccine centre in Henley, Oxfordshire, where normal hours are understood to have been extended at the last minute. An email was sent out saying: “Just a reminder – we have been advised ‘no media coverage’ due to security issues. Please note that photography and video are strictly forbidden.”
A statement issued on behalf of Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corp, said he “had the vaccine at his local GP’s surgery after he received a call saying he was eligible”.
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Allow me to correct this headline. Rupert Murdoch received the vaccine today, one day after @FoxNews, which he owns, cynically spread dangerous vaccine misinformation that may lead to people dying https://t.co/YakBEsKUmJ
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) December 18, 2020