Nearly one month after his letter telling a friend about his unwelcoming experience with COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca (AZ), British guitarist Eric Clapton appeared in an interview in a video released on June 13 to discuss further his views about the pandemic. 

Speaking with Oracle Films, the filmmaker whose ideology is to endorse freedom of speech and open debate, 76-year-old Eric Clapton reviewed his disbelief in the common propaganda about the CCP Virus (or coronavirus).

Holding his “alternative data” about the pandemic from the very beginning, Clapton was pretty much isolated from the people around him who decided to trust the government and “their propaganda.” 

“The more I got into that, the more I realised I was distancing myself not only from the government but from the rest of the public too,” said Clapton. 

But he was not the lone sheep in the British community. He soon found an internet group on Telegram that supported “focused protection,” which believes there are much better ways to survive the pandemic without strict public restrictions. Still, even his closest people decided to distance themselves from him.

“I would try to reach out to fellow musicians and sometimes I just don’t hear from them anymore,” Clapton recalled. “My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails any more. It’s quite noticeable.”

During the summer of last year, Clapson considered moving his family somewhere else as he believed the “rhetoric” thoughts about the CCP Virus his family was living in was too biased. 

America could have been a good choice, but then Clapton realized the prejudice there could be “even worse.” 

“The minute I began to say anything about the lockdowns here, my concerns, I was labelled as a Trump supporter in America and I got some pretty heavy feedback.” 

Former President Trump was known for his many remarks about the CCP Virus that the mainstream media would love to pick on at the time, including the lab-leak theory and the jab-free therapies for the disease. However, during recent times, it appeared that many of his claims were substantiated.   

Turning to the vaccines, Clapton said even though he was intimidated by needles and blood samples, he did not oppose the idea until the roll out started. 

“When they talked about the rolling out, I smelled a rat again,” he said. “That’s just the way the focus was on this and there was a race and then it became political and national and I thought here we go again.”

While he was not convinced of any good deeds behind the vaccines, Clapton decided to get immunized to protect his children, which rewarded him with becoming paralyzed for two weeks after the first dose and three additional weeks unable to use his hands after the second dose of the AZ vaccine. 

However, Clapton did not completely blame the vaccine for causing him the dreadful experience, rather he said it could be due to his existing peripheral neuropathy which would keep him from taking any shots. 

“But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone.”