LONDON, July 28: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has been forced to clarify that he is �not against a vaccine� for COVID-19, after inadvertently sharing an anti-vaxxer post on one of his social media handles.
Hamilton recently shared a post on Instagram which suggested Bill Gates was lying about a coronavirus vaccine. In the video clip shared by Hamilton, Gates is questioned about the possible side-effects of a vaccine and he offers reassurance while refuting a conspiracy theory that the vaccine will be used to implant microchips in people.
The clip was captioned �I remember when I told my first lie�, reports The Guardian.
The post, however, attracted criticism online following which the Formula One driver deleted it. Hamilton has now said he wanted to �clarify (his) thoughts� on the matter.
�I�ve noticed some comments on my earlier post around the coronavirus vaccine, and want to clarify my thoughts on it, as I understand why they might have been misinterpreted,� Hamilton wrote in a subsequent post on Instagram. � IANS