Peter Andre slams Lauren Goodger for likening coronavirus to a ‘cold’ and saying she won’t get vaccinated

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Peter Andre has slammed Lauren Goodger after her comments about coronavirus, when she compared it to having a “cold” and said she would not get the vaccine.

The former TOWIE star, 34, who has a card that means she’s exempt from wearing a face mask, revealed she “doesn’t believe in masks” altogether.

Many criticised Lauren for making those comments, including Piers Morgan, 55, who lashed out at her on Good Morning Britain.

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Peter Andre, 47, who just celebrated his daughter Amelia's seventh birthday while fighting the deadly virus at home, has now expressed his thoughts on Lauren’s views in his new magazine column.

He wrote: "Lauren Goodger is the latest person to say she won’t get the coronavirus vaccine and his likened the virus to having a cold. She’s also said she doesn’t wear a mask.

“I don’t have anything against anyone who wants to express their views, unless what they say can be detrimental to other people’s health.

“Personally, I think it’s a careless thing to say. It’s just the wrong message.”

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“I know at least two people who have been in a bad way with coronavirus and have been on oxygen for quite a while. It’s no joke,” he continued.

“With a lot of people, I think unless it’s happened to them, or someone close to them has been really unwell, they don’t realise how serious it can be.

“It’s also scary to know some people don’t even care about the pandemic and some even think it’s a hoax.”

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Talking about Lauren on on GMB, Piers Morgan exclaimed: “On the day we discovered a million people have the virus and we're desperate for a vaccination, she said she doesn't agree with masks and won't be taking the vaccine if it's given to her."

Later on, the host said: "I mean these people are absolute halfwits… they're not even halfwits, they're quarter-wits!"

Peter recently thanked his wife Emily for looking after him as he continues to recover from coronavirus at home.

He shared on Instagram: "Thanks for being a bit of a legend the last few days @dr_emily_official. Even Bill Murray and Kim J think your great."

Emily recently spoke out about her husband's health in her column with OK! Magazine, confirming he had tested positive for COVID-19.

She said: "As you might have heard, Peter has tested positive for coronavirus. At the time of writing this he has just received his results back. He's resting and doing well – luckily he knows a good doctor!

"Jokes aside, we are all keeping away from him and can't wait to give him a hug when his self-isolation passes."

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