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"I was attending my local hospital as an outpatient, but as far as I was aware it was over a relatively minor condition that would certainly not place me in the ‘very high risk’ category. Or would it?"
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‘When I was offered the vaccine, I had assumed it was a scam of some sort and debated not showing’


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by IMAGE
13.05.21

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Alice Sommers was attending a hospital for a yet diagnosed but presumed minor issue. What did the hospital know that she didn’t?

I was out for my daily constitutional in a local park when my phone buzzed to alert me that I had received a text message. Pulling the phone from my pocket, balancing coffee in one hand and wayward dog in the other, I studied the message, confusion etched on my face. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. It looked like the real deal but isn’t that what we are always told? The...

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