A LEADING British anti-vaxxer was admitted to hospital with Covid after refusing the vaccine. 

John O'Looney, from Milton Keynes, claimed the virus was "just a common cold" before being admitted to a hospital ICU unit with Covid last month.

The funeral director is well-known within the anti-vax community thanks to his social media presence, where he shares videos making unproven claims about the virus and the vaccine, reports Wales Online.

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After being admitted to hospital with Covid however, the 53-year-old was forced to change his opinion. 

In a statement posted on social media on December 31, O'Looney wrote: "I was initially sceptical about Covid but I can confirm its validity and it is very nasty.

"So let us make no mistake there is an enemy to face but does it require endless bouts of injections after injections after injections?"

He also complained that the hospital food was "appalling" and "all tasted the same". 

O'Looney claimed that doctors offered him a trial drug to help him recover but said he "declined and stuck to my guns", before discharging himself against doctors advice.  

Upon leaving hospital, he said: "I feel very fortunate to have escaped hospital (I never dreamed I would have lived to say that) with the help of family and friends.

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"The sinister whispering, the secrecy and the guilty looks amongst certain members of staff spoke volumes to me.

"It was honestly very chilling and traumatising just seeing how it has changed - especially when I asked to leave."

Despite being hospitalised with the virus, O'Looney continues to oppose the Covid vaccines and urged parents to take their kids out of school to avoid the jab.

Since leaving hospital, he has been forced to temporarily close the funeral business that he has run since 2017 "due to illness".