The Formula 1 world champion faced a backlash after sharing a post from Canada-U.S. Internet star King Bach that implied Bill Gates was lying in a recent vaccine interview.
Hamilton, 35, has since deleted the video, which saw Mr Gates offering assurances about the potential side effects of a COVID-19[feminine[feminine vaccine and a conspiracy theory, they would be used to microchip people.
Mr Bach captioned the clip: “I remember when I told my first lie,” but Hamilton claims he didn’t see the comment.
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Hamilton, who was praised for his vocal position on the Black lives matter movement, has been criticized by fans who accused him of “spreading dangerous misinformation”.
But he told his 18.3 million Instagram followers on Monday: “I noticed comments on my previous post on the coronavirus vaccine, and I want to clarify my thoughts on this, as I understand why they could have been misinterpreted.
“First, I hadn’t seen the attached comment, so it’s totally my fault and I have a lot of respect for Bill Gates’ charitable work.
“I also want to be clear that I am not against a vaccine and that it will undoubtedly be important in the fight against the coronavirus, and I hope its development will save lives.
“However, after watching the video, I felt it showed that there was still a lot of uncertainty about the most significant side effects and how it was going to be funded.
He added: “I don’t always have the right answer. I’m only a human, but I learn as I go. ”
It comes after Boris Johnson urged people to take the government winter flu vaccination program, which will offer free vaccinations to 11-year-olds, anyone over 50 or in the “shielding” category against coronaviruses.
He criticized the so-called ‘anti-vaxxers’, telling doctors at a GP in London on Friday:’ There are all these anti-vaxxers now. They are mad, they are mad. “