Published: 06:00, 15 May 2021
An ex-Pfizer scientist who has become a prominent voice against Covid vaccines is set to speak at an anti-lockdown rally in Kent today.
Dr Michael Yeadon - a former vice-president and chief scientist at the pharmaceutical firm - will be a guest at the World Wide Freedom Rally in Canterbury.
The scientist attracted global media attention when he demanded Covid-19 vaccine trials be stopped after suggesting - without evidence - that the jabs cause infertility in women.
Experts have debunked the theory Dr Yeadon released in a petition he co-wrote, which was sent to Europe's medicine regulator.
However, anti-vaxxers have supported Dr Yeadon's views and shared them across social media.
He has also previously claimed vaccines are "somewhat dangerous" and that face masks "don't work".
According to his LinkedIn profile, the semi-retired scientist, who lives near the city, is now seeking to relocate to America and states his aims are to "continue opposing inappropriate policy responses to covid19 [sic]".
But he is set to give a talk today in Dane John Gardens in Canterbury, which starts at 1pm, as part of a Worldwide Freedom Rally.
It is part of anti-lockdown protests which are sweeping across Europe in opposition to government restrictions to control Covid-19 infections.