Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney has called out people who are against wearing facemasks to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Face coverings are a legal requirement in indoor settings in the UK and, according to a study based on data from Canada, can cut the spread of Covid-19 by almost half.
Sir Paul slammed critics of the protective masks during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning and stated: ‘When people sort of say, “Wearing masks is infringing on my civil liberties,” I say, “No. That is stupid”.’
He added: ‘I don’t want to give it to anyone and I don’t want to get it.’
Last week, Sir Paul revealed he will be getting the coronavirus vaccine as soon as he is able to, believing this will be the way out of the pandemic.
The 78-year-old is looking forward to getting the jab once it’s his turn – as he’s currently in the third tier of people eligible to get the jab.
He told The Sun: ‘The vaccine will get us out of this. I think we’ll come through it, I know we’ll come through, and it’s great news about the vaccine. I’ll have it as soon as I’m allowed.’
The artist is hoping mass vaccination will help the world get back to a sense of normality in the future as he added: ‘I mean it’s going to be very difficult for a while yet, because you can’t just lock down a whole country unless you’re China.
‘We can’t have that kind of lack of freedom, we’re all brought up to enjoy this great freedom that we have in a democracy.’