A former NHS worker who said she did f**k all during the first wave of the pandemic has called coronavirus ‘rebranded flu’.

Louise Hampton, 37, quit her job as an NHS 111 health advisor after making controversial videos online and has now become a full-blown anti-lockdown activist. 

In her latest film, she recorded herself going into ‘empty’ A&E departments in London, saying people are ‘too scared’ to go to hospitals. Covid patients aren’t usually admitted through A&E because of the risks of spreading the virus.

One of the hospitals she visited hit back saying it was ‘clearly ridiculous’ to suggest the A&E was sitting idle. 

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Ms Hampton’s first film went viral back in August as she slammed her bosses for giving her a certificate praising her work during the outbreak. 

Sitting in her car, she told the Facebook Live audience: ‘Apparently, I worked really hard during Covid… Did I b*****ks? That’s why this is a certificate of b*****ks. Our service was dead! I did f*** all.’

Speaking about the clip to Mail Online, she said: ‘When I made the video, I was genuinely furious that I’d been awarded this certificate for doing bugger all. 

‘Not just me – but all those other NHS workers, many of whom had been sitting around twiddling their thumbs and making TikTok dance videos since March. 

‘They certainly didn’t deserve any kind of award – and nor did I. Those first four months of the “so-called pandemic” were the quietest I’d ever known.’

Ms Hampton resigned from her role before she was sacked for gross misconduct and is now urging other NHS workers to speak out. 

She claims to know many other people who work in hospitals who say the situation isn’t as bad as the Government claims.

She said: ‘I get messages from NHS workers mainly nurses that their hospitals have been empty and that they don’t believe this pandemic is as bad as the government is making out.

‘I can’t say for certain whether there is or isn’t a virus – I’m not a doctor or virologist – but the facts are out there for everyone to see. 

‘The Covid virus has never been isolated, the PCR tests are known to be unfit for purpose and give a large number of false positives and hospitals appear to be pretty much empty.

‘Flu statistics are showing that flu has almost disappeared. It seems to me like they’ve just rebranded the flu, calling it Covid 19.’

During her tour of hospitals in Ealing and Hillingdon in London, Ms Hampton filmed quiet waiting rooms. She’s heard saying: ‘Obviously, at the moment, all the pubs are closed and sporting events aren’t going on, so you’re not getting the drunks or sporting injuries, but we’re in the midst of a massive global pandemic so you’d have thought there’d have been some very ill people around…’

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A spokesperson for London North West Hospital Trust, which runs the hospitals told Mail Online: ‘We can’t comment on Ms Hampton’s personal experience during the pandemic but the idea that one of the country’s busiest A&Es is sitting idle is complete nonsense and clearly ridiculous. 

‘Our teams worked tirelessly during the pandemic providing lifesaving treatment as one of the hardest hit A&Es in London. Attendance rates are at now near pre-Covid levels combined with a second wave of Covid-19 and last week more than 900 people a day passed through our emergency rooms in Ealing and Northwick Park. We assume she was far too busy to notice that.’  

But Louise claims when she worked for 111, she kept telling people who were clearly having a heart attack or stoke that they needed to go to hospital, but they would refuse. 

She said: ‘I’d tell them I would arrange them an ambulance as they needed to get to A&E and they’d say “I’m not going to A&E because I don’t want to catch Covid”.’

Louise has now become a regular face at lockdown protests and has shared pictures of herself with Piers Corbyn, who has been one of the main organisers of the rallies. 

She says friends and family have stopped speaking to her because of her views but has vowed to keep campaigning, despite the criticism.  

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