Coronavirus vaccines for 12 year olds 'under review' says Harden
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According to a UK Government source, France blocked the vaccines from leaving the EU from the Halix site in Holland. While the UK had expected the imminent delivery, France managed to block the delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine, despite criticising its efficacy. Such was the fury over the move, one UK source claimed it may have cost lives.
Indeed, the Government source said it had not been the actiosn of an ally.
Due to this, the Prime Minister was forced to focus on the supply of the Pfizer vaccine in order to maintain the UK’s bid to inoculate the country.
The UK source told The Sun: “The French stole our vaccines at the same time as they were slagging them off in public and suggesting they weren’t safe to use.
“It was an outrageous thing to do and not the action of an ally, which was made very clear to them.
“Withholding vaccines by stopping them leaving the EU had the potential to cost lives with people waiting for both first and second jabs.
“We had a solid vaccine plan in place and this meant we were able to keep on jabbing.
“But it was an astonishing, outrageous thing to do.”
The source claimed the act by the French government had been akin to “an act of war”.
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Although France diverted the AstraZeneca vaccine doses, Emmanuel Macron had questioned the effectiveness of the jab for the over-65.
Mr Macron said: “The real problem on AstraZeneca is that it doesn’t work the way we were expecting it to.
“We’re waiting for the European Medicines Agency results, but today everything points to thinking it is quasi-ineffective on people older than 65, some say those 60 years or older.”
Later on, the French and German government reversed their comments regarding the effectiveness of the vaccine, although their criticism caused widespread skepticism.
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