Covid-19: Is the UK at risk of running out of vaccines for its second doses?
THE CHEKING PROCESS – The most advanced European country in terms of vaccination has been promoting the first doses since December. Against the backdrop of a standoff with Brussels, does he find himself in difficulty today?
THE QUESTION. For the countries of the European Union, the United Kingdom has since December become the yardstick for a successful vaccination campaign. And, for Brussels, the comparisons are hardly flattering: for 100 inhabitants, 15.50 doses were distributed in the European Union against 50.26 in the Kingdom, that is to say a ratio of more than 1 to 3. Only, to accelerate the process even further. effect of its vaccination campaign, London has chosen to space the two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca, up to 12 weeks, against the 3 or 4 normally recommended by laboratories.
“EU ready to deprive Britons of second dose of vaccine», Told the Figaro MEP Pascal Canfin, who chairs the Committee on the Environment and Public Health in the European Parliament. Same story coming from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian: “The UK prided itself on having vaccinated a lot for the first doses except they have a second dose problem“. “And we are vaccinated when we have made the two doses. Today, there are as many vaccinated with the second dose in France as in the United Kingdom“, He said on March 26 on France Info. Behind these warnings is expressed all the anger of Brussels and the Member States at the AstraZeneca laboratory, which has delivered many more vaccines to the United Kingdom than to the European Union despite commercial contracts written in terms almost identical. In this showdown, the EU is now considering blocking vaccine exports to the UK. Can this become a problem for the British? Could they run out of vaccines for their second doses, as Pascal Canfin and Jean-Yves Le Drian imply, in the form of a thinly veiled threat?
CHECKS. Where are the British?
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