EU are 'commandeering UK over vaccine supply' says Malone
Europe minister Clement Beaune, a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron, claimed the UK was “taking many risks” in its independent vaccine scheme. He questioned Britain’s decision to give out doses 12 weeks apart and questioned the efficacy of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. Asked whether the EU’s handling of the pandemic was an advert for Brexit, Mr Beaune replied: “It has nothing to do with Brexit, but I understand that you make the comparison.
“The British are in an extremely difficult health situation. They are taking many risks in this vaccination campaign. And I can understand it, but they are taking many risks.
“They have massively spaced, and the scientists have told us not to, the two injections apart to up to 42 days.
“They mainly depend on one vaccine, AstraZeneca. The European authority will tell us tomorrow, but Germany has already told us about doubts regarding the effectiveness in people above 65.
“The UK has used the vaccine in this age group. So I understand that if they are in a difficult health situation, they take additional risks, that I do not think our citizens would accept if we took all those risks despite the recommendations of our scientists.”
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