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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:05 PM

UK plan to shun EU vaccine scheme 'unforgivable', say critics

The UK’s decision not to join an EU plan to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine to its most vulnerable citizens has been described as “unforgivable” and condemned by health charities and opposition politicians.

On Friday, Matt Hancock confirmed that the UK would not be participating in the scheme. The health secretary said the UK’s position outside the EU would have left it without a decision-making role as negotiations over purchases were made.

The European commission has been in “intensive” talks with leading drugs manufacturers to make advance purchases of any future vaccine.

Under the joint procurement plan, the commission will then distribute doses to the Europeans in greatest need first amid an inevitable international battle to source the drugs.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/10/uk-poised-to-shun-eu-coronavirus-vaccine-scheme

Because the Tories won't admit doing anything in conjunction with the EU is a good idea. Even if people die thanks to their pigheadedness. Or they're determined that European people in need can't get a vaccine ahead of any potential Tory voter.

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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:22 PM

1. How can they make "advance purchases" before the drug is developed, tested and

proven? The danger is in rushing to get the first vaccine, when that might not be the most effective.

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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 05:50 PM

2. The Germans offered their open source Covid tracing app free of charge

to the UK government, and the idiots turned them down. Here in Ireland, the government has issued their own app and there's already been over 1 million people who have signed up out of 4.8 million, which is a fantastic achievement in 5 days of it going live.

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