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Health.The United Kingdom uses Brexit to vaccinate first against Covid
Vaccines.Europe accelerates approval procedures for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines before 2021
The British Education Minister, Gavin Williamson, has once again made a patriotic cause on account of the coronavirus vaccine that will begin to be administered in hospitals on Monday.
"We have better scientists than the French, the Belgians or the Americans," Williamson told
"We are a much better country than all of them
His statements came a day after
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
assured that Brexit had served to ace
read the process
and to make the United Kingdom the first country in the world to clinically supply a vaccine against Covid: "We have not had to keep up with the Europeans, who have been a little slower."
discredited the outbursts of his two most controversial ministers, assuring that the administration of the vaccine in his country is not a "bonus" of the
and that it is the result of "global efforts".
Pfizer / BioNTech
made in fact in Belgium
and any other EU country could have anticipated the approval of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) by applying the health emergency clause. "We have been able to authorize the supply of the vaccine in accordance with the provisions of European laws," he specified June Raine, Executive Director of the UK Regulatory Body (MHRA).
Raine had to correct his own minister and remember that
European regulations remain in force in your country until January 1, 2021
, when the Brexit transition period ends. "We too could have chosen to accelerate the administration of
the vaccine for health emergency
", stressed by the German Health Minister Jens Spahn, when explaining the caution en bloc of the EU countries." The idea is not to be the first, but
do it in a safe and effective way.
Nothing is more important than creating confidence in the population in the face of vaccines. "Driven by initial triumphalism, the Johnson Administration's contradictory messages are
creating first of all confusion among the population
The secretary for the companies Alok Sharma, also pointed to the patriotic celebrations: "In the years to come, we will remember this moment when the
He led humanity in combating this disease. "Gavin Williamson picked up the baton on Thursday and took national pride further. Asked whether Brexit could contribute to the administration of the vaccine, he answered without further ado:"
We are capable of making things happen, that they can be completed
r (...) We have to recognize that we have the best in this country, and obviously the best medical regulators, and that means we are going to
be the first country in the western world, in the entire world, to have the Pfizer vaccine
"Williamson implicitly admitted."
the real competitive advantage "by leaving the EU
, despite the insistence by the MHRA that everything was done in accordance with European legislation and following those specified in its own law, approved in 2012 (four years before the referendum) that allows speeding up the procedures for medicines in pandemic cases Jonathan Van-Tam, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, told the
and acknowledged that the British Government is studying the possibility of
implant "vaccination certificates" among the population
to be able to access specific services or public events.
Van-Tam warned that the vaccination will not entail the automatic lifting of the restrictions by the Covid and recognized that a program of "can even be put into practice."
"if the effect is diminished over time.
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