In the headlines: doubt settles after the new setbacks of the AstraZeneca vaccine

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Mistrust is growing against the AstraZeneca vaccine.


By: Véronique Rigolet Follow

10 mins


AstraZeneca's woes appear on the front page of the international press, which questions the growing risk of loss of confidence in the Anglo-Swedish vaccine.

He has therefore just suffered "

a double whammy

", explains the

Wall Street Journal


(already) the European Medicines Agency has confirmed the link with a risk of thrombosis, certainly rare but existing, and in the wake of the United Kingdom decided to suspend the vaccination of under 30s with this vaccine.

An abrupt change of strategy

 ", comments the

Financial Times

, " 

a correction of the trajectory which could undermine confidence well beyond the United Kingdom

 ", worries the


which recalls that many European countries have already taken measures " 

France, Germany and Spain already restrict the use of the vaccine to those over 55 or 60, while the Netherlands and much of Scandinavia have suspended it completely

 ," writes the


which therefore fears that " 

the change in British strategy will have a disproportionate impact on confidence in a vaccine which could save lives, particularly in regions of the world deprived of a vaccine


Sentiment shared by the

New York Times

, which reports the " 


 " linked to the new setbacks suffered by AstraZeneca and worries about the future of this vaccine " 

the most used in the world, much cheaper and easier to store than 'others, and which could make it possible to immunize 1 in 5 people in the world


 Distrust is gaining ground

Australia is now weighing its options after betting big on AstraZeneca

 ", headlines the

Wall Street Journal

which explains that Canberra asked " 

the regulators of the country to examine urgently the conclusions of Europe on the" link " plausible between the vaccine and the thrombosis problems


At the same time in Hong Kong, " 

experts urge the government to cancel the order for 7.5 million AstraZeneca vaccines

 ," the

South China Morning Post


because of growing concerns about security



 ": the affront of the Turkish President to the President of the Commission of the EU

Otherwise called the " 


 " on social networks, the big controversy also shakes Brussels after the visit on Tuesday of the two heads of the European executive to Ankara and the famous scene where only Charles Michel the President of the European Council is offered a chair near of the Turkish president, Ursula von der Leyen being it put back on a sofa.

Two men and a bassinet: macho scandal in Ankara

 ", headlines the Belgian daily

Le Soir. 


 European diplomacy stumbles on a chair,

 " said the columnist of the Swiss newspaper

Le Temps, 

who underlines " 

that beyond the symbolic violence that conceals this ostentatious discrimination, it intervenes in a country which has just been withdraw from the Istanbul Convention against violence against women


For the

New York Times

, this incident also reflects " 

the inability of the European Union to forge a united front against Turkey

 ", because almost everything insists the American daily " 

Charles Michel could have reversed the situation by offering his seat to Ursula von der Leyen


He did not do it and the Belgian press is now firing red bullets against the former Prime Minister of the country " 

a muzzle

 " for some, others underlines

Le Soir

accuse " 

his claim, which would have brought him down. in an Islamo-conservative trap set by Erdogan


Alexeï Navalny's health deteriorates further

Many dailies report the disturbing remarks of the lawyers of the Russian opponent imprisoned and on hunger strike since March 31.

Alexeï Navalny would suffer " 

from a double herniated disc and a loss of sensitivity in the hands

 ", writes the

Washington Post

he would have also lost a lot of weight

 ", and had to be transferred to the ward of the sick of the prison " 

due to respiratory problems




also points out that the prison authorities " 

refuse to have an outside doctor come to examine Navalny


The Queen of England will open her Buckingham garden for picnics

Unheard of in the kingdom, Queen Elizabeth has decided to open the gardens of Buckingham Palace to visitors this summer who " 

can come and have a picnic there from July to September

 ", informs us the


, which explains that the castle itself, will remain closed due to a pandemic for the 2nd consecutive year.

But before going to spread your tablecloth on the flowered lawns of Buckingham, be aware that there will be an entrance fee.


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