EMMANUEL bosses Macron and Brussels “could have killed hundreds of thousands” by knocking off the Oxford-AstraZeneca stab, a scientist claims.
Professor Sir John Bell – the tool that helped create that vaccine – was hoping that it would roll out around the world.
But hasty comment from French President and EU Leadersconstantly talking down, is said to have led to huge vaccine apathy.
And the furious Sir John, 69, insists it has given rise to anti-vaxxers, which then led to Covid invading Europe again in another wave.
“I think bad behavior from scientists and politicians has probably killed hundreds of thousands of people – and that they can’t be proud of,” he said.
“They have damaged the reputation of vaccines in a way that is known around the world.”
The Oxford University professor, a former Government adviser, said the critical comments had eroded trust in vaccines globally, and prevented the nonprofit from reaching those who need it. .
Mr. Macron and former German leader Angela Merkel trashed the phrase “nearly effective” for older people and declared: “It doesn’t work as expected.”
Other leaders accused the UK of rushing through the ratification in a post-Brexit controversy.
But just hours later, the European Medicines Agency approved the drug for adults of all ages, and Germany and France later reversed their decision to make the drug available to older adults. It has been sent to 170 non-profit countries, saving countless lives.
About three-quarters of the vaccines have been distributed to low- or middle-income countries.
But huge batches of vaccines in France had to be thrown away because people did not use them in time.
It was wrongly speculated that the vaccine could cause blood clots or that the developers cut corners.
Countries – including Ireland, Italy, Austria and Denmark – have paused the rollout.
Almost half of UK adults have had two doses of AZ jab at home, but it has not yet been approved in the US.
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