According to a French fact-checking research, Brexit supporters should praise the EU for the UK vaccine deployment.
According to a fact-checking analysis for a French TV channel, BREXITEERS “should thank the EU” for the UK’s quick vaccination implementation.
According to a fact-checking program on France24, Brexit has not allowed Britain to move faster on vaccines than the EU. It went on to say that “British citizens, including Brexiteers and Remainers, owe vaccines to the EU.” The video refuted assertions made by British Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who stated in December last year that Brexit had allowed his government to move faster than its EU counterparts.
“Because of Brexit, we have been able to make a judgement based on the UK regulator,” Mr Hancock said at the time on Times Radio.
“And not to follow in the footsteps of the Europeans, who move a little more slowly.”
“That is false,” France24’s ‘Fact or Fake’ report stated.
“The United Kingdom was the first Western country to begin vaccinations.”
“But, in fact, it was an EU provision that permitted the UK to get a head start on other member-states who could have exploited it if they chose to,” the report stated.
“Vaccines must be licensed by the European Medicines Agency for use in Europe.
“However, in the event of a pandemic, all member states can utilize an emergency measure to temporarily authorize vaccines for their citizens.
“It is thanks to EU subsidies that British individuals now have access to the vaccine.
“In June, the European Investment Bank approved a loan of 100 million euros to BioNTech, a German vaccine development company.
“In reality, both Brexiteers and Remainers in the United Kingdom owe something to the EU.”
As of July 15, the United Kingdom had immunized 68 percent of its population with at least one dose of the Covid vaccine, with 52.36 percent receiving two doses.
This indicates that the United Kingdom has the largest proportion of completely vaccinated citizens, closely followed by Canada and Israel, both of which have had a highly effective vaccine program.
Vaccine uptake, on the other hand, has been uneven across Europe, with several leaders resorting to enforcement.
Germany and France have made Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for all healthcare workers earlier this week, following Britain’s lead.
Mr Macron went even farther, insisting that in order to enter France, persons must either be vaccinated or have recently tested negative for the virus. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”