Thanks to the EU, a French vaccine that was previously banned in France is now available in the United Kingdom after Brexit.
A BREXITeer criticized France’s Valneva vaccine availability, alleging that it was “illegal” in his nation “because of the European Union” and that it is now available in Britain because to Brexit.
After the European Union and President Emmanuel Macron failed to pre-order doses, it was disclosed last week that the Valneva Covid vaccination would be made accessible to the UK first. The vaccines have already been pre-ordered by Downing Street, with production taking place in Livingston, Scotland, demonstrating yet another example of the UK’s vaccination program outpacing its competitors. Brexit Britain is said to have obtained a five-year contract for 190 million pills, with the first 60 million of the 100 million doses expected to be delivered in the first quarter of next year and the remainder in 2022.
The UK government also has the option of receiving an additional 90 million doses between 2023 and 2025, bringing the total value of the contract to £1.2 billion.
However, in a big embarrassment for the EU and France, no agreement was reached with Valneva to deliver vaccination doses to the bloc.
The parties began talks at the beginning of the year, but they fell apart because “the French company had not satisfied the standards” for marketing in Europe.
Now, one of the biggest pro-Frexit campaigners has insulted the EU and France’s latest embarrassing defeat.
“Valneva (conventional vaccination, not RNA), a French success….in the United Kingdom, due to Brexit, and forbidden in France because of the EU!” shouted Patrice Cali, a major figure in the eurosceptic Union Populaire Républicaine (UPR).
“Chronicle of European and French industrial and health short-sightedness,” Foulques Combat de Lauwe, a municipal councillor in Nantes, screamed last week.
“Valneva, a lovely Nantes biotech, had everything it took to be the first in Europe to launch a French vaccine.
“It’s done, except for the United Kingdom, which has quit the EU!”
“It’s such a waste to watch Valneva vaccines go to the UK,” Christelle Morancais, President of the Pays-de-la-Loire region, tweeted earlier this year.
“The British greeted them with a red carpet, but France did not.
“It’s time to exhibit more flexibility, reactivity, and simplification!”
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