Coronavirus: EU stops short of vaccine export ban
26/03/2021 | news | world | 1,403
The bloc tells AstraZeneca to honour its EU contracts but backs global supply chains.
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JM
26/03/2021 11:15:54 1 5
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Yes, they have. It,s 29 million of them hidden by AZ and destined for the UK, while at the same time telling that they had production problems.
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26/03/2021 11:42:10 2 4
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This nationalism act is exactly the problem. That is why EU will block all vaccin deliveries to UK until balanced.
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26/03/2021 11:40:03 6 12
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Actually the UK signed the contract 1 day later then the EU.
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26/03/2021 11:42:35 0 3
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Waiting to be delivered to the UK...
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26/03/2021 11:05:16 5 11
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EU vaccine export so far: over 40m doses.
UK vaccine export so far: 0

Speaks volumes too. Bit rich of the UK to accuse the EU of vaccine nationalism.
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MC
26/03/2021 10:53:54 23 146
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Nothing to do with time. AstraZeneca agreed to supply doses to the EU and has failed to do so. The timing of the UKs contract is completely irrelevant.
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26/03/2021 13:02:15 1 3
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#Hanibelle.."Only a few days ago the EU decided that the Oxford vaccine caused blood clots"..No they didn't,a few days ago the EU decided that the AZ vaccine was safe to use and it's rollout in Europe is taking place.
There were concerns from the EU health regulator about blood clots,just as there were from other countries,but these concerns have now been dismissed.
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26/03/2021 13:38:14 3 2
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Can't believe i'd say it,but the EU are vile,vindictive and bullies.
That’s a bit harsh.
I see the EU as an old stripper who has passed her best, but is still trying hard to please with little success.
You should feel sorry for EU, not be nasty about them.
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26/03/2021 13:52:24 4 2
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#its bs."Remoaners want all UK vaccine supplies given to the EU"..Or could that be something you've just made up?
The UK should be very concerned about the escalating virus cases in Europe,this is no joke because what happens in Europe will be on its way to the UK,vaccines or no vaccines the problem is escalating.
Vaccines may shield you from the worst effects but they're not a passport to freedom
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26/03/2021 13:58:27 5 7
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So typical of the EU. France, Germany, Italy and Spain don't want the AZ vaccine but they're determined that UK can't have it!
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26/03/2021 14:02:24 3 4
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Never ever trust the Europeans!
... & may we take it from, with respect, the puerile nature of your posting that you trust Boris Johnson, a proven liar, a cheat and a chancer? Removed
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26/03/2021 14:01:48 5 1
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what reason would AZ have for discriminating against the EU?
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26/03/2021 12:25:56 3 13
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Contracts are based on national (and EU) law. The rules allowing the EU to block exports were in place when the contract was signed.

If the UK was behind on vaccination and a factory was exporting the EU, the UK wouldn't hesitate to block it. Just like they've been blocking medicines for treating Covid since the end of last year.

Sovereignty, eh. They don't like it up 'em!
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26/03/2021 13:40:52 1 1
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Juncker reminded them that the business club is more important than the politics.

Either he's eased up on the rouge, or somebody got to him.
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26/03/2021 14:27:46 4 4
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Reading comments here I learn one thing: humanity is not a trait of Brits. Noone cares that the hospital system has broken down in eastern europe, that patients are not admitted and just left to die. for Czechs, its like Munich II. Great allies, thanks Brits.
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26/03/2021 14:38:20 2 0
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#Awld Divil.."Stop panicking,we've had our wave & now we're vaccinated"..I'm not panicking and most people in the UK have only had half a dose of the vaccine.
This will not stop what's happening in Europe happening in the UK,there will be a reduction in UK supplies of the vaccine just as the 3rd wave hits.
Johnson has a massive problem coming,keep the lockdown in place or allow the 3rd wave to hit
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26/03/2021 15:13:48 5 5
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British commentators overwhelmingly back UK Vaccine Nationalism and crow about their succes while attacking the EU for discussing it. Hypocracy? Bigotry? The EU decided not to block exports though. If they had read all these aggressive comments they might have changed their mind. Also not one person acknowledges that the EU has been allowing these exports, or admit the UK Vac Nationalism.
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26/03/2021 10:42:32 81 4
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26 million doses. That's how many they admit to having sitting in warehouses.

My mum used to say "you can't have any more until you finish what you've got."
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It makes me laugh, when blame game losers go on about deaths.
It's a shame that they themselves are not listed.
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Boris Johnson is a clown. And I wish he had died from COVID-19, the world would be a better place. Removed
Amy
26/03/2021 16:23:09 3 2
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How about leaving the HYS pages and fight your Brexit/Remain battles somewhere else. Britain needs to move on Or is everyone around you also bored with you and your comments?
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26/03/2021 16:47:48 1 3
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Responsibility for the UK's high death toll lies squarely with the NHS lefty!!!

Check your facts and figures before spouting Marxist propaganda on these threads!!!
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26/03/2021 16:14:25 0 3
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Drivel!! It is a well known fact that closing our borders would not have made a jot of difference to the death toll!!!!

It is an indisputable fact however that had the UK a private healthcare system, the death toll would have stood at 25,000!!! The actual death toll is due entirely to substandard healthcare in the NHS!!!
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26/03/2021 17:19:53 1 5
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What's appalling is your grammar, lefty!!!!

The comment IS appalling or the commentS ARE appalling!! Whichever the case the one undeniable fact is that my commentS ARE all true!!!
I have to say Awld Divil that impeccable grammar and spelling always make any comment impressive no matter how offensive others may find it. Having checked out what you have been saying I totally agree with you. So that makes you doubly impressive. Well done, keep up the good work, however, I feel it is like casting pearls before swine when making comments on HYS. Removed
26/03/2021 17:34:02 3 1
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Just to remind Brexiters, there 1.3m of our expats living in the EU. We should all hope the EU sorts out its vaccine supply ASAP for all our sakes.
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26/03/2021 17:43:43 0 0
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Sad comment and untrue. Try telling that to their relatives and friends living in the UK.