Coronavirus could have its days numbered now, as three projects have produced workable, highly effective vaccines. Multinational companies Pfizer and Moderna developed their 95 percent effective jabs in the US, with potential rollout scheduled for 2021. Oxford University and pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca developed a cheaper, 90 percent effective jab in the UK, which is also on course to join the others next year.
Is the Government printing Union Flags on the Oxford coronavirus jab?
The Huffington Post released a report this morning in which they outlined alleged Downing Street plans to brand the Oxford vaccine with Union Jacks.
Their article states the request to do so came from the “Union unit”, a recently-formed group tasked with fighting calls for Scottish independence.
They added the group had asked the Government’s vaccine task force to use the flag, something No 10 has denied.
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Oxford University’s partner AstraZeneca is a British-Swedish multinational firm with a French CEO, Pascal Soriot.
Mr Soirot’s company will take charge of producing the vaccine for mass consumption, and was responsible for setting its low price.
On the other side of the partnership, Oxford’s scientists come from 37 different nations.
Official figures obtained by the New European show of the 383 workers, 68 come from nations in the European Union, and another 32 come from other countries around the world.