The French President took aim at the UK’s vaccination strategy last Friday in the wake of a huge row over supplies of the jab to Europe. Emmanuel Macron claimed the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at the centre of the storm appeared to be “quasi-ineffective” on people older than 65 – but just hours later regulators approved it. He also condemned the UK’s decision to extend the time between people receiving their first and second dose, from 28 days to 12 weeks.
The 43-year-old insisted the “goal is not to have the biggest number of first injections”, and claimed “we are lying to people when we tell them they’ve been vaccinated by getting one injection of a vaccine that consists of two injections”.
But, this evening scientists at the University of Oxford vindicated the UK’s decision to maximise the number of people receiving their first dose.
Tests showed the vaccine has a 76 percent efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a single dose, with…
— to www.express.co.uk