Health secretary Matt Hancock said that starting with care home residents and health and care staff, Britain’s state-run National Health Service will begin with 800,000 doses “early next week”. That will be ramped up to “millions” of inoculations by the end of the year. “Help is on its way,” he told BBC radio. Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said the UK certification was a “historic moment in the fight against Covid-19”.
Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a rollout of Pfizer BioNTech jab from next week in a major advance for humanity’s fightback against the coronavirus.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner as England becomes the first nation on Earth to approve a COVID-1984 coronavirus vaccine, and will begin rolling it out next week. As we told you yesterday, the UK’s new vaccine minister Nadim Zahawi is already on record as saying that immunity passports will highly likely become mandatory. That means the vaccine will also be mandatory, and no surprise, the majority of Conservative Party voters and a plurality of Britons as a whole are in favour of making the Chinese coronavirus vaccines mandatory.
Why is Bill Gates in our main article photo? Don’t ask silly questions. Bill Gates is grinning like the Cheshire Cat because he has long since given the required tens of millions to both Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Moderna. So it matters not to Bill Gates which of any of the world’s big pharma companies come out with what vaccine when, because he has spent the last 20 years putting them all in his pocket. Enjoy the jab, England, that first step is a doozey.
Rushing it Out: UK Becomes First Country to Approve Coronavirus Vaccine
FROM BREITBART NEWS: A mere 12 months after the pandemic began in China, the UK’s independent medicines regulator gave its green light in double-quick time but insisted safety had come first.
“EVERYBODY CAN BE CONFIDENT THAT NO CORNERS WHATSOEVER HAVE BEEN CUT,” MEDICINES AND HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS REGULATORY AGENCY (MHRA) CHIEF EXECUTIVE JUNE RAINE TOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE. “THE PUBLIC DESERVE NOTHING LESS,” SHE SAID, STRESSING HER AGENCY’S CERTIFICATION PROCESS WAS NO DIFFERENT TO COUNTERPARTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the “fantastic” news, while urging the public to remain cautious on the day that England exited a four-week lockdown and re-imposed regional curbs.
“IT’S THE PROTECTION OF VACCINES THAT WILL ULTIMATELY ALLOW US TO RECLAIM OUR LIVES AND GET THE ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN,” HE SAID.
Health secretary Matt Hancock said that starting with care home residents and health and care staff, Britain’s state-run National Health Service will begin with 800,000 doses “early next week”. That will be ramped up to “millions” of inoculations by the end of the year. “Help is on its way,” he told BBC radio.
The breakthrough will encourage hopes the world can finally get back on course in 2021 after a year of traumatic losses, both human and economic. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 1.5 million people since the outbreak emerged in China 12 months ago. At least 63 million cases have been registered.
Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said the UK certification was a “historic moment in the fight against Covid-19”.
“THIS AUTHORISATION IS A GOAL WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TOWARD SINCE WE FIRST DECLARED THAT SCIENCE WILL WIN, AND WE APPLAUD THE MHRA FOR THEIR ABILITY TO CONDUCT A CAREFUL ASSESSMENT AND TAKE TIMELY ACTION TO HELP PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF THE UK,” HE SAID.
US giant Pfizer and German newcomer BioNTech added that they expected further regulatory decisions from other countries “in the coming days and weeks”.
The United States and Europe on Tuesday fleshed out plans to administer Covid-19 vaccines as soon as they gain approval, with a US panel recommending that health care workers and nursing home residents be given top priority.
Other vaccines expected to come on stream soon include ones from Moderna and AstraZeneca/Oxford University, which has strong backing from the UK government. READ MORE
Pfizer BioNTech Jab Is World’s First
The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. British regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for roll out. Immunisations could start within days for people in high priority groups. The UK has already ordered 40m doses – enough to vaccinate 20m people, with two shots each.
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