EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

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EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Mark » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:14 pm

EU agency says AstraZeneca vaccine is 'safe and effective' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56440139

Let’s get on with administrating it!!!

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Mark » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:21 pm

As Nigel Howarth posted in the Cyprus Mail...”the only clots are in Brussels”

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Varky » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:48 pm

I think there has already been too much administrating of the AZ vaccine and we should have more administering.

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by merchant_banker » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:04 am

All these situations endorse the correctness of the decision for the UK to be liberated from the EU.

Of course, there are some expats more worried about their parcels being delayed from the UK and increased costs. Tough!!!

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:26 am

If that was the only drawback to Brexit mb, we could all live with that. But with exports to the EU down by 40% in the first two months of the year, plus damage to a number of key sectors of the UK economy, plus the curtailment of ALL our former freedoms and privileges, you know as well as I that Brexit is more than just parcels being delayed. And if you don't know that you must be really dumb.

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Lincoln » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:56 am

HIC is back on track. The chip on his shoulder re BREXIT keeps coming to the for.
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Post by Jimgward » Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:36 pm

The UK could have been in the EU and still went it's own way with Vaccines....

A report published this week, alleges that the late lockdown in England, in January rather than early December, when advised by 'the science' - could have cost up to 27,000 lives

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Jimgym » Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:55 pm

I wonder how many lives this latest farce by the EU "could" cost.

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Post by Jimgward » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:26 pm

Probably hundreds of thousands.... It is a joke. France is already sitting at less than 40% take-up for the vaccine - from the country that proportionally used more pharmaceuticals than any other EU country!

Spain vaccinated the under 55 key workers first - then the care home residents and only now are doing the over 80's - a bold move.....

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Post by living the dream » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:54 pm

Forget it Lincoln - HIC and his loyal followers will always bang the EU & Brexit Drum no matter what. The only thing in 4 years HIC has conceded on is the EU's abject failure to properly organise its vaccine rollout and then blaming the UK for its own shortcomings.

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Mark » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:25 pm

To paraphrase again

“The only clots are in Brussels”

And as I posted in another strand I voted to remain in the EU, unlike others on this forum who did not exercise their right to vote!!!

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:03 am

living the dream wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:54 pm
Forget it Lincoln - HIC and his loyal followers will always bang the EU & Brexit Drum no matter what.

Still waiting to hear a single dynamic positive which has arisen from Brexit. Two would be a bonus. And at what cost? Making enemies of our nearest neighbour and largest trading partner was hardly going to be a winning formula, as recent animosities demonstrate.

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Dominic » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:32 am

Well, there's the vaccine rollout, for a start.
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Post by WHL » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:34 am

People on here so anti EU, yet themselves choosing to live in a EU country, the Irony is just toooooooo much :lol:

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Dominic » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:11 pm

A lot of people were living here before Cyprus was in the EU, so you can't really criticise them for that.

I still want to know what you lot argued about before Brexit, other than tides and chip pans. :)
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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by jeba » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:45 am

Dominic wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:32 am
Well, there's the vaccine rollout, for a start.
Actually, it is unfair to blame the EU for that. Rather blame the Eastern European governments which insisted on harder and longer price negotiations, delaying the procurement process to save a few billion €€€. Think pennywise and poundfoolish.

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by WHL » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:36 pm

Dominic wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:11 pm
A lot of people were living here before Cyprus was in the EU, so you can't really criticise them for that.

I still want to know what you lot argued about before Brexit, other than tides and chip pans. :)
Where to get the cheapest KEO, bad driving , bad parking, bent officials, bent police, bent doctors no English on forms, best fish and chips, etc etc the same as today, :lol:

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:42 am

Dominic wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:32 am
Well, there's the vaccine rollout, for a start.

Not true. All EU countries are at liberty to make their own vaccine purchase arrangements, like Hungary is now doing; there is no compulsion to simply sit and await your EU handout...though most did. Cyprus is also making it's own vaccine procurement arrangements.

The UK has done amazingly well, but had little option to because of it's appalling handling of the first and second waves of the pandemic and being top of the leaderboard for the worst excess deaths figure in the whole of Europe. But kudos to it for what it has done since.

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Where to get the cheapest KEO, bad driving , bad parking, bent officials, bent police, bent doctors no English on forms, best fish and chips, etc etc the same as today, :lol:

Yeah, but taking Dee out of the equation that just leaves Where to get the cheapest KEO and best fish and chips :lol:

WHL wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:34 am
People on here so anti EU, yet themselves choosing to live in a EU country, the Irony is just toooooooo much :lol:

What's more notable is that despite the EU being such a tyrannical, repressive regime to live under, governed by unelected bureaucrats, most have not taken the quick and easy option of returning to live in the sunlit uplands of the UK.

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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Dominic » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:57 pm

Had Britain still been in the EU they wouldn't have had an EU handout, as they were net contributers. The UK would have had to fund (along with Germany etc) the vaccine purchase for the entire EU, and would have been in less of a position to simply buy it for themselves.

The reason the UK is doing so well in the vaccine stakes is because they had the foresight to make provisions early.

I can remember when the UK announced that they were going it alone on the procurement front, and not working with the EU. That decision has saved lots of lives. It is as simple as that.

One of my chief reasons for wanting the UK to be in the EU was because collectively we are stronger. Or so I thought. The vaccine fiasco that is the EU's current policy shows that that is not necessarily the case.
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Re: EU medicines agency backs Astra Zeneca jab

Post by Dominic » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:58 pm

WHL wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:36 pm
Dominic wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:11 pm
A lot of people were living here before Cyprus was in the EU, so you can't really criticise them for that.

I still want to know what you lot argued about before Brexit, other than tides and chip pans. :)
Where to get the cheapest KEO, bad driving , bad parking, bent officials, bent police, bent doctors no English on forms, best fish and chips, etc etc the same as today, :lol:
There is a simple solution to the "no English on forms" issue. :lol:
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