The French believe they invented vaccination and are rather miffed some upstart UK pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, and a University no one has ever heard of called Oxford, has developed a world beating vaccine in nearly record time. And after the Brits Brexited Europe, how very dare they expect to sell their vaccine in Europe.. even if AZ is effectively giving it away at zero profit?
French efforts to develop a vaccine trundled along very slowly and bureaucratically. None of this Anglo-Saxon rush to find solutions for them. Paris knew best. But, the prestigious Pasteur Institute gave up completely after going down a very traditional route with a vaccine based on a well-worn measels based model. It failed completely. mehr hier