Former vaccine tsar accuses government of failing to prepare for future pandemics

Former vaccine tsar accuses government of failing to prepare for future pandemics

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Britain’s former coronavirus vaccines tsar has accused the government of “dismantling” the systems she put in place to defend the country against future pandemics.

Dame Kate Bingham warned that the UK has “lost its leadership” on vaccine research and development, manufacturing and procurement. and is now trailing behind the European Union in preparedness.

And she warned that the government’s plan to join the Pacific-area CPTPP trade bloc could be “catastrophic” for UK vaccine production because it would involve signing up to a different intellectual property regime from the EU.

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