STORY – Almost two-thirds of Britons believe that having been outside the EU explains the success of their vaccination program, according to a Bloomberg poll released on Monday.
A conspirator could easily see in the coronavirus a diabolical creation of the Brexiters to justify the break with the European Union as the crisis seems to serve their speech. Return of borders, agility of sovereign states and heaviness of large bureaucratic groups, everything seems to plead in their favor. In the race for vaccination, London has left the Europeans behind.
A year after the first big shock of the pandemic, Boris Johnson can savor his moment. The impressive pace of his vaccination campaign has allowed him to raise his head, as the country has one of the worst human tolls in the world, with more than 127,000 dead. A large majority of Britons now approve of his handling of the crisis. Better still, the result of the “vaccine war” with Europe has strengthened support for Brexit. Nearly two-thirds of Britons believe that having been outside the EU explains the success of their vaccination program, according to a Bloomberg poll published on Monday.
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