LETTER: Example of why we should have stayed

A reader discusses vaccinations and why they believe it shows the UK was wrong to leave the EU.

Union Jack and European Union flags
Union Jack and European Union flags

It is very interesting that the new Covid-19 Vaccine from Pfizer/BioNtech which is the first one being used in this country, has been developed by a small German company called BioNtech from Mainz (supported by a research grant from the EU) and it is being manufactured in Puurs, a small town in Belgium. The vaccine is being given firstly given to health workers, care homes and the over 80s.

Am I the only one to see the irony in that a vaccine developed by the EU is firstly being used to protect the age group that mostly voted to leave the EU - all the research indicates that the retired community were the ones who mostly misguidedly voted to leave! To treat Pandemic diseases there needs to be close international co-operation and shared resources and expertise and to cut ourselves off from mainland Europe is a huge mistake and this is a perfect example of how inter-dependent we all are in times of crisis.

Alison Lowe, Shifnal

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