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Save lives, protect the vulnerable: work with the EU on a COVID19 vaccine

Submitted by Miranda Fay Thomas on Sunday 12th July 2020

Published on Friday 2nd October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 2nd April 2021

Current Signatures: 29
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Save lives, protect the vulnerable: work with the EU on a COVID19 vaccine

Petition Details

On Friday 10th July, Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that the UK will not join the EU scheme to distribute a COVID19 vaccine once it becomes available. This petition calls for this decision to be reversed, so that the most vulnerable people in Britain could have access to this vaccine.

Additional Information

The UK's government's management of the coronavirus crisis has resulted in the highest death toll in Europe, and refusing to join the EU vaccine scheme could claim even more lives. While this petition acknowledges the outcome of the Brexit referendum, this is an unprecedented public health emergency. The UK should be cooperating with other countries to protect its citizens. Instead, the government is putting Brexit first and human life second.


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