It's NOT the EU's fault. Astrazeneca has not been transparent and honest in respecting vaccine procurement contracts. Countries like Australia should sue AZ and claim millions in damages instead of pointing fingers at the EU.
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@Rick Hepner. Fully agree. Whenever I travel or in my home country, I always avoid international chain restaurants and cafes. There is nothing like experiencing the charm and coziness of smaller and independent eateries and cafes. I tried Costa whilst in England but nothing really special.
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"I have very proudly flown the British flag in all of these places," Connolly said. This sums up their belief that they are superior to other European citizens. I can NEVER understand their sense of pride compared to other people in the continent.
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More hypocrisy and lies by the CCP. What a bad joke!
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China is currently the biggest threat to world peace and democracy and freedom.
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We should all stop this blame game. Astrazeneca should fulfil its contractual obligations regardless of who ordered first. The contract is very clear and the promised doses to the EU have not arrived. I think the EU should take legal action against Big Pharma. If AZ has issues with its logistics, then why should European countries pay the price.
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" provided they take a Chinese-made vaccine". Is this blackmail? I would never set foot in China, anyway. The clinical data for their vaccine is still a mystery just like the Wuhan virus.
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This mission sent to China to investigate the origin of the virus lacks credibility and honesty. Three of these WHO investigators had links with Chinese institutions - Embarak, Daszak, and Koopmans. Isn't it a coincidence? There is a short video on Sky news Australia . Please watch and enjoy this big circus called the WHO while thousands are still dying and getting infected daily. Millions of people worldwide want justice.
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The WHO is run by inexperienced and incompetent people. Tedros should resign together with his team (Aylward, van Kerkhove, Ryan, etc..) . They have all failed to save millions of human lives. People around the world have lost faith in this organisation. The investigation team sent to Wuhan was a BIG JOKE. What evidence do you hope to find a year later? Absurd!
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@ Mark. Sorry to inform you that violence is NOT limited to Japan only. Countries like Britain have a much higher crime rate. Stabbings are occuring in broad daylight in London specially amongst young people and most are unprovoked.
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I personally feel sorry for Meghan and Harry. The press can be really sly and bigotted in Britain with little regard for people's feelings. This is a wake-up call for the British royal family and its secret doings. I admire royal families in continental Europe ( Holland, Sweden, Denmark, etc..) more for their empathy and humility.
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It's saddening to hear that such insensitive people have the courage to plan such a trip when the whole world is going through these turbulent times - Covid, unemployment, poverty, social injustices, etc.. These people make no contribution to humanity.
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@ Peter14. Fully agree. This man has brought so much disaster in the region. No respect for international law or U.N. resolutions and human rights record regarding the Palestinians. Israel has had nuclear weapons for years but keeps denying it.
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In my personal opinion, the only way to hit China really hard is through a global and total BOYCOTT of Chinese products, services, etc. The Olympics will send a message but it is not enough. Sadly all international organisations like the IOC, FIFA, are corrupt.
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I personally think that the IOC should cancel these games unless there is a 'transparent and open inquiry' regarding the Uighers. This is not to mention Hong Kong, Tibet, parts of Chinese administered Mongolia, and for unleashing a deadly virus - Coronavirus. China should be held accountable. Silence means complicity.
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Brilliant comment but most people do not seem to understand the Chinese mindset/global plan.
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The man himself has spoken and we should all listen to his sound advice. What a big joke coming from a Prime minister whose country currently has one the highest death tolls per inhabitant in the world. The disastrous way in which the pandemic was handled in the UK is nothing to envy. The economy is also in a big mess.
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Blame the WHO for the handling of this awful global pandemic. Tedros should resign and there should be a serious reform within this corrupt organisation. Did anyone seriously think anything would come out of this investigation? It's a big farce. So sorry for the terrible loss of so many innocent human lives.
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I am personally fed up with this 'celebrity culture'. I do not relate to either of them. I wish they had used ordinary people instead - a doctor, a housewife, a journalist, a cashier in a supermarket, an athlete, etc..
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Partly agree but Britain is one of the worst hit countries in the world. The government was desperate to find a quick way out. There is a lot bureaucracy in the EU and sadly little transparency. An urgent reform in the EU is needed.
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Why bother indeed. A total waste of time and money. Tedros and his cronies are now trying to look credible in front of the world after such a terrible human tragedy. This mission will find no solutions.
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China trying to deflect the blame for the Wuhan virus. The truth is KNOWN : it originated in China and has killed millions of people. What about food hygiene in China? Look at their markets. The factory must have been operating in a filthy environment.
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The CCP will have erased and hidden all the evidence. This investigative team will just waste their time. China will never be a transparent or trustworthy country. Mr Tedros had the courage to criticise China for the unnecessary delays regarding visas. This is all a big circus!
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It doesn't look very healthy. I would rather stick to a nutritious Japanese meal which is definitely more comforting in winter months. Starbucks, McDonald's, KFC, etc.. no thanks!
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Great day for the UK!?.. A bad day for populist and bigotted governments like the UK. Only time will tell what the real benefits of Brexit are for the UK. Many promises and nationalistic rhetoric made by Johnson and a policy of divisions. He was waiting for a great trade deal with Trump, remember ? His government is obviously desperate. Long live the EU!
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The UK has the highest deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Europe and NOT the second according to the UK government website ( Gov.uk) . The real number is 76,287 as of Friday 18 December. The government changed its counting criteria months ago and only people who died within 28 days of a positive test are counted. Separate figures by UK's statistics agencies suggest there has now been 81,000 deaths involving Covid-19.
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@awomde . Fully agree. Just look at history when under Mao Zedong 1958 to 1962, his Great Leap Forward in China his policy led to the deaths of up to 45 million people – making it the biggest episode of mass murder ever recorded. He was probably the biggest mass murderer in history. This is a historical fact.
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@Bjorn. Fully agree. China should pay billions of dollars of damages to the whole world for the loss of so many innocent human lives. Callous regime with a total disregard for human life.
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