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Tuesday 30 March 2021

EU Blockades Meningitis Vaccine Destined for USA - #Vaccinegate


Last week, the EU covered itself in "glory" when thinking they had come across a "secret" stockpile of illicit vaccines in Italy destined for the hated and perfidious Albion, they pounced and blockaded it.

One small fly in the EU's oinkment, the vaccines had nothing to do with the UK; they were in fact destined for Mexico and Canada!

This week the EU has doubled down, again (oddly enough) getting the Italians to do the dirty work.

Bloomberg reports that Italy’s customs agency is holding up a shipment of GlaxoSmithKline Plc meningitis vaccine and plans to test its contents amid growing suspicion that drugmakers may try to export coronavirus vaccine batches out of the European Union.

The shipment, worth about $10 million, has been sitting at Rome’s airport awaiting testing for about a week, according to two people familiar with the matter who declined to be identified. Glaxo confirmed the delay, saying the semi-finished batch was bound for its production site in Marietta, Pennsylvania.

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