Why is Britain so far ahead with vaccinations and is mixing vaccines safe? | A 5 News Podcast
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As a number of vaccines are rolled out across the United Kingdom at rapid pace, many are lining up to receive their first dose. Financial forecasters predict the UK economy will "rebound strongly" because of the speed at which the vaccine is being administered and the UK's vaccine minister has declared the nation is "getting safer every day". Reassuring news, but with it comes conspiracy theorists who believe that Covid-19 is a myth and that vaccines pose a dangerous threat to those who receive them. Professor Stephen Evans is a professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he's an expert on the safety of medicines and vaccines with 25 years of experience. He tells Andy Bell how Britain got ahead of Europe in delivering vaccines and says that politicians shouldn't make pronouncements on scientific matters they don't understand. He also explains why the vaccines currently being rolled out are safe for use, and that no shortcuts were taken during the vaccine trials. How did we get here? Explaining the news is a podcast from 5 News. Join Andy Bell as he explains the world's biggest news stories through interviews with politicians, experts and analysts.
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