German financial news outlet Handelsblatt sparked fury for claiming the vaccine is only eight percent effective in people aged over 65. The article added the data had come from an assessment from German government officials that discovered the vaccine is “insufficient” in older people. But this was immediately shut down by AstraZeneca, who said the claims were “completely incorrect”.
A Government source warned this may have harmed any support left in the UK for rejoining the bloc.
They said: “After this, support for Brexit will be at about 90 percent.”
A UK government official also told POLITICO's London Playbook: “The efficacy claims circulating in the German media are unsubstantiated and incorrect.”
A Whitehall insider ripped into the news report in Germany as they said it was “f** bonkers”, before adding that “you expect it from the Russians” rather than Germany.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Brexit latest: Support for Leaving EU 'will be at 90%' after bombshell