Many are furious that the EU gave mixed messages about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine that subsequently led to a hesitancy amongst Indians to get the jab, leading to claims this has caused the nation's spike in infections. Leading virologist Dr Shahid Jameel, director of the Trivedi School of Biosciences at Ashoka University, said: "Vaccine hesitancy is not an issue now but it was. In the first part of the vaccine drive because we were on a falling daily curve and so at that time there was also a lot of this blood clotting matters that were being raised in the EU.
"It was playing on people's minds."
This savaging of the EU's vilification of the AstraZeneca vaccine has come amidst claims the bloc may have contributed to the spike in coronavirus infections in India.
Currently there are more than 18 million people now infected by coronavirus in India.
Express.co.uk readers have vented their fury with one commenting that "Europe is very lucky it is not in the same state India with this third rate EU outfit in charge".Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Another said: "Yes India it was the EU who told the world not to use the AstraZeneca vaccine."