British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it clear that the success of the vaccination campaign in his country is mainly due to capitalism and large pharmaceutical companies’ greed.
According to him, England is far ahead with the vaccinations by pursuing its own interests and by the greed of ‘big pharma’, the large pharmaceutical companies.
According to British media, Johnson jokingly said this in a conversation with a committee of prominent Conservative party members but quickly realized that his analysis would not go well everywhere.
“I actually regret the comment; forget I said this,” he added quickly. According to Conservative party sources, the prime minister was joking. It is not Johnson’s vision and the AstraZeneca company, for example, makes the vaccines, not for profit, the source said.