France cries foul as Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

Paris (AFP) – The French government rounded on homegrown pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Thursday after its CEO said a potential COVID-19 vaccine would go to the United States first.The statement unleashed a torrent of indignation over equitable access to protection against a disease that has killed nearly 300,000 people worldwide.President Emmanuel Macron’s office said it would hold talks with Sanofi executives at the Elysee Palace early next week, insisting that any vaccine be treated as “a global public good, which is not submitted to market forces”.Sanofi’s chief executive Paul Hudson annou…

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