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Did Kate Bingham drop the ball on the Moderna vaccine?

Kate Bingham

While most people welcomed the news last week that Pfizer had developed a vaccine that was over 90 per cent effective, others saw it as a very personal vindication.

In particular, allies of the head of the UK’s vaccine taskforce, Kate Bingham, suggested that her decision to buy 40 million doses for the UK was a masterstroke that proved her doubters wrong.

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