There isn't much to add to CNN's revelations about UK's contract with AstraZeneca (AZ) for on covid-19 vaccines, but it's worthwhile summarising the main facts:
- The British authorities have been apparently trying to keep the deal with AZ as a national security secret, but inadvertently made it available online back in November last year.
- UK's contract with AZ is very similar to EU's contract, in particular with regard to the "best reasonable efforts" clause.
- UK's contract with AZ is officially dated one day after EU's contract with the company.
- The British contract also mentions that vaccines can be delivered from production sites in the EU, just like the EU contract also lists production sites in the UK.