Scottish Greens welcome apparent vaccine breakthrough

Welcoming reports that substantial progress has been made in establishing a coronavirus vaccine, Scottish Greens health spokesperson Alison Johnstone MSP said:

“The news that rapid progress is being made toward a coronavirus vaccine is hugely encouraging and provides a much needed glimmer of light at the end of what has been a very dark tunnel.

“It’s likely that distribution of a vaccine will present significant challenges though and people must be prepared to continue to abide by public health restrictions for the time being.

“Development of this vaccine has been a global effort, and so it’s vital that the distribution of the vaccine is not restricted to wealthy countries, but is available on an equitable basis around the globe.”