At the end of the year, the new vaccine could even be called just the ‘Oxford’ vaccine. Boris and Matt wondered if we could get a Union flag on every vial.
In early January, it was still England’s vaccine gifted for BBC Scotland:
Even on April 1st, as those sneaky Europeans stopped using it, it was still from Oxford:
On the 7th April 2021, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency did not recommend age restrictions in COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca vaccine use but did say that the data suggest there is a slightly higher incidence reported in the younger adult age groups and that this evolving evidence should be taken into account when considering the use of the vaccine. The UK Government decides that the under-30s will get an alternative vaccine.
On April 9th:
Oxford has been dropped.
Now, I know it’s not a big enough sample. Listen out yourself and tell us if they use the O word.
If it is happening, do we imagine the editor dropping the O deliberately or is it a subconscious process?