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Covid vaccine heroes honoured with gongs in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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Vaccine heroes who battled to find the jabs to save Brits from coronavirus were rewarded with a catalogue of gongs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.Nearly a quarter of the awards – 262 - went to UK champions of the fight against the virus which has claimed 3.7 million lives worldwide.Chief among its heroes were the brains behind the design and trialling of the UK's Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine which has gone into tens of millions of arms around the world.Its co-designer Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at Oxford’s Jenner Institute and Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, becomes a dame.She said the pandemic forced scientists to "accelerate everything" and "go further than we ever had before with this type of.

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