France says Sanofi plan to give US virus vaccine first 'unacceptable'

Comments by French pharma group Sanofi's CEO Paul Hudson that US funding of its research into a vaccine against the Covid-19 virus would make the country first to receive it were dismissed as 'unacceptable' by French junior economy minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher, while the head of Sanofi's French operations, Olivier Bogillot, said 'I don’t confirm it', adding, 'it will be available to all'. 

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Giving the US priority access to a Sanofi vaccine against the new coronavirus would be “unacceptable,” a French government minister said, reports The Japan Times.