The British government announced on Friday that among the British who have played a key role in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and received special recognition from Queen Elizabeth, the Oxford University scientists who invented the AstraZeneca new coronavirus (covida-19) vaccine have a special place .
Sara Gilbert, a scientist at the Oxford Jenner Institute and co-author of the vaccine development, will be awarded the title of lady, and the director of the Adrian Hill Institute will be awarded the title of honorary knight.
Andrew Pollard, the head of the Oxford team that led the vaccine trial, will be awarded the First Class Knights Medal, and the Oxford scientists Peter Hobby and Martin Landry, who led the research, will also be awarded the First Class Knights. They found Dexamethasone can be used to treat severely ill infected people. Patient covidom-19.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement at the time: “On the Queen’s Birthday is an opportunity to pay tribute to those who transcend themselves in serving the country.”
“During the pandemic, we see countless examples of heroism every day,” he pointed out.
Kate Bingham, the head of the British government’s vaccination team, who has passed millions of doses, will also be awarded the title of lady.
Outside of science, the Queen awarded British football players Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling the title of the most outstanding members of the British Empire in recognition of their charity work and racial equality in the field of sports. They are both in the England team of Euro 2020 and will play their first game against Croatia on Saturday.
The list of people who paid special tribute to the Queen also includes Jeremy Fleming, the head of one of the British intelligence agencies, Scottish singer and 60s idol Lulu, and TV host Prue Leith (Prue Leith). ).