The UK moved first and the battle of words that has ensued threatens to undermine the inoculation program. The head infectious diseases in the US when asked why the UK. Was the first democratic nation to approve the vaccine. Stated that they had rushed it and the US regulators were more thorough. He has since retracted that statement and said it was a miscommunication. No one was better than the other things just got done differently. The minister for education in the UK did not help by stoking matters. Into the UK was first because it was better than any other country. This got the scientists and doctors agitated as societies in all countries distrust the vaccine. They are all on edge that approvals are being rushed through. Arguments between countries top health authorities only exacerbates that mistrust they say.