Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain awarded the developers of the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca, knighting them. This is reported by the website of the UK government.
So, it is reported that in particular, the queen noted Professor of Oxford University Sarah Gilbert and chair of the working group on the COVID-19 vaccine Kate Bingham. They received the title of ladies of the cavalry.
Also knighted was Professor Andrew Pollard of Oxford University, who was involved in the development of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and Mark Proctor, Director of Global Supply Strategy at AstraZeneca.
It should be noted that only 23% of those awarded by Queen Elizabeth II received awards for their activities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Their contributions ranged from providing charitable support to communities to supporting critical infrastructure.