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'You cannot rush out new Covid drug... have they forgotten thalidomide?' warns NI woman Jacqueline Fleming

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Jacqueline Fleming at home in Co Down

Jacqueline Fleming at home in Co Down

Stephen Hamilton

Jacqueline Fleming at home in Co Down

Jacqueline Fleming at home in Co Down

Stephen Hamilton

Jacqueline Fleming as a younger woman

Jacqueline Fleming as a younger woman

Stephen Hamilton

Jacqueline Fleming at home in Co Down

A thalidomide survivor from Northern Ireland has urged scientists to be wary of rushing out a vaccine for Covid-19.

Jacqueline Fleming was born with diminished arms and contorted hands after her mother was prescribed the drug during pregnancy in the early 1960s.

Some 10,000 babies worldwide were similarly affected.