Tuesday, April 20, 2021


EU squabbles over 10 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

Austria, Slovenia and the Czech Republic insisted on receiving their full quota of vaccines under the general shareout system according to population, refusing to help five struggling countries.

EU hopes summer shot surge will make up for woeful winter record

The World Health Organization has branded the EU start to vaccinations 'unacceptably slow'.

EU agency finds no specific age risk for AstraZeneca so far

The European Medicines Agency says a causal link is not proven although it is possible, and that the vaccine's benefits outweigh the possible risks.

EU fines Moody’s €3.7 million over conflicts of interest

The violations involved the US-based agency's operations in Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, with the biggest fine imposed on Moody's UK.

US says West needs to cooperate more than ever to stand up for liberal values

China’s strong retaliation against Western sanctions over human rights abuses is bringing Europe and the US closer together.

EU warns will block AstraZeneca vaccine exports

The Netherlands and Belgium, centres of EU vaccine production, are skittish at talk of an embargo, fearful that disruption to global supply chains could hurt other firms' production.

EU Covid jab crisis happened because we didn’t ‘shoot for the stars’, says Macron

He blames the slow pace of vaccine rollouts in the EU on leaders' failure to anticipate how fast vaccines would be developed.

EU to tighten export rules to stop one-way flow of vaccines

The measure, put in place to monitor exports from EU territory and if necessary to block them, has already been used once to prevent an AstraZeneca shipment leaving Italy for Australia.

Facing ‘crisis of the century’, EU threatens ban on Covid vaccine exports to UK

The EU is facing a third wave and desperately needs to increase it's vaccination rates with only 10% of its population inoculated.

EU now ‘LGBT freedom zone’ opposing Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’

Poland is a staunchly Roman Catholic country and out of step with more liberal EU countries.

Pfizer, AZ Covid jabs ‘highly effective’ in elderly, UK study shows

The study comes as France and Germany consider reversing their refusal to authorise the AstraZeneca vaccine for people over 65 due to concerns of its efficacy.

EU states set age limit for AstraZeneca vaccine amid concern over seniors

So far France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and several other countries have put age limits on the vaccine.

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