Wednesday 3 March 2021

Day 352 of self-isolation - Eurovax


The  European Medicines Agency has authorised three vaccines; Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Modern. But the inoculation program has only given 5.5% of Europeans their fist jab (in the UK, that's 31%).

It isn't good enough.

So Denmark and Austria are looking to get more doses outside the EU auspices. And Hungary and Slovakia have authorised the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

The problem seems to be the Brussels bureaucracy, which isn't agile enough for the fast response that a pandemic requires.

And then there's the attitude to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. France said "Only for under 65s"; now it's "under 75s".

The EU has dismally failed in the vaccine rollout. 

Must do better.


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