EU blames AstraZeneca ‘failure’ for sluggish Covid vaccine rollout

EU blames AstraZeneca ‘failure’ for sluggish Covid vaccine rollout

The Guardian

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Anglo-Swedish company ‘solely’ to blame, says EU commissioner as bloc misses April vaccination target

AstraZeneca has been squarely blamed by the EU for its comparatively slow Covid vaccine rollout after the bloc of 27 states failed to achieve its target to vaccinate 80% of older people by the end of March.

Thierry Breton, the EU commissioner with responsibility for vaccine supply and distribution, suggested the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company had been wholly at fault for a difficult and widely criticised start.

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