#Covid-19 vaccine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a speech at the European Parliament on the EU's vaccine strategy, in Brussels, on February 10, 2021. Photo: Johanna Geron / Pool / AFP
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Vaccine production must catch up to science: von der Leyen

Europe's race to manufacture Covid-19 vaccines must accelerate to catch up to scientific breakthroughs and outpace emerging variants, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen says
A health worker prepares an injection of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at the Mignot Hospital in Le Chesnay near Paris on February 7, 2021. Photo: Alain Jocard / AFP
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Vaccine rollout raises real-world questions

As several Covid vaccines are rolled out across the world, questions such as whether different jabs can be used in the same patient are being asked as governments try to deliver them to millions
Eine Spritze mit Impfstoff gegen das Corona-Virus SARS-CoV-2 liegt im Corona-Impfzentrum Hamburg in einer Edelstahl-Nierenschale. Foto: Markus Scholz/dpa
Eine Spritze mit Impfstoff gegen das Cor... […]

Why might the EU might ban vaccine exports – and how would it work?

The European Commission is proposing a new tool that could stop the export of Covid-19 vaccines that were contractually promised to the European Union, as a row with producers over lacklustre deliveries heats up.
A district nurse is administered the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the hospital in Chartres, central France, on January 9, 2021. Photo: Jean-Francois Monier / AFP
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Europe vaccine rollout shifts up a gear as supply worries linger

France and Russia prepare to beef up their coronavirus inoculation programmes, even as authorities seek to allay concerns about vaccine supplies while the global pandemic shows no sign of abating
Italian specialist and director of infectious diseases department of Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Giovanni Di Perri, gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at the hospital in Turin, northern Italy, on December 27, 2020. Photo: Marco Bertorello / AFP
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High hopes but slow start: Europe’s Covid vaccine drive

Despite high hopes and ambitious goals, most vaccination campaigns in Europe are off to a slow start, hampered by limited stocks of doses and logistical constraints
A syringe and a bottle reading "Vaccine Covid-19" pictured next to the Moderna biotech company logo in a file photo taken on November 18, 2020. Photo: Joel Saget / AFP
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No EU decision on Moderna shot as blame game mounts

The EU's drugs watchdog has held off authorising Moderna's coronavirus jab despite bringing forward a special meeting, as criticism mounts of the bloc's slow vaccine roll-out
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