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EU calls on U.S. and others to exports their vaccines

EU calls on U.S. and others to exports their vaccines

05/07/2021 15:13
EU calls on U.S. and others to exports their vaccines

- The European Commission called on Friday on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers to export what they make as the European Union does, rather than talk about waiving intellectual property rights to coronavirus shots.

Commission head Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference on the sidelines of a summit of EU leaders that discussions on the waiver would not produce a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the short- to medium-term.

Only higher production, removing exports barriers and the sharing of already-ordered vaccines could immediately help, she said.


(Reporting by Jan Strupczewski; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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