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EU fears losing geopolitical clout as vaccine donations lag

Press play to listen to this article Senior officials are warning the EU will fall far short of its promised coronavirus vaccine donations to poorer...

Expert blames reliance on AstraZeneca jab, waning immunity for UK case coronavirus rise

Waning immunity provided by coronavirus vaccines combined with the U.K.’s early reliance on the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has contributed to the current spike in cases,...

Valneva reports positive results for coronavirus vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Valneva was successful in a late-stage clinical trial, the French company announced on Monday. Based on a trial with...

How to increase plasma collection in the EU

In the coming decade, more European patients will need access to plasma-derived medicines. A European Commission survey shows that, contrary to a declining need...

UK’s Hancock appears to lose UN job days after accepting it

The U.K.’s ex-Health Minister Matt Hancock seems to have lost his job as an U.N. envoy for Africa, just days after the announcement of...

Romania asks for emergency help from the EU to fight coronavirus

Romania has activated the EU's civil protection mechanism, which provides help in emergency situations, and requested enough doses of monoclonal antibody drugs to treat...

Vaccine rebels vow to paralyze Italy over incoming COVID passport

ROME — Protests against an obligatory coronavirus health passport for the entire workforce are threatening to bring Italy to a halt. Italy is introducing the...

UK Brexit chief David Frost heads to Brussels Friday

BRUSSELS — Britain’s Brexit negotiator David Frost will travel to Brussels on Friday for lunch with European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič to discuss the...

Hungary to produce Sputnik V after tie-up with Russia

Hungary will receive technology to start local production of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said during a visit to Moscow...

UK’s Javid apologizes for loss but not mistakes in pandemic

U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Thursday declined to apologize for government mistakes made in the early phase of the pandemic, which a parliamentary...
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