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Covid, Von Der Leyen: “European vaccination campaign is a success”


May 6, 2021

“The European vaccination campaign against Covid is a success and the European Union is at the forefront of providing effective vaccines to the rest of the world: so far, more than 200 million doses have been distributed in the EU. That’s enough to vaccinate. at least half of the European adult population at least once. We vaccinate thirty Europeans per second “. This is what the president of the EU Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen says, in her speech on the State of the Union 2021, underlining that we are proceeding at the rate of over three million vaccinations a day and saying she is confident that we can achieve our goal: “Distribute enough doses to vaccinate 70% of the European adult population by July.” “Europe has never seen anything like this: a mass vaccination campaign on a continental scale and this is because an entire continent has mobilized.” “Our priority – he added – is to increase production to obtain global vaccination. At the same time we are open to discussing any other effective and pragmatic solution” to tackle the Covid crisis. “In this context, we are ready to evaluate in which how the US proposal for an exemption from the intellectual property protection of patents for Covid vaccines could help achieve this goal “, said the president of the EU Commission.