EU To Prioritize Global Vaccination, Von Der Leyen Says In State Of EU address

EU To Prioritize Global Vaccination, Von Der Leyen Says In State Of EU address

Andrew H. Sweet

Von der Leyen said Europe was the only region to share its vaccine stock with other countries and pledged an additional 200 million doses to low-income countries.

Von der Leyen's speech comes as EU nations are still grappling with a lingering coronavirus pandemic, which she said is still causing a lot of grief.

But the Commission President stressed that the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 must be quickened across the globe.

She recognized the economic disparity between economically advanced countries and poorer nations: "With less than 1% of global doses administered in low-income countries, the scale of injustice and the level of urgency is obvious."

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