European Leaders Urge U.S., Britain To Match Eu Generosity On Vaccine Exports

European Leaders Urge U.S., Britain To Match Eu Generosity On Vaccine Exports

European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has called on the U.S. to export more of its COVID-19 vaccines overseas rather than hoarding supplies for Americans.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has called on the U.S. to export more of its COVID-19 vaccines overseas rather than hoarding supplies for Americans.
  • Speaking at a summit in Porto, she brushed off plans by Washington to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines - which would allow drug companies across the world to start producing vaccines - and said that exporting stock to the developing world was vital.
  • The E.U. distributed approximately 200 million doses within the bloc and exported roughly the same amount.

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