EU to buy up to 300 million doses of vaccine

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 11-11-2020 09:48:00 · 2 Comments
EU to buy up to 300 million doses of vaccine

The EU will today sign a deal to secure up to 300 million doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine to cover the EU’s population of 450 million people.

Pfizer said that early results from the vaccine suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. The commission said once a vaccine is ready, member states should have access to it at the same time, and give priority to groups including healthcare workers and people over 60 years, as well as people with health conditions making them more vulnerable.



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Comments:

It gets worse...
EU population 446m
UK leaves EU -70m
Remaining 376m

Both Pfizer and AstraZenaca vaccines require 2 doses, 3 weeks apart, therefore it takes at least 752m doses to inoculate everyone. And no one knows how long the vaccines last yet.

By Scott from Algarve on 16-12-2020 11:47

Are the EU just going to let the other 150million take a chance by not getting them a vaccine?

By R.Firth from Other on 14-11-2020 03:08
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