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The EU has been complaining about lower than anticipated supplies of vaccine from manufacturers.

Tensions Rise in Europe on AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Woes
www.marketwatch.com/articles/tensions-rise-in-europe-on-astr...
With vaccination campaigns hindered by logistical blunders and industrial shortages, the blame game has started among European governments and industrialists over who is responsible for the delays and how to cope with them. European Union officials said on Monday that pharmaceutical companies producing Covid vaccines on EU territory would be required to register in advance exports of doses to third countries....

The decision of the European Commission comes after AstraZeneca warned the EU last week that it wouldn’t be able to fulfill its contractual obligations with the bloc and deliver the 100 million doses promised by the end of March, due to problems at a manufacturing site....

Nervousness is mounting in Europe, where the slow start of the vaccination campaigns and industrial bottlenecks threaten the much-delayed economic recovery. And governments’ confidence that the Covid-19 pandemic can be tamed before summer is beginning to crumble.

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