‘No exit’ from pandemic if vaccines are rejected: EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
28 December 2020 | 3:21 pm
As the first citizens from the EU's 27 member states get ready to receive their much-awaited Covid-19 vaccines, EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has defended the longer time it’s taken for the EU to authorise the Pfizer-BioNTech jab. She told FRANCE 24 "the main criteria is the health of our people", and said that European authorities are "taking decisions based on science, they are evidence-based".
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