The European Union will donate 200 million more COVID-19 vaccines to the world, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during its annual meeting. State of the European Union speech.
Von der Leyen said deliveries would take place in mid-2022 and would be in addition to the 250 million doses of vaccines already pledged for donation.
“Our first and most urgent priority is to accelerate global vaccination,” he said in his speech. He called the vaccination discrepancy between the developed and developing world “one of the great geopolitical problems.”
Brussels has been criticized for only sending a small percentage of the total doses that have been committed so far.
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