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European Commission President boosts confidence in vaccination target

European Commission President strengthens confidence in vaccination target Image: Reuters / Imago Imagens / Rights reserved

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she remains confident that Europe will achieve its goal of vaccinating 70% of the continent’s population by the end of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere, which occurs in the second half of September. During a press conference after the European Council meeting, the organ’s chairman, Charles Michel, in turn, stated that the European Union (EU) priority at the moment is to speed up the production and distribution of vaccines for covid-19. , there is still significant pressure from the pandemic in all EU member states, but the bloc has resources and the capacity to come out of the crisis in the coming months.To resolve bottlenecks in the vaccine production chain, the EU has been holding talks with the United States, said von der Leyen, who also encouraged bloc nations to share doses of immunizers to partner states. The president of the European Commission also reported that 20 of the 27 EU countries showed improvement in their pandemic staff, while 7 reported case numbers and highest deaths since the last Council meeting. As for variants, 14 bloc nations have identified at least one strain infection discovered in South Africa, while 7 countries have had cases of Brazilian variant of Sars-Cov-2. To stop the spread of other possible strains, the Commission released 200 million euros to increase the traceability and sequencing of the new coronavirus across Europe, said von der Leyen.

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