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Wed Jan 27, 2021, 11:28 AM

Coronavirus updates: E.U. feud with vaccine maker bursts into the open as Biden promises more doses

Source: Washington Post

By
Erin Cunningham, Paul Schemm and Marisa Iati
Jan. 27, 2021 at 9:15 a.m. EST

As the global number of coronavirus cases passed 100 million ó a quarter of them in the United States alone ó an increasingly acrimonious battle between the European Union and British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca over delays in delivering supplies burst into the open Wednesday.

A suspicious package also sent a plant in Wales where the AstraZeneca vaccine is produced into lockdown. Pharmaceutical company Wockhardt UK, which operates the site, said it had partially evacuated the area while authorities investigate, according to the BBC.

The high-stakes clash between the E.U. and vaccine maker AstraZeneca intensified Wednesday when E.U. officials accused the firm of withdrawing from a planned meeting to discuss cuts to its supply.

Dana Spinant, a spokeswoman for the European Commission, the blocís executive branch, said that AstraZeneca had canceled the Wednesday meeting with the health steering group. A company spokesperson later denied that AstraZeneca pulled out of the talks.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/27/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

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Wed Jan 27, 2021, 11:32 AM

1. K&R!

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Wed Jan 27, 2021, 06:50 PM

2. AstraZeneca is one in the pipeline for the U.S. along with J&J

and based on that article, we may need to rule them out for being able to provide any significant contributions of vaccine doses if that spat isn't resolved.

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