EU leadership admits to inertia and mistakes in its vaccine strategy

Ursula von der LeyenPhoto: Johanna Geron / Pool via AP

Ursula von der Leyen admitted to mistakes in the EU’s vaccine strategy – among other things when it comes to slow approval – but defended the core of the EU’s strategy.

“We were too late with the approvals. And maybe we were too sure that what we ordered would actually arrive on time. 

“We underestimated the problems associated with mass production. In a way, science was faster than industry,” the head of the European Commission told the European Parliament on Wednesday morning.

She also said that she believes it was right to give the vaccines conditional market approval instead of urgent approval.

“We can not compromise when it comes to injecting biologically active material into healthy people,” the EU leader, who is a doctor, said.

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