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Speaking Europe – Covid-19 vaccinations ‘needs to be accelerated’: EU illness management chief

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EU member states have to get their vaccination programmes shifting at prime velocity if they’re to avert a brand new wave of Covid-19 infections within the autumn. That is the view of Dr. Andrea Ammon, head of the European Centre for Illness Prevention and Management. Dr. Ammon tells FRANCE 24 that vaccinations are progressing “steadily”, with “progress on daily basis”. Nonetheless, with round 46 p.c of EU residents having obtained at the least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, she says “it is nonetheless not sufficient of the inhabitants”.

In the meantime, after the EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly spoke out earlier this 12 months concerning the ECDC’s restricted energy and sources, Dr. Ammon responds that “it’s certainly the case that we’ve been struggling to fulfill all of the expectations and calls for that had been imposed on us within the final one and a half years”.

Produced by Isabelle Romero, Perrine Desplats, Mathilde Bénézet and Céline Schmitt

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