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Ursula von der Leyen admits failings in EU Covid vaccine rollout

Guardian, 10 Feb 2021
European commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday acknowledged failings in the EU's approval and rollout of vaccines against Covid-19. 'We were late to authorise, we were too optimistic when it came to mass production and perhaps we were too confident that what we ordered would actually be delivered on time,' she told members of the European parliament. However, von der Leyen defended the commission's oversight of vaccine orders, saying it would have been unfair for the EU single market if just a few large member states had guaranteed doses.

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