28th Feb 2024


EU medicines agency: Double jab 'protects against Delta variant'

Two doses of Covid-19 vaccine appear to provide protection against the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus, the European Medicines Agency said on Thursday. The head of vaccine strategy, Marco Cavaleri, said "it seems the four vaccines approved in the European Union are protecting against all the strains circulating in Europe, including the Delta variant." EMA approved Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

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Joined-up EU defence procurement on the horizon?

Disputes between member states, notably Germany, highlight the lack of coordination among national industrial capabilities for a European Defence Industrial Strategy — which may include the EU's first ever defence commissioner.

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