April 27, 2021 — AstraZeneca is being sued by the European Union (EU) for delays in transport a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses.

European officers say AstraZeneca broke its contract when it stated it might ship solely a 3rd of the 300 million doses that European officers had been anticipating by the tip of June, The New York Occasions reported.

Hassle between the bloc and the corporate started in January when AstraZeneca stated it might present the bloc with far fewer vaccine doses than anticipated for the primary quarter of the yr.

That set again the bloc’s vaccination marketing campaign by weeks as circumstances climbed and political leaders had been criticized for insufficient planning, the Occasions reported.

AstraZeneca, which developed the vaccine with the College of Oxford, has stated that the EU finalized its contract months after Britain did, giving the corporate much less time to iron out any manufacturing difficulties, the Occasions reported.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is being utilized in 135 nations.

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