UK warns EU vaccine export ban would be 'counter-productive'

Britain on Sunday warned the European Union against halting exports of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines if the bloc does not receive promised deliveries, saying such a move would be “counter-productive”. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said “the world is watching” how the EU responds to a shortfall in deliveries of the vaccine from the Anglo-Swedish pharma giant, and that Brussels’ reputation was at stake. His comments follow EU chief Ursula von der Leyen again threatening Saturday to impose an export ban on the AstraZeneca vaccine unless the company delivers more of the 90 million doses it agree…

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