WHO urges EU, Big Pharma unity as J&J seeks US vaccine approval

Copenhagen (AFP) – A World Health Organization chief appealed Friday for European nations and Big Pharma to unite in the struggle to accelerate coronavirus inoculations, as Johnson & Johnson applied for emergency authorisation of its single-shot vaccine in the United States. Pressure is growing not only on wealthy nations to speed up their stuttering rollouts, but also for a more equitable allocation of precious vaccine supplies to poorer countries, in a push to end a pandemic that has claimed close to 2.3 million lives. Supply shortages and diplomatic bickering have marred the vaccine rollout…

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