Coronavirus: EU sues AstraZeneca for breach of vaccine delivery contract

Coronavirus EU sues Astra Zeneca for breach of vaccine delivery contract

The White House COVID-19 and National Security teams, working with other government departments, is going to assess needs and requests around the world, she said.

Psaki said the Biden administration is still deciding what the process will be to determine where and how it will share the vaccine.

The US, on Sunday, agreed to export raw materials to India that are critical for the production of vaccines, thereby giving India an exception under the Defence Production Act, 1950 (DPA), due to which the raw material firms delayed their exports.

"We expect that there are approximately 10 million doses that could be released, if and when FDA gets gives its concurrence, which could happen in the coming weeks".

AstraZeneca is no longer making vaccine at that plant after a batch of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine was ruined by contamination with ingredients from the AstraZeneca shot.

In a reaction, AstraZeneca said it was on course to fulfil its commitments to the European Union for the end of this month and noted that its vaccine made up 97% of the doses provided to the world's poorest countries though the Covax initiative.

Health authorities are reallocating around 75% of Democratic Republic of Congo's 1.7 million AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses to other African countries to make sure they're used before they expire, a Unicef representative said on Monday.

Officials in the EU's executive branch were particularly enraged by the refusal of the company to divert doses made in two plants in the UK.

"Therefore the U.S. is looking at options to share the AstraZeneca doses with other countries as they become available".

Canada will not be receiving any more AstraZeneca doses this week.

Premier Doug Ford in Self-Isolation
His office said that he will continue to carry out his duties as premier and communicate with the public while isolating. When he learned of the exposure risk, the statement says Ford immediately left the legislature and was tested.

"We are looking at it", an official said in response to question from The Hindu but did not offer comment on the current position of the administration.

"This is not just a crisis for India, it's a global crisis and India has become the epicenter".

The EU has launched a court case against British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca over grossly unfulfilled commitments as to the delivery of 120 million of its Covid-19 doses. Ventilators, therapeutics, rapid testing kits and personal protective equipment will be sent as well, the White House said. European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen had also said, "I'm confident we will have enough doses to vaccinate 70% of all EU adults already in July".

In their Monday phone call, according to senior administration officials, Biden and PM Modi pledged to work closely together to combat the virus and Biden promised steadfast support for the people of India amid the surge in Covid cases. "We also have the Department of Defense working on oxygen generation systems including larger scale as well as smaller-scale units", informed the official.

The officials said that a "strike team" with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service officers and laboratory leadership service officers, is being deployed to India.

"As part of the US strategy to be ready for a range of scenarios, the United States has produced some AstraZeneca doses already".

We believe any litigation is without merit and we welcome this opportunity to resolve this dispute as soon as possible, AstraZeneca said. "And I would say, safely, that everything is on the table right now for discussion", Fauci said at an event hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health.

"That's the way we should be looking at these vaccines".

A spokesman for AstraZeneca said the company can't comment on specifics but said the doses were part of AstraZeneca's supply commitments to the USA government, and decisions to send supply to other countries would be made by US officials.

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