Ursula von der Leyen admits Europe was late with approving vaccines.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has acknowledged that the European Union was not where it wanted to be in the fight against the coronavirus.

“We were late with the approval. We were too optimistic on mass production. And perhaps we were also too certain that the orders would actually be delivered on time,” she told the European Parliament in a debate on the bloc’s vaccine strategy.

She said we do not yet have the full picture when it comes to the effectiveness of treatments and vaccines on new strains.

She said the difficulty of mass producing vaccines was underestimated. - Reuters

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