EU mentioned to carry a digital assembly with AstraZeneca later at 1130 GMT

From Sky Information’ correspondent, Adam Parsons:

European Union members states will maintain a digital assembly with AstraZeneca at 1230 Brussels time (1130 UK) to specific their anger over delays. EU is obvious that it offered cash so manufacturing capability may have been ramped up prior to now

This comes after AstraZeneca had mentioned on Friday that its preliminary provides of the vaccine to Europe shall be decrease than anticipated as a result of “decreased yields at a producing web site inside our European provide chain”.

The agency did say that it’s going to ramp up manufacturing in February and March however this provides to some pessimism concerning the vaccine timeline, following Pfizer’s announcement that they may delay vaccine shipments within the subsequent few weeks as a result of works at its Belgium plant.
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Replace: An EU spokesperson says that von der Leyen has spoken to AstraZeneca CEO, Paschal Soriot, on the matter saying that:

“She made it clear she expects AZ to ship as foreseen within the contractual preparations foreseen within the superior buying settlement. In fact, manufacturing points can seem with a fancy vaccine however we anticipate the corporate to seek out options and to use all attainable flexibilities to ship swiftly.”