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The EU is a major manufacturer and exporter of vaccines.
As far as I know, it's a zero-sum game : if the inhabitants of the EU have missed out on doses, they have not gone to waste, they have gone to other countries and been used.

Given that the EU (as such) has a limited role in these matters, and that it has acted in good faith insofar as it is only in recent weeks that the notion of European vaccine protectionism has emerged, I don't see that there is any "EU vaccine disaster" on offer.

Each constituent country has a regalian duty to provide vaccines to its population; the EU has, rightly, offered help, without having any specific competency. I find it difficult morally to justify vaccine protectionism on a EU level; that, too, should be a national prerogative. But the individual nations prefer to hide behind the EU on this... Bravely.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Mar 31st, 2021 at 02:34:35 PM EST

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