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The UK approved Pfizer's vaccine too quickly and without the proper checks, EU politicians have warned

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The EU criticized the UK's rapid approval of Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, after Britain became the first Western country to authorize a COVID-19 shot .
After the UK approved the shot and said it would begin vaccinating people next week, the EU said that its own vaccine approval process was more rigorous because it was based on more evidence.
Individual EU lawmakers also spoke out, calling the decision "hasty" and "problematic." The emphasis should be on getting an effective vaccine, not a fast one, they said.
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EU criticises ‘hasty' UK approval of COVID-19 vaccine

EU criticises ‘hasty' UK approval of COVID-19 vaccine

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

European regulator says its approval process is more appropriate, as German politician calls UK move 'problematic'.
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EU watchdog calls for longer-but-better Covid vaccine approval process after UK grants quick authorization

EU watchdog calls for longer-but-better Covid vaccine approval process after UK grants quick authorization

1 month ago   |   By RT

The European Medicines Agency has cautioned countries across the EU from rushing through authorization of Covid-19 vaccines, urging them to await the completion of their own regulatory mechanism.
On Wednesday morning, the UK announced that it had issued emergency authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, making it the first nation to approve the widespread use of a coronavirus jab.
While the news was met with praise domestically, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying he was thrilled at its swift approval, authorities and lawmakers in the EU have criticized the speeded-up...
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