“We must go further”: 70% of adults in European Union are totally vaccinated


About 70% of adults within the European Union are totally vaccinated towards COVID-19, Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, mentioned Tuesday.

Why it issues: The milestone makes the EU one of the vital global’s leaders in inoculations, after an to start with lagging vaccine marketing campaign, the New York Times notes.

Driving the inside track: The EU surpassed the United States in vaccinations final month after campaigns taken around the bloc’s 27 international locations grew at a quicker tempo than any place else on this planet.

The giant image: More than 55% of all the EU inhabitants has been totally vaccinated, when put next with 52% within the United States, 61% in Israel and 64% in Britain, according to the Times.

  • The vaccination price has slowed this month, however “it has yet to reach a ceiling that some experts and officials feared it would hit over the summer,” the Times writes.

Between the traces: Discrepancies in vaccination charges amongst EU international locations persist.

  • More than 80% of adults had been totally vaccinated in Belgium, Denmark and Portugal, and greater than 75% in Spain and the Netherlands, whilst 45% of adults had been vaccinated in Latvia, 31% in Romania and 20% in Bulgaria, according to the Times.

What she’s announcing: “The pandemic is not over, von der Leyen said. “We want extra. I name on everybody who can to get vaccinated.”

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Go deeper: European Union surpasses the U.S. in COVID-19 vaccinations

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