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CGTN published this video item, entitled “EU urges U.S. to export AstraZeneca vaccine to prevent supply shortage” – below is their description.
The EU has urged the U.S. to permit the export of AstraZeneca’s vaccine as it scrambles to bridge supply shortfalls. The EU also says Washington should ensure the free flow of shipments of crucial vaccine ingredients needed in European production.CGTN YouTube Channel
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