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The European Union is under pressure over vaccine shortages, as infection numbers continue to climb. Brussels is now backing a ban by Italy on the export to Australia of a quarter of a million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. So far, the drugmaker AstraZeneca has delivered only a fraction of the shots it agreed to supply to EU member states. Australia is asking for a review of the ban – but playing down the impact.DW News YouTube Channel
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