Italians blame Germany for more than fair share in European vaccine distribution
Italians competing for the Covid-19 vaccination on Monday complained that “extra doses” of Pfizer vaccine were delivered to Germany as part of a plan to treat all EU countries equally. Some politicians and public health experts were outraged by the news, which was that on the first day of the vaccine̵
7;s launch, Germany received ten times the dose of Italy. Italian virologist Roberto Burioni pointed out on Twitter: “These accounts don’t add up.” Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia and others The country received 9,750 doses. Germany is the largest member state of the European Union and is also home to BioNTech, which uses Pfizer to develop this vaccine. It has obtained 151,125 vaccines, which is close to 9,750 doses for Germany’s 16 federal states. The European Union’s joint procurement of vaccine distribution plan, which is based on Eurostat’s population size and dose management to 27 member states; Deputy Health Minister Sandra Zampa called it a “ridiculous” controversy. And pointed out that EU member states have used different vaccine providers. Covid-19 National Commissioner Domenico Arcuri said: “470,000 doses will arrive in Italy soon,” which is the 150,000 delivered in Germany. Agent. It is part of the next shipment that will arrive in our country on December 28. There is absolutely no discrimination. On Monday, a state in southern Germany had to dump about 1,000 doses after it was discovered that it was not properly refrigerated. In addition, eight nursing home workers in the town of Stralsund in the northeast were accidentally given a dose five times the recommended dose. This is the time to complain… Mainz-based BioNTech directly delivers vaccines to 25 German distribution centers, which may exceed vaccines delivered to other parts of Europe. German Health Ministry officials also stated that Berlin has signed another copy. According to the agreement, an additional 30 million doses of Pfizer vaccine will be purchased. Italy has also completed deals with Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, with a view to vaccinating 13 million residents by the end of March. Italy recorded another 445 coronavirus deaths on Monday, since the beginning of the pandemic , The number of deaths from the virus has reached 72,370.