World Germany will discuss with Russia of the purchase of Sputnik vaccines without waiting for the green light of the EU
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Germany announced this Thursday, April 8 want to chat with Moscow possible, without waiting for the green light of the EU and while the Russian Anti-Covid vaccine continues to arouse controversy.
"I explained on behalf of Germany to the Council of Ministers of Health of the EU, which we would chat in a bilateral way with Russia, first of all to know when and what quantities could be delivered," Indicated Minister of Health Jens Spahn on WDR Public Regional Radio.
race it justified its decision by the refusal of the European Commission, meaning on Wednesday evening to the States, to negotiate on behalf of the twenty-seven purchase Serum Sputnik V, contrary to what it has done with other VVID-19 vaccines.
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In a video clause, the two heads of state with Russia President Putin talked about a possible cooperation with vaccines. Focus: Vaccin Sputnik V. © Reuters / C. Platiu Angela Merkel, Emanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin in November 2019 in Paris. is after the leadership in Moscow, the Russian Corona vaccine Sputnik V should help with vaccinations in Europe. But so far there is no approval.
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is controversial in Europe. The French Foreign Minister recently reproached Russia to make it a "propaganda" tool around the world.
and the European Commissioner Thierry Breton, the "Mr Vaccin" of the European Union, has been very reserved on the utility for the EU from an industrial point of view to use Chinese or Russian vaccines. "Will they help us achieve our objective of immunity [of the population] in the summer of 2021? I'm afraid that the answer is no, "he said.
according to Berlin, any delivery of Sputnik remains conditioned on a green light of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). "For this, Russia must provide data like all other [laboratories] and as long as these data are not provided [...] there can be no authorization," said Jens Spahn.
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"Deliveries [Russians] should intervene in both to four months to really make a difference with our current situation" in terms of the number of injections, said the minister, criticized for the latestLimited Russian production in his country. "Otherwise we will have in one way or another of the quantities of vaccine more than sufficient", according to him.
"Any company wanting to start the production of a new vaccine needs at least ten months [...] that is why we need to focus on European industrial production efforts for vaccines that are already authorized or on the point of being, "also insisted Thierry Breton.
for failing to produce enough and wishing to discover in priority its production to the Russian population, Moscow has so far shipped only reduced quantities of its vaccine abroad.
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© Oliver Bunic / AFP "> Several vaccines are proposed in France against CVIV-19, but the Russian vaccine is not part of it. It is reviewed by the European Agency Drugs, responsible for verifying the safety and efficiency of the serum. In addition, questions remain on the ability of Russia to produce sufficient doses.
Since the first vaccination in the aftermath of Christmas, three sera are currently injected into Germany: those of Pfizer / Biontech, Astrazeneca, under conditions, and modern. A fourth one of"Preliminary Contract" in Bavaria must, in the coming weeks, be distributed throughout the European Union.
in Germany, the pressure in favor of the Russian vaccine rises. Bavaria, the greater region of the country, has already announced on Wednesday have negotiated a "preliminary contract" with a view to receiving 2.5 million doses subject to European green light.
Some should be produced in Illerden, a municipality of Bavaria, by R-Pharm Germany, a subsidiary of the Russian Drug Manufacturing Group R-Pharm. The discussions were conducted with the Russian Sovereign Fund (RDIF) which financed the development of the vaccine. The Mecklenburg-Pomeranian, northeastern region sparsely, followed him on Thursday by pre-ordered a million doses in Russia.
"We are currently still in the situation where there is a great dependence on a too low number of vaccine manufacturers, said the Regional Minister of Health, Harry Glawe, cited by the agency DPA.
The EMA did not fix its decision on its decision on the Sputnik while for other laboratories having so far submitted their VVID vaccine for approval, EMA had examined the data provided for two to four month.
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