US News Coronavirus: Germany appoints a vaccine director to speed up production
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© Provided by Le Point L he vaccination campaign against Covid-19 began on Tuesday in Iran , the Middle East country most affected by the pandemic and where the health situation has been worsened by the US sanctions regime according to the authorities. "We are starting the national vaccination against Covid-19", announced Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who participated by videoconference in the ceremony organized to mark the launch of the campaign in a hospital in Tehran.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-GERMANY: Coronavirus: Germany appoints a vaccine director to speed up production
BERLIN PRODUCTION (Reuters) - The German government will appoint a vaccine director to coordinate with laboratories and speed up delivery of COVID-19 vaccine doses, the minister of COVID-19 confirmed on Friday. Health, Jens Spahn.
Christoph Krupp, former director of the Federal Real Estate Services Agency, will head a task force to boost vaccine production and increase the country's reserve capacity for an upcoming pandemic, Jens Spahn said.
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© REUTERS - Bruno Kelly A 90-year-old Brazilian receives a dose of AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine against Covid-19, in a remote reserve near Manaus, on February 9, 2021. Brazil has already vaccinated 4 million people against Covid-19, but this only corresponds to 2% of the population.
German magazine Der Spiegel, the first to report this information, said Christoph Krupp's mission will be to ensure laboratories have enough raw materials to avoid bottlenecks in supply chains.
The deployment of vaccines in Germany started slowly due in particular to deliveries of lower doses than expected from laboratories Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, and AstraZeneca
Thursday, just under three million people had been vaccinated in Germany, or about 3.6% of the population, a proportion similar to that of France.
(Caroline Copley; French version Claude Chendjou)
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