Covid-19 roundup: Eu­ro­pean gov­ern­ments push to rene­go­ti­ate vac­cine con­tracts — re­port; As PhII da­ta dis­ap­point, PureTech pulls long Covid pro­gram

Be­fore the first Covid-19 vac­cines be­came avail­able, coun­tries scram­bled to se­cure ac­cess to the shots, clam­or­ing for sup­ply deals. But as sup­ply now far out­strips de­mand, gov­ern­ments in the Eu­ro­pean Union are push­ing to rene­go­ti­ate those deals.

Ex­ist­ing con­tracts would oblige them to buy vac­cines that will just go to waste, they ar­gue.

EU health min­is­ters are meet­ing to dis­cuss the is­sue, Reuters re­port­ed, cit­ing com­ments French min­is­ter Brigitte Bourgignon made to re­porters.

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