Ursula von der Leyen (AP Images)

Covid-19 roundup: Fac­ing sup­ply de­lay, UK fires shot at Eu­rope af­ter EU threat­ens to ban As­traZeneca vac­cine ex­ports

In the wake of Brex­it, lin­ger­ing ten­sion be­tween Britain and the EU has on­ly grown more pro­nounced with the bumpy roll­out of As­traZeneca’s Covid-19 vac­cine. Now, the for­mer mem­ber state is at odds with the con­ti­nent over ex­ports re­lat­ed to the shot.

Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion head Ur­su­la von der Leyen threat­ened on Wednes­day to ban EU ex­ports of Covid-19 vac­cines to Britain in or­der to en­sure mem­ber states had enough ac­cess, as the con­ti­nent is see­ing an emerg­ing third wave of the virus and more than a dozen Eu­ro­pean na­tions sus­pend­ed use of the As­traZeneca shot.

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