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Vaccine Battle Heats Up With EU Ready to Halt U.K. Shipments

  • EU to review, and likely block, Astra shipments going to U.K.
  • The move may stoke allegations of ‘vaccine nationalism’
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EU Ready to Withhold Vaccine Shipments to U.K.(Source: Bloomberg)
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The European Union is ready to start withholding Covid-19 shots from the U.K., risking a sharp deterioration in relations with London in a bid to turn around its lackluster vaccination campaign.

The EU will likely reject authorizations to export AstraZeneca Plc’s coronavirus vaccines and their ingredients to the U.K. until the drugmaker fulfills its delivery obligations to the 27-nation bloc, according to a senior EU official.