Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccine hubris has been undermined by reality

Tough talk between political leaders and states will not increase the supply of vaccines, a more collaborative approach is needed instead

18th March, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccine hubris has been undermined by reality
Ursula von der Leyen, the EU Commission Ppresident, announced that more vaccines need to be diverted to European countries. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly might want to steal that word “lumpy” from his UK counterpart Matt Hancock to describe the current challenges surrounding the global supply of Covid-19 vaccine. And as we speak, the lumps are multiplying in all directions. Things will definitely get worse before they get better.

Even as Hancock tried to gloss over the appearance of an NHS letter relating to a one-month delay in the UK’s vaccination programme due...

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