Saturday November 28, 2020

Why an EU booster shot might benefit national health systems

Increasingly, the European Union is looking at whether it might take a stronger role in health across the EU, rather than leaving it to the individual member states to sort out

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
25th October, 2020
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The weakness of the EU’s health powers have been exposed over the last nine months. Photo: Getty

Vytenis Andriukaitis served as the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety during the executive’s last term, finishing up in November of last year. Within three months of handing over the reins, the continent and the commission were grappling with a global pandemic.

“When we started our mandate in 2014, we were dealing with the Ebola crisis in Africa,” Andriukaitis told the Business Post. “It was a very dangerous situation and it could...

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