Austria & Denmark set up “vaccine alliance” with Israel

Breaking ranks with the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz and Danish PM Mette Frederiksen announced on a visit to Israel the establishment of a joint research and development and production facilities for Covd vaccines to meet their needs for long-term supplies. They said they no longer wished to depend on sluggish EU vaccine deliveries,  but were acting unilaterally to boost their own capacity. The trilateral pact, said Kurtz, would include investment in production plants in Europe and Israel with each country contributing what it best could. PM Binyamin Netanyahu added: “Once we get over this cycle of the disease, we have no guarantee that it won’t come back. We don’t know how long – nobody knows – how long these vaccines will hold up. We must therefore protect our people from the re-emergence of the pandemic or mutations.”

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