EU Commissioner Predicts Europe Can Achieve Herd Immunity By July
Europe could have herd immunity against Covid-19 by July, a European Union commissioner has said, as incoming jabs are expected to speed up the continent’s sluggish vaccine rollout. The note of optimism comes even as several European countries have started reimposing restrictions as they contend with surging coronavirus infections, and after mixed messaging on the safety of a key jab.
“Let’s take a symbolic date: by July 14, we have the possibility of achieving immunity across the continent,” Thierry Breton, the EU’s commissioner for the internal market told French broadcaster TF1. “We’re in the home stretch, because we know that to beat this pandemic there’s just one solution: vaccination. The vaccines are arriving,” he said.
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