‘Unacceptable!’ German TV host shames EU over missing crucial vaccine target
DW anchor Sarah Kelly listed off the failures of the European Union’s catastrophic handling of the vaccine rollout as she discussed “what has gone wrong” in Europe. The TV host for the German broadcaster interviewed Dr Siddhartha Sankar Datta, from WHO Europe, after WHO criticised the rollout of coronavirus vaccines in Europe as being “unacceptably slow”. Just ten percent of the European population has been given their first vaccination dose.
Ms Kelly pointed out the Brussels bloc had even missed its vaccination targets for March.
She said: “The World Health Organization has criticized the speed of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Europe, saying it’s, quote: ‘unacceptably slow’.
“The number of new cases across the region has increased for the sixth consecutive week, and just ten percent of the European population has been given their first vaccination dose.
“The warning from the WHO comes as the EU failed to meet its vaccination targets and distribution schedule by the end of March.”