Pascal Soriot, chief executive officer of AstraZeneca.
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AstraZeneca‘s CEO Pascal Soriot has defended its delayed rollout of the coronavirus vaccine to the EU, saying the drugmaker is “working 24/7” to fix production issues. But he also noted that the EU had ordered three months later than the U.K., however, and this meant it was behind in dealing with supply issues.
The EU has reacted angrily to a delay in AstraZeneca’s supply of coronavirus vaccine, which is expected to be approved by the European medicines regulator by the end of the week, to the bloc.
The 27-member bloc was expecting around 80 million doses of the jab by the end of March, but now…