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EU dumps more than 200 million Covid vaccines – costing taxpayers £3.4billion
December 18, 2023
Brussels has dumped more than 200 million Covid vaccines at a cost of £3.4billion, a shocking new analysis has revealed.
In the years since the first coronavirus vaccines were given the green light towards the end of 2020, EU countries have taken delivery of 1.5 billion doses (three for every person in Europe. However, many have ended up in landfills across the continent, an analysis published by Politico has indicated.
The figures were calculated using available data suggesting EU countries have discarded, on average, 0.7 jabs per person. Top of the league is the Baltic nation of Estonia, which ditched more than one dose per inhabitant, followed closely by Germany.
The analysis – based on a total of 19 countries – puts the minimum figure at 215 million – but if the average waste rate is projected across the rest of the bloc, it could be as high as 312 million. In Ireland alone, 850,000 vaccine doses are believed to have been thrown away.
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