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Europe mulls BARDA-style development contracts for COVID-19 vaccines: Bloomberg

Not wanting to be left behind in the COVID-19 vaccine race, Europe is stepping up its efforts to secure supplies should any immunizations prove safe and effective. Right on the heels of news that the U.S. has picked vaccine finalists to fast-track, Europe is considering negotiations with pharmaceutical companies for early access, Bloomberg reports.
 
The European Union has asked member countries for the power to negotiate development and access deals with drugmakers, the news service reports, citing an internal memo. The EU is expected to unveil more information about the plan next week, according to the report.

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