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Embarrassing Covid vaccine graphs shows EU will take SIX months to jab 30% of adults while UK will have done 96%

Prince Kingsley

March. 02, 2021

THE European Union's vaccine fiasco is laid bare in alarming graphs that show it will take another six months to jab just 30 per cent of the adult population.
At the same time, the UK will have given 96 per cent of adults two doses of a Covid jab by the end of summer if the current rate continues.
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According to Politico's vaccine tracker research using EU data, most European nations will get nowhere near their target of jabbing 70 per cent of adults by September 22.
The threshold was held up as the minimum needed before they would allow holidaymakers back in.
EU bosses are now planning vaccine passports instead after Spain and Greece threatened to run their own schemes - offering hope to sun-starved Brits they could take a trip this summer.
But diplomats warned non-essential travel will not be allowed unless there is a huge acceleration in the shambolic coronavirus vaccine rollout .
If the current rate continues, some EU nations will not reach the 70 per cent target until 2023, the latest data shows.
The best performing EU country, Malta, is forecast to jab 62 per cent of its tiny population by September 22 this year.
But holiday hot spots Greece and Portugal will only manage around 37 per cent and Spain 31 per cent.
France and Germany are languishing far behind while millions of vaccine doses lie unused in fridges.
They are forecast to jab around 27 per cent of adults by September, and at the current rate would not hit 70 per cent until November 2022.
Across the EU, an average of 29 per cent of adults will have had two doses by the target date, the graphs forecast.
Meanwhile in the UK, more than 20million people - more than a third of adults - have had at least one jab.
Boris Johnson has said all everyone over 18 will be offered their first dose by the end of July.
The 96 per cent projection for both doses by September is based on continuing the current rate of around 385,000 jabs a day.
In reality it will be lower as there will be some people who refuse to have it and others who are advised not to on medical grounds.
It comes as European nations are reeling from the jabs fiasco, which could cost thousands more lives and keep them in lockdown for months longer.
Last month Germany's biggest selling paper Bild admitted Britain's vaccine success is the envy of Europe in a front-page banner slating EU failures.
And on Sunday a leading MEP blamed the "dead hand of EU bureaucracy" for delays while Britain was able to take advantage of "Brexit freedoms".
Authorities in several countries have been forced to admit they were wrong to limit the successful Oxford-AstraZeneca jab to under 65s.
France yesterday changed it rules so it can be given to patients up to 74.
And Germany's vaccine committee boss Thomas Mertens said new rules are imminent, adding: “Somehow the whole thing went very badly”.
Tens of thousands of people have refused to have the Oxford jab are politicians including Emmanuel Macron falsely suggested it does not work.
Real world data now shows it is highly effective in cutting hospital admissions in all age groups.
It emerged four in five of the 6.1million AstraZeneca doses delivered to the bloc are still unused.
The EU has been told it should give the other 4.85million doses to poorer nations who are desperate to start jabbing their people.
European Institute policy group director Prof Adam Tooze said: "We need to get shots in people’s arms. Unused shots equal a crime."
Amid the chaos, Brussels has raised hopes vaccine passports will save Brits' summer holidays in Europe.
Chief eurocrat Ursula von der Leyen announced the bloc will draw up plans for jabs certificates within weeks and aims to have them in place by June.
She insisted travel curbs will only be eased within Europe at first, so tourists from the UK face an anxious wait to see if they'll be let in this summer.
But in a sign of impatience Spain said it's ready to sign a travel corridor with Britain if the EU doesn't get its act together.
Under the plan Europeans will be able to move around again within the bloc if they can show proof of vaccination, negative test, or antibodies.
The new jabs certificates could also be used to allow people to resume day to day activities like going to pubs, restaurants, and cinemas.
Eurocrats insist they're then ready to work with the WHO on how to expand the scheme to Brits and other international visitors .
Countries including Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece are pushing hard to welcome Brits back as soon as possible .
But others - notably France, Belgium, and Germany - are wary of rules that could discriminate against those who don't get the jab.
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