EU to launch study programme for COVID-19 variants -von der Leyen - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said the EU will this week kick off a new programme to study SARS-CoV-2 mutations in a bid to prepare for the next-generation of vaccines that might be needed, as reported in This is Money.

  • The HERA incubator will bring together health authorities and laboratories, and also have its own funding, von der Leyen said in an interview with Les Echos.

  • "As of now, and in parallel to the efforts being made on the current vaccines, we have to help industrial companies develop production capacities for second-generation vaccines," she added.

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