EU's chief executive warns against 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'

EU's chief executive warns against 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'

Digital is the make-or-break issue, von der Leyen says in her State of the Union address

The pace of vaccination against Covid-19 must be quickened to avert "a pandemic of the unvaccinated", the European Union's chief executive said on Wednesday, also urging countries around the globe to step up the fight against climate change, Reuters reported. Ursula von der Leyen's second 'state of the union' address since she took over as European Commission president comes after two years that have tested the resilience of the bloc with the coronavirus pandemic, a sharp economic downturn, strains over Brexit and the rule of law in eastern member states.

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