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EU, Covid. Question on ‘Vaccine blackmail’ meaningless approved treatments capable of treating it

By Sergio Berlato

"Parliamentary questions

19 August 2021 

Question for written answer E-003925/2021 to the Commission Rule 138

Sergio Berlato (ECR) 

Subject: ‘Vaccine blackmail’ meaningless when there are approved treatments capable of treating COVID-19

First of all, the conditional marketing authorisation for COVID-19 vaccines was granted, as provided for under the fast-track procedure, only on the basis of two requirements: high impact in terms of mortality and a total lack of available treatment.

As pointed out by the AIFA, monoclonal antibody treatments are capable of effectively combating COVID-19 and its variants and –as announced by the Commission itself– as many as three other new COVID-19 treatments could be authorised in October.

Can the Commission say:

1 why the EMA does not suspend the vaccines and order that their testing be resumed in the ordinary manner, given that one of the two essential ‘fast-track’ requirements, namely the total lack of available treatments, is no longer valid;

2 why it is not promoting the use of medicines to treat the coronavirus?

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