EU vaccinated more people against COVID-19 with first dose than U.S.
55.7% of EU citizens have received a first jab as of Saturday, compared to 55.5% of Americans, according to Our World in Data.
French Deputy Minister for European Affairs Clément Beaune tweeted the figures on Saturday and hailed the achievement. "We're carrying on, we speeding up!" he wrote.
The U.S. remains ahead of the EU when it comes to full vaccination, with respectively 48.1% and 42.5% of their populations inoculated with two doses as of Saturday. ■