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EU lawmaker warns of risks from UK hasty approval of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Christian Fernsby |
Britain's emergency approval of the experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is problematic as it was done too hastily, a prominent European Union lawmaker said.

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"I consider this decision to be problematic and recommend that EU Member States do not repeat the process in the same way.

A few weeks of thorough examination by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is better than a hasty emergency marketing authorisation of a vaccine," said Peter Liese, an EU lawmaker who is a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party.

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