Italy has sensationally blocked 250The full story here: COVID-19 variants are making people sicker so much faster that some are dying at home,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Australia, the first time controversial powers to keep jabs in the European Union have been used.
The move is a dramatic escalation in a dispute between the drug company and the EU over a shortfall in vaccine supplies to bloc countries that are rife with the coronavirus.
AstraZeneca had reportedly requested permission from the Italian government to export 250The group, offering doses afte,000 doses to Australia from its Anagni plant near Rome.
The Italian government refused and the European Commission supported its decision, the ABC reports.
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