Speaking to Sky News, UK defence minister Ben Wallace said that "the world is watching" and that the European Union was seeking to "balkanise or build walls" around vaccine supplies that could "damage its reputation globally".
European leaders will meet on Thursday to decide whether to press ahead with a vaccine export ban after European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday said British-headquartered AstraZeneca was at risk of breaching its supply obligations to European countries.
AstraZeneca says its vaccine was 79% effective at preventing any COVID-19 symptoms and 100% at preventing severe ones in large-scale US trials, and also had no safety issues with blood clots. Last fall, the FDA suspended the company's study for an unusual six weeks, as frustrated regulators sought information about some neurologic complaints reported in Britain; ultimately, there was no evidence the vaccine was to blame.
And the vaccine works just as well in people over-65s and doesn't cause severe side effects, the study also found.
"This is a message to AstraZeneca: You fulfil your part of the deal toward Europe before you start to deliver to other countries", von der Leyen said in an interview with German media group Funke.
A vaccinator administers the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine at a medical center in Bridport, England, on March 20.
"I don't think they should go down this road of banning exports".
Workers unload the second shipment of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine from a plane upon its arrival at the O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on February 27, 2021.
The degree of effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19 was even higher than observed in the Oxford-led clinical trials.
This may also be the good news the US has been waiting for before giving AstraZeneca the green light to offer its vaccine in the country, which regulators could roll out in the next month or two.
Stephen Evans, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said the new data could help to allay concerns about the vaccine.
"I am not going to get into hypotheticals but our position is clear is that we do not want to see countries placing export restrictions on vaccinations", he said.
As tensions spiral in the ongoing vaccine row, the President of the European Commission has underscored that AstraZeneca had delivered only 30 percent of the 90 million vaccine doses it had promised for the first quarter of the year.
NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: "In just one day we vaccinated the equivalent of the entire adult populations of Liverpool, Southampton and Oxford combined".
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace hit back by warning the manufacture of the Pfizer vaccine depends on supplies from the UK.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said "the world is watching" how the European Union responds to a shortfall in deliveries of the vaccine from the Anglo-Swedish pharma giant, and that Brussels' reputation was at stake.
"We are supplying the United Kingdom with other vaccines, so I think this is just about openness and transparency".
Ireland's EU commissioner Mairead McGuinness acknowledged on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show that European citizens were "growing angry and upset" that the vaccine rollout had "not happened as rapidly as we had anticipated".
About an hour later and 30 miles away, Atlanta police responded to a report of a robbery at the Gold Spa in the city's northeast. She said that "Asian people are being scapegoated like they have for a century in this country", and that "This has to stop".
In remarks on state media, Kim Yo-jong criticised the USA and South Korea for conducting joint military exercises. Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not respond to a reporter's request for comment on North Korea's statement.
President Joe Biden had been attacked by Republicans who feared his administration would take too soft approach with China. Still, the Biden administration has taken a firm stance against China's human rights abuses and unfair trade practices.
Capitol was arrested, but the man appears to have been outside the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington , D.C. A Texas intelligence agency alerted federal partners Wednesday that Murray might have been in Washington D.C.
Mr Blinken said Washington hoped to see China uses its influence with North Korea to persuade it to give up its nuclear weapons. Trump had taken pride in forging what he saw as a strong relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Trump's lax approach and lack of credibility also contributed to poor adherence to public safety rules among the American public. Biden has said that there will be enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May.
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Miller added that Trump's been conducting "high-powered meetings" at Mar-a-Lago regarding the latest venture, CNN reported . The unnamed platform would "attract tens of millions" of new users and would "completely redefine the game", Miller said.
The new curfew of the city is set from eight in the evening until six in the morning, according to an Associated Press report. Ron DeSantis' pro-business stance, Florida has no statewide mask rules, limits on capacity or other such restrictions.
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Avon and Somerset Police has said it will now be carrying out a "significant investigation to identify all those responsible". Bristol's mayor Marvin Rees said he had "major concerns" about the bill, but condemned the violence .
UK warns EU vaccine export ban would be 'counter-productive'
She called on other countries to reciprocate the EU's openness and said the bloc was inviting national leaders for discussion. The EU is "quite right" to consider preventing vaccines from being exported outside the bloc, according to a Fine Gael TD.
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In response, China stepped up its rhetoric opposing USA interference in domestic affairs and complained directly about it. The U.S. side, led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken , accused China of behavior that endangered global stability.
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The expectation is that as part of agreement, Canada and Mexico would pay the USA back with doses in return, in the months ahead. Brian Higgins is cheering news of a White House plan to lend Canada 1.5 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine .
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Meng, the daughter of the founder of Huawei, remains free on bail in Canada while her case winds its way through the courts. Canada said its consular officials were not given permission to attend the proceedings despite several requests.
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The swelling from the vaccine could cause a false reading on a mammogram, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. He added there was "no clear pattern by age group" this week, however the number of outbreaks in school settings remains low.