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The European Union rejected an offer from AstraZeneca offering a cut of 8 million doses less in the delivery of doses in the first quarter of 2021 and opened its contract with the company. United Kingdom denied opening the contract for “national security”. Brussels created a mechanism to control exports of vaccines manufactured in the EU on the suspicion that part of AstraZeneca’s production was diverted to British soil, increasing tension with the United Kingdom. In Brazil, Fiocruz asked Anvisa for the definitive registration of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The return to face-to-face classes in São Paulo should take place even on February 1st. A preliminary injunction barred the return until this Friday, when the State Court of Justice overthrew the blockade, at the request of the João Doria Government. The world has passed the 80 million doses of vaccines against covid-19 applied across the globe, according to an assessment by the University of Oxford, which monitors the pandemic. Brazil, the second with more deaths from the pandemic in the world, approaches the mark of 223,000 confirmed deaths and surpasses 9.1 million infections.
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