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  15 December 2020  

Health and Food Safety Newsletter

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In the spotlight
Vaccine roll-out to begin, thanks to the EU Strategy for COVID-19 vaccines

Sandra Gallina, Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, talks about the imminent roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines. The EU Strategy on this front ‘is an example of what working together can achieve and an indication of what a strong European Health Union will be able to deliver’, Gallina says.

 
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Commissioner's corner
We cannot jeopardise the efforts made by us all in the recent weeks and months. This year, saving lives must come before celebrations (Staying safe from COVID-19 during winter Communication, 2 Dec. 2020)
 
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In numbers
Seasonal flu vaccine saves lives

A 75% vaccination rate against the flu, around 14,000 additional lives could be saved yearly in the EU (Preaud et al. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:813).

 
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Top tweets
— EU Food Safety #EUFarm2Fork (@Food_EU) November 19, 2020

We have to rethink how we farm! So we aim for 🔽 by 2030! ✔️-50% less pesticides ✔️-20% less fertilisers ✔️+25% 🇪🇺 organic farming ✔️-50% less antibiotics in farming Learn more about the #EUFarm2Fork strategy: ▶https://europa.eu/!gf93pw◀ #EUGreenDeal @EUAgri @FAO @EU_ENV

 
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— EU_HEALTH (@EU_Health) December 2, 2020

#Coronavirus: staying safe this winter. End of year festivities will be different this year, but saving lives must come first: Shop carefully & avoid closed spaces, Travel safely, Gather digitally with friends & family And follow local rules. We are #StrongerTogether

 
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Upcoming Events

15-16 December 2020
AGRIFISH Council

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Public consultation on the EU Action Plan Towards a Zero Pollution Ambition for air, water and soil
Funding
Deadline 10/02/2021
 
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