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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.

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)
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).

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

— 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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