Coronavirus pandemic: EU doubles BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine order to 600 million doses

The EU has struck a deal to double its supply of the BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to 600 million doses, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. Authorities in the 27-nation bloc have been hit with rising criticism that the vaccine rollout that started December 27 has been too slow.