Sanofi to Make BioNTech Vaccine; Astra’s Troubles: Virus Update

Sanofi to Make BioNTech Vaccine; Astra’s Troubles: Virus Update

Sanofi agreed to produce millions of doses of BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc.’s coronavirus vaccine in an unusual collaboration to speed the European Union’s immunization efforts.

The EU, which will get more than 125 million doses from the deal, is seeking to resolve a standoff with AstraZeneca Plc over vaccine deliveries. Astra pushed back Wednesday, saying the bloc must take responsibility for delays to the rollout of the shot.

Global Covid-19 cases surpassed 100 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The U.K. became the first nation in Europe with 100,000 deaths.