The European flag flew over Visp on Friday. European Commissioner Thierry Breton, responsible for the past ten days of the task force on the production of vaccines against Covid-19, was passing through Upper Valais to discover the Lonza plant, which manufactures the active ingredient of Moderna’s vaccine. A visit that comes two days after the European Union announced the signing of a contract with the American firm for some 300 million doses, half of which must be provided by the end of the year . In this period of health crisis, the Frenchman has undertaken to visit the main sites that contribute to the manufacture of vaccines in Europe, in order to ensure that the increase in production rates will be guaranteed. Interview.
Le Temps: To evoke this fight against the pandemic, some people speak of war, you prefer to speak of combat. Is the population aware of this state of affairs?