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Europe, lagging in vaccinations, to go into ‘overdrive’ to catch up – Sydney Morning Herald

“What normally makes German bureaucracy stolid and reliable becomes an obstacle in a crisis and costs lives,” said one German economist.

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France, which at more than 87,000 dead has among the highest coronavirus toll in Europe, had used only 25 per cent of the 1.6 million AstraZeneca vaccines it has received as of Tuesday.
European nations age restrictions on AstraZeneca compounded problems caused by initial delivery delays and some public reticence towards the vaccine.
Yet data this week from Englands mass vaccination program showed that both AstraZeneca and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were about 60 per cent effective in preventing…

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