Europe’s Been Cautious About Vaccines. Now It’s Paying the Price.

Here’s why vaccination rates in most European countries are only about a third of what they are in the U.S.

A vial of AstraZeneca’s vaccine at a vaccination center in Dresden, Germany. Photo: Robert Michael/Getty Images

In their attempt to placate anti-vax concerns, European governments effectively gave them more credence.

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.

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