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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

Even as the number of daily deaths from Covid-19 in the United States has fallen to levels we haven’t seen in months, continental Europe is now in the middle of a third wave…

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James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

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.