Europe’s Vaccination Problem

The European Union’s coronavirus inoculation campaign started slowly, and the picture is worsening still.,

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Europe’s Vaccination Problem

The European Union’s coronavirus inoculation campaign started slowly, and the picture is worsening still.

Hosted by Sabrina Tavernise; produced by Luke Vander Ploeg and Sydney Harper, with help from Asthaa Chaturvedi; edited by Anita Badejo, MJ Davis Lin, and Lisa Chow; and engineered by Chris Wood.

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Europe’s vaccination process was expected to be well-orchestrated and efficient.

So far, it has been neither.

Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The Times, spoke with our colleague Matina Stevis-Gridneff about Europe’s problems and why things could get worse before they get better.

Matina Stevis-Gridneff, the Brussels correspondent for The New York Times, covering the European Union.

ImageThe pace of the coronavirus vaccine rollout inside Europe has been slow, with a first dose given to only around 13 percent of European Union nationals.
The pace of the coronavirus vaccine rollout inside Europe has been slow, with a first dose given to only around 13 percent of European Union nationals.Credit…Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times

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Sabrina Tavernise and Matina Stevis-Gridneff contributed reporting.

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