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EU, U.K. Tensions Increase Over Cuts To COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies

EU, U.K. Tensions Increase Over Cuts To COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies

EU, U.K. Tensions Increase Over Cuts To COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies Europe faces a surge of coronavirus infections and a slow vaccination roll out. The European Union is giving itself emergency powers to curb exports of COVID-19 vaccines produced within the bloc.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsEurope faces a surge of coronavirus infections and a slow vaccination roll out. The European Union is giving itself emergency powers to curb exports of COVID-19 vaccines produced within the bloc.NPR thanks our sponsors

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France Has 1 Of The Highest Rates Of Vaccine Skepticism

France Has 1 Of The Highest Rates Of Vaccine Skepticism

France Has 1 Of The Highest Rates Of Vaccine Skepticism France has been slowed in its vaccine rollout by the large number of people who say they are opposed to vaccinations. But the rapid spread of COVID-19 appears to be changing some skeptics' minds.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsFrance has been slowed in its vaccine rollout by the large number of people who say they are opposed to vaccinations. But the rapid spread of COVID-19 appears to be changing some skeptics' minds.NPR thanks our sponsors

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After Slow Start, Europeans Call For Quicker Vaccines Against COVID-19

After Slow Start, Europeans Call For Quicker Vaccines Against COVID-19

After Slow Start, Europeans Call For Quicker Vaccines Against COVID-19 : Coronavirus Updates From France to Germany to The Netherlands, citizens are venting frustration over the pace of the mass vaccination program.From France to Germany to The Netherlands, Europeans are venting frustration over the pace of their COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The European Union began administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Dec. 27 — two weeks after the United States and almost a month after the United Kingdom, which recently left the EU. The Netherlands only just started Wednesday. A former senior health...

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French Government Is Criticized For Slow Rollout Of COVID-19 Vaccine

French Government Is Criticized For Slow Rollout Of COVID-19 Vaccine

French Government Is Criticized For Slow Rollout Of COVID-19 Vaccine Government officials in France are under fire for the slow rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. The country has one of the highest death tolls from the pandemic in Europe — more than 66,000.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsGovernment officials in France are under fire for the slow rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. The country has one of the highest death tolls from the pandemic in Europe — more than 66,000.NPR thanks our sponsors

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European Countries Reinstate Curfews To Try To Slow COVID-19 Surge

European Countries Reinstate Curfews To Try To Slow COVID-19 Surge

European Countries Reinstate Curfews To Try To Slow COVID-19 Surge After letting its guard down this summer, Europe is dealing with a massive second wave of the coronavirus that doctors say will most likely be more deadly than the first.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAfter letting its guard down this summer, Europe is dealing with a massive second wave of the coronavirus that doctors say will most likely be more deadly than the first.DAVID GREENE, HOST:So we thought Europe had done so much better than us at containing the spread of the coronavirus, but now governments there...

October 26, 2020
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France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss

France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss

France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss Some 10% of the population is hard of hearing. The government is helping companies cover costs of making see-through masks. "It's a protection, but it's also a communication tool," says an official.Suzy Margueron, a retiree in Paris, usually walks five miles a day, so she knew something was wrong when she barely had the energy to make it to the grocery store in the spring. As it turned out, she was infected with COVID-19. She spent a week collapsed on her couch in March. Even after recovering, the effects of the...

September 19, 2020
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French Drug Giant Sanofi Takes Heat After Suggesting U.S. May Get 1st Vaccine Access

French Drug Giant Sanofi Takes Heat After Suggesting U.S. May Get 1st Vaccine Access

With turf wars over face masks and other personal protective equipment not yet over, the battle over who will be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine seems to have begun. Earlier this week, Paul Hudson, CEO of French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, told Bloomberg News that if Sanofi develops a vaccine, doses would likely go to Americans first. Hudson said this was understandable, given the U.S. had financially supported its research. The comments outraged the French government and provoked an uproar in France. "For us, it would be unacceptable for there to be privileged access of any country...

May 15, 2020
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