Why are European governments struggling to contain the pandemic? | Inside Story

Europe saw a downturn in COVID-19 cases at the beginning of this year.
But now infections are soaring in the majority of countries, with more than 1.6 million cases recorded last week
The World Health Organization says the rapid surge is worrying.
And it’s warned what it calls the continent’s ’unacceptedly slow’ rollout of vaccines could prolong the pandemic..
Europe’s inoculation programme has been hit partly by delivery delays.
And that’s led some countries to reimpose restrictions and lockdowns with many tightening their rules for the Easter holiday.

So, what went wrong with the rollout of vaccines?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Simon Clarke is Associate Professor in Cellular Microbiology at University of Reading.
Bary Pradelski is Associate Professor of Economics at the National Centre for Scientific Research.
Ulrich Brueckner is Political Analyst and EU Jean Monet Professor at Stanford University in Berlin

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