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Emmanuel Macron’s voter base of affluent urban white-collar workers still supports him, but his push for economic reform and European integration no longer resonates.
Even with four vaccines approved by EU regulators, governments are fumbling the logistics of getting needles in arms.
Medical professionals are holding out for some vaccines over others which are seen to have lower efficacy rates, risking delaying vaccination programs.
Tiny Israel is set to immunize its population months before far bigger and richer countries, partly by ordering early but also by sharing patient information after vaccination.
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As German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz put it, referring to Libra’s name change, "a wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a wolf.”
French orders of the Pfizer vaccine run to about 45 million, which means around 22 million people can receive the two-shot course.
The country has highlighted the danger of thinking any government has found out how to beat the coronavirus.
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