Several different coronavirus vaccines are now being distributed in more than 40 countries across the world, but Japan is yet to approve a single formula.
Bloomberg reporter Lisa Du joins Deep Dive to discuss when Japan will start to distribute a vaccine for COVID-19, and why it has fallen so far behind other countries. Also, Oscar’s Grandma Elizabeth recounts her experience being vaccinated in the UK.
- Japan’s bitter vaccine history creates hurdle in COVID-19 fight (Lisa Du via The Japan Times)
- Japanese approval of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine unlikely before May (Reuters via The Japan Times)
- Why Japan is largely a spectator in the coronavirus vaccine race (Osamu Tsukimori, The Japan Times)
- Japan OKs free COVID-19 vaccines for nation (The Japan Times)
- Study: Japan among countries with lowest trust levels in vaccines (The Asahi Shimbun)
- Japan’s COVID-19 vaccine plan prioritizes health care workers and older residents (Jiji, The Japan Times)
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