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Dazed & Confused: Reporting on Europe’s troubled vaccine rollout | The Listening Post

Al Jazeera, 27 Mar 2021
Scientists say vaccines are our way out of this pandemic. But with trust in vaccination at an all-time low, the role of the messengers - politicians, pharmaceutical companies and the news media - is as important as ever.

Contributors:
Kai Kupferschmidt - Contributing correspondent, Science Magazine
Hristio Boytchev - Germany correspondent, Research Europe
Deborah Fuller - Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Mun-Keat Looi - International features editor, The BMJ

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