When's enough? EU hits 70% of adults vaccinated, plans booster shots


The European Union has hit the milestone of 70 percent of adults inoculated against Covid-19. It is quite a feat for a pandemic that is less than two years old and a vaccine that has only been available since January. Fury over the EU's misfires at the start of the campaign may already be fading from memory. However, Covid is not done with us. The vaccination rates vary wildly inside the EU and in many parts of the developing world, the inoculation rate remains below 2 percent.


That is a failure we all share and as the more contagious Delta variant runs rampant and new strains raise alarm bells, at what point does "me first" vaccine nationalism become self-destructive? What's the bar for the planet to reach herd immunity? On that score, after a great head start, why has the United States fallen behind Europe?

And on the day pupils here in France start the new school year, where is the priority? Is it booster shots, jabs for teenagers or shipping the vaccine abroad? 

>> French children return to school for new academic year amid stringent Covid-19 rules

Produced by Alessandro Xenos, Juliette Laurain and Imen Mellaz.

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