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'Believe in science': EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

 

December 28, 2020

Nurse Eija Koponen receives a Pfizer Biontech COVID-19 vaccination, at the Helsinki University Hospital in Helsinki, Finland, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2020. Doctors, nurses and the elderly are rolling up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Even after a few countries started administering the doses a day early, the coordinated rollout on Sunday was aimed at projecting a unified message that the vaccine is safe and it's Europe's best chance to emerge from the pandemic and the economic devastation of lockdowns. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)

ROME - Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care crisis in a century.

Weeks after the U.S., Canada and Britain began inoculations with the same vaccine, the 27-nation bloc staged a coordinated rollout aimed at projecting a unified message that the shot was safe and Europe's best chance to emerge from the pandemic.

For health care workers who have been battling the virus with only masks and shields to protect themselves, the vaccines represented an emotional relief as the virus continues to kill. But it was also a public chance for them to urge Europe's 450 million people to get the shots amid continued vaccine and virus skepticism.

https://www.startribune.com/believe-in-science-eu-kicks-off-covid-19-vaccine-campaign/600004396/

 

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