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Why some nations have deadlier COVID-19 outbreaks with the same vaccines

By Jinshan Hong,Lisa Du,Yasufumi Saito
- via The Japan Times    Oct 13, 2021
Credit : Bloomberg

It’s one of the great puzzles of the pandemic. Most developed economies are now highly vaccinated with some of the most effective shots on offer, so why are the latest COVID-19 outbreaks more deadly in some places than in others?

While it’s clear vaccines led to a drop in fatalities during the most recent delta variant-driven waves compared with earlier bouts with the virus, some countries saw deaths fall to a greater degree than others, an outcome scientists still don’t have...

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