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Coronavirus: Japan overtakes US on first vaccinations; Australia trials face recognition tech to enforce quarantine

Published Sep 16 2021 at 9:49 AM GMT
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  • Japan has given first doses of Covid-19 vaccine to 63.6 per cent of its population, surpassing the US by proportion of people who have had at least one shot – despite starting months behind.
  • The East Asian nation’s progress now puts the United States last among G7 nations when it comes to the proportion of the population who have had at least one dose, after vaccine hesitancy squandered the country’s head start.
  • About 63.1 per cent of the US has had at least their first shot, and 53.




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  • Published Sep 16, 2021 9:49 AM GMT