Covid-19 vaccine: How to explain French mistrust?

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When the French government launches its Covid-19 vaccination campaign, we focus on the country’s response. While many pandemic-tired countries view this rapid medical breakthrough as easy at the end of a year-long tunnel, France is still the most vaccine-repellent country in the world. According to opinion polls, about 58 percent of French citizens currently say they will not get a jab. This aversion goes almost as far as the vaccines themselves. We take a closer look at it.