Europe Is Hoarding Vaccines And Not Even Using Them

France has been hoarding AstraZeneca and not using most doses

I have an Oxford vaccine in my arm right now, making me feel like shit. It’s great. This vaccine almost completely protects against severe disease. It will save lives. It could save my life. These vaccines, however, can’t save any lives in a fridge, which is where the EU is keeping many of them.



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at