Nadine O’Regan: Vaccine envy is a terrible thing to taste

It’s hard to look at the swift rollout of coronavirus vaccinations in other countries and not feel at least a pang of envy

21st February, 2021
Nadine O’Regan: Vaccine envy is a terrible thing to taste
A stab of jealousy is what we feel when we see others getting the Covid-19 vaccine

A few days ago, I happened across a television programme that was delivering the latest detail on the global vaccine rollout programme, with particular reference to Israel. There the Israelis were on screen: faces wreathed in smiles, bare arms outstretched for their Covid-19 vaccines. “Israel has the fastest vaccination programme in the world,” the presenter announced, adding that more than 3.67 million Israelis had received their first jab, or around 40 per cent of the...

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