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How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

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A vial and syringe are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo.
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Europeans are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine, threatening the EU's path out of the pandemic.
The problem flared last week, but has been months in the making.
AstraZeneca and EU leaders both made mistakes that sapped public confidence.
Experts and regulators say the shot is safe, and EU leaders are moving to repair the damage.
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"There is currently an acceptance problem with the AstraZeneca vaccine," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said last week. She...
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