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Chance ‘blown’ to get ahead of Covid-19, says economic historian

The failure of governments to build vaccine programmes globally to tackle coronavirus is “the disgrace of the last 12 months”, renowned economic historian Adam Tooze has said.

The New York-based history professor at Columbia University and author of works about Nazi Germany, the 2008 financial crash and the Covid-19 pandemic with his new book, Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy, believes the world has brought the Omicron variant on itself.

This is down to a failure to protect everyone as richer countries boost their populations with third doses when poorer countries still have not administered first doses.

He argues that the failure of governments to communicate the critical message that “until everyone is safe,…

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