July 30, 2021

4 billion anti-Covid shots injected worldwide: Vaccine hesitancy gives way to jabs in Iraq

Baghdad: A soldier exposes his shoulder and awaits a jab to the amusement of fellow troops, a familiar scene in Iraq where a Covid spike is prompting more vaccinations despite widespread hesitancy.At a Baghdad hospital administering the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, chaos reigns as dozens of men and women of all ages stream into an inoculation centre where doctors are unaccustomed to seeing such crowds.An elderly man shuts his eyes as the needle approaches, a young woman poses for her friends, and...