Why rich countries are more prone to 'vaccine hesitancy'

The richer countries are, the less their citizens believe that vaccines are safe. In the United States and Canada, only 72 per cent believe vaccines are safe.

In the northern European arc from Ireland and Britain through the Nordic countries, the figure is about 73 per cent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'Why rich countries are more prone to 'vaccine hesitancy''. Print Edition | Subscribe