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Coronavirus: Japan to make vaccines free of charge as deadly infection wave threatens elderly

Japanese lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday to provide coronavirus vaccinations free of charge, as differences between the country’s most recent coronavirus surge and a wave subdued in the summer raise concerns in a nation with a population that has been counted as among the most vulnerable in the world.At first glance, the latest wave of cases that began in November appears similar to the summer jump, which was brought under control with only minor tweaks in policy. But authorities this time…

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