UK vaccine gambles paid off, while EU caution slowed it down

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, nurses transfer a sixteen-year-old patient suffering from COVID-19 into the ICU at the La Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France. COVID-19 patients occupy 88% of the Marseille region’s intensive care beds, and virus pressure on French hospitals is steadily rising in recent weeks despite curfews and other restrictions.