The Story of the U.K.’s COVID App, and Other Pandemic Failures - World Politics Review

by worldpoliticsreview 03/30/2021

As the U.K. takes its first steps out of a five-month lockdown, Britons are proud of the country’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Before the vaccine, there was the app, which the British government promised would be “world beating.” Like many other aspects of its pandemic policies, that claim didn’t age well.

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