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As Others Rush to Vaccinate, Moscow Lures Takers With Ice Cream

  • Demand limited even after Russia opens vaccination to everyone
  • Russia has stopped giving updates on the number of inoculated
People queue outside a Covid-19 vaccination center inside the GUM shopping mall in Moscow.
People queue outside a Covid-19 vaccination center inside the GUM shopping mall in Moscow.Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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If the offer of immunity against Covid-19 isn’t enough to lure shoppers to get a vaccination at a tony Moscow shopping mall on Red Square, the organizers have sweetened the deal with free ice cream.