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India and Pakistan Share Vaccine Hesitancy

A motorcyclist wearing a mask rides past a banner paying tribute to health workers for their fight against Covid-19 on a street in Islamabad.

A motorcyclist wearing a mask rides past a banner paying tribute to health workers for their fight against Covid-19 on a street in Islamabad.

Photographer: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images

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South Asia’s acrimonious neighbors have at least one thing in common: a skeptical population resistant to coronavirus vaccines. Within weeks of each other, both India and Pakistan fired the starting gun on their respective inoculation drives for a combined population of more than 1.5 billion people.