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Opinion

Japan must be better prepared for the next pandemic

Sluggish vaccine rollout has left most Japanese feeling frustrated

| Japan
A medical worker fills a syringe with a vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Tokyo on June 9: regulatory hurdles, a lack of coordination across municipalities and an onerous approval system have kept millions of available shots from getting into people's arms.   © Reuters

Kenneth E. Thorpe is a professor of health policy at Emory University and advisory board member for the Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease.

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