France develops new way to deal with vaccine skepticism

February 25, 2021

Player utilities

A crowd of people are shown walking with Paris' iconic Arc de Triomphe in the background.

People wearing wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus make their way at the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, Feb. 24, 2021.


Michel Euler/AP

France has one of the highest rates of vaccine skepticism in the world. In order to address this, the government created a citizen advisory committee to help set vaccination policy. And, a mixed-use mini-city on the outskirts of Vienna showcases what’s possible for green building, mobility and sustainability. Also, fans planning to watch the gilded Olympic torch pass by on its route through Japan are being asked to avoid cheering and instead only applaud the runners.

Music Heard On Air

Stories in this Edition

Top of The World

Report on murdered Saudi journalist to be released

Top of The World: The US is expected to release a declassified version of an intelligence brief into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Thursday. And, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of an “attempted coup.” Also, US regulators announced Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection against severe cases of the disease.