Higher vaccination rate in Denmark - where people trust authorities more

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  • Nine out of ten Danes say their faith in how the authorities have handled the pandemic is high or very high, while in Sweden it is seven out of ten, according to research at Århus University.

  • This may explain why more people are now vaccinated against covid-19 in Denmark than in Sweden, says professor Michael Bang Petersen from Århus University.
  • He has noted a difference in how the authorities have communicated during the pandemic; while Sweden focused on facts and data, emphasis in Denmark was more on mobilising citizens around restrictions and on the vaccination as a joint moral responsibility.