RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The surge of coronavirus cases in Europe is reducing hopes for a swift end to lockdowns, which are crippling economies. As a result, a proposal to grant special privileges to vaccinated people is gaining traction before a decisive meeting of the region's leaders.
During a videoconference on January 21st, European Union leaders will discuss the introduction of a "vaccination certificate" that would allow holders to travel freely, several diplomats said in connection with preparations for the meeting. The proposal is gaining increasing support, an EU authority said, while another diplomat cautioned that there is resistance . . .