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A staff member scans the QR code of a fan's Covid-19 health pass before a Ligue 1 match in Rennes, northwest France on August 8, 2021. Photo: Jean-Francois Monier / AFP
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Health first, freedom second? How Covid is changing democracies

From lockdowns to mandatory mask-wearing and Covid passes to access certain venues, the pandemic has led to sweeping restrictions on civil liberties in some of the world's oldest democracies