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A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is prepared at an EHPAD (care homes and day centres for elderly people) in Bobigny, a northeastern suburbs of Paris on December 30, 2020. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)
A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 v... […]

Pressure grows on Macron over French vaccination ‘fiasco’

French President Emmanuel Macron is under growing pressure to accelerate the country's sluggish Covid-19 vaccination drive which has seen just a few hundred people receive the jab
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 21, 2020 Cemetery workers wearing protective gear bury an unclaimed COVID-19 coronavirus victim, at the Municipal cemetery No. 13 in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico. (Photo by Guillermo Arias / AFP)
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Coronavirus and other deadly epidemics

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic will soon pass the one million mark. It has proved deadlier than other modern viruses but the toll is still far behind the Spanish flu a century ago
A man touches the coffin of his mother during a funeral service in the closed cemetery of Seriate, near Bergamo, Lombardy, on March 20, 2020 during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. (Photo by Piero Cruciatti / AFP)
A man touches the coffin of his mother d... […]

Rapid virus spread pushes cases past half a million

The coronavirus pandemic has now infected 500,000 people, ravaged the global economy and confined billions to their homes
Pallbearers pull the coffin of a deceased person for a funeral ceremony into the cemetery of Grassobbio, Lombardy, on March 23, 2020, in the absence of quarantined relatives. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)
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Anguish as Europe learns to cope with new way of death

Across Europe, grieving families are having to cope with the additional trauma of draconian restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus
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