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#pandemic

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
Syringe and a screen displaying the main SARS-Cov-2 variants : Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma and Omicron. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP
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Delta still dominates say experts urging third jab

No one knows how effective vaccines will be in stopping the Omicron variant of Covid-19, but while Delta remains the dominant strain experts are urging people to take advantage of booster jabs where they are available