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A healthcare worker wishes farewell to a patient at the Portimao Arena sports pavilion converted in a field hospital for Covid-19 patients at Portimao, in the Algarve region, on February 9, 2021. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)
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Europe plays safe with virus curbs, fearing new variants

While some European countries are seeing virus cases fall, most are keeping national curbs in place, fearing new more infectious variants could cause infections to soar
A health worker prepares an injection of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at the Mignot Hospital in Le Chesnay near Paris on February 7, 2021. Photo: Alain Jocard / AFP
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Vaccine rollout raises real-world questions

As several Covid vaccines are rolled out across the world, questions such as whether different jabs can be used in the same patient are being asked as governments try to deliver them to millions
A person is vaccinated with an injection of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the first Covid-19 vaccination center in Belgium on February 2, 2020 in Brussels, amid the crisis linked with the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
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More than 100 million vaccinated worldwide

More than 100 million Covid-19 vaccines have been given around the world, an AFP tally has found, but none of the world's 29 poorest countries has formally started mass vaccination drives
A biochimist prepares samples as she works on a XAV-19 anti covid treatment as part of a clinical trial run at the Xenothera Biotech laboratory at Nantes University hospital, western France, on January 25, 2021. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)
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Why scientists think UK variant could be more deadly

The announcement that the coronavirus strain sweeping Britain could be more deadly as well as more transmissible has raised fresh concerns about the variant that has spread to dozens of countries
Surgeon Pierre-Yves Demoulin receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign at the "Centre Hospitalier Bretagne Atlantique" (CHBA) hospital on January 7, 2021, in Vannes, western France, as part of France's national vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)
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No Europe deaths directly tied to Covid jabs: experts

Despite dozens of deaths of people shortly after they were vaccinated against coronavirus, scientists say the evidence available so far does not incriminate the new anti-Covid vaccines
An elderly woman receives an injection of a Covid-19 vaccine at the Haut L'Eveque hospital in Pessac, near Bordeaux, southwestern France, on January 18, 2021, during a Covid-19 vaccination campaign for people over 75. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)
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Covid-19 vaccines: 40 million doses worldwide

More than 40 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been given around the world according to an AFP count, with Israel topping the global table. 
Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) is being vaccinated as one of the first Danes in Ishoj, Denmark on, December 27, 2020, as Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen follows the innoculation via videolink from her residence Marienborg. - The European Union began a vaccine rollout, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain. The pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and is still running rampant in much of the world, but the recent launching of innoculation campaigns has boosted hopes that 2021 could bring a respite. (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / AFP)
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Denmark leads EU in Covid vaccinations with smooth roll-out

Denmark leads the EU in vaccinations against the novel coronavirus thanks to a swift and smooth roll-out, and even more people would have got the jab if it had more available doses
A district nurse is administered the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the hospital in Chartres, central France, on January 9, 2021. Photo: Jean-Francois Monier / AFP
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Europe vaccine rollout shifts up a gear as supply worries linger

France and Russia prepare to beef up their coronavirus inoculation programmes, even as authorities seek to allay concerns about vaccine supplies while the global pandemic shows no sign of abating