Coronavirus

Europe put to the test by the pandemic
The European continent has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is testing the health systems and economies of EU member states, European solidarity and the functioning of the Schengen Area. It forces citizens to adopt new ways of living and working.
A woman receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 in Texcacoac, Chiautempan, Tlaxcala state, Mexico. Photo: Pedro Pardo / AFP
A woman receives a dose of the Pfizer-Bi... […]

Global hits, local heroes: Covid-19 jabs around the world

More than six billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been given around the world. This is an overview of more than 20 approved vaccines currently in use, and a few that fell by the wayside
Signs of drug use are seen on a man's arm as he chats with a doctor with the Romanian anti-AIDS Association (ARAS) in Bucharest on September 6, 2021. Photo: Daniel Mihailescu / AFP
Signs of drug use are seen on a man's ar... […]

In Covid’s shadow, HIV on the march in Eastern Europe

In a Bucharest back street, drug addicts rush towards an ambulance handing out free syringes. While the eyes of the world are on the pandemic, the fight against HIV has slowed in Eastern Europe
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