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Covid 19 live updates: Health experts worry about variant-driven surge as states lift restrictions

Michael T. Osterholm, an adviser to President Biden’s coronavirus task force, said the nation is “in the eye of the hurricane.”
  • Mar 8, 2021

Europe debates vaccine passports as a way to save summer tourism

The push for digital proof of vaccines is growing. Some see inequity.
  • Mar 7, 2021

German intelligence agency places far-right AfD party under watch for extremism

The move comes ahead of elections in Germany this year as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down.
  • Mar 3, 2021

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy found guilty of corruption, sentenced to year in prison

Sarkozy was France’s leader from 2007 to 2012 and remains popular among conservatives.
  • Mar 1, 2021

France considers only one vaccine dose for people who had covid

If followed by other countries, the approach could free up tens of millions of doses.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Spread of S. African variant in eastern France triggers calls to suspend AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to health workers

A key government adviser said health workers in a region hit hard by variants should receive other authorized vaccines.
  • Feb 16, 2021

As Germany extends its lockdown over covid-19 fears, France surprises with a more upbeat tone

France has hesitated to impose another lockdown, despite scientists’ warnings about new variants.
  • Feb 11, 2021

France is seeing a baby bust nine months after its first covid lockdown

Economic and other pressures mean fewer families are bringing up bébé.
  • Feb 11, 2021