Debunking claims that Covid-19 deaths have been higher in the most-vaccinated European countries
11 May 2022 | 7:25 am
Posts on social networks have propagated the theory, based on claims by French doctor Didier Raoult, that vaccination has increased Covid-19 infections. FRANCE 24’s Georgina Robertson and Sophie Samaille look at some of the statistics and investigate in this week's show.
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The US COVID death toll has continued to sharply rise, despite the widespread availability of vaccines. Meanwhile, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said unvaccinated travelers are not welcome. Follow DW for the latest.
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Ashish Mishra is accused of running his car into demonstrators, killing four of them. India's Supreme Court had initially criticized the investigation and lack of arrest.
23 Oct 2021
The intensive care unit in Moscow's Hospital Number 52 feels the pressure as Russia records daily surges in both cases and deaths caused by the coronavirus infection. On Friday Moscow reported 8166 new cases and 79 deaths which brought the capital's COVID-19 deaths rate to 30573. Moscow will reintroduce COVID-19 lockdown measures from Oct. 28 with supermarkets and pharmacies the only shops allowed to stay open.
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It is the first time India has opened its borders to foreign travelers since imposing a strict lockdown in March 2020 to curb the spread of COVID.
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Deaths resulting from drug overdoses in the US are higher than those from guns and car crashes. Experts believe that an increased use of fentanyl is to blame for the "tragic milestone."
New Zealand will reopen its borders in stages over time. Meanwhile, the WHO warned that the Europe would see many more deaths during the winter. Follow DW for the latest.
At least 27 people died as they were attempting to cross from France to England in a rubber dinghy. This tragedy is the result of a collective failure, says Barbara Wesel.
As the coronavirus situation in Germany worsens by the day and the debate about mandatory vaccination gathers speed, the next controversy is looming: Should young children be vaccinated? DW looks at the facts.
Many experts agree that Germany's fourth COVID wave could have been avoided, as most of the recent deaths were among people not vaccinated. DW's Luisa von Richthofen met a woman who lost two close relatives early on in the pandemic.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 7,216 people have died crossing the U.S–Mexico border between 1998 and 2017. In 2005, more than 500 died across the entire U.S.–Mexico border. The number of yearly border crossing deaths doubled from 1995 to 2005, before declining.
France's 2022 presidential race "heats up a notch" after Valérie Pécresse becomes the right's first-ever female candidate and far-right Eric Zemmour holds a "sickening" first political rally. European papers hail Pope Francis for "forcing Europe to face its contradictions" in its failure to help refugees. There's anger and disgust in the US after a Republican poses with guns, just days after a school shooting. Finally, French oysters are to get vaccinated... against herpes!
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