Germany Covid deaths top 50,000 as Biden declares war on virus

Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s Covid-19 death toll passed 50,000 Friday as it reeled from a second wave, while new US president Joe Biden embarked on a “wartime undertaking” to battle the pandemic in the world’s worst-hit country.  With infection rates spiralling, vaccine rollouts still in their infancy and the global death toll now past two million, the possibility of life returning to normal seems as far off as ever. Germany survived the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic relatively unscathed compared to its European neighbours, but is now reeling as new, more contagious variants of the virus …

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