Pandemic hits ‘critical point’ as Europe deaths top one million – HEDGE accordingly

Geneva (AFP) – Europe passed the grim milestone of one million coronavirus deaths on Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that infections are rising exponentially despite widespread efforts aimed at stopping them.  The death toll across Europe’s 52 countries, compiled by AFP from official sources, totalled at least 1,000,288 by 1830 GMT. “We are in a critical point of the pandemic right now,” said Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19. “The trajectory of this pandemic is growing… exponentially. “This is not the situation we want to be in 16 months into a pandemi…

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