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As the global death toll passes one million, we should beware of focussing only upon the numbers.
Should Joe Biden win, the Democrats could add Supreme Court justices or give statehood to Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.
The city’s infection rates are among the worst in Brazil. But in June its mayor, Marcelo Crivella, said that it should return to normal – and many are embracing the new freedoms.
Once the pandemic is taken into account, goals such as the eradication of poverty will only be fulfilled by 2092.
More than half of Americans would be locked down if the US followed Germany’s Covid-19 rules.
With soaring Covid-19 death rates and an authoritarian president, a solution to Brazil’s political crisis seems more out of reach than ever.
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As Covid-19 deaths surpass 34,000, the country is sliding towards political meltdown.
Income sources cut and high levels of public debt paint a gloomy future for small island developing states.
Brazil's president is wasting time fighting his own cabinet, rather than controlling a huge public health crisis.
At the global centre of the pandemic, health workers are overwhelmed, lacking protective equipment and making more life-or-death decisions than ever before.