For now, countries are betting they can suppress hospital admissions and deaths without imposing more lockdowns, even as case numbers approach peak levels from last spring.
Despite rules on masks and distancing, fears are growing that the end of the summer travel season will bring a wave of infections.
The coronavirus exposed European countries’ misplaced confidence in faulty models, bureaucratic busywork and their own wealth.
The French Open, played on red-clay courts, is known generally for being the most crowded Grand Slam tournament. Organizers say they are planning for as many as 20,000 fans daily.
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Tens of thousands turned out in Australia, Britain, France, Germany and other nations in support of U.S. protests against the death of George Floyd, while denouncing racism in their own countries.
President Emmanuel Macron has gotten little credit for his country’s relative success in battling the contagion. Instead, he remains unpopular and subject to the usual dose of resentments.
Although declines in the numbers of new infections and deaths have brought relief in Europe’s major cities, there is uncertainty about how much people can now relax.
The man behind Trump’s favorite unproven treatment has made a great career assailing orthodoxy. His claim of a 100 percent cure rate shocked scientists around the world.
Some European companies seem to be targeting workers who are the easiest to fire or have the least bargaining power, even as the firms seek government help.
Local governments are now challenging the primacy of the centralized state, the foundation of French society, after it allowed supplies of virus-fighting masks and test kits to be depleted.
It is the third multibillion-euro lifeline extended this past week by the French government to companies battered by the pandemic.