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“Outside of Merkel’s forceful speech, Germany has more or less followed similar strategies to confront the spread of the virus as many other countries.” Vox: The mystery of Germany’s low coronavirus death rate. Germany has the fifth most coronavirus cases worldwide — but only a fraction of the deaths.

+ “Peer into any cafe in the capital, Stockholm, and groups of two or more people can be seen casually dining and enjoying cappuccinos. Playgrounds are full of running, screaming children. Restaurants, gyms, malls and ski slopes have thinned out but are still in use.” In the Coronavirus Fight in Scandinavia, Sweden Stands Apart. (But are they standing far enough apart?

+ A worrisome sign about opening things up too early. China Shuts Down All Cinemas, Again.

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