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More than 20 million people in Britain have received vaccine shots, and fatalities and infections have fallen. But one report suggested the improvements are due to lockdown, not vaccination, just as the government announced a spring reopening plan.
The victims of kidnappings for ransom in Nigeria are not just the rich, powerful or famous, but also the poor. Mass abductions of girls and boys at boarding schools in the northwest have been happening at least once every three weeks since last December.
Fatalities have been especially high among some minorities. “We used to bury two to three a week in summer, four to five in winter. Now it’s six a day,” said Idris Patel, who founded a Muslim burial trust in London. His group had to rent two more diggers.
After months of mixed messages from the government, the virus still divides the country between those who know its reach and those seduced by unlikely promises. Fatalities, hospitalizations and infection rates soared in mid-January — a deadly second wave.
On assignment for @nytimes, I spent weeks documenting the areas where the coronavirus has raged most violently in the UK.
The photographer Andrew Testa spent nearly four weeks in hospitals, mortuaries and care homes documenting the pandemic in Britain, and the people living and dying through it.
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