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Doses of the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 corona virus vaccine are seen at a vaccination center in Magdeburg, eastern Germany, on December 27, 2020. – The European Union began a vaccine rollout, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain. The pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and is still running rampant in much of the world, but the recent launching of innoculation campaigns has boosted hopes that 2021 could bring a respite. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann / POOL / AFP)