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The grim toll from coronavirus

Pallbearers in personal protective equipment (PPE) place a coffin inside a grave in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Pallbearers in personal protective equipment (PPE) place a coffin inside a grave in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Pallbearers in personal protective equipment (PPE) place a coffin inside a grave in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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A musician stands near the coffin of a man who died from the coronavirus at the San Rafael cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A musician stands near the coffin of a man who died from the coronavirus at the San Rafael cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A musician stands near the coffin of a man who died from the coronavirus at the San Rafael cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Wreaths are placed on graves next to newly-opened graves in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Wreaths are placed on graves next to newly-opened graves in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Wreaths are placed on graves next to newly-opened graves in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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Pallbearers carry the coffin of a patient who died from the coronavirus, inside a church in Athens, Greece, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Pallbearers carry the coffin of a patient who died from the coronavirus, inside a church in Athens, Greece, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Pallbearers carry the coffin of a patient who died from the coronavirus, inside a church in Athens, Greece, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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A man reads verses of the holy Koran while sitting next to his relative's grave at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of the coronavirus at Tegal Alur cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A man reads verses of the holy Koran while sitting next to his relative's grave at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of the coronavirus at Tegal Alur cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Willy...more

A man reads verses of the holy Koran while sitting next to his relative's grave at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of the coronavirus at Tegal Alur cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather around the body of Rabbi Aharon David Hadash, the spiritual leader of Jerusalem's Mir Yeshiva, one of the largest Jewish seminary in Israel, during a mass funeral amid the coronavirus restrictions in Jerusalem, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather around the body of Rabbi Aharon David Hadash, the spiritual leader of Jerusalem's Mir Yeshiva, one of the largest Jewish seminary in Israel, during a mass funeral amid the coronavirus restrictions in Jerusalem, December 3,...more

Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather around the body of Rabbi Aharon David Hadash, the spiritual leader of Jerusalem's Mir Yeshiva, one of the largest Jewish seminary in Israel, during a mass funeral amid the coronavirus restrictions in Jerusalem, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A coffin wrapped in plastic is placed inside a grave in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

A coffin wrapped in plastic is placed inside a grave in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

A coffin wrapped in plastic is placed inside a grave in a designated cemetery area for patients who died from the coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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Relatives react during the burial of a person who died of the coronavirus, at the San Rafael cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Relatives react during the burial of a person who died of the coronavirus, at the San Rafael cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Relatives react during the burial of a person who died of the coronavirus, at the San Rafael cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Cemetery workers bury the coffin that contains the body of a man who died of the coronavirus, at the San Rafael Cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Cemetery workers bury the coffin that contains the body of a man who died of the coronavirus, at the San Rafael Cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Cemetery workers bury the coffin that contains the body of a man who died of the coronavirus, at the San Rafael Cemetery, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Personal protective equipment is burned after being used by the female soldiers amidst the spread of the coronavirus in Kathmandu, Nepal, November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Personal protective equipment is burned after being used by the female soldiers amidst the spread of the coronavirus in Kathmandu, Nepal, November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Personal protective equipment is burned after being used by the female soldiers amidst the spread of the coronavirus in Kathmandu, Nepal, November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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An aerial view shows the burial area provided by the government for victims of the coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex, in Jakarta, Indonesia November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

An aerial view shows the burial area provided by the government for victims of the coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex, in Jakarta, Indonesia November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

An aerial view shows the burial area provided by the government for victims of the coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex, in Jakarta, Indonesia November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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An El Paso County Sheriff's Officer tries to block photographs from being taken as bodies are moved to refrigerated trailers, deployed during a surge of coronavirus deaths, outside the County of El Paso Medical Examiner's Office in El Paso, Texas, November 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Pierre Aguirre

An El Paso County Sheriff's Officer tries to block photographs from being taken as bodies are moved to refrigerated trailers, deployed during a surge of coronavirus deaths, outside the County of El Paso Medical Examiner's Office in El Paso, Texas,...more

An El Paso County Sheriff's Officer tries to block photographs from being taken as bodies are moved to refrigerated trailers, deployed during a surge of coronavirus deaths, outside the County of El Paso Medical Examiner's Office in El Paso, Texas, November 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Pierre Aguirre
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Men dressed in protective suits stand around the coffin of Kenyan doctor Daniel Alushula, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in the village of Khumusalaba, in Kakamega county, Kenya, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Men dressed in protective suits stand around the coffin of Kenyan doctor Daniel Alushula, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in the village of Khumusalaba, in Kakamega county, Kenya, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Men dressed in protective suits stand around the coffin of Kenyan doctor Daniel Alushula, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in the village of Khumusalaba, in Kakamega county, Kenya, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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An employee of the Rios funeral home wraps a casket containing the body of a person that died from the coronavirus in plastic film in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

An employee of the Rios funeral home wraps a casket containing the body of a person that died from the coronavirus in plastic film in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

An employee of the Rios funeral home wraps a casket containing the body of a person that died from the coronavirus in plastic film in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A relative performs rituals for a man who died of coronavirus before his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A relative performs rituals for a man who died of coronavirus before his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A relative performs rituals for a man who died of coronavirus before his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Maru, daughter of Natalia who died in August of the coronavirus at the age of 86, reacts in front of her grave as Mexico surpasses 100,000 deaths from the virus, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 16, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Maru, daughter of Natalia who died in August of the coronavirus at the age of 86, reacts in front of her grave as Mexico surpasses 100,000 deaths from the virus, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 16, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Maru, daughter of Natalia who died in August of the coronavirus at the age of 86, reacts in front of her grave as Mexico surpasses 100,000 deaths from the virus, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 16, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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Undertakers finish preparing a body of a woman who died from the coronavirus in a coffin at the refrigerator department of Grieneisen Bestattungen funeral home in Berlin, Germany, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Undertakers finish preparing a body of a woman who died from the coronavirus in a coffin at the refrigerator department of Grieneisen Bestattungen funeral home in Berlin, Germany, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Undertakers finish preparing a body of a woman who died from the coronavirus in a coffin at the refrigerator department of Grieneisen Bestattungen funeral home in Berlin, Germany, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Relatives and health workers carry the body of a man, who died due to COVID-19, on an ambulance before his cremation in Ahmedabad, India, November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Relatives and health workers carry the body of a man, who died due to COVID-19, on an ambulance before his cremation in Ahmedabad, India, November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Relatives and health workers carry the body of a man, who died due to COVID-19, on an ambulance before his cremation in Ahmedabad, India, November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff lock-up mobile morgues before moving bodies that are in bags labeled "Covid" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office in El Paso, Texas, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Pierre Aguirre

El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff lock-up mobile morgues before moving bodies that are in bags labeled "Covid" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office in El Paso, Texas, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Pierre Aguirre

El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff lock-up mobile morgues before moving bodies that are in bags labeled "Covid" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office in El Paso, Texas, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Pierre Aguirre
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Officials wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) set fires to bodies of people who died due to the coronavirus at a crematorium in Bangli, Bali, Indonesia October 10, 2020. Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/ via REUTERS

Officials wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) set fires to bodies of people who died due to the coronavirus at a crematorium in Bangli, Bali, Indonesia October 10, 2020. Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/ via REUTERS

Officials wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) set fires to bodies of people who died due to the coronavirus at a crematorium in Bangli, Bali, Indonesia October 10, 2020. Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/ via REUTERS
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Ayat Hosseini, an Iranian woman who lost her husband, Soheil due to coronavirus, puts flowers on his grave at a cemetery in south of Tehran, Iran November 18, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Ayat Hosseini, an Iranian woman who lost her husband, Soheil due to coronavirus, puts flowers on his grave at a cemetery in south of Tehran, Iran November 18, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Ayat Hosseini, an Iranian woman who lost her husband, Soheil due to coronavirus, puts flowers on his grave at a cemetery in south of Tehran, Iran November 18, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Volunteers wearing personal protective suits bury the body of a person who died from the coronavirus at a cemetery in Yangon, Myanmar, October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

Volunteers wearing personal protective suits bury the body of a person who died from the coronavirus at a cemetery in Yangon, Myanmar, October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

Volunteers wearing personal protective suits bury the body of a person who died from the coronavirus at a cemetery in Yangon, Myanmar, October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin
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A woman mourns near the coffin of Kenyan doctor Daniel Alushula, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in the village of Khumusalaba, in Kakamega county, Kenya, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A woman mourns near the coffin of Kenyan doctor Daniel Alushula, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in the village of Khumusalaba, in Kakamega county, Kenya, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A woman mourns near the coffin of Kenyan doctor Daniel Alushula, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in the village of Khumusalaba, in Kakamega county, Kenya, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A SOS DECES mortuary employee transports the body of a person who died of the coronavirus in La Louviere, Belgium, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A SOS DECES mortuary employee transports the body of a person who died of the coronavirus in La Louviere, Belgium, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A SOS DECES mortuary employee transports the body of a person who died of the coronavirus in La Louviere, Belgium, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Woman puts flowers on the body of her father, who died due to COVID-19, before his cremation in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Woman puts flowers on the body of her father, who died due to COVID-19, before his cremation in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Woman puts flowers on the body of her father, who died due to COVID-19, before his cremation in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Employees of the Rios funeral home carry the body of a woman, who died from the coronavirus, out of her home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Employees of the Rios funeral home carry the body of a woman, who died from the coronavirus, out of her home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Employees of the Rios funeral home carry the body of a woman, who died from the coronavirus, out of her home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Employees of the Rios funeral home remove the body of a person who died from the coronavirus from a hearse in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Employees of the Rios funeral home remove the body of a person who died from the coronavirus from a hearse in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Employees of the Rios funeral home remove the body of a person who died from the coronavirus from a hearse in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Shyam Kharel, 40, a crematory worker pushes the body of a person who died after contracting the coronavirus into the furnace in Kathmandu, Nepal, October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Shyam Kharel, 40, a crematory worker pushes the body of a person who died after contracting the coronavirus into the furnace in Kathmandu, Nepal, October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Shyam Kharel, 40, a crematory worker pushes the body of a person who died after contracting the coronavirus into the furnace in Kathmandu, Nepal, October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Employees of the Rios funeral home move the body of a man who died from the coronavirus at their facility in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Employees of the Rios funeral home move the body of a man who died from the coronavirus at their facility in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Employees of the Rios funeral home move the body of a man who died from the coronavirus at their facility in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Refrigerated trailers used to store bodies of deceased people are seen at a temporary morgue in Brooklyn, New York City, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Refrigerated trailers used to store bodies of deceased people are seen at a temporary morgue in Brooklyn, New York City, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Refrigerated trailers used to store bodies of deceased people are seen at a temporary morgue in Brooklyn, New York City, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Grave diggers wearing personal protective equipment lower a coffin while burying a person in the special purpose section of a graveyard for the coronavirus victims on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, Russia, November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Grave diggers wearing personal protective equipment lower a coffin while burying a person in the special purpose section of a graveyard for the coronavirus victims on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, Russia, November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Grave diggers wearing personal protective equipment lower a coffin while burying a person in the special purpose section of a graveyard for the coronavirus victims on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, Russia, November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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A female soldier wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) offers a garland on the body of a coronavirus victim provided by the family members at the crematorium, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal November 11, 2020. Picture taken November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A female soldier wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) offers a garland on the body of a coronavirus victim provided by the family members at the crematorium, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal November...more

A female soldier wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) offers a garland on the body of a coronavirus victim provided by the family members at the crematorium, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal November 11, 2020. Picture taken November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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