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COVID-19 Outlook In South Korea, Brazil And Germany10:58
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Sao Paulo Gov. Joao Doria gives the thumb up as he poses for photos holding a dose of the CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 next to a container unloaded from a cargo plane that arrived from China  on December 18, 2020. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)
Sao Paulo Gov. Joao Doria gives the thumb up as he poses for photos holding a dose of the CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 next to a container unloaded from a cargo plane that arrived from China on December 18, 2020. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

Throughout the pandemic, we've been touching down in countries around the world. Next, we'll hear from reporters in Brazil, Germany and South Korea.

COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in Brazil. Germany has seen a second wave of infections, and South Korea, praised for its early handling of the virus, has tightened restrictions due to a third wave.

Host Robin Young speaks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn in Seoul, Philip Reeves in Rio and Rob Schmitz in Berlin.

This segment aired on December 29, 2020.

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