Coronavirus clusters: the French Quarter during this year’s New Orleans Mardi Gras. Photograph: Dan Anderson/EPA

On February 15th a merry crowd wearing clown wigs and jester hats gathered in the town hall of Gangelt, a small German town nestled by the Dutch borde(...)

The Christian Open Door Church  in Mulhouse, France. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Three days after the Christian Open Door evangelical megachurch’s “week of prayer and fasting” in Mulhouse, eastern France, pastor Samuel Peterschmitt(...)