French health minister sends hearts aflutter with half-shirtless Covid-19 vaccination

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    IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, February 9, 2021: With Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial set to begin in the US Senate, we look at contrasting reactions from Republicans. Meanwhile in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on trial for corruption – proceedings the Israeli papers say will have little impact on the country’s upcoming elections. Finally, we look at two uplifting stories out of France: a 116-year-old nun survives Covid-19, and Health Minister Olivier Véran gains heartthrob status after partially removing his shirt to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

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