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Germany latest country to pass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Germany latest country to pass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

A hotel has switched on the lights in some rooms to form a heart near the buildings of the banking district in in Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 10, 2020, as the German government discusses further restrictions to avoid the outspread of the coronavirus. Germany is set to mark 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week, passing a …

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Research finds that US sick leave policies widen racial inequalities, lag nearly every other country

Research finds that US sick leave policies widen racial inequalities, lag nearly every other country

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Paid sick leave is one of the most powerful tools for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and ensuring all workers can access treatment—yet tens of millions of workers across the U.S. lack coverage. Today, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) released …

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WHO experts want 'more data' from China on possible early Covid cases

Vietnam’s economic hub imposes night curfew as country battles virus surge

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain More than 10 million residents of Ho Chi Minh City will be placed under a strict overnight curfew beginning Monday, an unprecedented move to curb infections as Vietnam battles a rapid COVID-19 surge. After successfully containing limited coronavirus outbreaks last year, the communist country is now recording increasing infections and deaths …

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Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

In this March 16, 2020, file photo, vehicles enter the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Detroit to travel to Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency has rejected a creative plan by Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens to have Ontario residents line up inside the tunnel to get COVID-19 vaccinations. Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File Canada announced Monday it …

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Indian hospitals plead for oxygen, country sets virus record

Indian hospitals plead for oxygen, country sets virus record

A COVID-19 patient waits inside an ambulance to be attended to and admitted into a dedicated COVID-19 government hospital in Ahmedabad, India, Thursday, April 22, 2021. A fire killed 13 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in western India early Friday as an extreme surge in coronavirus infections leaves the nation short of medical care and …

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India overtakes Brazil as second worst-hit COVID-19 country

India overtakes Brazil as second worst-hit COVID-19 country

Credit: CC0 Public Domain India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, as it reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases. The vast nation of 1.3 billion people has been reporting a rapid increase in new infections in recent weeks, with the surge taking the …

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First glimpse of pandemic's impact on healthcare workers in Nicaragua, a country where secrecy reigns

First glimpse of pandemic’s impact on healthcare workers in Nicaragua, a country where secrecy reigns

A masked street vendor in Nicaragua, where public health researchers have lost their jobs for criticizing the government’s lack of response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: University of California – San Diego By summer 2020, well into the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicaragua’s hospitals were full of patients with respiratory infections. Doctors and nurses were dying. The …

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Israel re-opens restaurants, bars with 40% of country fully vaccinated

Israel re-opens restaurants, bars with 40% of country fully vaccinated

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Israel took another step towards post-pandemic normalcy on Sunday, opening restaurants, bars and cafes to vaccinated “green pass” holders, with about 40 percent of the population fully inoculated against the coronavirus. “We are coming back to life,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared, as he cut into a pastry at a Jerusalem …

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UK rolls out hotel quarantine for 'high risk' country returnees

UK rolls out hotel quarantine for ‘high risk’ country returnees

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The UK government will on Monday introduce mandatory hotel quarantine rules for arrivals from dozens of countries deemed “high risk” for coronavirus variants, as it tries to stop new strains spreading. The new policy requires all UK citizens and permanent residents entering England from 33 countries on a wider travel ban …

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Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus

Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic said Saturday the eurozone member will test every resident ages 10 and up for the coronavirus, amid an uptick in infections. “Testing will be free of charge,” he told reporters in the …

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