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India's deaths during pandemic 10X official toll

India’s deaths during pandemic 10X official toll

In this Sept. 14, 2020, file photo, Ramananda Sarkar, 43, who has cremated more than 450 COVID-19 victims stands by burning funeral pyres of COVID-19 victims in Gauhati, India. India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to …

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India virus death toll tops 400,000; experts say it's higher

India virus death toll tops 400,000; experts say it’s higher

In this May 11, 2021, file photo, family members and volunteers carry the body of a COVID-19 victim for cremation in New Delhi, India. The latest alarming coronavirus variant—the delta variant, first identified in India—is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get …

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Mental health toll from isolation affecting kids on reentry

Mental health toll from isolation affecting kids on reentry

In this April 18, 2021 photo provided by Jennifer Sampson, her son Zach Sampson, 16, poses in his Florida yard. Sampson was hospitalized twice during the pandemic after feeling suicidal. Relentless months of social distancing, online schooling and other restrictions left many kids feeling the pandemic’s toll and now facing new challenges navigating reentry. Credit: …

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Russia's Euro host Saint Petersburg posts record COVID toll

Russia’s Euro host Saint Petersburg posts record COVID toll

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Russia’s Euro 2020 host Saint Petersburg on Saturday reported the country’s highest daily COVID-19 toll for a city since the start of the pandemic, data showed. Official figures said the city, which has already hosted six Euro 2020 matches and is due to host a quarter final on Friday, recorded 107 …

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China gives one-billionth COVID shot as Brazil toll hits milestone

China gives one-billionth COVID shot as Brazil toll hits milestone

People receive Covid-19 vaccines in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing. China on Sunday announced it had administered its one-billionth shot in the world’s biggest coronavirus inoculation drive as Brazil’s death toll from the pandemic passed 500,000. The global death toll from COVID-19 is now more than 3.8 million and many nations are still battling outbreaks, …

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US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

In this Jan. 9, 2021 file photo, transporters Miguel Lopez, right, Noe Meza prepare to move a body of a COVID-19 victim to a morgue at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 600,000, even as the vaccination drive has drastically …

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Mexico boosts confirmed death toll by 4,272 to 227,840

Mexico boosts confirmed death toll by 4,272 to 227,840

People in buses and cars wait to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine at the parking lot of the Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Credit: AP Photo/Christian Chavez Mexico announced Tuesday that a clinical review of past deaths has led officials to raise the country’s confirmed COVID-19 …

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Make COVID jab free for everyone in India to boost uptake and curb death toll

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The COVID-19 jab should be made free for everyone in India to boost uptake and curb the death toll from the infection, urge experts in a personal view (commentary) published in the online journal BMJ Global Health. And approval of foreign vaccines already deployed elsewhere around the globe should be speeded …

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Brazil COVID death toll surpasses 450,000

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 450,000 on Tuesday, as delays plague the hard-hit country’s vaccine rollout and epidemiologists warned a brutal new surge of the virus could be coming. The health ministry reported 2,173 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the official number of lives lost to the coronavirus in …

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