Tag Archives: Pandemics

UN says COVID worse this year for poor nations

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s deputy humanitarian chief is warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting conflict-ridden and impoverished countries much worse this year than in 2020, with many facing higher caseloads and rising deaths. Ramesh Rajasingham said in a closed briefing Monday to the U.N. Security Council that these …

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Turkey reports increase in COVID-19 cases

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s daily COVID-19 infections have increased, reaching 14,230 new cases in the past 24 hours. Health ministry statistics show that the 7-day average is now 10,269, a significant increase from the average of the previous week at 6,880. With nearly all restrictions lifted in July, Turks are arriving back …

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States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, …

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EU donating 200M doses of coronavirus vaccines

BRUSSELS — The European Union says it will donate more than 200 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to middle and low-income countries before the end of the year. That’s double the initial amount the 27-nation bloc had planned to deliver, mainly through COVAX, the U.N.-backed program to provide shots to …

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