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For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation

Associated Press July 22, 2021 GMT https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-business-health-government-and-politics-coronavirus-pandemic-2d88a1d68bf58e08777952e32503fa3d JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Paska Itwari Beda knows hunger all too well. The young mother of five children — all of them under age 10 — sometimes survives on one bowl of porridge a day, and her entire family is lucky to …

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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar’s largest city, graveyard workers have been laboring …

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India’s pandemic death toll could be in the millions

NEW DELHI (AP) — 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 the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the South Asian country. Most experts believe India’s …

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With 4 million COVID dead, many kids left behind

By NICOLE WINFIELD July 9, 2021 GMT https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-1093e9a40e83d22e7110ccaa0cf7062a Some won’t ever remember the parents they lost because they were too young when COVID-19 struck. Others are trying to keep the memory alive by doing the things they used to do together: making pancakes or playing guitar. Others still are clutching …

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