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India’s pandemic death toll could be in the millions

[ad_1] 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 …

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Coronavirus live news: 4 million excess deaths in India, study suggests, as official Covid toll passes 414,000 | World news

[ad_1] Since early in the coronavirus pandemic, critics of unprecedented lockdown measures seen worldwide have argued that these interventions cause more harm than the disease itself. But an analysis of global health data suggests there is little evidence to support the idea that the cure is worse than the disease. …

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Virus surge fears, UK leader’s quarantine, mar ‘Freedom Day’

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining coronavirus restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns, mask mandates and other pandemic-related curbs on freedom. For clubbers and nightclub owners, the moment …

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WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

[ad_1] BERLIN (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak, and he said Thursday he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus. …

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Coronavirus live: Mexico records 232 more deaths in third wave; UK daily death toll rises to 34 – as it happened | UK news

[ad_1] 5.45pm EDT 17:45 Deaths rise by 1,205 in Brazil Brazil recorded 1,205 deaths on Saturday as it remained, by a distance, the country currently suffering the most deaths from Covid-19. According to the health ministry, another 48,504 additional cases were recorded, taking the total confirmed cases to 19,069,003 . …

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With 4 million COVID dead, many kids left behind

[ad_1] 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 …

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Global COVID-19 deaths hit 4 million amid rush to vaccinate

[ad_1] The global death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 4 million Wednesday as the crisis increasingly becomes a race between the vaccine and the highly contagious delta variant. The tally of lives lost over the past year and a half, as compiled from official sources by Johns Hopkins University, is about …

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Johnson says UK must live with virus as he announces easing

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil plans Monday to scrap mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing in England in two weeks’ time, despite surging coronavirus infections driven by the highly contagious delta variant. Johnson said he would set out how the country would “learn …

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Luxembourg PM hospitalized after positive COVID-19 test

[ad_1] By RAF CASERTJuly 5, 2021 GMT BRUSSELS (AP) — Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has been hospitalized and is under observation “as a precautionary measure” after testing positive for COVID-19 a week earlier. A government official, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity, said there was no update with …

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