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Nov 08, 2021

Nov 08, 2021
Mask-wearing family with luggage in airport

US lifts COVID-19 travel ban 20 months after it began

Also, tens of thousands of federal workers have requested vaccine exemptions on religious grounds.

Oct 20, 2021

Oct 20, 2021
Crowd at a Moscow subway station

Global COVID-19 decline shows signs of stalling

For the third week in a row, illness numbers in Europe rose, with a 7% jump last week.

Sep 09, 2021

Sep 09, 2021
girl distance learning

Groups detail more domino effects of pandemic on kids, women

UN agencies warn of erosions on schooling in West Asia, as well as on employment and maternal health in Latin America.

Aug 25, 2021

Aug 25, 2021
Man getting COVID vaccine

WHO sees signs of global COVID-19 plateau

Also, a US probe into the source of SARS-CoV-2 was inconclusive, with worries that time is running out to discover the origin.

Aug 11, 2021

Aug 11, 2021
Brazil vax

Americas and Asia drive rising global COVID-19 cases

In another development, the WHO announced the next phase of a treatment trial, which will test three repurposed drugs across 52 countries.

Mar 03, 2021

Mar 03, 2021
Peru PPE

COVID surges strain health systems in parts of South America

In the northern Amazon basin where cases are spiking, ICUs in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia are filling up with COVID-19 patients.

Jan 27, 2021

Jan 27, 2021
COVID testing

Cases drop in main global pandemic hot spots but surge elsewhere

In other developments, 70 countries have now detected the B117 variant, and more nations have also reported the 501Y.V2 and P.1 variants.

Nov 30, 2020

Nov 30, 2020
Father and son putting masks on in airport

US officials brace for another post-holiday COVID-19 surge

The number of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 continues a record-breaking rise.

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 18, 2020
Healthcare workers donning COVID-19 protective equipment

WHO urges global coordination of vaccine rollout, notes COVID in Caribbean

The head of the WHO warns about "vaccine nationalism" and previews a basic strategy for deploying vaccine.

Jul 14, 2020

Jul 14, 2020
Masked wearing window watcher

Global COVID-19 total blows past 13 million

Efforts are under way to use PAHO funds to help nations buy vaccine, and the group is advising them on trial participation.

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