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May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022
Monkeypox lesions on arm and chest

Monkeypox cases increase across Europe, North America

The CDC says many patients have a distinctive monkeypox rash around their genitals, and UK officials report 36 new infections.

Feb 11, 2022

Feb 11, 2022
Pfizer COVID vaccine vial drawing into syringe

COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5 delayed as Pfizer extends trial

Also, protection against serious Omicron illness drops by 4 months after a third dose but is still high, new data show.

Oct 08, 2021

Oct 08, 2021
UN Photo, John Arigi / Flickr cc

COVID tool accelerator is likely to continue through 2022

Also, surges continue in Europe, while some Asian countries see respite.

Jul 29, 2021

Jul 29, 2021
Israeli vaccinees

Israeli advisors back COVID vaccine boosters for older people

Meanwhile, Africa's vaccine supply show improvements, and Delta-driven surges increase in parts of Asia and the Middle East.

Jul 26, 2021

Jul 26, 2021
Elderly hospital patient wearing mask

Global COVID deaths rise sharply, led by surging Delta

"This is an absolute travesty, because we can prevent deaths. Think this pandemic is over? Think again."

Jul 23, 2021

Jul 23, 2021
COVID response team in Hanoi, Vietnam

Worsening COVID rise in Vietnam triggers expanded lockdowns

In other developments, cases surge in Asia's hot spots, and infections continue to climb sharply in Europe.

Jul 21, 2021

Jul 21, 2021
Girl wearing mask in Africa washing hands

Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK.

Jul 09, 2021

Jul 09, 2021
Uganda COVID vaccination

Africa marks worst pandemic week; Europe sees sharp rises

Sixteen African nations report resurgences, and cases have more than doubled in some European countries.

Jul 07, 2021

Jul 07, 2021
Brazil COVID test

WHO: World at perilous point in pandemic

WHO officials said variant spread could outpace vaccines, even in countries with high vaccine coverage.

Jul 02, 2021

Jul 02, 2021
Asian doctors putting on personal protective equipment

COVID-19 surges accelerate in Southeast Asia

"In those countries whose hospitals are filling up, they need vaccines and other health tools right now."

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