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Jun 29, 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Indonesia PPE

Red Cross warns of emerging COVID crisis in Indonesia

Elsewhere, Africa's cases rise in its third wave, as Brazil's ongoing surge shows signs of another uptick.

Jun 17, 2021

Jun 17, 2021
Africa ambulance

Africa's COVID-19 surge picks up speed

Some African countries that have vaccine are having challenges deploying it, even some that are experiencing surges.

Jun 16, 2021

Jun 16, 2021
Brazil HCW vax

Global COVID cases continue decline, though many countries still struggle

Also, the WHO adds a variant of interest first detected in Peru last August, which it labeled Lambda.

Jun 15, 2021

Jun 15, 2021
Vaccine needle going into arm tattoo

Ongoing COVID surges in multiple regions keep nations on edge

Officials warn that Africa is at risk due to continued virus circulation and low vaccine uptake.

Jun 11, 2021

Jun 11, 2021
Woman putting up COVID poster

Global COVID deaths in 2021 have topped all of last year's

COVID-19 surges continue in South America, now the hardest-hit continent, and Africa is seeing a host of vaccine issues.

Jun 10, 2021

Jun 10, 2021
Ugandan soldier getting vaccinated

African health officials welcome COVID vaccine, other support

Elsewhere, European officials say only 30% of the population has received 1 vaccine dose.

Jun 09, 2021

Jun 09, 2021
Paramedic getting sanitizer sprayed

Global COVID-19 patterns reflect dual-world track

PAHO's head notes two worlds: "One quickly returning to normal, and another where recovery remains a distant future."

Jun 08, 2021

Jun 08, 2021
Ugandan soldiers helping with vaccinations

US COVID cases drop another 30% as Africa surge continues

New CDC data show that COVID-19 vaccines have been particularly beneficial for older Americans.

Jun 07, 2021

Jun 07, 2021
Young African man wearing mask

Uganda enters 2nd COVID-19 lockdown as surges noted elsewhere

Some Asian countries, like Taiwan, continue to battle stubborn COVID spikes.

Jun 03, 2021

Jun 03, 2021
South African healthcare workers

COVID surges in Afghanistan, Africa stir more concerns

Plus, in the United Kingdom, the Delta variant (B1617.2) is surpassing the proportion of Alpha cases (B117).

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