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Jul 23, 2021

Jul 23, 2021
A busy nurse station

US COVID-19 hospital cases surge

All but 5 states have seen a rise in COVID hospitalizations due largely to unvaccinated patients, with Nevada, Arkansas, and Missouri hit especially hard.

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 23, 2021
Man, worried, on the sofa

Black men much less likely to have prostate cancer surgery in pandemic

Black men saw a 91% drop in prostatectomies; rates for White men dropped 17%.

Jul 22, 2021

Jul 22, 2021
Vaccine in a vial syringe

White House announces new COVID-19 funds

Also, ACIP continues to recommend the J&J COVID vaccine despite concerns over Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Jul 22, 2021
Vaccine needle going into arm

Study: 2 COVID vaccine doses much more effective than 1 against Delta

Two doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine were 80% effective against the Delta COVID-19 variant.

Jul 22, 2021
COVID-19 response efforts in Indonesia

Delta-driven COVID-19 surges worsen in parts of Asia

Multiple groups call for addressing major global vaccine inequality issues.

Jul 21, 2021

Jul 21, 2021
Orphaned girl on street

Left behind: 1.5 million kids may have lost parent, caregiver to COVID-19

About 1 million have been orphaned, and 1.1 million lost a primary caregiver.

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 21, 2021
Older man getting COVID vaccine

US life expectancy drops 18 months due to COVID-19

Hispanics saw the largest drop in life expectancy—3 years.

Jul 21, 2021
Women and child in Bangladesh

Drug-resistant pneumonia tied to deaths in Bangladeshi kids

Antibiotic-resistant blood infection in pediatric pneumonia patients was tied to a 17-fold mortality risk.

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