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Jan 06, 2022

Jan 06, 2022
covid testing

Global COVID-19 cases, driven by Omicron, up sharply

Cases are up in all world regions, especially the Americas and Southeast Asia, leading to the pandemic's highest daily totals.

Oct 13, 2021

Oct 13, 2021
Health worker getting nasal swab

Global COVID decline continues, except in Europe

Deaths also fall in most parts of the world, though fatalities increased 11% in Europe.

Sep 20, 2021

Sep 20, 2021
India vaccine export

India to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports next month

The development comes as welcome news, given India's importance as a global vaccine supplier, especially to COVAX.

Sep 15, 2021

Sep 15, 2021
Temperature check in restaurant sign in window

Global COVID-19 cases show substantial drop

All global regions saw declines, yet nearly 4 million new cases and more than 62,000 deaths were reported.

Sep 14, 2021

Sep 14, 2021
Biden exiting plane

Biden gathers support for global pandemic summit

While welcoming the move, African leaders pushed for multiple ways to boost vaccine access, including easing export bans.

Jun 18, 2021

Jun 18, 2021

News Scan for Jun 18, 2021

TB outbreak tied to spinal surgery
Excess deaths in Switzerland
COVID-19 convalescent plasma in cancer patients
Polio in 7 countries
Low global flu rates

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."

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021
COVID vaccine worker in Somalia

Africa sounds urgent call for COVID-19 vaccine doses

Also, Japanese officials are mulling extending the state of emergency for much of the country.

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

Hot spot COVID activity flares as global cases drop; Biden orders fresh probe into virus source

Four of the five countries with the most cases last week were in the Americas.

May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021
Drive through COVID vax

COVID hot spots persist in Latin American countries

Argentina reports record deaths as activity continues to flare in places like Brazil, areas of Central America, and some Caribbean islands.

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