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Research: Indias deaths during pandemic 10X official toll

India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the south Asian country. Most experts believe India’s official toll of more than 414,000 dead is a […]

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UK: Benefits outweigh risks for AstraZeneca despite 7 deaths

Britain’s medicines regulator is urging people to continue taking the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, despite revealing that seven people in the U.K. have died from rare blood clots after getting the jab. The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, or MHRA, said it wasn’t clear if the shots are causing the clots, and that its “rigorous review […]

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WHO: Global coronavirus deaths rise for 1st time in 6 weeks

A top World Health Organization expert on the coronavirus pandemic said Monday the weekly global count of deaths from COVID-19 is rising again, a “worrying sign” after about six weeks of declines. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on COVID-19 at the U.N. health agency, said the growth followed a fifth straight week of confirmed cases […]

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Coronavirus deaths in Africa hit 100,000

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Coronavirus deaths in Africa hit 100,000 on Thursday, with 3,341,197 confirmed infections, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources. The region has seen fewer deaths than Europe, Latin America and North America, although South Africa has been hardest hit, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in Africa. Source: […]

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Ireland registers record 101 daily virus deaths

Ireland registered a record 101 coronavirus deaths in its daily tally on Tuesday, underlining the heavy toll the third wave of the pandemic has inflicted on the country. It was the first time the daily count of COVID-19 fatalities has surpassed the 100 threshold, according to the Irish health ministry. Its statistics show 3,418 people […]

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Risky driving: US traffic deaths up despite virus lockdowns

The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 in the same […]

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US sees over 4,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time

New York needs to open pop-up vaccine centers immediately: Dr. Nicole Saphier Fox News medical contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier provides insight into the coronavirus vaccine rollout on ‘Fox and Friends.’ The United States surpassed 4,000 daily coronavirus deaths on Thursday, marking the highest number seen since the outbreak began. According to Johns Hopkins University, the […]

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Russia sets records for virus cases, deaths

Russia on Thursday registered record numbers for daily infections and deaths from the coronavirus, as the country avoids reimposing a nationwide lockdown. Health officials reported 29,935 new infections, bringing the country’s caseload to 2,963,688—the fourth-highest in the world. They also registered 635 deaths, increasing total fatalities to 53,096 since the beginning of the pandemic. Russia’s […]