• How COVID-19 Is Revolutionizing Health Care Around the World

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    In 2020 alone, there were at least 3 million deaths from COVID-19, though the true figure is probably 2-3 times higher. In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on and is likely to last well into 2022 and beyond. For ten weeks in a row, from the first week of February, 2021, new daily cases globally rose , driven in part by virus variants and by many countries ending public health measures too soon. There are still around 600,000 new cases every day. Nations like Brazil, Canada, India, Iran, and Turkey-as well as some U.S. states like Michigan and Minnesota-recently experienced...
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  • The U.S. Vaccination Effort Is Leaving its Most Vulnerable Residents Behind

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    With every person who gets vaccinated, our communities become that much better protected against COVID-19. However, that bubble of protection isn't being shared across the United States equally -and some of the most vulnerable people are getting left behind, even as 51.9% of the population is fully vaccinated as of June 2.
    A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published May 28 found that people who live in counties considered the most socially vulnerable are only 42% vaccinated, compared to 60.1% among residents of the least vulnerable counties. The researchers based...
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  • Biden Announces a Donation of 19 Million COVID-19 Vaccines to COVAX, With More to Follow

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    President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, acting as more Americans have been vaccinated and global inequities have become more glaring.
    Of the first tranche of 25 million doses, the White House said about 19 million will go to COVAX, with approximately 6 million for South and Central America, 7 million for Asia and 5 million for Africa. The doses mark a substantial - and immediate - boost to the lagging COVAX effort, which to date has shared just 76 million doses with needy...
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