COVID-19

More COVID-19 Testing in Africa Could Help Contain Future Flareups

A new World Health Organization initiative is getting under way in Africa to rapidly detect COVID-19 infections to curb transmission and contain future flareups of this deadly disease. The WHO reports more than 8.4 million cases of COVID-19 in Africa, including 214,000 deaths. However, a new analysis indicates the magnitude of the pandemic on the …

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Russia Sets COVID-19 Death Record for 3rd Straight Day

Russia Sets COVID-19 Death Record for 3rd Straight Day

Russian health officials Thursday reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths – 986 – for the third consecutive day, while also reporting a record 31,299 new confirmed infections. The number of new cases breaks a record set last December, and marks the first time Russia has officially reported more than …

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G-20 Pledges to Avoid ‘Premature Withdrawal’ of Economic Support

G-20 Pledges to Avoid ‘Premature Withdrawal’ of Economic Support

Finance ministers from the Group of 20 economies Wednesday pledged to keep economic stimulus policies in place to ensure a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid ongoing risks, “We will continue to sustain the recovery, avoiding any premature withdrawal of support measures,” according to the official communique released after the …

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Arlington ICU Nurse Nominated For COVID Hero Award

Arlington ICU Nurse Nominated For COVID Hero Award

When the pandemic hit the US, Lee Harper-Chen – an ICU nurse and mother of two – decided to provide information about the new virus, its treatments, and prevention measures in a special Facebook group. Her efforts were noticed. Liliya Anisimova met with Lee to talk about her efforts in …

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US to Reopen Land Borders with Canada and Mexico in November

US to Reopen Land Borders with Canada and Mexico in November

The United States will announce Wednesday that it will reopen its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated travelers beginning next month.  The borders have been shut down at all automobile, train and ferry crossings since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of essential travel …

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