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In time for summer, Europe sees dramatic fall in virus cases

In this May 28, 2021, file photo, customers sit in a terrace bar in downtown Barcelona, Spain. Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths are plummeting across much of Europe. Vaccination rates are accelerating, and with them, the promise of summer vacations. Credit: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File When Italy won the Eurovision …

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Restrictions reimposed as virus resurges in much of Asia

Buddhist monks wait to receive Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines at Priest hospital in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, May 18 , 2021. Thailand had about 7,100 cases, including 63 deaths, in all of last year, in what was regarded as a success story. Taxi drivers are starved for customers, weddings are suddenly canceled, …

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Virus ‘swallowing’ people in India; crematoriums overwhelmed

A relative of a person who died of COVID-19 breaks down during cremation in Jammu, India, Sunday, April 25, 2021. India’s crematoriums and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of infections tearing through the populous country with terrifying speed, depleting the supply of life-saving oxygen to …

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Europe reopens but virus patients still overwhelm ICU teams

Nurses Nadia Boudra, left, and Yvana Faro, right, care for a patient inside an operating room now used for unconscious COVID-19 patients at Bichat Hospital, AP-HP, in Paris, Thursday, April 22, 2021. France still had nearly 6,000 critically ill patients in ICUs this week as the government embarked on the …

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India reels amid virus surge, affecting world vaccine supply

Shop owners hold banners against a partial lockdown imposed by the Maharashtra state government, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, April 8, 2021. India has a seven-day rolling average of more than 100,000 cases per day and has reported 13 million virus cases since the pandemic began, the third-highest total after the …

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Brazil’s virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU) workers Gabrielle Carlos, top, and Joao Vericimo, move a COVID-19 patient to an ambulance as he is transferred to a municipal hospital dedicated to COVID-19 in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) April is shaping up …

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No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

In this July 20, 2020 file photo, members of the Shiite Imam Ali brigades militia load bodies of coronavirus victims during a funeral at Wadi al-Salam cemetery near Najaf, Iraq. Iraq’s Health Ministry has warned of “dire consequences” ahead because citizens are not heeding coronavirus prevention measures, after the country …

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Origin of the COVID-19 virus: The trail of mink farming

by François Roger, Alexis Delabouglise, Benjamin Roche, Marisa Peyre and Véronique Chevalier, The Conversation American mink distribution areas. The species was introduced into Eurasia for the production of fur, but many individuals escape from farms or are released into the wild). The cases of Covid-19 (OIE) declared on farms correspond …

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Provincial Italian hospital overrun by virus variant

Dr. Gabriele Zanolini director of the main covid ward at Mellino Mellini hospital tends to a patient in the emergency COVID-19 in Chiari, northern Italy, Monday, March 8, 2021. The 160-bed hospital in the Po River Valley town of Chiari has no more beds for patients stricken with the highly …

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Speedy variants power virus surge sweeping Europe

In this Saturday, Feb. 7, 2021 file photo, people crowd Via del Corso shopping street in Rome, following the ease of restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Europe recorded 1 million new COVID-19 cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and ending a six-week …

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