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Russia’s race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West

In this photo made from footage provided by the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, medical workers in protective gear prepare to draw blood from volunteers participating in a trial of a coronavirus vaccine at the Budenko Main Military Hospital outside Moscow, Russia. Russia is boasting that it’s …

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Mexico No. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder US response

A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant solution inside the coffin of a person who died from suspected COVID-19, as the body arrives at the crematorium at Xilotepec Cemetery in Xochimilco, Mexico City, Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the …

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Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away

A street artist spray paints a protective face mask over an old mural featuring a Venezuelan Indigenous man, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 18, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix) South Africa on Saturday became one of the top five worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, as …

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Mosquitoes flying free as health departments focus on virus

This 2019 photo provided by the Washtenaw County Health Department in Michigan shows a petri dish used to identify mosquito species likely to carry disease. In 2020, mosquito samples aren’t being collected by the county because the health department didn’t have the staff or ability to hire and train summer …

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Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

In this April 27, 2020, file photo, a worker passes public school buses parked at a depot in Manchester, N.H. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even …

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As virus rages in US, New York guards against another rise

by Jennifer Peltz, Michael R. Sisak and Marina Villeneuve In this May 27, 2020, file photo, medical personnel work in the emergency department at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York. As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example …

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Virus spike in Spain reveals plight of seasonal farm workers

Migrants who are seeking seasonal work harvest fruits stand in a square in Lleida, Spain, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Authorities in northeast Spain have ordered the lockdown of a county around the city of Lleida due to worrying outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus. Catalan regional authorities announced Saturday, July 4, …

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Germany cautions virus risk still high as economies restart

by David Rising and Paul J. Weber People, social distancing and wearing masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, wait in line at a mask distribution event, Friday, June 26, 2020, in a COVID-19 hotspot of the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. Florida banned alcohol consumption at its …

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Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

In this June 11, 2020, file photo workers on scaffolding lay blocks on one of the larger buildings at a development site where various residential units and commercial sites are under construction in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa. Eighty-five percent of Democrats call economic conditions “poor,” while 65% of Republicans …

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Britain lowers virus alert, Germany sees spike in cases

A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan) Britain …

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New Beijing outbreak raises virus fears for rest of world

A worker cleans the glass door to a health center for COVID-19 testing in Beijing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Chinese capital on Wednesday canceled more than 60% of commercial flights and raised the alert level amid a new coronavirus outbreak, state-run media reported. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) China …

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A drug offers hope even as virus cases rise in Africa, Asia

Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing center set up outside a sports facility in Beijing, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. China reported several dozen more coronavirus infections Tuesday as it increased testing and lockdown measures in parts of the capital to control what appeared to be its …

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Russia’s low virus death toll still raises questions in West

In this May 15, 2020, file photo, gravediggers in protective suits carry the coffin of a COVID-19 victim as relatives and friends stand at a distance in the section of a cemetery reserved for coronavirus victims in Kolpino, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. The way Russia counts fatalities during the coronavirus …

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Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lockdowns

Guests wearing masks stroll through SeaWorld as it reopened with new safety measures in place Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The park had been closed since mid-March to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Raoux) States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn’t done …

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