More than 193,000 Coloradans have missed their 2nd COVID-19 dose

More than 193,000 Coloradans have missed getting their second COVID-19 vaccination shot within the recommended timeframe, leaving them significantly more vulnerable to the delta variant of the coronavirus than if they had gotten the booster. That number is small compared to the almost 3 million people who are fully immunized in the state. With more than 3.2 million Coloradans having […]

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Almost 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for COVID-19

Fox News Flash top headlines for June 21 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for COVID-19, according to recent data from the state Department of Public Health. The number of breakthrough cases in the state has been infrequent so far — accounting for […]

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Nearly 9,000 more Coloradans died in 2020 than normal as fatalities jumped 23.5% during pandemic

Nearly 9,000 more Coloradans died in 2020 than would be expected in a normal year, according to newly finalized data that offers the fullest picture yet of the severe toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on human life in the state. Deaths from all causes jumped 23.5% in Colorado last year from the number of fatalities recorded on average during […]

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At least 115,000 health workers have died from COVID: WHO

At least 115,000 health and care workers have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the WHO chief said Monday, calling for a dramatic scale-up of vaccination in all countries. At the opening of the World Health Organization’s main annual assembly, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the sacrifices made by health workers around the world to battle the […]

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Virus deaths top 4,000 in India as WHO green-lights Chinese vaccine

New COVID-19 deaths surged past 4,000 for the first time in India on Saturday as it struggled with one of the world’s worst outbreaks, but the global immunisation effort was boosted with WHO approval for Chinese firm Sinopharm’s vaccine. And while many Western countries have started easing restrictions thanks to rapid vaccinations, the head of the World Health Organization warned […]

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230,000 more deaths than expected between 2010-18, according to new study

A study by the University of Liverpool has found a larger than expected increase in deaths between 2010-2018 and this can be partly associated with the impact of fiscal austerity measures. Published in the Journal of Public Health, researchers estimate that 231,707 more people died between 2010-11 and 2017-18 than was originally anticipated and these deaths were found in areas […]

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Spain virus death toll tops 70,000: health ministry

Spain’s coronavirus death toll surged past the 70,000-mark on Wednesday, health ministry figures showed, after the country in February suffered its second-worst month for virus deaths since the start of the pandemic. However, the number of daily infections continued its downwards trend as the country appears to have turned the corner of the third wave of infections. Another 446 people […]

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US tops 500,000 coronavirus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebraska. And despite the […]

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UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses—even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that three-quarters of the U.K.’s over-80s have received a vaccine shot. He said three-quarters of nursing home residents have also had their first […]

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Brazil’s pandemic deaths top 200,000 amid a return to fun

The night before New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro, thousands of revelers clad in their bathing suits crowded onto the iconic Ipanema beach to have some seaside drinks. It was one of many open-air parties occurring along Brazil’s vast coastline since the summer heat set in, and as the COVID-19 death toll climbed higher. “It was so packed, you […]

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