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Israel-Gaza: Deaths mount as Israel-Gaza violence worsens

BBC
The site is revered by both Muslims, who call it the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), and Jews, for whom it is known as the Temple Mount. Hamas demanded Israel remove police from there and the nearby predominantly Arab district of Sheikh Jarrah, where Palestinian families face eviction by Jewish settlers.......

CDC says 28 blood clot cases, 3 deaths may be linked to J&J Covid vaccine

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Johnson & Johnson Janssen Vaccine Stephen Zenner | LightRocket | Getty Images CDC scientists say their investigation into a rare blood clotting issue linked to the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has identified 28 people who developed the potentially......

India’s COVID-19 deaths cross quarter million as virus ravages countryside

Reuters
India’s coronavirus deaths crossed a quarter million on Wednesday in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began, as the disease rampaged through the countryside, overloading a fragile rural healthcare system. Boosted by highly infectious variants, the second wave erupted in February to inundate hospitals and medical staff, as well......

Japanese prefecture says deaths at home surge amid 4th COVID-19 wave

Reuters
Eighteen people have died from the COVID-19 respiratory disease outside of hospitals in Japan’s Osaka Prefecture, officials said, amid calls for tougher restrictions on movement to halt a fourth wave of infections ahead of the Olympics. All but one of the deaths occurred since March 1 as highly infectious strains......

Deaths of people on benefits prompt inquiry call

BBC
Ken Butler, welfare rights adviser at the charity Disability Rights UK, said people had their benefits cut and suffered “fear and anxiety” due to “poor and inaccurate medical assessments” carried out on behalf of the DWP by the private contractors Capita, the Independent Assessment Services (formerly called Atos) and Maximus.......

COVID-19 cases and deaths fall further in the UK, vaccinations rise

Reuters
A worker walks past coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mobile testing vehicles parked at a depot in London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville A total of 1,770 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the United Kingdom on Sunday, with the seven-day total of 14,659 cases down by 4.3% compared with......

India posts record daily rise in COVID-19 deaths as case numbers surge

Reuters
India on Saturday reported a record one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths as cases surged by more than 400,000 for the third consecutive day. India’s health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000. Cases rose by 401,078, increasing the pandemic’s......

COVID spreading in rural India; record daily rises in infections, deaths

Reuters
India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the vast countryside. COVID-19 infections in the world’s second most populous nation have surged past 21 million, with......

India posts record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

Reuters
May 5 (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after the country became the world’s second, after the United States, to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections. Daily infections rose by 382,315 on Wednesday, health ministry data showed.......

China’s rulers’ disgusting mockery of India’s COVID-19 deaths

NYPost
Post Editorial Board Boy, those Chinese Communists have some sense of humor: On Saturday, the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission posted on its official Sina Weibo account (China’s version of Twitter) a side-by-side image of a Chinese missile launch next to cremation fires in India, captioned “China lighting a......

OSU Study: Hispanic COVID-19 Deaths Disproportionately High

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge Courtesy University Hospitals An OSU study found racial disparities in Covid-19 deaths A study done by Ohio State University researchers showed the COVID-19 pandemic had a particularly fatal impact on the Hispanic community. Using CDC death counts separated by racial/ethnic group, the study showed that Hispanics constituted......

Thailand reports new daily record of 31 coronavirus deaths

Reuters
Thailand on Monday reported a new daily record of 31 coronavirus deaths, the health ministry said, as the Southeast Asian country grapples with a third wave of infections. After managing to largely control the virus for around a year through shutdowns and strict border controls, Thailand has faced a spike......

Gottlieb says U.S.

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Gottlieb says U.S. “locking in” gains against COVID-19 as vaccinations continue – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, says the nationwide effort to vaccinate Americans has been a “monumental achievement.” Be the first......

Thailand reports 1,940 new coronavirus cases, 21 deaths

Reuters
People line up to receive their vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva Thailand on Sunday reported 1,940 new coronavirus cases amid a deadly third wave of the virus. The Health Ministry recorded a second day of 21 deaths, the......

U.S. Moves to Restrict Travel From India as Virus Infections and Deaths Surge

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The White House, citing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced Friday that it would begin restricting travel from India to the United States next week, a major new test of the Biden administration’s pandemic response. The decision was one of the most significant steps......

Thailand reports new daily record of 21 deaths in third virus wave

Reuters
People line up to receive their vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva Thailand on Saturday reported a new daily record of 21 coronavirus deaths in one day, the health ministry said, as the Southeast Asian country prepared to open......

COVID-19 deaths, hospitalisations slowing in Brazil, WHO says

Reuters
A crematorium employee moves a coffin before the cremation of a person who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 29, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara Hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19 have started declining after four weeks of slowing infections in Brazil, the World Health Organization said on......

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