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Global Covid-19 cases rise for seventh week in a row, says WHO chief

On Jan. 1 in Houston, Texas, a patient was seen lying in bed in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the United Memorial Medical Center. Go to Nakamura / Getty images Racial and ethnic minority groups had higher hospitalization rates for Covid-19 and sought greater emergency care than whites, according to two new studies published Monday in the U.S. Centers …

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Biden, first lady sends “warmest greetings” to Muslims for Ramadan

President BidenJoe Biden Chairman of the Federal Reserve: The economy would have been “so much worse” without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet with bipartisan MPs on infrastructure on Monday Jill Biden called on the champion, a major on National Pet Day and first lady Jill BidenJill Biden Jill Biden shouted at Champ, Major at Biden National Pets Day: “Prince …

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St. Vincent Volcano: What we know about the Caribbean disaster

The volcano La Soufri√®re on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent began a series of explosive eruptions on April 9, sending clouds of hot ash about 20,000 feet into the air, covering much of the island with ash and causing water and electricity outages. The last and largest eruption to date occurred early Monday, April 12, when the volcano sent …

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50% of adults in the United States are expected to have at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this week

Dr. Jerry P. Abraham, director of vaccination programs at Kedren Health, observed another day when hundreds of people lined up to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at Kedren Health. Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times / Shutterstock Dr. Jerry Abraham is determined to provide the most vulnerable communities in California with access to the Covid-19 vaccine. Over the past few months, …

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The Canadian spy agency says the intervention reached Cold War levels due to Covid-19

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) cited Russia and China as particular causes for concern, saying key national security threats such as violent extremism, foreign interference, espionage and malicious cyber activity increased in 2020 and “in many ways have become much more serious for Canadians. “ In its annual report last year, CSIS linked the surge in foreign espionage to …

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Japan will begin releasing radioactive water from Fukushima in two years

Japan said on Tuesday that it had decided to gradually release tons of treated wastewater from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean, describing it as the best option for disposal despite fierce opposition from fishing crews at home and concerns from governments abroad. The water release plan two years later was approved during a cabinet meeting …

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