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WHO says Covid pandemic is growing “exponentially” with more than 4.4 million new cases a week

Hospital paramedics wear protective equipment while transporting a patient suffering from COVID-19 to a local hospital on March 17, 2021 in Bochnia, Poland. Omar Marquis Anadolu Agency Getty images The World Health Organization said Monday that the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic is now “growing exponentially,” with more than 4.4 million new cases of Covid-19 reported in the past week. …

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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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Princes William and Harry pay tribute to Philip in separate statements

LONDON – Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, welcomed Prince Philip’s hard work, character and sense of humor in separate statements released Monday. Both praised the life of Philip in the United Kingdom and his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. William said his grandfather would like the royal family to “keep working.” Harry remembered Philip as “my grandfather: master of …

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The coup in Myanmar highlights the rise of autocracy in Southeast Asia

Late last month, foreign army regalia officers toasted their hosts in Naipido, the bunker capital built by the Myanmar military. The ice rang in frosted glasses. In honor of Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, a lavish distribution was given to foreign dignitaries. On the same day, the military, which took power on February 1st, shot dead more than 100 of its …

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