Global COVID-19 Deaths Top 3 Million

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The largest number of deaths have come in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom. The global pandemic death toll reached 1 million in September 2020 and 2 million in January.

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Ex-FDA Chief Sees 'Struggle' To Vaccinate More Than Half U.S. Population

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb doesn't expect enough demand for the vaccine much beyond 160 million Americans. But he says there may eventually be enough immunity to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Denmark Drops AstraZeneca Vaccine, Citing Rare Side Effects, Epidemic 'Under Control'

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The Danish Health Authority said it will continue its vaccination campaign without the shot made by AstraZeneca, but said its benefits outweigh the risks for those who do get it.

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U.S. Recommends Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

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In a statement on Tuesday, U.S. authorities said they are "reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine."

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Millions Flock To Hindu Festival Amid Coronavirus Spike

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Hindu pilgrims are traveling to bathe in the Ganges River to wipe out their sins.

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U.K. Coronavirus Strain Does Not Lead To More Severe Illness And Death, Study Finds

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The B.1.1.7 variant is now the most dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S.

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'The Advantage Of Our Smallness': Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

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Just 13 days after the kingdom launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 27, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received one dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

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Studies Confirm Racial, Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Hospitalizations And Visits

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Two new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies shed additional light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, with implications for vaccine distribution.

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Germany Says It Will Explore Buying Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine, Bucking EU Policy

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Health Minister Jens Spahn said Sputnik V could be a stop-gap solution to Europe's critical COVID-19 vaccine shortage. Spahn said Germany will still wait for EU regulators to approve the vaccine.

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European Court Backs Mandatory Vaccinations Laws For Children

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Requiring vaccines can be seen as "necessary in a democratic society," the Strasbourg-based court said in its ruling on a law governing preschool kids.

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