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  • Covid’s known U.S. death toll has surpassed 1 million, according to a New York Times database. The milestone comes amid a growing wave of cases.

    The United States has a higher rate of infection than many other wealthy countries do, and the pathogen has continued to spread in a population afflicted by inequity, political divisions, a sometimes o…Read More

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  • Emergent BioSolutions, the contractor that contaminated millions of coronavirus vaccine doses, hid evidence of problems from the F.D.A.

    The disclosure, that Emergent hid evidence of quality control problems from federal inspectors in February 2021 — weeks before it alerted U.S. officials that millions of doses had been contaminated — came in…Read More

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  • Boris Johnson will be fined for breaking U.K. lockdown rules, making him the first prime minister to be found breaking the law in living memory.

    Though London’s Metropolitan Police did not name any of those fined in an inquiry into allegations of breaches of Covid lockdown rules in the British government, Downing Street later said that Mr. J…Read More

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  • Ivermectin failed as a Covid treatment, a large clinical trial found. The drug surged in popularity despite no strong evidence that it worked.

    The study, which compared more than 1,300 people infected with the coronavirus in Brazil who received either ivermectin or a placebo, effectively ruled out the drug as a treatment for Covid, the…Read More

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  • After escaping the coronavirus for a year and a half, the French island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific experienced a deadly outbreak of the Delta variant in the fall. Now, as an Omicron surge eases, the virus’s disproportionate effect on the territory’s Indigenous Kanak population has become apparent.

    Serious coronavirus infections hav…Read More

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