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US Records More Than 107,000 Drug Overdose Deaths for 2021

The U.S. set another record for drug overdose deaths last year with more than 107,000 fatalities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday.The provisional 2021 total represents a 15% jump from the previous record in 2020, and …

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US Records More Than 107,000 Drug Overdose Deaths for 2021

The U.S. set another record for drug overdose deaths last year with more than 107,000 fatalities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday.The provisional 2021 total represents a 15% jump from the previous record in 2020, and …

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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surging in Africa Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

The World Health Organization warns that vaccine-preventable diseases are spreading across the African continent because routine immunizations against killer diseases have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Tens of millions of people have missed o…

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Chinese Lending to Africa Falls During First Year of Pandemic

Chinese loans to African governments plunged by more than three-quarters in the first year of the pandemic compared to the year before, researchers have found, with new loan commitments in 2020 at their lowest level in 16 years.That could be due to Chi…

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Concerns Rise Over Sharp Increase in South Africa’s COVID-19 Cases

South Africa has recorded a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections, the highest rate in three months, raising concerns about a possible larger surge in the disease.South Africa’s National Health Department reported 4,406 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour …

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Thiem happy with Belgrade display despite losing on return from injury

Belgrade, Dominic Thiem said he was happy with elements of his performance at the Serbia Open on Tuesday despite going down to Australian John Millman in the former U.S. Open champion’s first Tour-level match in 10 months. The 28-year-old, who finished…

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Thiem happy with Belgrade display despite losing on return from injury

Belgrade, Dominic Thiem said he was happy with elements of his performance at the Serbia Open on Tuesday despite going down to Australian John Millman in the former U.S. Open champion’s first Tour-level match in 10 months. The 28-year-old, who finished…

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WHO: COVID Cases, Deaths in Africa Drop to Lowest Levels Yet

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Africa have dropped to their lowest levels since the pandemic began, marking the longest decline yet seen in the disease, according to the World Health Organization.In a statement on Thursday, the U.N. heal…