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Brazil still debating dubious virus drug amid 500,000 deaths

As Brazil hurtles toward an official COVID-19 death toll of 500,000—second-highest in the world—science is on trial inside the country and the truth is up for grabs. With the milestone likely to be reached this weekend, Brazil’s Senate is publicly investigating how the toll got so high, focusing on why President Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right government […]

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India overtakes Brazil as second worst-hit COVID-19 country

India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, as it reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases. The vast nation of 1.3 billion people has been reporting a rapid increase in new infections in recent weeks, with the surge taking the total toll to 13.5 […]

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Brazil grants full approval to Oxford vaccine, orders Sputnik

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Brazil granted full regulatory approval Friday to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, voicing confidence in it even as a raft of countries suspended its use. Federal health regulator Anvisa said it saw “no health risk for the population associated with the use of this vaccine,” […]

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Minnesota confirms Brazil coronavirus variant case, first in US

Fox News Flash top headlines for January 26 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Minnesota health officials on Monday announced the country’s first documented case of a coronavirus variant initially detected in Brazil. The variant, known as P.1, was confirmed in a Twin Cities metro area resident who […]

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Brazil starts vaccination campaign two days early

Authorities in Brazil, hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, will roll out a nationwide vaccination campaign Monday, two days earlier than announced. The accelerated push comes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and mounting impatience in states including Sao Paulo, which has already launched its own inoculation drive. Brazil’s Anvisa regulatory agency on Sunday approved the […]

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Struggles in India, Brazil, US show virus fight far from won

Even as countries moved forward Wednesday with easing their coronavirus restrictions and restarting their economies, a large cluster of infections linked to a market in India and the first lockdown of a major Brazilian city highlighted that the battle against the pandemic was far from won. In the United States, President Donald Trump emphasized his […]

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Brazil hospital fire death toll rises to 10

The death toll in a hospital fire that forced the evacuation of patients in Rio de Janeiro has risen to at least 10, Brazilian firefighters said Friday. Four firefighters were hospitalized after battling the overnight blaze at Badim Hospital and about 90 patients were transferred to at least seven other hospitals, according to the fire […]

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Brazil confirms first measles death this year

Brazilian health authorities say the country has had its first death from measles this year. Brazil’s Health Ministry said Thursday that a 42-year-old man died from measles in Sao Paulo. He was not vaccinated against the disease. Nearly all the measles cases recorded this year in Brazil are in the state of Sao Paulo, where […]