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Covid-19 deaths pass three million worldwide

It comes as the World Health Organization warns of deaths and cases increasing at a "worrying rate".

Covid: Canada sounds the alarm as cases overtake US

Infections in the largest province could increase sixfold without tougher measures, experts warn.

Covid-19: Pandemic funeral services not what people 'deserve'

Gary Stewart's wife Jude died in January, but the pandemic meant restrictions on the funeral service.

Denmark: Three die of salmonella poisoning linked to herbal remedy

Thirty-three people fall ill in an outbreak traced to a herbal remedy in Denmark.

Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.

Brain clots 'more likely' with Covid infection than vaccine

A rapid review of US patients says people being vaccinated should be reassured by the findings.

India's desperate Covid-19 patients turn to black market for drugs

Amid a punishing second wave, people across India are finding drugs, oxygen and beds in short supply.

Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success

The country's vaccination rollout is one of the fastest in the world, so why are Covid cases surging?

India Covid-19 second wave: ‘A coronavirus tsunami we had never seen before’

India's cases plummeted earlier this year, but are now on the rise again. What happened?

Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?

As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.

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