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Brazilians Call for the President’s Impeachment Amid COVID-19 Neglect

This weekend, Brazilians held massive demonstrations against Brazil's neofascist president in 200 cities across the country. In March, President Jair Bolsonaro characteristically told Brazilians...

Malawi Torches 20,000 Expired AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses

Health authorities in Malawi set fire to 19,610 expired doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. The World Health Organization advised the country against burning the...

As COVID-19 Numbers Spike, Japanese Doctors Call for Olympics Cancellation

As the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremonies draw nearer, Japanese doctors are calling for officials to cancel the event amid surging COVID-19 numbers. "We strongly oppose...

CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People No Longer Need to Wear Masks — What that Means for Communities of Color

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks or practice social...

Bolsonaro Was ‘Warned’ Against Ignoring COVID-19 Science

Brazil's former health minister informed a parliamentary inquiry that President Jair Bolsonaro ignored repeated warnings about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. "I warned Bolsonaro...

US to Restrict Travel From India

President Joe Biden has announced that travel between India and the U.S. will be restricted following the spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths. According to...

Brazilians Asks Women to Postpone Planned Pregnancies Amid Pandemic

Brazil has called on women to postpone planned pregnancies as the country battles with the second-highest COVID-19 numbers in the world. "If it is possible,...

India Is Facing a Deadly Shortage of Oxygen Amid Pandemic’s Second Wave

Hospitals in India are running dangerously low on oxygen amid a deadly second wave of COVID-19 that is crippling the country’s healthcare system. On Friday,...

Howard University Receives $1.59 Million Grant for Vaccine Unit

Howard University College of Medicine has received a $1.59 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies' Greenwood Initiative to expand their mobile unit vaccine operations. The school's...

WNBA Launches PSA Supporting Health of Black Women and Girls

The WNBA debuted a player-led vaccine-related Public Service Announcement on Thursday supporting the health of Black women and girls. In the PSA, players bring awareness...

North Korea Withdraws From Tokyo Olympics

North Korea announced Tuesday that it would not be sending athletes to the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer over COVID-19 concerns. On a state-run...

Brazil Passes 300,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Brazil has surpassed 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, becoming the second country to do so. Brazil is second only to the United States, which has seen...

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