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Omicron variant raises new COVID concerns

Percy Harper , Staff Writer December 11, 2021

On Nov. 26, a new coronavirus variant was named by the World Health Organization. The latest variant, Omicron, was first identified in South Africa.  According to a Nov. 26 New York Times article,...

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Vaccine prices may impede global recovery from the coronavirus

Nora Klink, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Poorer countries may have little hope of sufficiently vaccinating populations, perhaps for years, as pharmaceutical giants’ vaccine distribution seems to be concentrated around several rich nations....

Congo fights Ebola Outbreak

Annette Varghese, Staff Writer November 16, 2018

Nearly 200 people have died in the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the outbreak began, it has also spread to several neighboring countries, including Uganda and Angola....

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News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World And Nation Editor October 27, 2017

Zimbabwe On Oct. 22, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, announced the retraction of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s appointment as a goodwill ambassador in response...

Polio eradicated in Nigeria

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer November 13, 2015

The U.N. General Assembly met with the Nigerian delegation to discuss recent achievements in the fight against polio in the West African country on Oct. 29. In 2012, more than a half of the world’s...

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