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Al Jazeera 7 Jan 2021

Latin America's COVID-19 deaths top half a million


More than half a million people have died from the coronavirus in Latin America.
The busy holiday season has led to a rise in cases in many countries. And a slow roll-out of vaccines is making the situation worse.
Securing vaccine supplies has been a big challenge for the region compared with the wealthier nations. That is why the governments in the region are enforcing lockdowns once again despite the economic impact.

Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires, where health authorities warn of tighter restrictions.

The U.S. is moving onto its next phase of coronavirus vaccinations, with major expansions to immunization sites at stadiums and convention centers. The efforts come as the country's seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths now stands at over 3,000 a day. Dr. Dyan Hes, founder of Gramercy Pediatrics, joined CBSN to discuss the latest on vaccinations and what we are learning from new studies on immunity and traveling during a pandemic.

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The 100 counties with the most COVID-19 deaths per capita are rural, poorer and have fewer health resources. ABC News goes to Georgia, where families are grieving and hospitals are overrun.
The US reported over 2,800 Covid-19 deaths on December 2, 2020, the most since the beginning of the pandemic.
President Donald Trump criticized Germany's handling of Covid-19 after the nation had a record number of deaths. However, the US had four times as many Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 residents.

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