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A man walks past a mural for COVID-19 prevention in Soweto, South Africa A man walks past a mural on how to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in Soweto, South Africa, May 15, 2021 (AP photo by Themba Hadebe).

Africa Faces Another Pandemic Wave Without Vaccines

Friday, June 11, 2021

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COVID-19 cases are rising across Africa, just as the limited supply of vaccines the continent has received is running dangerously low. Health officials are now asking Western nations that have hoarded early vaccine supplies to share more doses in a desperate bid to stem a new wave of infections. ...

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