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Star Tribune (March 31)

2021/ 04/ 01 by jd in Global News

Chile “appears poised to be among the first in the world to reach herd immunity. But experts say the country’s speedy and efficient vaccination drive—only Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles have vaccinated a larger share of their populations—gave Chileans a false sense of security and contributed to a sharp spike in new infections and deaths that is overloading the health care system.”

 

San Francisco Chronicle (November 24)

2020/ 11/ 26 by jd in Global News

“Deaths from COVID-19 have started to increase statewide, a harbinger of what could be a deadly holiday season if cases spike as expected from Thanksgiving get-togethers…. With the holiday still a few days away, California reported a record 20,282 cases on Monday.” The “astonishingly high” number dwarves the previous record of 13,412 cases set one week ago.

 

OilPrice.com (October 9)

2019/ 10/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Now that Brent has lost more than $13 since its mid-September spike many are saying that Middle East risk is underpriced. We’re taking a different view…. Washington and Beijing still pose more of a threat to oil prices than Tehran and Riyadh.”

 

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