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Bhutan mourns rare Covid-19 death; Australia anxious about back-to-school

Bhutan’s success in avoiding coronavirus is almost unrivalled but a rare patient death – just the kingdom’s fourth – shows more work was needed to fight the pandemic there, its leader says.The remote Himalayan nation of around 800,000 people, sandwiched between China and India, has recorded fewer Covid-19 fatalities than …

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Anthony Fauci says US life without pandemic controls could begin in months

Even as the US experiences a strong surge in new cases of Covid-19, America’s top infectious disease expert said on Wednesday that a transition to life without strict pandemic controls could begin within “months”.Citing studies of the increasingly dominant Omicron variant that suggest it is less threatening than previous ones, …

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