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Amazon COVID-19 variant three times more contagious: Brazilian health minister warns

A coronavirus variant identified in the Brazilian Amazon may be three times more contagious but early analysis suggests vaccines are still effective against it, the country‚Äôs health minister warned without providing evidence. The new strain was identified in the jungle city of Manaus has been feeding the second wave of infections, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello […]

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Hospitals are running of oxygen in Brazil and people are dying of suffocation amid renewed Covid surge

An enormous state in northwestern state in Brazil, Amazonas is running out of oxygen and people are dying of suffocation in hospitals, amid renewed surge in COVID-19 infections. The state has made a dramatic appeal to the United States to send a military transport plane to the capital city Manaus with oxygen cylinders. Brazilian Health […]