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Published 10 February 2022 at 12:27pm
By Tina Quinn
Source: SBS

As the United States reaches a grim milestone of 900,000 deaths from the coronavirus, experts warn that vaccine hesitancy around the world is the biggest obstacle for countries dealing with new waves of COVID-19.


Published 10 February 2022 at 12:27pm
By Tina Quinn
Source: SBS


Propelled in part by the wildly contagious omicron variant, the U-S death toll from COVID-19 hit this figure of 900,000 less than two months after reaching 800,000. The milestone is made all the more tragic because as they say so many of these recent deaths were preventable. Just 64 per cent of the U-S population is fully vaccinated. In Canada, protests against COVID-19 restrictions in the capital Ottawa have stretched past its 10th day, as the city's mayor declares a state of emergency.  Canada's Covid-19 caseload is over 3.1 million, and only 78  per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. In Europe, Denmark is celebrating the end of almost all of the country's Coronavirus restrictions.  The Scandinavian country scrapped most of its pandemic rules, with authorities no longer considering COVID-19 a "socially critical disease".


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