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WHO Europe warns of possible surge in COVID deaths ahead


GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe office says projections show its 53-country region could face another 700,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic by next spring, topping 2 million in total. WHO Europe is based in Copenhagen and it also cited growing evidence of a decline in protection against infection and mild disease through vaccines. It said a “booster dose” should be given as a priority to the most vulnerable populations including people with weakened immune systems as well as people over age 60 and health care workers.

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