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As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine

Sept. 15, 2021 — Opioid-related drug overdose deaths in the United States exploded to an estimated record high of 69,031 people in 2020, topping the 49,860 deaths logged in 2019, according to a new report from the CDC. Most of the deaths involved synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. President Joe Biden has pledged more than…

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Deaths from Hurricane Ida rise to 26 in Louisiana; many heat-caused

Damage from Hurricane Ida is seen in the French Quarter of New Orleans, La., on August, 29. The storm arrived as a Category 4 hurricane and is responsible for at least 26 deaths, officials said. Photo by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photo Sept. 9 (UPI) — The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida last…

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Two more deaths in New Jersey caused by Ida, bringing state total to 27, governor says

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday said two additional deaths in his state have been attributed to Hurricane Ida.Details about the fatalities were not immediately available, but they bring Ida’s death toll on the U.S. mainland to 67, according to an NBC News tally.Ida struck near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on Aug. 29 as a…

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Over 50,000 COVID deaths in Russia last month: statistics agency

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Russia’s Federal Statistics Agency Rosstat said Friday that the country saw 50,421 coronavirus deaths in July—more than double the official government figure. Russia—the fourth worst-hit country in the world in terms of COVID-19 cases—has struggled with the aggressive Delta variant and sluggish vaccination rates. Rosstat’s figure—released late on Friday—painted a far…


Death’s Door (XS)

by Lee Mehr , posted 15 hours ago / 534 ViewsThe set-up of a game’s ultimate fail state, Game Over, can occasionally reveal more than you’d suspect.  Similar in its starkness to Dark Souls, DEATH is emblazoned on the screen across a pitch-black background here, with the action still visible through the lettering; what’s more, your lifeless…

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Damage, deaths reported in Haiti following 7.2-magnitude earthquake

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.The prime minister of Haiti has confirmed that people have died after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of the Caribbean. NBC’s Ed Augustin reports on the casualties, destruction, and how Haitians are dealing with the catastrophe.Aug. 14, 2021Read More

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CDC investigating 2 deaths, 2 illnesses from rare bacterial disease

Home News A culture of the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes melioidosis. The disease is rare in the U.S. (Image credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)Four people in the U.S. have mysteriously fallen ill with a rare and sometimes deadly bacterial disease that’s usually seen only in other countries with tropical climates, according to health officials. Yet…

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Deaths At The Arizona-Mexico Border Are On Pace To Be Highest Ever Recorded

The remains of 227 migrants who tried to cross the border illegally were found along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona last year. It was a grim record, and officials say this year could be worse. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The medical examiner who’s responsible for a wide swath of Arizona’s border with Mexico says the number…

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99% of COVID deaths are now of unvaccinated people, experts say

Paul Biris/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising again as the extremely contagious delta variant of the coronavirus takes hold as the dominant strain in the US. In some parts of the country, there are more…

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Excess Deaths and Longevity Impact During the Pandemic

Updated estimates indicate that COVID-19 reduced overall 2020 US life expectancy by 1.31 years, from 78.74 years to 77.43 years. The reductions are 3.2 times as large for the Latino population (3.03 years) and twice as large for the Black population (1.90 years) compared with the White population (0.94 years). Early analysis of excess deaths…