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Vials of the Sputnik V vaccine placed on a table.

WHO: Europe Surpasses One Million COVID-19 Deaths

A report by Johns Hopkins University shows nearly 3 million deaths have been linked to COVID-19 worldwide.
In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, Peter Ben Embarek of the World Health Organization team holds up a chart showing pathways of transmission of the virus during a joint news conference at the end of the WHO mission in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

WHO Report Says Animals Are Likely Source of COVID

A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario.

New Name for Disease Caused by Virus Outbreak

The disease caused by a new virus that emerged late last year in China and has since sickened tens of thousands of people now has an official name: COVID-19.