World View: Record Covid Cases, Nun Deaths, Floyd, N. Ireland, More

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April 9, 2021

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AP Morning Wire

Nations around the world are setting new records for COVID-19 deaths and new confirmed cases, including places that had kept the coronavirus in check.

It’s been over a year since a choir practice in Washington state sickened 53 people and killed two, becoming one of the first known COVID-19 superspreader events in the United States.

From that situation emerged one of the  most pivotal transmission episodes in understanding the virus.

Elsewhere in the U.S., experts testified that a lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs.

Also this morning:

  • Communities of Catholic nuns are absorbing devastating losses from coronavirus outbreaks
  • Violence flares again in Northern Ireland
  • Monkeys enjoy day of freedom after breaking out of German zoo

VANESSA GERA

The Associated Press

Warsaw, Poland

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