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COVID vaccines

Vaccines help slash coronavirus death rate to 2%: Hopkins data

Unequal access and distrust loom large as global death toll tops 5 million

A boy in Bogota receives a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac. Roughly half of the global population has received at least one shot so far.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Though global deaths from the coronavirus topped 5 million on Monday, the pandemic's mortality rate has plunged from its peak thanks to the progress on vaccinations in developed countries.

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