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The United States Geological Survey reported the 6.3 magnitude tremblors. It said the epicenter was 24.8 miles northwest of Herat city.
The World Health Organization declared that aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener, could be carcinogenic. But experts say there are other factors to consider.
“That does not mean COVID-19 is over as a global health threat,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned.
Peter Ben Embarek led a high-profile delegation from the U.N. health agency to China two years ago to jointly look into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
The director of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention accused the WHO of “attempting to smear China” and said it should avoid helping others “politicize COVID-19.”
The official said injuries and fatalities linked to severe earthquakes often rise “significantly” in the week after the disaster.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “there is no doubt that we're in a far better situation now” than a year ago.
Epidemiologists are seeking more details of the developing infections that killed 60,000 since early December.
The latest strain of coronavirus might be less severe, but it’s more contagious than ever.
The unchecked spread of COVID-19 in China has sparked concerns that new virus variants could emerge and unravel progress made to contain the pandemic.