Coronavirus live news: India accounted for one in four Covid deaths globally last week; Japan mulls longer lockdown – reports

India deaths rise by 3,780 and cases up by 382,000; Tokyo could stay in lockdown less than three months before Olympics; more vaccine doses for poorer countries tops G7 agenda on final day of summit

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Jessica Glenza writes for us this morning asking “How will the US live with Covid?” if it won’t reach herd immunity this year:

For many months, members of the public have equated a return to “normal life” with the phrase “herd immunity”: that threshold reached when the Covid-19 pandemic would be boxed in by immunization campaigns, find no new hosts and society would return to a 2019-style normal.

Related: The US won’t reach herd immunity this year. So how will we live with Covid?

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India accounted for nearly half of the COVID-19 cases reported worldwide last week and one in four of deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

“India accounts for over 90% of both cases and deaths in the WHO southeast Asia region, as well as 46% of global cases and 25% of global deaths reported in the past week,” the Geneva-based agency said in its weekly epidemiological report, report Reuters

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