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Half-million infected worldwide as economic toll rises

Half-million infected worldwide as economic toll rises
Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 17:34:36-04

The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week.

While world leaders held a virtual summit to grapple with how long to keep the global economy at a standstill to help flatten the rising curve of COVID-19 cases, the damage so far was coming into acute focus.

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