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Healthcare workers hold door-to-door temperature screenings on Sept. 30 in Mumbai, India. Photo: Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India surpassed 100,000 coronavirus fatalities on Friday, per data from Johns Hopkins.

Threat level: Doctors and officials in India are scrambling to acquire medical oxygen to treat patients, the Washington Post reports, after the country reported more COVID-19 cases in September than any other in the world.

The big picture: India is reporting the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, and more cases than any country other than the U.S.

  • However, India's daily per capita number of infections is lower than France, Spain and the U.S., a trend seen in other low-income countries, the New York Times reported earlier this week.

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Jan 8, 2021 - Health

Biden to release nearly all available COVID-19 vaccine doses to the public

Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden plans to release nearly all available coronavirus vaccine doses when he takes office, CNN reports.

Why it matters: Releasing nearly all doses would allow more people to get vaccinated with at least one dose. At the moment, the Trump administration is withholding half of U.S. vaccine production to ensure recipients receive their second dose, which is required by both the Moderna and Pfizer shots to ensure 95% efficacy.

Stark reminder for America's corporate leaders

Rosalind "Roz" Brewer is about to become only the second Black woman to permanently lead a Fortune 500 company. She starts as Walgreens CEO on March 15.

Why it matters: It's a stark reminder of how far corporate America's top decision-makers have to go during an unprecedented push by politicians, employees and even a stock exchange to diversify their top ranks.

Ina Fried, author of Login
Updated 1 hour ago - Technology

Apple's quarterly sales top $100 billion for first time

Credit: Apple

Spurred by strong sales of the latest iPhones, Apple reported it took in a record $111 billion in revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31, as the company crushed expectations.

Why it matters: The move showed even a pandemic didn't dull demand for Apple's latest smartphones.