Tag Archives: pandemic

On a slow Sunday, the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases falls a bit below 7-day averages

[ad_1] Another 160 new cases on Sunday, and no new deaths reported. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Moderna doses are ready to go alongside Pfizer doses for 12-15 year olds beginning to get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May …

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Kids’ birthday parties may have contributed to COVID-19 spread

[ad_1] (NEXSTAR) – A new study shows that children’s birthday celebrations could be partly to blame for the deadly rise of COVID-19 cases in early 2020. Researchers looked at anonymous health insurance data of 2.9 million households from the first 45 weeks of the year to see if such gatherings …

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Coronavirus: Canada lifting restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers starting in two weeks

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada will be lifting most international travel restrictions for Canadians, permanent residents, and certain foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated, allowing those eligible to travel to do so with more ease, starting July 5, starting in early July. Effective July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT travellers who …

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Coronavirus Roundup: OSHA COVID-19 Standard Takes Effect; Biden Seeks Permanent HHS Inspector General

[ad_1] The Government Accountability Office said in a recently published report that during the pandemic there were “potential racial and ethnic disparities” among the unemployment insurance recipients for the three pandemic programs. “For example, Census Bureau survey data indicates that 80% of white applicants reported receiving benefits, as compared to …

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Coronavirus: Canada to unveil travel rules for fully vaccinated citizens, permanent residents

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada is set to detail what quarantine rules citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will soon have to follow when entering the country. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said last week that “measures” would be announced today that will apply …

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Coronavirus: Canada to get 5.2m COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, Pfizer shipment slightly delayed

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada is set to receive more than five million doses of COVID-19 vaccine over the coming week. Around 2.4 million are expected to come from Pfizer and BioNTech, though that shipment isn’t slated to land until mid-week and has prompted some jurisdictions to temporarily pause walk-in appointments …

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Coronavirus: Women twice as likely as men to continue wearing masks as Canada reopens, survey says

[ad_1] SASKATOON — Women were more than twice as likely as men to say they’ll keep wearing masks in crowded places when their community reopens, according to a new survey by Nanos Research, with 32 per cent of women saying they would continue to wear face coverings compared to just …

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ clears way for AstraZeneca recipients to attend show

[ad_1] Canadians fully immunized with two shots of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may now attend a highly anticipated Broadway production featuring Bruce Springsteen, but at least one Canadian hoping to take in the show still has questions about whether or not he can attend. David Screech said Saturday he was …

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Coronavirus: Pfizer shots have stronger antibody response than Sinovac, Hong Kong study shows, SCMP

[ad_1] People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 with BioNTech’s vaccine were found to have “substantially higher” levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac’s jab, the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing a Hong Kong study. Some who received the Sinovac vaccine might need a third booster shot as …

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Coronavirus: Businesses, U.S. legislators fume as Canada extends travel ban; Trudeau stands firm

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada is extending a ban on nonessential travel with the United States and the rest of the world until July 21, officials said on Friday, prompting frustration from businesses and U.S. legislators. Canada is under pressure from companies and the tourism industry to ease the ban, which …

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