Regina Transit Expands Free Mask Distribution to Riders
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Regina Transit Expands Free Mask Distribution to Riders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regina is one of the few Canadian Cities providing free masks for transit riders Starting Monday, October 19, Regina Transit will expand its mask distribution program so that passengers can mask up to keep COVID-19 numbers in Regina down. To date, Regina Transit has already distributed almost 4,500 disposable masks to customers to help transition Read More…

Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers and Case Managers
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Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Up to 600 More Contact Tracers will help Track and Isolate New Cases of COVID-19 Across Ontario TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking immediate action to expand case and contact management to help track, trace and isolate new cases of COVID-19. The province has hired 100 new contact tracers, many of whom are starting Read More…

Trump Super Spreader Tour Rolls Into Florida
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Trump Super Spreader Tour Rolls Into Florida

Reading Time: < 1 minute Over 7,000 people packed like sardines to hear Trump speak at his super spreader event “I feel so powerful, I’ll walk into that audience. I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the — everybody. I’ll just give everybody a big, fat kiss.” Said Read More…

COVID-19 Has Forced Banks to Change Their Future Banking Strategy
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COVID-19 Has Forced Banks to Change Their Future Banking Strategy

Reading Time: 3 minutes The banking industry faces a watershed moment, with banks accelerating plans to digitally transform LONDON- Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, today released a report that examines how banks intend to change their strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the findings, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost all (96%) Read More…

Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19
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Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Contact tracing to see who has been in contact with the officer is being completed A member of the Winnipeg Police Service has advised they have tested positive for COVID-19. The officer works in the Service Centre at the downtown Headquarters Building at 245 Smith Street. The Service Centre is where the public report crimes Read More…

Mandatory Masks required in NWT airport terminal buildings
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Mandatory Masks required in NWT airport terminal buildings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Only passengers, staff and flight crew will be allowed in airport terminal Effective October 13, 2020, travellers and employees will be required to wear a mask while inside Northwest Territories (NWT) airport terminal buildings. Until this requirement comes into effect, the public is still encouraged to wear masks within our airport facilities. As passenger traffic Read More…

Quebec issues provincial wide stay-at-home order do to COVID-19
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Quebec issues provincial wide stay-at-home order due to COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec has now become the epicenter for COVID-19 infections Another day another record-setting amount of COVID-19 cases recorded in Quebec. The Eastern province has recorded it’s another consecutive day of COVID-19 cases surpassing a thousand cases. Quebec is now in a provincial wide stay at home lockdown order issued by the provinces Health Minister. In Read More…

Trump back at the White House, No Mask Needed
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Trump back at the White House, No Mask Needed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s refusal to wear a mask underscores his ability to handle the coronavirus US President Donald Trump re-entered the White House late Monday evening after being discharged from Walter Reed Military Hospital. According to several sources, the President’s discharge was premature and despite having the world’s best physicians treating him, they would have preferred the Read More…

Trump's COVID-19 Drive-by draws widespread condemnation
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Trump’s COVID-19 Drive-by draws widespread condemnation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump is making a mockery of his COVID-19 treatment at the Walter Reed Hospital US President Donald Trump’s drive-by stunt outside of Walter Reed hospital is drawing widespread condemnation for not taking the coronavirus seriously and putting the lives of the very people trying to protect him at risk In the middle of his treatment, Read More…

COVID-19 Extended Benefits Receives Royal Assent
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COVID-19 Extended Benefits Receives Royal Assent

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canadians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have benefits extended for up to 22 weeks Throughout the pandemic, the Government of Canada has always put the health and well-being of Canadians first. Beginning last spring, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has helped almost 9 million Canadians and their families make ends meet and stay Read More…

Yukons economy poised for growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Yukons economy poised for growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes The economy remains resilient as supports for Yukoners continue Yukon Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver tabled the 2020–21 First Supplementary Estimates in the Legislative Assembly. The $92.2 million supplementary budget Bill includes an increase of $95.9 million in Operations and Maintenance spending and a decrease of $3.7 million in gross capital expenditures. A total Read More…

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Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app now available in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba becomes the latest promise to sign onto the COVID-19 APP as daily coronavirus rates increase. Over the past months, Canadians have been following public health advice and doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to deal with the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we need to Read More…

Entrepreneurs Create Sanitizing Wristband To Help Fight COVID-19
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Entrepreneurs Create Sanitizing Wristband To Help Fight COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sanitizing wristbands are news tools being used in the fight against COVID-19 New York-based company FreeBand has successfully launched the very first-hand sanitizer wristband within the world. The revolutionary bands are fashionable, refillable and effective at allowing people to access hand sanitizer anywhere. FreeBand was originally created in response to the coronavirus’ impact on the Read More…

Trudeau co-chairs 2nd high-level COVID-19 Economic recovery conference
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Trudeau co-chairs 2nd high-level COVID-19 Economic recovery conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes The conference of world leaders is another important step towards sustaining the worlds economies Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica along with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, hosted there second High-Level event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID‑19 and Beyond. “Global cooperation is crucial to protect Read More…

New National Safety Council Report Finds 39 States Need to Do More to Protect Residents from COVID-19
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New National Safety Council Report Finds 39 States Need to Do More to Protect Residents from COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading nonprofit safety advocate urges leaders to prioritize safety above all else A new National Safety Council report reveals 39 states did not go far enough to protect residents from the century’s biggest threat to safety. Despite COVID-19 claiming more lives than accidental drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes and falls combined, the State of Response: State Actions to Address the Read More…

Swiss Government joins the COVAX initiative, commits to providing 2 Billion COVID-19 vaccine doses
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Swiss Government joins the COVAX initiative, commits to providing 2 Billion COVID-19 vaccine doses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fair and equitable vaccine distribution is the primary goal of the COVAX initiative While no country has approved a Covid-19 vaccine to date, intense research and development efforts are underway. In order to secure a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the globe, nations across the world have formed the COVAX initiative (COVID-19 Vaccine Global Read More…

Woman of Africa Shattering Mental Health Taboos Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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Woman of Africa Shattering Mental Health Taboos Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes PsychHealth empowering mental health problems in poorer communities COVID-related health care disruptions could reverse decades of improvement, with less than half of the global population covered by essential health services; With lockdowns worldwide, mental health and anxiety are increasing, together with the risk of violence, especially against women and girls; Kayumba Chiwele co-founded PsycHealth Zambia, Read More…

Did New Jersey solve the social distance learning problem using tents?
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Did New Jersey solve the social distance learning problem using tents?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tents may be the solution to COVID-19 learning while upholding social distance guidelines TRENTON, NJ, US, Returning back to school whilst still facing the COVID pandemic has been nerve-racking, to say the least. Various schools across the country are trying out different methods to provide an education to our youth while still keeping them safe. Read More…

DNC Hits Trump in Swing states with ‘Red Handed’ ADs
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DNC Hits Trump in Swing states with ‘Red Handed’ ADs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Red Handed ADs highlight Trump’s lies on the coronavirus with audio recordings from Woodward’s book The DNC War Room released a new television ad in Nevada, “Red Handed,” that blasts Trump for lying to the American people about the severity of the coronavirus. The ad contrasts how Trump publicly downplayed the threat the virus poses to children, Read More…

100,000 Restaurants Closed at an estimated $240 billion in economic loss
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100,000 Restaurants Closed at an estimated $240 billion in economic loss

Reading Time: 3 minutes Without government investment, thousands more Restaurants could close in next six months Six months following the first shutdown of restaurants for the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is in limbo. According to a new survey released today by the National Restaurant Association, nearly 1 in 6 restaurants (representing nearly 100,000 restaurants) is closed either permanently Read More…

UN to hold first virtual General Assembly in its 75 years
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UN to hold first virtual General Assembly in its 75 years

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVID-19: World leaders to stay at home, in first ‘virtual’ UN General Assembly The 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, begins on 15 September and this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be unlike any other in the organization’s three quarters of a century of existence This year each Member State, Observer Read More…

Anxiety, Sadness Dominate As Global Pandemic Hits 6-Month Mark
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Anxiety, Sadness Dominate As Global Pandemic Hits 6-Month Mark

Reading Time: 3 minutes Parents and Women Experiencing Most Negative Impact Covid-19 pandemic This week marks six months of COVID-19 lockdowns. Americans, especially parents and women, are feeling its impact — at a time when kids are returning to school unlike any year in our history, according to new research from Finn Partners. The research, conducted by Civis Analytics, looked at Read More…

Uganda's Army educates fishing community about COVID-19 with help from WHO
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Uganda’s Army educates fishing community about COVID-19 with help from WHO

Reading Time: 4 minutes WHO-supported intervention managed to reach over 150 army officers and men, 300 fishermen, community leaders and community members At Rwenshama point of entry on the shores of Lake Edward in Rukungiri district, western Uganda, it’s a warm windy day and the place is bustling with activity. At one end, many sailors in groups of over Read More…

Quebec's Saint-Jérôme heading to a referendum amidst COVID-19
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Quebec’s Saint-Jérôme heading to a referendum amidst COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saint-Jérôme residence unhappy with city councils $30M sports complex proposal The municipal council of the city of Saint-Jérôme has ruled, in the last few days, that it will leave its citizens until September 9 to express their opposition to the construction of a sports complex exceeding $ 30 million through the opening of a register Read More…

Alberta's construction innovators, get $3M injection from Feds
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Alberta’s construction innovators, get $3M injection from Feds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal government continue to play key role in Alberta’s construction restart Alberta’s construction and engineering is a central part of its economy, supporting good jobs across the province. As the province recovers from the impact of COVID-19, innovation is essential for it to come back strong and support growth across Alberta. Today, Mélanie Joly Minister Read More…

Canadian Company Tronosjet to produce developing 3D‑printed COVID-19 Swabs
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Canadian Company Tronosjet to produce 3D‑printed COVID-19 Swabs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prince Edward Island’s Tronosjet to produce 30,000 nasal testing COVID-19 swabs per day Testing for COVID-19 is the only way to find and isolate those who have the virus to prevent its spread and future outbreaks. Tronosjet know for aircraft leasing, major modification centre and aircraft maintenance services, will expand its business to aid in Read More…

Canadians are the lucky ones; Trudeau secures 4 COVID-19 vaccines for Canada
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Canadians are the lucky ones; Trudeau secures 4 COVID-19 vaccines for Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau government secures close to 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses While many countries are struggling to contain the coronavirus and have not yet secured agreements with major drug companies to be recipient of the first available COVID-19 vaccines, Canada remains miles ahead of rest. Not only have the Canadians put in place a national strategy Read More…

SWAT Team deployed to contain COVID-19 Cluster
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SWAT Team deployed to contain COVID-19 Cluster

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York has seen a slight dip in COVID-19 clusters with assistance of swat team New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo late Sunday evening deployed a SWAT team to SUNY Oneonta to contain a COVID-19 cluster that has developed there. The State team will include 71 contact tracers and eight case investigators. New York State Read More…

America lands on Switzerland's COVID-19 Travel ban list
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America lands on Switzerland’s COVID-19 Travel ban list

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switzerland’s changes travel criteria for countries with high COVID-19 cases As of 31 August, it will no longer be possible to enter Switzerland from a high-risk country on a transit flight via a non-high-risk country. However, passengers travelling from a non-high-risk country will be able to enter Switzerland even if they have a stopover in Read More…

Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents
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Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Directive Enables Day Trip and Overnight Absences to Resume for long-term care homes Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, effective immediately, residents can spend time away from their long-term care homes for day trips or overnight absences. For ‘short-stay’ absences — those that do not include an overnight stay — Read More…

Children with no COVID-19 symptoms may shed virus for weeks
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Children with no COVID-19 symptoms may shed virus for weeks

Reading Time: 3 minutes South Korea COVID-19 study sheds reveals new information on children infected with the COVID-19 New research suggests that children can shed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, even if they never develop symptoms or for long after symptoms have cleared. But many questions remain about the significance of the pediatric population as vectors for this Read More…

All aboard: Germany Cruise line Aida to hit the high seas in November
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All aboard: Germany Cruise line Aida to hit the high seas in November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Germany’s Aida cruise line to be first cruise lines to sail amidst the coronavirus AIDA Cruises, the leading cruise line in Germany and a part of the Carnival Cruise family, today announced that it will offer cruises this fall and winter that combine the fascination of a cruise trip with an unforgettable holiday experience to several popular destinations. Read More…

Ontario brewery to produce 100,000 litres of hand sanitizer
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Ontario brewery to produce 100,000 litres of hand sanitizer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Breweries throughout the country are retooling to produce hand sanitizers and to help fight COVID-19 New Ontario Brewery will become the latest craft brewery will shift production from consumable alcohol to Hand Sanitizer for Province’s Front-line Heroes Ontario is providing New Ontario Brewing Co. with $294,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to invest in the Read More…

COVID-19 has set South Africa's GDP back five years
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COVID-19 has set South Africa’s GDP back five years

Reading Time: 3 minutes New study shows the damaging aftermath of COVID-19 to the South African economy South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least 5.1 and up to 7.9 percent in 2020 and recover slowly through 2024. This will lead to major setbacks in addressing poverty, unemployment and inequality, according to a new United Nations Read More…

19 Mexican Consortium green lit for COVID-19 vaccine testing and trials
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19 Mexican Consortium green lit for COVID-19 vaccine testing and trials

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mexican government investing heavily in homegrown vaccine trials Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that 19 Mexican scientific projects for vaccines and treatments against COVID-19 will receive funding to accelerate their research and development. This will be possible through an integrated fund with resources from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid), foreign entities, Read More…

Get tested for COVID-19 and receive a free Yankees hat or T-shirt
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Get tested for COVID-19 and receive a free Yankees hat or T-shirt

Reading Time: 2 minutes City of New York team up with New York Yankees to Fight COVID-19 Mayor de Blasio today announced that the New York Yankees will partner with the NYC Test & Trace Corps to promote free COVID-19 testing across the city. As the first corporate sponsor of the City’s “Get Tested Tuesday” Day of Action, Yankees t-shirts, Read More…

Play ball! B.C Sports moves into Phase 3
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Play ball! B.C Sports moves into Phase 3

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C opens up team sports as they continue to flatten the curb Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines. “I know athletes and their families have been missing the joy of Read More…

Canada congratulates "COVID Troop" Class of 2020
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Canada congratulates “COVID Troop” Class of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Government of Canada congratulates fishery officer graduates who trained through pandemic Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada welcomed the 30 graduates of troop 119 to the ranks of more than 600 fishery officers across the country. Canada’s fishery officers perform a crucial role in conserving and protecting Canada’s marine and coastal areas, as well as fisheries Read More…

Trump Still Downplays Risk As Colleges Reopen And Campus Coronavirus Cases Surge
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Trump Still Downplays Risk As Colleges Reopen And Campus Coronavirus Cases Surge

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trumps false narrative on the coronavirus continues to put college students at risk Coronavirus cases on college campuses are already surging as students begin to return to school for the fall. Yet Trump continues to minimize the risk posed by the virus. Last night, Trump downplayed the risks of students returning to campus by comparing Read More…

COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States
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COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States

Reading Time: < 1 minute Covid-19 has caused more deaths than drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes and falls combined during 2018 Covid-19 mortality numbers have already surpassed the total annual number of preventable, accidental deaths in 2018, according to the National Safety Council’s (NSC) most recent data. At this pace, COVID-19 likely will be the third leading cause of death in 2020, Read More…

Obesity increases risk of death from COVID-19
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Obesity increases risk of death from COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The risk of death from COVID-19 for those who are obese is higher for men and young people In a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente research shows that obesity was associated with a substantial increased risk of death from COVID-19. However, it also found that the risk of death from COVID-19 Read More…

What is going on in Manitoba? COVID-19 cases are soaring
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What is going on in Manitoba? COVID-19 cases are soaring

Reading Time: 2 minutes Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in the Manitoba At the start of the pandemic, Manitoba reported the lowest amount of COVID-19 cases in the country, with respect to the Northern Territories. Within the last few weeks, the province has recorded multiple COVID-19 hot spots that are of concern. The first notable break out came from the Hutterite Read More…

30 People die every hour in Brazil from COVID-19
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30 People die every hour in Brazil from COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes 2,404,272 Brazilians have recovered from COVID-19 Brazil has surpassed two million recovered from Covid-19. Across the country, 2,404,272 people are cured of the disease. Worldwide, it is estimated that at least 13 million people diagnosed with Covid-19 have already recovered. The number of people cured in Brazil is higher than the number of active cases (805,592), who are Read More…

4 million free masks for Michigan's vulnerable population
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4 million free masks for Michigan’s vulnerable population

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ford Motor Company steps up to donate free COVID-19 masks Four million free masks are being provided to Michigan residents who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 through a partnership involving the state, Ford Motor Company and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Low-income residents, seniors, schools and homeless shelters will Read More…

Spaniard President informs the King of the evolution of COVID-19
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Spaniard President informs the King of the evolution of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Spain’s King Felipe VI welcomes Spain’s President President Pedro Sánchez to the Royal Palace Spain’s President Pedro Sánchez, early Wednesday morning met with King Felipe VI at Marivent Palace in Palma (Majorca) Spain, where they held the traditional summer meeting about the health emergency, the evolution of COVID-19 in Spain and in the rest of Read More…

Russian vaccine Sputnik V has not undergone human trials
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Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccince “Sputnik V”

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s vaccine Sputnik V has not undergone human trials “We must be grateful to those who made that first step very important for our country and the entire world. I know the vaccine has proven efficient and forms a stable immunity. My own daughter and has been given the vaccine. ” Said Russian President Putin Read More…

Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 bubble
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Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 learning bubble

Reading Time: 4 minutes If the bubble burst an emergency contingent plan is in place for learning Following new recommendations from public health authorities, the Quebec government is making adjustments to its game plan for the start of the school year in order to guarantee optimal learning conditions Quebec students in a safe environment for them and for school Read More…

Africa (CDC), African Risk Capacity (ARC) goes hitech to fight COVID-19
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Africa (CDC), African Risk Capacity (ARC) goes hitech to fight COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The tools will help African Union Member States in evaluating the potential magnitude of COVID-19 in their countries The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the African Risk Capacity (ARC) are the latest organizations to launch two COVID-19 modelling tools for Africa: COVID-19 Potential Outcomes Scenarios and COVID-19 Spread Simulation Tool Read More…

Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19
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Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Robots are being deployed to minimizes risks with confirmed COVID-19 cases One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. As Rwanda is reopening Kigali International Airport for commercial international flights from 1st of August, Urumuri will allow to speed up mass screenings of fever Read More…

UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for African refugees
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UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for African refugees

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR global estimates indicate that millions of people are trafficked worldwide With COVID-19 increasing needs and vulnerabilities of refugees and internally displaced and stateless people, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned that the impacts of the pandemic are also heightening their risks to trafficking and exploitation. COVID-19-related impacts ranging from movement restrictions to the Read More…

MLB Cancels Games, 40% of players test positive for COVID-19
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MLB Cancels Games, 40% of players test positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes 40% of MLB Miami Marlins test positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball announced that two games scheduled to be played Monday night are postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Monday’s games between the Marlins and the Orioles at Marlins Park and the Phillies and the Yankees at Citizens Bank Park have been postponed while MLB conducts Read More…

97.4% of Brazilian municipalities infected with COVID-19
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97.4% of Brazilian municipalities infected with COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1.5 million Brazilians have recovered from the COVID-19 As of Wednesday (7/22) Brazil registered 1,532,138 people recovered from the disease. Worldwide, it is estimated that about 7.4 million people diagnosed with Covid-19 have already recovered. The number of people cured is higher than the number of active cases (612,605), who are patients who are under Read More…

Ministry carries out actions for biosafety of taxi drivers
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Ministry carries out actions for biosafety of taxi drivers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Taxi’s are the main mode of transportation for many Colombians Since March 16, 2020,  the District Secretary for Mobility (SDM) has developed a series of actions in conjunction with the Bogota taxi guild to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and join other entities to decrease the speed of virus spread. . These are part of the Pact for life Read More…

1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean
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1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean. War torn countries are the most affected As of 11:00 today, 1 025 478 cases and 23 461 deaths have been recorded from the Region, which spans from Morocco to Pakistan The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed more than one million cases of COVID-19 in the Read More…

Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803
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Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803

Reading Time: < 1 minute Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803. Strict quarantine rules remain in place The country’s coronavirus infections ballooned to 34,803 after 738 new cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday. Of the new infections, 560 are tagged as fresh cases or patients whose test results were released within the Read More…

Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam
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Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam

Reading Time: 2 minutes Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam. Outrages claims they have cured the coronavirus Phoenix Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Glendale-based Clean Air EXP demanding the company stop advertising air purification systems by suggesting the systems neutralize COVID-19. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) alleges that Clean Air EXP has advertised and Read More…

Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York
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Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York At a time were COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed across the states, New York has ramped up testing at no costs to its citizens. The Trump administration has admitted to purposely scaling back testing because it hurts his re-election campaign. He has also threatened to cut Read More…

EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala
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EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala

Reading Time: 3 minutes EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala. EU playing major humanitarian role in USA absents Today Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei received seventy two thousand (72,000) RT-PCR tests for the detection and diagnosis of the virus causing the respiratory syndrome of COVID-19 as part of a donation of the European Union (EU). This support will serve Read More…

Viet Nam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case
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Viet Nam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vietnam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case. 93.4% of the reported cases have recovered Vietnam entered the day 65th without any new COVID-19 infection case in the community, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said early Saturday. Vietnam confirmed 349 COVID-19 patients, including 209 imported cases who were sent Read More…

Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C
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Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C. The province has seen a influx in border travel over the months In early April, the Province introduced COVID-19 border screening measures, unprecedented in Canada, to help ensure British Columbians returning home from international destinations had the support they need to manage self-isolation plans and keep B.C. Read More…

Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity
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Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity. 272,289 blood donations were received in 2020 Blood donations are more necessary than ever during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and so Columbian Health Secretary Alejandro Gómez is taking steps to ensure that donations continue safely for blood donors and recipients. According to the entity, Read More…

FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine
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FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine

Reading Time: 3 minutes FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine. Trump earlier announced he was taking the drug. GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with Read More…

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies
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Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies. Covid-19 has temporarily halted celebrations Ontario is easing the restriction on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most. Based on positive public health trends the Read More…

Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK.
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Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK. Spiritual and mental health remains imperative Places of worship across England will be permitted to reopen for individual prayer from Monday 15 June, the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed today (Sunday 7 June).  This decision follows discussions between the Government and representatives of major faiths through the Places of Worship Taskforce which Read More…

Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster
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Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster

Reading Time: 5 minutes Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster. Tear gas can cause asphyxiation and mimic drowning Tear gas rises as protesters face off with police during a demonstration on May 31 outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. (Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images) In nationwide demonstrations Read More…

Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland's first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %.
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Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland’s first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland’s first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %. Food & Service sector hit hardest, 23.4% fall Switzerland’s GDP fell by –2.6 % in the 1st quarter of 2020, after rising by +0.3% in the previous quarter*. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the measures to contain it, economic activity in March was severely restricted. The Read More…

Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign
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Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign. The Borno state has the displacements for many people The campaign aims to demystify and de-stigmatize COVID-19 survivors by declaring them heroes and heroines of a disease that has claimed 25 lives in Borno As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak in north-east Nigeria, Borno State, WHO Read More…

Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors
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Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors. Over 31 Deaths At Quebec’s CHSLD Seniors Home Quebec Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret has announced an impartial and independent investigation into the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and certain public health institutions. With CHSLDs seniors home being hammered by COVID-19, the Québec Ombudsman expressed her concerns Read More…

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COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV. UNAIDS stepping up its support to HIV positive Ugandans People living with HIV and tuberculosis have found it difficult to access their routine medical care or essential medicine refills Kuraish Mubiru wakes up at dawn every day to get refills of antiretroviral therapy from different health Read More…

Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19
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Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19. Germany provides millions in aid to Africa Millions of people in the Horn of Africa depend on humanitarian aid. COVID-19 is making the situation worse. In Ethiopia and Somalia, cooperation with the German Red Cross has made it possible to respond quickly and flexibly to the Read More…

COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country
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COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country. Less money being sent back home to families Large numbers of migrants living and working abroad send part of their wages to their families back home on a regular basis. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, low-income countries have seen a dramatic fall in these remittances Read More…

Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk
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Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk. The armed conflict that began in Yemen in March 2015 Over 500,000 Vulnerable in Renewed Fighting in North A displaced family in their tent in al-Sowida camp for internally displaced people in Marib governorate, north Yemen, February 2020. The family had been displaced twice, the second time after fleeing Read More…

UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic
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UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic. The funding will give cash grants to charities Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding, Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced today. Over £22 million in cash grants will be Read More…

Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits
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Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits. Helping front line employees who died fighting COVID-19 Mayor de Blasio announced his support for line-of-duty death benefits for survivors of municipal employees who die of COVID-19. “Our public servants have gone above and beyond during this crisis, and the loved ones of those we’ve lost deserve Read More…

Kenya holds first-ever virtual health meeting with WHA
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Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference. Kenya has been hit heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic Addressing the Assembly the CS noted that Kenya has put in place robust economic, social and public health measures aimed at interrupting the transmission of the virus Health Cabinet Secretary, Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Read More…

In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests
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In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests. Attacks Against Jewsis Institutions Rose 13 Percent Across German cities last weekend, thousands of people from many walks of life protested German government measures taken to control the spread of Covid-19. Yet some people used the protests as a pretext for displays of anti-Semitism, or open or thinly Read More…

BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators
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BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators

Reading Time: 2 minutes BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators. Mexico has received 3,289 ventilators to date Private investor firm BBVA Mexico and Grupo Mexico made a generous donation to the people of Mexico for the treatment of COVID-19.  The donation is part of the public-private strategy included in the “Together for Health” global initiative, whose goal Read More…

Bogotá's tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19
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Bogotá’s tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bogotá’s tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19. The city has a robust plan to reopen the city The Colombian capital reminds the world that, in the midst of this quarantine, it works towards the moment when it can once again receive foreign tourists and investors. Through the numbers # EnBogotáNosVemos and #SeeYouInBogota, the Colombian capital Read More…

Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure
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Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure

Reading Time: 7 minutes Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure. High-tech approaches include using stem cells to find a cure Although scientists and stock markets have celebrated the approval for emergency use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19, a cure for the disease that has killed over 304,000 people remains a long way off — and might never arrive. Hundreds of drugs are being Read More…

UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity
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UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity. In total, 20,000 thousand people will take part Up to 20,000 people are being asked to take part in a new government-funded study to further track the extent of the coronavirus spread across England, Scotland and Wales. The research will measure blood antibodies to help determine Read More…

Whistleblower Rick Bright's AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony
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Whistleblower Rick Bright’s AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whistleblower Rick Bright’s AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony. There Is No Leadership In The Trump Administration Rick Arthur Bright is an American immunologist and public health official. Bright (BARDA)is the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, leading the authority from 2016 to 2020. In May 2020, he filed a whistleblower complaint, alleging that his early warnings about the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic were ignored Read More…

UK’s Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference
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UK Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference. £744 Million Euro Has Already Been Pledged UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today announced that his government will co-host a major international conference to drive forward the global race for coronavirus vaccines, treatments and tests – and call on other countries to step up their efforts and Read More…

The Futures For Frontliners Program "Free College Tuition
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The Futures For Frontliners Program “Free College Tuition

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Futures For Frontliners Program “Free College Tuition”. The Program Will Be The First Of Its Kind Michigan Governor Whitmer announced a series of initiatives to help workers and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the “Futures for Frontliners” program to provide a tuition-free pathway to college or a technical certificate to essential workers who don’t have a college degree. This includes workers like Read More…

UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19
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UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19. Tons Of Digital Courses Offered In The Tool Kit Online platform ‘The Skills Toolkit’ will help people to build their skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home, has been launched today Read More…

Africa CDC Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation
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Africa CDC Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Africa Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation. Over 5 Million Medical Items To Fight COVID-19 The Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight carrying part of the consignment departed Guangzhou, China, and landed in Addis Ababa at about 3 pm Eastern Africa Time The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) today received a Read More…

Norway To Play Leading Role In International COVID-19 Summit
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Norway To Play Leading Role In International COVID-19 Summit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norway To Play Leading Role In International COVID-19 Summit. The Goal Is To Raise As Much Money As Possible The European Commission, under its President, Ursula von der Leyen, is to hold a virtual donor conference to mobilise political and financial support for efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Global Response Summit will be held Read More…

UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19
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UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19. Up To 10,000 Units Of Plasma Can Be Delivered Weekly If effective, a national programme will deliver up to 10,000 units of plasma a week to the NHS to help treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. A clinical trial has been given approval to determine if plasma Read More…

The COVID-19 Virus Complicates Births For Moms And Babies
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The COVID-19 Virus Complicates Births For Moms And Babies

Reading Time: 6 minutes The COVID-19 Virus Complicates Births For Moms And Babies. An Infected Mother Can Pass The Virus To Her Baby Mallory Pease with baby Alivia and her older daughter, Emma Jean. Pease was worried about passing on the coronavirus to Alivia after getting home from the hospital. (Courtesy of the Pease family) Mallory Pease’s contractions grew Read More…

Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria
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Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria

Reading Time: 3 minutes Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria. There Has Been 981 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 The starter packs consist of medical consumables to ensure the protection of frontline workers The Honorable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that COVID-19 starter packs had been deployed to all tertiary health institutions and Federal Medical Read More…

Anti-Vaxxers Latch Onto COVID-19 To Bolster Their Movement
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Anti-Vaxxers Latch Onto COVID-19 To Bolster Their Movement

Reading Time: 5 minutes Anti-Vaxxers Latch Onto COVID-19 To Bolster Their Movement. They Are Staunchly Against Medical Vaccinations People in Huntington Beach, California, were protesting COVID-19 closures on April 17 and calling for the country to be reopened. (Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) While most of the world hungers for a vaccine to put an end Read More…

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Uganda Vaccinates 900K Kids For Polio And Fights COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uganda Vaccinates 900K Kids For Polio And Fights COVID-19. 3,842,000 Does Of Polio Vaccine Will Be Issued Vaccines will ensure uninterrupted routine immunization services for children in Uganda Uganda has today received 3,842,000 doses of bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) to support ongoing routine immunization services throughout the country. The bivalent oral polio vaccines procured Read More…

Trump Wanted To Fire CDC Doctor Raising Alarm On COVID-19
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Trump Wanted To Fire CDC Doctor Raising Alarm On COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump Wanted To Fire CDC Doctor Raising Alarm On COVID-19. The President Continues To Down Play The Virus Donald Trump attempted to fire Dr. Nancy Messonnier, a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after her honest science based warnings about the severity of COVID-19 caused the stock market to plunge in Read More…

CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families
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CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families

Reading Time: 3 minutes CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families Along With Orders For 250,000 COVID-19 Tests The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has ordered for 250,000 supplies for tests and another 150,000 extraction kits to fast-track molecular testing for the deadly coronavirus, noting that the reality of the situation at hand was such that Read More…

Quebec Grants $ 4M To Medicom Produce N95 And Surgical Masks
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Quebec Grants $4M To Medicom To Produce N95 Surgical Masks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Grants $ 4M To Medicom To Produce N95 And Surgical Masks. Medicom Will Expand Its Factory Creating 33 New Jobs Today, Québec Premier François Legault along with members of his cabinet announced a $4 million loan to the Medicom company, through Investissement Québec, to accelerate the establishment of a factory in Montréal which has Read More…

UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers
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UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers. The Government Warns Against Unvalidated, Unproven Testing Professor John Newton, national coordinator of the UK coronavirus testing programme, has warned against the purchase of unapproved antibody testing kits and has released a statement. Antibody tests – designed to detect if people have had the virus Read More…

WHO Director-General Responds To Trump's COVID-19 Accusation
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WHO Director-General Responds To Trump’s COVID-19 Accusation

Reading Time: 4 minutes WHO Director-General Responds To Trump’s COVID-19 Accusation About Covering Up Reports From Chinese Officials Good morning, good afternoon and good evening, wherever you are. When the nations of the world met to form the United Nations in 1945, one of the first things they discussed was establishing an organization to protect and promote the health Read More…

UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators
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UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators. Penlon’s Prima ES02 Model Is Now Authorized The first newly-adapted ventilator design from the government’s Ventilator Challenge has received regulatory approval and is ready to be sent to the NHS frontline to support coronavirus patients. Penlon’s Prima ES02 model is now authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare Read More…