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Canada expected to receive first AstraZeneca doses on Wednesday

Canada expected to receive first AstraZeneca doses on Wednesday But a senior British health official told the news conference that a second dose is necessary to increase the vaccine's efficacy and lasting immunity. Dr Jeong noted that there were no cases of fatalities from receiving Covid-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech. The health authorities also say there's evidence for an 83 percent reduction in coronavirus deaths with the Pfizer ... [Full Article...]

Biden, Senators Agree to Lower Cutoff for Relief Checks

Biden, Senators Agree to Lower Cutoff for Relief Checks Durbin said. "But the American people are overwhelmingly in support of this legislation". The House would then have to sign off on the changes before Congress could send it on to Biden to sign into law. But under Wednesday's agreement, those checks would end for individuals making $80,000 and couples earning $160,000, the official said. Democrats likely have the votes to reject them. [Full Article...]

Third woman steps forward, accuses Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment

Third woman steps forward, accuses Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment But that seems to have been a case of premature adulation. But even before the harassment allegations, Cuomo's reputation has taken a battering in recent weeks over claims he deliberately underreported the number of virus deaths in nursing homes. [Full Article...]

Mayor Betsy Price Responds to Lifting of Mask Mandate

Mayor Betsy Price Responds to Lifting of Mask Mandate Covid-19 data shows that, while infections and deaths have declined in recent weeks, they are still at high levels relative to other countries. "It is now time to open Texas 100 per cent", Mr Abbott said at a press conference held in a restaurant. [Full Article...]

Trump set to take spotlight with post-Presidency speech

Trump set to take spotlight with post-Presidency speech Former US President Donald Trump has repeated his criticism of India's environmental record in his first speech since leaving the White House in defeat. Asked on "State of the Union" by Bash if he would support Trump if he were the GOP nominee in 2024, Cassidy responded that he doesn't think Trump will be the nominee, bringing up his age - he would be 78 in 2024 - and the priorities of voter... [Full Article...]

Kremlin critic Navalny moved from jail to undisclosed location

Kremlin critic Navalny moved from jail to undisclosed location Navalny, who was removed from his Moscow jail cell Thursday (Feb 25), is being held at a detention facility in the prison in the Vladimir region, about 100km east of the Russian capital, Alexey Melnikov, secretary of the civil oversight commission of Moscow , told Bloomberg. [Full Article...]

COVID-19 vaccination ramps up in Quebec, Ontario as supply worries ease

COVID-19 vaccination ramps up in Quebec, Ontario as supply worries ease All our coronavirus-related news can always be found at montrealgazette.com/tag/coronavirus . Hospitalizations rose by 11, to 612, and 122 people were in intensive care, a rise of five. The positive test confirmed by the provincial lab was re-confirmed the next day by the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. There are now 7,973 active cases in the province. [Full Article...]

Employee arrested for firebombing ambulances in CT

An arrest warrant was issued for White on Saturday night, charging him with third-degree arson and third-degree burglary. It was not immediately clear if White had retained an attorney. Spera told ABC News that White works as an emergency medical technician. Old Saybrook police directed CNN to the fire department's Facebook post when reached for comment. [Full Article...]

New York's governor under fire as new allegations emerge

New York's governor under fire as new allegations emerge His initial choice of a former federal judge to lead the investigation was met with criticism, as was his second suggestion that Letitia James , New York's attorney general, be paired with Janet DiFiore , the chief judge on New York state's highest court, to jointly pick someone to investigate the matter. [Full Article...]

Province reports two new COVID cases and one false positive

Province reports two new COVID cases and one false positive The variant also threw off the risk calculations for staff at a St. John's hospital. We're seeing similar trends nationally. There is now a total of 220,273 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland . The data showed that Clark County was receiving less vaccine per capita than other counties. So that's how many actual cases were reported, but it wasn't an accurate picture of how many people ... [Full Article...]

Aged care Royal Commission sees government pledge $425million for 'fundamental reform'

Aged care Royal Commission sees government pledge $425million for 'fundamental reform' It also recommends a new aged care levy to ensure sustainable funding and recommends that the government should refer to the Productivity Commission to report on the risks an benefits of such a scheme by July 2021. "Funding is what supports the employment of more care staff, better trained care staff, better paid care staff and better facilities for residents". [Full Article...]

Myanmar protests: At least 18 killed as police open fire on demonstrators

Myanmar protests: At least 18 killed as police open fire on demonstrators The military's power grab and its detention of the country's civilian leadership have plunged Myanmar into fresh chaos, just a decade after the end of almost 50 years of strict military rule. The cause of death might have been a heart attack, her daughter and another teacher told Reuters . Police also hurled stun grenades outside a Yangon medical school , sending doctors and students in whit... [Full Article...]

Joe Biden admin 'undecided' on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban

Joe Biden admin 'undecided' on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban Mayorkas said the administration "tore down" systems in place for Central American minors and "gutted" the system overall - even as he acknowledged there is now a "stressful challenge" at the border, as waves of migrants continue to try to make it into the USA despite the administration's urgings. [Full Article...]

Campers Find Foot of Missing Fraud Suspect

Campers Find Foot of Missing Fraud Suspect Authorities have indicated that the remains had been in the water for some time, with drift modelling suggesting that her body could've travelled that distance over the three months since her disappearance. Investigators had combed through hours of CCTV footage but were yet to find any sign of the Sydney mother. 'That foot and a shoe, which matched the size and description of a shoe that Meliss... [Full Article...]

US House tees up $1.9 tn Covid plan but wage hike falters

US House tees up $1.9 tn Covid plan but wage hike falters Senate Democrats are carefully considering alternatives to the minimum wage increase that might include a tax hike on large corporations that refuse to meet the $15 hourly minimum for their workers. But the minimum wage effort ran aground Thursday night when the Senate parliamentarian ruled that it cannot be included in the sprawling aid plan as written under certain rules. [Full Article...]

US President believes it's important to modernise immigration system: White House

US President believes it's important to modernise immigration system: White House Biden rejected that reasoning in a proclamation on Wednesday rescinding the visa ban. Curtis Morrison, a California-based immigration attorney, who represents people subject to the ban said Biden will now have to tackle a growing backlog of applications that have been held up for months as the pandemic shut down most visa processing by the State Department. [Full Article...]

New mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit

New mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit There were only 8 low-deposit products available nationwide in January 2021, the Treasury said. The announcement comes as Britain's economy has been hard-hit by pandemic lockdowns. "Saving up for a big deposit can often be hard, and the pandemic has meant there are fewer low deposit mortgages available", Sunak said. He will detail on Wednesday how the Government will offer lenders the guarante... [Full Article...]

Russian Diplomats Push Railway Handcar Home from North Korea

Russian Diplomats Push Railway Handcar Home from North Korea North Korea has not reported any confirmed cases of the coronavirus , but has imposed crippling border closings, banned most global travel, and severely restricted movement inside the country. Once they arrived in the isolated country, they were met by colleagues in the Ministry of Foreign affairs who accompanied them to the airport. North Korea has imposed severe restrictions at its border sin... [Full Article...]

De Blasio calls for investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo

De Blasio calls for investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo In response to the allegations, the governor's press secretary, Caitlin Girouard, released a statement describing the claims of inappropriate behavior as "false" and that Boylan was not alone with Governor Cuomo, a press aide, and a State Trooper during any flight in October 2017. [Full Article...]

Biden Believes It's Important To Modernise Immigration System: White House

Biden Believes It's Important To Modernise Immigration System: White House The proclamation marks just the latest effort from the Biden administration to dismantle the hardline immigration policies championed by the Trump administration . The Biden administration also axed a presidential memo that unshackled the Department of Defense from collective bargaining constraints in order to give the military maximum flexibility "to cultivate a lethal, agile force adaptiv... [Full Article...]


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