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Vaccine distribution ramping up as 11% of Canadians get first shots

Vaccine distribution ramping up as 11% of Canadians get first shots The death toll is now at 7,280 after another 17 people died. None were residents of long-term-care facilities. Of those patients, 332 are in intensive care with 212 on a ventilator. Health officials have now administered 610,671 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in B.C., including 87,212 secondary doses. As of 6 p.m. on March 24, the province reported 1,755,596 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have be... [Full Article...]

Une décision dans la journée sur la fermeture ou non des maternelles

Une décision dans la journée sur la fermeture ou non des maternelles Les acteurs de l'enseignement francophone s'étaient réunis ce matin pour trancher la question. Il est d'ailleurs encore " possible que les écoles maternelles ferment", selon lui. Le gouvernement flamand était le seul, parmi les instances siégeant au Codeco, à vouloir absolument maintenir les écoles ouvertes. Un nœud est au cœur des critiques au lendemain du Comité de concertation: les écoles mat... [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris to tackle border crisis

Kamala Harris to tackle border crisis US President Joe Biden on Wednesday put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of handling the influx of migrants at the Mexican border , addressing a row that has galvanized his critics. The legislator said one pod meant to hold 260 people was housing 400 boys. "Are we looking at overcrowding at the border, particularly these kids? Yes". [Full Article...]

Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst flooding in almost half a century

As some coastal communities received three months worth of rain in a few hours, emergency services said they rescued hundreds from floodwaters and fielded more than 8,800 calls for help. Paul Zammit, second from left, lifts his pet emu, Gookie, out of a boat after rescuing her from floodwater in Windsor, northwest of Sydney, on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

North Korea Test Fires Missiles In First Overt Challenge To Biden Administration

North Korea Test Fires Missiles In First Overt Challenge To Biden Administration Two missiles were fired on Sunday, they confirmed, echoing Pyongyang's past practices for provoking and testing both Washington and Seoul. Beijing is also a key player for managing the effectiveness of the global sanctions regime put in place to punish Kim Jong Un for his test of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court takes up Boston Marathon bomber sentence case

Supreme Court takes up Boston Marathon bomber sentence case The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the federal government's bid to reinstate Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. [Full Article...]

Thousands ordered to evacuate as floods hit Sydney

Thousands ordered to evacuate as floods hit Sydney A year ago, vast swathes of the state were hit by unprecedented wildfires, but now some of the same areas are experiencing levels of rain only seen every 50 to 100 years. "I made it to the church and married the love of my life!" she said on Twitter on Monday. Emergency service officials told local media that 18,000 people had so far been subject to evacuation orders across the state, with 2,000... [Full Article...]

L’Europe pourrait avoir atteint l’immunité collective "d’ici le 14 juillet" — Coronavirus

L’Europe pourrait avoir atteint l’immunité collective L'Allemagne s'apprête lundi à prolonger, voire à durcir les restrictions face à la troisième vague de Covid en pleine expansion, au risque de nourrir la grogne déjà croissante de l'opinion. La Française Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, prix Nobel de médecine et présidente de l'association Sidaction, pointe un impact "important" de la crise sanitaire sur la lutte contre le VIH. [Full Article...]

Iceland volcano erupts after laying dormant for 6,000 years

Iceland volcano erupts after laying dormant for 6,000 years Traffic at Keflavik International Airport has been halted while the eruption is being assessed. Over the past three weeks, the area has been rattled by about 50,000 small earthquakes, dozens of them magnitude 4 or stronger, the Met Office said. [Full Article...]

Judge limits evidence, refuses to move trial in Floyd death

Judge limits evidence, refuses to move trial in Floyd death Cahill noted similarities between Floyd's interaction with police on May 25, 2020, and the earlier police stop on May 6, 2019. Eric Nelson , who is representing Mr Chauvin, had argued that the wrongful death settlement paid to Mr Floyd's family last week had unfairly tainted the jury pool. [Full Article...]

Myanmar rulers claim they gave Aung San Suu Kyi $500,000 cash

Myanmar rulers claim they gave Aung San Suu Kyi $500,000 cash A Myanmar military spokesman did not answer telephone calls seeking comment. The army has said it took power after its accusations of fraud in a November 8 election won by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) were rejected by the electoral commission. [Full Article...]

Fears of delays to lockdown exit amid ‘constrained’ vaccine supplies

Fears of delays to lockdown exit amid ‘constrained’ vaccine supplies It's very important, not least in providing reassurance that there is sufficient supply for second doses to be distributed in a timely manner. Hancock said that Britain was happy for the shot to be manufactured around the world, but quoted a tweet von der Leyen sent in late January saying "there should not be restrictions on the export of vaccines by companies where they are fulfilling contractu... [Full Article...]

Sweden Temporarily Suspends Use Of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine : Coronavirus Updates

Sweden Temporarily Suspends Use Of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine : Coronavirus Updates AstraZeneca vaccine rollout paused over blood clot . Prof Jeremy Brown, from the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said on Wednesday that the move to suspend the vaccine "will cause more illness and more deaths" from COVID-19 than they would ever prevent in the "unlikely" situation that there is an increased risk of blood clots from a vaccine. [Full Article...]

At Least 20 Dead In Myanmar Crackdown: Monitor

At Least 20 Dead In Myanmar Crackdown: Monitor Police in several Yangon neighborhoods on Tuesday night continued their aggressive patrols, firing in the air, attacking several individuals and conducting raids on the homes of suspected protesters. Protesters in Yangon's Kyeemyindine township put a new spin on the tactic, having coconuts stand in for people, painted word by word in Burmese, "Spring Revolution". [Full Article...]

Biden administration will use Dallas convention center to shelter migrant teen boys

Biden administration will use Dallas convention center to shelter migrant teen boys In the short term, the federal government is setting up additional facilities in Texas and Arizona to shelter unaccompanied children and families, and is working with Mexico to increase its capacity to receive expelled families, Mayorkas said. [Full Article...]

FB joins News Corp to license news from Australian media firms

FB joins News Corp to license news from Australian media firms The deal covers all of News Corp Australia's content. This follows an agreement reached in October 2019 in which News Corp publications in the USA receive payments in exchange for access to additional stories for Facebook News . News Corp is already collaborating with Facebook in the United States, where its publications are paid to be featured on the social network. Google has been quic... [Full Article...]

Beijing smothered by hazardous yellow smog

Beijing smothered by hazardous yellow smog A man complained about the hazy air. "The temperature of the underlying surface in Mongolia and the northwest region of China in the early stage was significantly 5 to 8 degrees Celsius higher and the precipitation was little, which were very conducive to the dust weather", said Zhang Bihui, the director of the National Meteorological Center (NMC). [Full Article...]

Dane Who Died After AstraZeneca Shot Had Unusual Symptoms, Health Agency Says

Dane Who Died After AstraZeneca Shot Had Unusual Symptoms, Health Agency Says In addition, there were four reports of severe blood clots or brain hemorrhage, including one death, in younger people. "Health Canada will continue to work closely with its global counterparts and will continue to keep Canadians informed as the vaccine rolls out in Canada". [Full Article...]

List of countries suspending use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine grows

List of countries suspending use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine grows Norway , Iceland , Bulgaria , Thailand, and Congo soon followed suit. In a statement yesterday morning, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "It has not been concluded that there is any link between the Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca and these cases". [Full Article...]

Covid pandemic: Biden to order all USA adults be eligible for vaccine

Covid pandemic: Biden to order all USA adults be eligible for vaccine The last holiday with extended family. Biden said the number of deaths is "more than WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and 9/11 combined". The situation has caused concern in places struggling to secure enough vaccine supply, principally in Europe. [Full Article...]


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