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'No evidence' to limit use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

'No evidence' to limit use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine A line of people stretched outside the Shoppers Drug Mart at Vancouver's Kingsgate Mall on Wednesday afternoon, made up of hopefuls eager to get their first shot of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health on Monday. Comparing to the two other Covid vaccines now deployed in Europe, she said: "For the BioNTech vaccine based on the same criteria, it ... [Full Article...]

Doug Ford to announce provincewide lockdown on Thursday

Doug Ford to announce provincewide lockdown on Thursday The province already hit that best-case scenario projection in mid-March, and marked a new record-high on Thursday with 430 COVID-19 patients in ICUs across Ontario, according to Ontario Hospital Association President and CEO Anthony Dale, who tweeted the latest numbers from Critical Care Services Ontario. [Full Article...]

Trump, former first lady Melania launch new personal website

Trump, former first lady Melania launch new personal website Trump himself remains banned on Facebook pending a decision by the Oversight Board , the external governing body the company set up to tackle it thorniest platform policy decisions. The site also has a series of photos of the Trumps during his term in office. Fox News announced this week that it would bring Lara Trump into the fold , hiring the member of the Trump family on as a paid contribut... [Full Article...]

Matt Gaetz under federal investigation over possible sexual relationship with minor

Matt Gaetz under federal investigation over possible sexual relationship with minor Gaetz specifically blamed the extortion attempt on David McGee, a former Justice Department official. Perino also asked McCarthy whether he knew why Gaetz voted against 2017 legislation related to human trafficking, to which McCarthy replied, "No, I have no idea whatsoever why he would vote against that". [Full Article...]

Biden Dog 'Nipped Someone on a Walk'

Biden Dog 'Nipped Someone on a Walk' Major returned to Biden's home in DE for a brief time after the first biting incident, and as his absence was noticed, questions arose about what would become of the German shepherd. "You turn a corner, and there's two people you don't know at all, and he moves to protect", Biden said. "With the first lady traveling for three days, Champ and Major went to DE to stay with family friends", LaRosa ... [Full Article...]

Ontario's delayed school break on shaky ground amid surging COVID-19 cases

Ontario's delayed school break on shaky ground amid surging COVID-19 cases Peter Juni, the table's scientific director. The president of the Ontario Hospital Association says the province could face a new surge in patient transfers and cancelled surgeries as it deals with the third wave of COVID-19 in the weeks ahead. [Full Article...]

1 death, 46 new COVID-19 cases in London area Tuesday

1 death, 46 new COVID-19 cases in London area Tuesday What's the situation in Middlesex-London? The move from orange-restrict to red came after a week of steadily increasing infections in the county and city. Ontario's daily case count jumped back above 2,300. This is the sixth straight day daily cases have exceeded 2,000. There are 11 known active cases in the region. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization team did not investigate China's cover-up of COVID-19 data

World Health Organization team did not investigate China's cover-up of COVID-19 data The report from the global mission to Wuhan has therefore been keenly anticipated ever since the expert team left China more than a month ago. The WHO - and Dr Tedros himself - have been criticised for being too close to China so this veiled rebuke will be welcomed by some. [Full Article...]

CDC Director Has Feeling of 'Impending Doom' Amid New Spike

CDC Director Has Feeling of 'Impending Doom' Amid New Spike Hospitalizations and deaths due to the virus have also increased, and Walensky noted that on Sunday, the U.S. surpassed 30 million total cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic. "This is how we break the back of this pandemic", Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said late last week. Dr. Scott Gottleib, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said in a tweet Sunday that MA is a... [Full Article...]

Defense chiefs from US, Japan and allies condemn Myanmar violence

Defense chiefs from US, Japan and allies condemn Myanmar violence The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews tweeted, "The UN Security Council can act against junta atrocities in Myanmar". The EU delegation to Myanmar said Saturday would "stay engraved as a day of terror and dishonour". The junta has accused some of the demonstrators of perpetrating the violence due to their sporadic use of Molotov cocktails and has sa... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation offers Egypt assistance in freeing ship blocking Suez

Russian Federation offers Egypt assistance in freeing ship blocking Suez With more powerful tugboats to help, Egyptian authorities said they would focus on trying again Monday evening to remove from the Suez Canal one of the world's largest container ships, which has blocked the key shipping trade route for almost a week. [Full Article...]

Hundreds gather in Vancouver to protest anti-Asian hate

Hundreds gather in Vancouver to protest anti-Asian hate However, since March of 2020, 29 anti-Asian hate incidents have been reported in OH to the Stop AAPI Hate reporting tool. The demonstration was held , in part, to oppose discrimination against Asians and mourn the victims of the shooting in Atlanta. [Full Article...]

1 dead, six injured in stabbing attack at Canadian library

1 dead, six injured in stabbing attack at Canadian library Andrew Cocking, who lives 500 meters from the library, told AFP that the attack took place in a generally quiet area. The local member of parliament said the scene of the attack was a centerpiece of the local community. "Their call or their email will be completely confidential and VictimLinkBC staff can connect them to a network of community, social health, justice and other government resource... [Full Article...]

Cops 'discharged a firearm' as woman allegedly abducted in Brampton

Cops 'discharged a firearm' as woman allegedly abducted in Brampton After the man somehow got into the house, a woman was screaming inside the home, according to police. Heather Cannon said the officers were not physically hurt. Due to one of the officers discharging their firearm at a person, the SIU has invoked its mandate and will be investigating. It isn't known if the man was hit by gunshots, the SIU said. [Full Article...]

Pékin annonce des sanctions contre des personnalités américaines et canadiennes — Ouïghours

Pékin annonce des sanctions contre des personnalités américaines et canadiennes — Ouïghours Le Xinjiang (nord-ouest) a longtemps été frappé par des attentats attribués à des séparatistes ou des islamistes ouïghours. Les surfeurs en Chine appellent au boycott de la chaîne de mode internationale H&M et des célébrités locales ont cessé de coopérer avec elle à la suite d'une annonce de la société suédoise en octobre dernier concernant la violation des droits de l'homme dans la région du ... [Full Article...]

Myanmar Military Says Protesters Will Be "Shot In The Head"

Myanmar Military Says Protesters Will Be The ABC and Associated Press are unable to independently confirm the death tolls. The violent response from the military leaders has drawn worldwide condemnation and sanctions . The warning did not specifically say security forces had been given shoot-to-kill orders and the junta has previously suggested some fatal shootings have come from within the crowds. [Full Article...]

Suez Canal block may cause export delays

Suez Canal block may cause export delays According to Lloyd's List, a shipping journal, goods worth $9.6 billion pass through the canal every day, and about $5.1 billion of that traffic is westbound, and $4.5 billion is eastbound. "Yesterday oil cratered, and today it's back to where it was before yesterday", he told ABC News via email on Friday. Blockage of the Suez Canal since March 23, 2021, is seriously hitting the global trade, ... [Full Article...]

Georgia governor signs Republican election overhaul amid outcry

Georgia governor signs Republican election overhaul amid outcry Election bills sparked intense debate in the General Assembly this year after former President Donald Trump's claims of fraud in Georgia despite state officials and federal courts rejecting the claims in recent months. Fulton County would no longer be able to use its two mobile voting buses for early voting, as the bill would limit mobile polls to emergencies. Democrats say the move would allow ... [Full Article...]

South Sudan receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

South Sudan receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines While an increase in the number of new cases is nearly certain over the coming weeks in the six provinces west of Atlantic Canada, PHAC says that the country will be able to hold the line at 5,000 cases a day if Canadians reduce their contacts. [Full Article...]

Canada says AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe, but adds blood clot warning

Canada says AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe, but adds blood clot warning The company has said it plans to seek emergency authorization for its vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration by mid-April. Those claims were thrown into doubt just hours later when a key USA government oversight agency, the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, said AstraZeneca "may have included outdated information" from the late-stage clinical trial , "which may have provided an incompl... [Full Article...]


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