COVID-19

Report says 70% of COVID-19 cases in Israel likely linked to US, not EU or China

According to a study published on Monday by Tel Aviv University (TAU), more than 70% of those in Israel who contracted the Coronavirus were infected by a strain that originated in the US. “Those who returned from the US created transmission chains,” Dr. Adi Stern of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology at …

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Scheer presses for more House of Commons powers as coronavirus crisis stretches on – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2020 11:45 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says more parliamentary powers must be restored to properly scrutinize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the existing …

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Over 400 civil society groups from across the world unite to demand world leaders act together to fight #COVID-19 and deliver a plan to build back better

In response to the global crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, community volunteers, local civil society groups, and major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have joined forces to demand a 12-point plan from world leaders. Ahead of the World Health Assembly and as governments consider key steps towards recovery, the group is calling for a joined up …

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Greek PM says EU must decide on health protocols for tourism to restart

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday that the EU needs to decide on health protocols to allow the tourism sector to restart soon, as the countries of the south are struggling to salvage their economies from the Coronavirus crisis aftermath. “Best-case scenario is Greece is open for business July 1, and we’re working …

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Calum Marsh on COVID-19: I’d even settle for a fist-bump when all this is over

A new public opinion survey by the Angus Reid Institute has found that what Canadians are looking forward to doing most when the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside, and social distancing measures are curbed, is embracing another person. Nearly half of everyone polled said that they are particularly eager to hug a friend or family …

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What we’re learning about National Security from COVID-19

As of this writing, Johns Hopkins, is reporting more than 432,438 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US, and nearly 1.5m confirmed cases worldwide.  While the battle to save lives is expected to continue until a vaccine is developed (which experts say could still be 12-18 months out), national security experts are focusing on what …

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B.C. trades students could see delays entering work force as coronavirus upends training

The B.C. government is grappling with ways to ensure trades students and others requiring hands-on learning will get the training needed to enter the workforce. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to many colleges fast-tracking students without all the technical requirements, as well as cancelling practicums until the fall in some cases. The province is …

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‘We will not spare any expense’: Big grocers move to boost pay for front-line workers

The three largest grocery chains in Canada announced over the weekend that they will give temporary pay increases to their frontline staff, who have become some of the most celebrated professionals in the COVID-19 crisis. The pay bumps were among a slate of major changes from Sobeys, Loblaw and Metro that have drastically altered grocery …

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University of Calgary member tests positive for coronavirus – Calgary

A member of the University of Calgary community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the school announced Monday night. In a series of tweets, the U of C said the member “did everything right and was not on campus while exhibiting symptoms.” Tweet This The university did not say whether the person …

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#Coronavirus – Going viral  – EU Reporter : EU Reporter

Where do you want to be if there is a coronavirus (COVID-19) breakout? Well, preferably on an Outer Hebridean island, with a well-stocked larder, plenty of turf for the fire and a pile of books. But more realistically, writes Catherine Feore, assuming that most of us are unable to abscond from work or family commitments, …

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