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World mulls next step after U.S. supports waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Activists cheered, big pharma complained and government leaders assessed next steps on Thursday after the Biden administration’s blockbuster move to support an easing of patent and other protections on COVID-9 vaccines that many hope will help poorer countries get more doses and speed the end of the pandemic. The …

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Australia reinstates COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney after new ‘mysterious’ case

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Australian officials reinstated social distancing measures in Sydney as New Zealand partially suspended the pair’s “travel bubble” on Thursday, amid fears an Indian variant case of COVID-19 could spur a significant outbreak. The swift action was taken a day after a 50-year-old man became the first reported local transmission …

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India sets new record of 412K COVID-19 cases, nearly 4K deaths as infections spread

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the vast countryside. COVID-19 infections in the world’s second most populous nation have surged past 21 million, …

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‘I would definitely do it all over again’: WHL players head home after once-in-a-lifetime season

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Red Deer Rebels lived in hotels, empty college dorms and the arena itself. Now, after the conclusion of an incredibly unique regular season, WHL players are packing their bags and heading home. WHL players across Alberta are heading home. After 85 nights living in the rink, you’d think …

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Canada should ‘join forces’ with U.S. to support waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents: expert

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The United States’ support of waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines is a “major first step” to aiding global efforts to end the pandmeic, one health expert says, but now it’s time for Canada to follow suit. Ananya Tina Banerjee, assistant professor in global health at McGill University, said …

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U.S. supports waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines: USTR

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The United States supports waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday. These extraordinary times and circumstances of call for extraordinary measures. The US supports the waiver of IP protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic and we’ll actively participate …

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Canada sending medical supplies to India as COVID-19 overwhelms country’s health care

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Canada is sending medical supplies in an effort to support India’s COVID-19 response as the country faces a devastating second wave that has overwhelmed its health-care system. The federal government will send up to 350 much-needed ventilators from its national emergency stockpile and up to 25,000 vials of antiviral …

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India’s COVID-19 crisis damaged PM Modi’s political image, experts say

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed ahead with a densely packed campaign …

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India reports nearly 3,800 COVID-19 deaths in single day, a new record amid crisis

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections after the United states. Daily infections rose by 382,315 on Wednesday, health ministry data showed. Government modelling had pointed …

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Canada will have received 6.4M AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses by June’s end, official says

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Canada will have received 6.4 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, a government official says. Yet the government official told Global News there is some uncertainty that all of those doses will in fact be delivered. For the current quarter ending on June 30, the official …

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