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Over 350 million in Asia going hungry due to coronavirus pandemic, UN says – National

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United Nations agencies are warning that more than 350 million people in the Asia-Pacific region are going hungry as the coronavirus pandemic destroys jobs and pushes food prices higher. The report issued Wednesday by four agencies says the pandemic is making it difficult for 1.9 billion people to afford …

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‘Dark times’: Biden, Harris mark country’s coronavirus grief ahead of inauguration day – National

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Hours from inauguration, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the awful news that the U.S. …

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Canadian women’s hockey team reunites after 10-month pandemic separation

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What Marie-Philip Poulin looks forward to the most at the Canadian women’s hockey team camp is simply lining up for drills and seeing her teammates’ faces. It’s been 10 months since the national women’s hockey team was on the ice together. Read more: Calgary hosts ‘bubble’ camp for Canadian …

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Vaccine rollout blues: Germany’s Merkel complained about comparisons to Canada, Trudeau says – National

Vaccine rollout blues: Germany’s Merkel complained about comparisons to Canada, Trudeau says - National

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s being criticized by the German media because Canada’s doing better with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Speaking to the media Tuesday, Trudeau was asked about “reports” that the Pfizer vaccine has less of a delay in some European …

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‘We know this is real’: New clinics for coronavirus long-haulers crop up in U.S. – National

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COVID-19 came early for Catherine Busa, and it never really left. The 54-year-old New York City school secretary didn’t have any underlying health problems when she caught the coronavirus in March, and she recovered at her Queens home. But some symptoms lingered: fatigue she never experienced during years of …

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Healthy teen saves family with COVID-19 who couldn’t smell house fire – National

Healthy teen saves family with COVID-19 who couldn’t smell house fire - National

“Loss of smell” seems like a relatively minor symptom of COVID-19, but it might have proven fatal for a virus-stricken family in Texas — if not for the one healthy daughter in the household. Bianca Rivera, 17, is being hailed for her sharp (or at least functional) sense of …

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Biden plans to roll back a lengthy list of Trump policies. Here’s what may happen – National

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By Jarrett Renshaw Reuters Posted January 19, 2021 8:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and send sweeping bills to Congress in …

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The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried – National

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The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more …

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Growing COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open travel force players into quarantine – National

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Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has ruled out any change in the best-of-five set format for men’s singles matches at the season-opening tennis major as three more COVID-19 cases were reported among the international arrivals for the tournament. There are 72 players now in hard quarantine and unable …

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Lethbridge minor sports associations waiting, pushing potential season end dates – Lethbridge

Lethbridge minor sports associations waiting, pushing potential season end dates - Lethbridge

Minor sports associations in Lethbridge say they are in a holding pattern right now, keenly watching each provincial update and hoping for Alberta’s ban on youth sports to be lifted. Read more: Edmonton minor league sports hope to mitigate season troubles during COVID-19 restrictions The Lethbridge Soccer Association (LSA) …

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