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Rare but deadly ‘black fungus’ adds to India’s COVID-19 struggle

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

Doctors in India are being told to watch out for an extremely rare but often deadly “black fungus” that can afflict people with severe cases of COVID-19, as the country’s healthcare system continues to buckle under the stress of the pandemic. The disease, also known as mucormycosis, infects the …

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Sports organizations say Saskatchewan’s return-to-play date is too late

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

Baseball Sask is hoping it can begin playing sooner rather than later. As of right now, groups are restricted to eight participants and up to two coaches in a training capacity with physical distancing in place. The province recently announced it would be allowing sports to be in full …

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‘Trying our best’: Tragedy grips small-town hospital in India amid COVID-19 crisis

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

In the emergency room of a public hospital in northern India on Tuesday, a man was trying to revive his mother who had just died from COVID-19-like symptoms. On another bed, a young man who had tested positive was sitting up and making an effort to breathe while two …

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U.K. allows indoor pints and movie theatres. When will Canada relax COVID-19 rules?

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

As the United Kingdom slowly eases COVID-19 restrictions, such as allowing people to have a pint indoors or take in a football game, experts say Canada may be months away from following suit. And that’s only if vaccination distribution continues to ramp up and people maintain COVID-19 restrictions such …

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COVID-19 vaccinations could start for U.S. kids aged 12-15 this week

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

U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12 and said they could begin receiving shots as soon as Thursday, widening the country’s inoculation program as vaccination rates have slowed significantly. This is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized in the …

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Canadian teams ‘jealous’ of clubs that can take advantage of NHL’s relaxed COVID-19 rules

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

Winnipeg Jets winger Andrew Copp is envious. Edmonton Oilers defenceman Tyson Barrie, meanwhile, described the situation as “awesome” for the teams in question. And Toronto Maple goalie Jack Campbell is simply glad to see life shifting back to normal — just not for NHL players in Canada. The league …

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Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients have low risk of serious long-term effects, study says

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

Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients have a low risk of serious long-term effects, but they report more visits to general practitioners following infection, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. “The absolute risk of severe post-acute complications after SARS-CoV-2 infection not requiring hospital admission is low. However, …

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India COVID-19 cases continue to surge as calls for national lockdown grow

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

Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most populous country. The 366,161 new infections and 3,754 deaths reported by the health ministry were off a little from recent …

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Provinces tighten COVID-19 restrictions as high infection rates persist

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

Manitoba will shutter schools in two hard-hit regions and move students to online learning, officials announced Sunday, as several other provinces also tightened public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. While the overall number of new cases in Canada has been declining since mid-April, COVID-19 infection rates …

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‘How lucky we are’: Tearful reunions mark second COVID-19 Mother’s Day in U.S.

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

Last Mother’s Day, they celebrated with bacon and eggs over FaceTime. This time, Jean Codianni of Los Angeles flew to New Jersey to surprise her 74-year-old mother, now that both have been vaccinated against the disease that has stolen uncountable hugs and kisses around the world. “You forget how …

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