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‘Unfair and unjust’: experts explain why some countries still don’t have COVID-19 jabs

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

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who care for COVID-19 patients in Chad, one of the …

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India to recruit ex-army medics as COVID-19 overwhelms healthcare system, officials say

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

India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid calls for a complete nationwide lockdown. Some 400 medical officers are expected to serve on contract for a …

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Vancouver taxpayers on hook for at least $3.5M for Oppenheimer Park tent city

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

One year after a homeless encampment at Oppenheimer Park was shut down as part of the province’s COVID-19 response, Global News has learned the city of Vancouver is on the hook for more than $3.5 million in services and costs associated with the Downtown Eastside green space’s more than …

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EU hasn’t ordered more AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines past June, official says

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

By Sybille de La Hamaide Reuters Posted May 9, 2021 9:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The European Union has not yet made any new orders for AstraZeneca vaccines beyond …

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India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign falters as cases grow

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

Since India opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out. Alongside a slowdown in vaccinations, states have gone to …

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As India’s COVID-19 cases climb, neighbouring Bangladesh faces variant threats

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

India’s surge in COVID-19 cases is having a dangerous effect on neighbouring Bangladesh. Health experts warn of imminent vaccine shortages just as the country should be stepping up its vaccination drive, and as more contagious virus variants are beginning to be detected. On Saturday, health authorities said that for …

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COVID-19 variant first found in U.K. accounts for 70% of cases in Pakistan: researchers

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

A coronavirus variant first discovered in the United Kingdom now accounts for up to 70 per cent of COVID-19 infections across Pakistan, a research centre studying the disease in the country said on Saturday. The country has imposed strict nationwide restrictions in the lead up to the Muslim festival …

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U.S. stand on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents is no ‘magic bullet’: European Union

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

European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief. They instead urged Washington to lift export restrictions if it wants to have a global impact on the pandemic. “We don’t think, …

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Southern India states lock down as country reports over 4,100 new COVID-19 deaths

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

Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to implement a nationwide shutdown. At over 300,000, Karnataka’s capital of Bengaluru has the highest active caseload of any …

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Olympic official says Tokyo Games will go ahead, but admits opposition ‘a concern’

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

Top Olympic official John Coates said on Saturday that while Japanese sentiment turning against the Tokyo Games was a “concern”, he could foresee no scenario under which the sporting showpiece would not go ahead. Questions have been raised about the viability of staging the Games in July and August …

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