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Trump rips Fauci as COVID-19 ‘disaster’ with a ‘bad arm’ for baseball – National

Attendees react as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Oct. 18, 2020, in Carson City, Nev.

U.S. President Donald Trump complained about the entertainment value of COVID-19 and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert at the White House, in a call with campaign staff on Monday. The president claimed that Americans are getting “tired of” hearing about the coronavirus, which has killed nearly …

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A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the Canadian Olympic Committee be quick to put together a mental health task force to help its athletes get through the crisis and stay ready for the postponed games. In the first meeting, the members of the task force were given a graph outlining the …

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Melbourne declares disaster, enforces curfew as coronavirus cases spike – National

Melbourne declares disaster, enforces curfew as coronavirus cases spike - National

Victoria state, Australia‘s coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said nonessential businesses will close starting late Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city. READ MORE: Masks made mandatory in …

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Rick Zamperin: Coronavirus-shortened season started well for Blue Jays until disaster struck

Rick Zamperin: Coronavirus-shortened season started well for Blue Jays until disaster struck

One series into their coronavirus pandemic-shortened season and the Toronto Blue Jays are already dealing with a serious dose of adversity. After winning their season-opening game in Tampa Bay on Friday night, the Blue Jays lost on Saturday and Sunday, the latter of which included more than just a drop …

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‘All the makings of a disaster’: How Florida became a coronavirus epicentre – National

‘All the makings of a disaster’: How Florida became a coronavirus epicentre - National

Novel coronavirus cases continue to surge in the United States, but Florida has been hit particularly hard, often reporting around 10,000 cases per day over the last week. On Wednesday morning, the Florida Department of Health reported that another 9,752 residents had been diagnosed with the virus, while 139 more …

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Return of MLB season amid coronavirus ‘a disaster waiting to happen’: experts – National

Return of MLB season amid coronavirus ‘a disaster waiting to happen’: experts - National

John Axford loses track when trying to recall the number of people he would come into contact with in a typical day as a Major League Baseball player. There’s the doorman he sees as he leaves his hotel, the restaurant staff that serves him lunch, the taxi driver that takes …

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COVID-19 in Brooks: How widespread testing, cultural support helped an Alberta city avert disaster

COVID-19 in Brooks: How widespread testing, cultural support helped an Alberta city avert disaster

This is part 2 of a special series examining the COVID-19 in Brooks, AB.  You can find Part 1, “COVID-19 in Brooks: How a small Alberta city faced one of Canada’s most virulent outbreaks,” here. When Remilyn Biay took leave from her job at the JBS beef-processing plant near Brooks, …

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Iran health workers say doctors, nurses among casualties of coronavirus ‘disaster’ – National

Iran health workers say doctors, nurses among casualties of coronavirus ‘disaster’ - National

They are regarded as heroes, their fallen colleagues as martyrs. But for doctors and nurses still dealing with Iran’s growing number of coronavirus infections, such praise rings hollow. While crippling sanctions imposed by the U.S. government left the country ill-equipped to deal with the fast-moving virus, some medical professionals say …

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Obama said Trump’s handling of coronavirus has been a ‘disaster’ in private call: reports – National

Obama said Trump’s handling of coronavirus has been a ‘disaster’ in private call: reports - National

Former President Barack Obama harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster” during a private call with ex-members of his administration, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News. It was also confirmed to CNN by three former Obama administration officials who were …

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‘Disaster’ possible if COVID-19 protections not given to migrant workers: advocates – National

‘Disaster’ possible if COVID-19 protections not given to migrant workers: advocates - National

The federal and provincial governments are facing a “potential disaster” if more protections and social-distancing guidelines aren’t extended to migrant agricultural workers, advocates say. The warning comes days after 14 migrant workers at a Kelowna, B.C., nursery tested positive for COVID-19. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Canada to receive ‘millions’ of masks …

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