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Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

A potential health crisis is more likely as infectious diseases become increasingly immune to current antibiotic treatments, according to experts. Researchers from Lethbridge College are collecting and testing more than a thousand species of plants that are native to Alberta to find out if they can be a part …

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Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president – National

Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president - National

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said on Tuesday that Japan would hold the Summer Olympics regardless of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and was working closely with the International Olympic Committee to make them happen. “We will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus (situation) looks,” Mori …

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Drugmakers partner to develop COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants – National

Drugmakers partner to develop COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants - National

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday it will work with a German biopharmaceutical company to develop new vaccines targeting emerging variants of COVID-19 amid concerns that some mutations are making the virus harder to combat. Read more: Tam warns of coronavirus variants as new cases emerge across Canada GSK plans to …

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Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China – National

Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China - National

World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus. The WHO team’s visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology is a highlight of their mission to gather data and …

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British WWII veteran Capt. Tom Moore dies at 100 after contracting coronavirus – National

British WWII veteran Capt. Tom Moore dies at 100 after contracting coronavirus - National

Capt. Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he shuffled up and down his garden to raise money for healthcare workers, has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 100. His family announced Moore’s death Tuesday in …

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Russia’s coronavirus vaccine is 91.6% effective, clinical trial results suggest – National

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was 91.6% effective in preventing people from developing COVID-19, according to peer-reviewed results from its late-stage clinical trial published in The Lancent international medical journal on Tuesday. Scientists said the Phase III trial results meant the world had another effective weapon to fight the deadly …

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Oxford-AstraZeneca didn’t tell vaccine trial volunteers about dosing mishap – National

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About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a mistake had been made after the blunder was discovered, documents obtained by Reuters show. Instead, the dosing mishap was presented to the trial …

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AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU as dispute cools – National

AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU as dispute cools - National

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc’s executive arm said Sunday. The new target of 40 million doses by the end of March is still only half what the British-Swedish company …

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Calgary man who spent month in Wuhan lockdown warns it’s too soon to ease Alberta COVID-19 restrictions

Calgary man who spent month in Wuhan lockdown warns it’s too soon to ease Alberta COVID-19 restrictions

Memories of his time in lockdown in Wuhan are still vivid for Bin Zhang. The Calgary man, his wife and young children were visiting his parents in China last January when the novel coronavirus struck. “It was spreading, and we didn’t know the extent of how much so we …

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Britain’s Captain Tom hospitalized for COVID-19 after raising millions to fight virus – National

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Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has been hospitalized with COVID-19, his daughter said Sunday. Hannah Ingram-Moore revealed in a statement posted on Twitter that her father, widely known as Captain Tom, has …

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