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Coronavirus outbreak at world’s largest maker of latex gloves slows production – National

Coronavirus outbreak at world’s largest maker of latex gloves slows production - National

Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, said Tuesday it expects a two to four-week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions during the pandemic. Top Glove said it has …

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Risk of Thanksgiving coronavirus spike ‘extremely high’ in U.S., experts warn – National

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In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. “No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own …

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Ghislaine Maxwell quarantining after prison staffer tests positive for coronavirus – National

Ghislaine Maxwell quarantining after prison staffer tests positive for coronavirus - National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 23, 2020 10:06 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ghislaine Maxwell, the one-time girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is in quarantine at a New York …

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AstraZeneca releases coronavirus vaccine data. Here’s what Canadians should know – National

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Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and its partner Oxford University said on Monday its vaccine is highly effective in protecting against coronavirus, becoming the third drugmaker to release positive data in the scientific race to curb the pandemic. The company said it will have 200 million doses of its candidate by the …

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Trump supporter charged after breathing forcefully on protesters – National

Trump supporter charged after breathing forcefully on protesters - National

A 61-year-old man who breathed on protesters while wearing a Trump innertube has been charged with assault, after a heated encounter outside the president’s Virginia golf course on Saturday. Raymond Deskins, 61, of Sterling, Va., faces one count of misdemeanour assault after a citizen obtained a warrant through a …

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Coronavirus ‘Travel Pass’ concept picks up steam with airline industry – National

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With increasingly positive news about an impending COVID-19 vaccine, some industries are taking a closer look at the feasibility of so-called health passports. The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) revealed Monday that it is developing a “Travel Pass” that would enable travellers to log and identify their COVID-19 test …

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Levels of carbon dioxide at record highs despite coronavirus lockdowns: UN – National

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Greenhouse gas concentrations climbed to a new record in 2019 and rose again this year despite an expected drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday, warning against complacency. Many scientists expect the biggest annual fall in carbon emissions in generations this year …

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Americans could get 1st coronavirus vaccine shot by mid-December: U.S. official

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U.S. healthcare workers and others recommended for the nation’s first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, a top official of the government’s vaccine development effort said on Sunday. Some 70% of the U.S. population of 330 million would need …

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Millions tested after coronavirus cases rise in 3 Chinese cities – National

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Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week. As temperatures drop, large-scale measures are being enacted in the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli, despite the low number …

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AstraZeneca says late-stage trials show coronavirus vaccine ‘highly effective’ – National

AstraZeneca says late-stage trials show coronavirus vaccine ‘highly effective’ - National

AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90 per cent effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. The results are based on interim analysis …

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