25 killed in police drug trafficking raid in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

25 killed in police drug trafficking raid in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil By Marcelo Silva De Sousa And Diarlei Rodrigues The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2021 10:43 pm View image in full screen Police conduct an operation against alleged drug traffickers in the Jacarezinho favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 6, 2021. AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo comments Leave…

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EU starts rolling review of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

EU starts rolling review of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine By Mike Corder The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2021 7:48 am 1:07 EU recommends opening up to foreign travellers this summer amid COVID-19 WATCH: EU recommends opening up to foreign travellers this summer amid COVID-19 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via…

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Chinese COVID-19 vaccines don’t have ‘high protection rate’: official

Chinese COVID-19 vaccines don’t have ‘high protection rate’: official By Joe McDonald and Huizhong Wu The Associated Press Posted April 11, 2021 2:05 pm 0:44 Coronavirus: China backs CoronaVac vaccine, says it’s safe and effective WATCH ABOVE: China's foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the SinoVac Biotech's experimental COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective – Nov 18, 2020 comments Leave…

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COVID-19 surges across the globe as countries report new records

COVID-19 surges across the globe as countries report new records By MICHELLE R. SMITH The Associated Press Posted April 8, 2021 5:44 pm 1:10 Ontario sees highest COVID-19 case numbers since mid-January WATCH: Ontario sees highest COVID-19 case numbers since mid-January comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via WhatsApp twitter Share this…

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Brazil detects 1st case of South Africa COVID-19 variant as deaths skyrocket

Brazil detects 1st case of South Africa COVID-19 variant as deaths skyrocket By Eduardo Simões and Pedro Fonseca Reuters Posted April 7, 2021 8:24 pm 5:47 Brazil’s COVID-19 outbreak could pose a global threat: expert WATCH: Brazil’s COVID-19 outbreak could pose a global threat: expert – Mar 29, 2021 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp…

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P.1 variant is spreading in Canada. What do we know about it and vaccines?

P.1 variant is spreading in Canada. What do we know about it and vaccines? By Rachael D'Amore Global News Posted April 5, 2021 3:26 pm 1:53 Alberta government remains tight-lipped on P.1 COVID-19 variant outbreak WATCH: Alberta government remains tight-lipped on P.1 COVID-19 variant outbreak comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via…

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Mexico tops 200K deaths from COVID-19, trailing only U.S., Brazil

Mexico tops 200K deaths from COVID-19, trailing only U.S., Brazil By LISSETTE ROMERO The Associated Press Posted March 25, 2021 11:53 pm View image in full screen FILE – In this March 17, 2021 file photo, family members attend the burial service of a relative who died from COVID-19, in the Chalco cemetery on the outskirts of Mexico City, amid…

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Brazil hits record 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

Brazil hits record 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a day By Pedro Fonseca Reuters Posted March 25, 2021 6:51 pm 2:15 Brazil in worst phase of pandemic, health-care system in crisis WATCH ABOVE: Why Brazil is in the worst phase of the pandemic – Mar 5, 2021 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item…

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Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll hits 300,000 amid patchy vaccine rollout

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll hits 300,000 amid patchy vaccine rollout By Pedro Fonseca Reuters Posted March 24, 2021 6:51 pm 1:25 Brazil sees record COVID-19 deaths as pot-bangers protest Bolsonaro’s speech WATCH ABOVE: Brazil suffers record COVID-19 deaths as protests erupted during an address by President Jair Bolsonaro. comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share…

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COVID-19: No variants can escape human antibodies yet, though some can infect mice

COVID-19: No variants can escape human antibodies yet, though some can infect mice By Nancy Lapid Reuters Posted March 19, 2021 5:09 pm     Updated March 19, 2021 5:11 pm 1:39 COVID-19 variants threatening Canada’s progress in containing spread, Tam says WATCH ABOVE: COVID-19 variants threatening Canada's progress in containing spread, Tam says comments Leave a comment facebook Share…

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Brazil hospitals falter in absence of national COVID-19 plan

Brazil hospitals falter in absence of national COVID-19 plan By David Biller and Debora Álvares The Associated Press Posted March 11, 2021 11:47 am     Updated March 11, 2021 11:50 am 2:14 Brazil’s overwhelmed health system close to collapsing WATCH ABOVE: Brazil continues to break daily COVID-19 death records, partly due to the P.1 variant first identified in the…

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COVID-19 variant has overwhelmed Brazil’s healthcare system, expert says

COVID-19 variant has overwhelmed Brazil’s healthcare system, expert says By Anthony Boadle Reuters Posted March 10, 2021 2:54 pm     Updated March 10, 2021 3:03 pm 2:15 Brazil in worst phase of pandemic, health-care system in crisis WATCH ABOVE: The highly contagious P.1 variant is partly to blame for Brazil's latest COVID-19 surge. comments Leave a comment facebook Share…

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Pfizer vaccine shows promise against Brazil variant in lab study

Pfizer vaccine shows promise against Brazil variant in lab study By Michael Erman Reuters Posted March 9, 2021 7:39 am 2:15 Brazil in worst phase of pandemic, health-care system in crisis WATCH: Brazil in worst phase of pandemic, health-care system in crisis comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via WhatsApp twitter Share…

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‘Now is not the time’: WHO cautions against relaxing pandemic fight

‘Now is not the time’: WHO cautions against relaxing pandemic fight By Staff Reuters Posted March 5, 2021 1:37 pm 1:14 Coronavirus: WHO says second year of pandemic ‘could be tougher’ WATCH ABOVE: World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme executive director Dr. Mike Ryan said the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic may be tougher than the first –…

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Oxford study finds AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Brazil variant: source

Oxford study finds AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Brazil variant: source By Rodrigo Viga Gaier Reuters Posted March 5, 2021 10:49 am 3:13 Concerns about third wave and getting back to normal More Canadians are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, but is that enough to drive a drop in cases and thwart the threat of more transmissible variants? Eric Sorensen explains the…

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‘Minefield’ of variants: How the California strain is different from the others

‘Minefield’ of variants: How the California strain is different from the others By Rachael D'Amore Global News Posted February 24, 2021 3:08 pm     Updated February 24, 2021 3:59 pm 2:10 Coronavirus: Researchers say California COVID-19 variant more infectious, led to holiday spike WATCH: Researchers say California COVID-19 variant more infectious, led to holiday spike – Feb 14, 2021…

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China widens approval for coronavirus Sinovac vaccine use beyond high-risk groups

China widens approval for coronavirus Sinovac vaccine use beyond high-risk groups By Huizhong Wu The Associated Press Posted February 6, 2021 3:50 pm 0:44 Coronavirus: China backs CoronaVac vaccine, says it’s safe and effective WATCH: Coronavirus: China backs CoronaVac vaccine, says it's safe and effective – Nov 18, 2020 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp…

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Trump plan to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil rejected by Biden

Trump plan to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil rejected by Biden By David Shepardson Reuters Posted January 18, 2021 6:35 pm     Updated January 18, 2021 7:42 pm 1:18 Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. border closure extended to Feb. 21, Trudeau says WATCH: Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. border closure extended to Feb. 21, Trudeau says comments Leave a comment facebook Share this…

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U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 400,000 as officials try to curtail new variants

U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 400,000 as officials try to curtail new variants By David Crary The Associated Press Posted January 18, 2021 1:34 pm 1:24 Coronavirus: Dr. Fauci says Biden plan for 100 million vaccinations in 100 days ‘absolutely doable’ WATCH: Dr. Fauci says Biden vaccination plan 'doable' comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp…

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India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive By Aniruddha Ghoshal and Sheikh Saaliq The Associated Press Posted January 16, 2021 1:09 pm     Updated January 16, 2021 1:44 pm WATCH: Sanitation worker Manish Kumar became the first person in India to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one of the world's largest immunization…

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COVID-19 variant found in Brazil prompts U.K. to impose more travel restrictions

COVID-19 variant found in Brazil prompts U.K. to impose more travel restrictions By Danica Kirka The Associated Press Posted January 15, 2021 7:44 am     Updated January 15, 2021 7:55 am 1:16 Coronavirus: Travel ban over Brazilian COVID-19 variant precautionary, U.K. transport minister says WATCH: Travel ban over Brazilian COVID-19 variant precautionary, U.K. transport minister says comments Leave a…

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China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine induces quick immune response: study

China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine induces quick immune response: study By Miyoung Kim and Roxanne Liu Reuters Posted November 18, 2020 12:34 pm     Updated November 18, 2020 4:04 pm 0:44 Coronavirus: China backs CoronaVac vaccine, says it’s safe and effective WATCH: China backs CoronaVac vaccine, says it's safe and effective comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on…

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Colombia becomes second Latin American country to diagnose over 1M coronavirus cases

Colombia becomes second Latin American country to diagnose over 1M coronavirus cases By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 24, 2020 8:12 pm 3:18 Coronavirus: WHO says world is at a ‘critical juncture’ amid pandemic, some countries on a ‘dangerous track’ Coronavirus: WHO says world is at a ‘critical juncture’ amid pandemic, some countries on a ‘dangerous track’ comments Leave…

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