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WHO chief: The COVID pandemic is 'most certainly not over'

WHO chief: The COVID pandemic is 'most certainly not over'

BERLIN (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organization warned Sunday, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave.

Oman drops all remaining coronavirus restrictions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The sultanate of Oman announced on Sunday an end to its mask mandate and remaining coronavirus curbs after over two years of pandemic restrictions.
3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won't be commissioned

3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won't be commissioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor's degrees, the academy said Saturday.
US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more money for fighting COVID-19.
COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19.
COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19.
North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated populace and hinte
Consumer sentiment in Canada posts biggest drop since pandemic onset amid inflation

Consumer sentiment in Canada posts biggest drop since pandemic onset amid inflation

Canadians are growing increasingly pessimistic about the economy as inflation drives up the cost of nearly everything and higher interest rates loom. The Conference Board of Canada said Friday consumer confidence decreased 11.
More Manitobans eligible for second COVID-19 booster shot, province says

More Manitobans eligible for second COVID-19 booster shot, province says

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government expanded eligibility for second COVID-19 booster shots Friday as pandemic hospitalization numbers continued to slowly drop. Indigenous people ages 30 and up and others 50 and older can now get a second booster.
P.E.I. to lift COVID-19 masking order in schools, daycares on Monday

P.E.I. to lift COVID-19 masking order in schools, daycares on Monday

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is ending its pandemic-related mask mandates on Monday for K-12 schools, school buses, early learning centres and child-care facilities.