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Thai volunteers aid COVID patients in need of care, testing

Thai volunteers aid COVID patients in need of care, testing

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — As Thailand‘s medical system struggles beneath a surge of coronavirus cases, ordinary people are helping to plug the gaps, risking their own health to bring care and supplies to often terrified, exhausted patients who’ve fall
French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament approved a law early Monday requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all health workers. Both measures have prompted protests and political tensions.
Germans divided over restrictions for the unvaccinated

Germans divided over restrictions for the unvaccinated

BERLIN (AP) — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months.
Fauci says US headed in `wrong direction' on coronavirus

Fauci says US headed in `wrong direction' on coronavirus

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday.
Browns rookie LB Owusu-Koramoah placed on COVID-19 list

Browns rookie LB Owusu-Koramoah placed on COVID-19 list

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will miss the start of his first NFL training camp after being placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday, The second-round pick from Notre Dame reported Saturday with the team's other first-y
The Latest: Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated

The Latest: Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated

BERLIN — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months.
Pandemic pares back pomp of Mary Simon's installation ceremony as governor general

Pandemic pares back pomp of Mary Simon's installation ceremony as governor general

OTTAWA — When Mary Simon walks into the Senate on Monday to be installed as the country's next governor general, she will find the upper chamber sparsely populated.
Quebecers vaccinated against COVID-19 can register in Loto-Québec draws

Quebecers vaccinated against COVID-19 can register in Loto-Québec draws

MONTREAL — Quebec is starting its own vaccination lottery in an attempt to get 75 per cent of its eligible population fully immunized against COVID-19 by the end of August.
Ontario reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths

Ontario reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 172 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths. There are 48 new cases in Toronto, 23 in Peel Region, 11 in Durham Region and 11 in Hamilton. Those cases were found among 13,900 tests completed in the previous day.
Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes.