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Oilers, Maple Leafs take long route to U.S., avoiding COVID-19 testing

Oilers, Maple Leafs take long route to U.S., avoiding COVID-19 testing

LOS ANGELES — The Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs took their time getting to their U.S. destinations ahead of Game 3 in their first-round playoff series.
Public health agency trying to find out how many Canadians struggling with long COVID

Public health agency trying to find out how many Canadians struggling with long COVID

OTTAWA — Federal agencies are trying to get a handle on how many Canadians may be suffering from long COVID as researchers learn more about the mysterious after-effects of the virus.
B.C. money laundering report granted extension until June 3 after COVID-19 delays

B.C. money laundering report granted extension until June 3 after COVID-19 delays

VANCOUVER — The deadline for the final report of British Columbia's public inquiry into money laundering has been extended until June 3. The B.C.
Quebec reports 22 more COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations fall by 68

Quebec reports 22 more COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations fall by 68

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 22 more deaths due to COVID-19 and a 68-person drop in the number of people hospitalized with the virus.
Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the US numbers

Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the US numbers

Doug Lambrecht was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. His demographic profile — an older white male with chronic health problems — mirrors the faces of many who would be lost over the next two years .

Ontario reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths with hospitalizations down slightly

Ontario is reporting 17 new deaths linked to COVID-19 today and a small decrease in the number of people in hospital with the virus. There have been 411 COVID-19-related fatalities in the past month.
Prince Edward Island lifts COVID-19 mask mandate for most public indoor places

Prince Edward Island lifts COVID-19 mask mandate for most public indoor places

CHARLOTTETOWN — Masks are no longer required in most indoor public places in Prince Edward Island. Chief medical officer of health Dr.
Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19

Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19

Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Council of Asia said Friday that this year's Asian Games in China are being postponed because of concerns about the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in
FDA restricts J&J's COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

FDA restricts J&J's COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing risk of rare but serious blood clots.
COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. came close to providing health care for all during the coronavirus pandemic — but for just one condition, COVID-19.