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Morales-Williams persevered through pandemic to become one of Canada's top sprinters

Morales-Williams persevered through pandemic to become one of Canada's top sprinters

Virtually every day after COVID-19 closed high schools and shuttered sports facilities in Ontario, Christopher Morales-Williams would get dressed as if he was going to track practice.
Los Angeles County avoids new mask rule as COVID stabilizes

Los Angeles County avoids new mask rule as COVID stabilizes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County dropped a plan to impose a universal indoor mask mandate this week as COVID-19 infections and rates of hospitalizations have stabilized, a top health official said Thursday.

Man accused of selling bleach as COVID cure extradited to US

MIAMI (AP) — A man accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through his Florida-based church has been returned to the United State after being arrested in Colombia.
After Biden COVID recovery, admin launches new booster push

After Biden COVID recovery, admin launches new booster push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is launching a renewed push for COVID-19 booster shots for those eligible, pointing to the enhanced protections they offer against severe illness as the highly transmissible BA.
'A long time coming': COVID vaccinations begin for little kids in Ontario

'A long time coming': COVID vaccinations begin for little kids in Ontario

TORONTO — Babies and preschoolers received stickers and plenty of praise upon getting their first COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday as Ontario opened appointments for the shots to the youngest cohort.
Help wanted: After pandemic pivots, where have Canadian workers gone?

Help wanted: After pandemic pivots, where have Canadian workers gone?

Restaurants, airlines, schools and nursing homes are at the sharp end of a labour crunch that’s afflicted employers all year long. In June,the unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says he tested positive for COVID

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says he tested positive for COVID

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said he tested positive Thursday for COVID-19 and was in quarantine with what he described as minor symptoms. The No.
Once months ahead, N.W.T. behind in COVID-19 vaccine rollout for 4th doses

Once months ahead, N.W.T. behind in COVID-19 vaccine rollout for 4th doses

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories was among the first jurisdictions in Canada to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all adult residents, but it's now lagging behind in expanding a rollout of fourth doses.
Project tracking COVID-19 in Canadian long-term care paused due to lack of data

Project tracking COVID-19 in Canadian long-term care paused due to lack of data

TORONTO — A think tank that's been compiling data on COVID-19 in Canadian long-term care homes says it has to stop its work because provinces are no longer making enough information public about the spread of the virus in the sector.
Biden emerges from COVID isolation, tells public: Get shots

Biden emerges from COVID isolation, tells public: Get shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended his COVID-19 isolation on Wednesday, telling Americans they can “live without fear” of the pandemic if they take advantage of booster shots and treatments , the protections he credited with his swift recove