White House scrambles amid fears of coronavirus resurgence during George Floyd protests

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that … Read More

George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus, full autopsy report reveals

A full autopsy of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, was released Wednesday and provides several clinical details, including that Floyd had … Read More

Brazil seeks to reopen despite reporting over 1,000 coronavirus deaths daily

Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from the novel coronavirus for a second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday, even as city and state authorities … Read More

No yelling, wear a mask: How George Floyd protests can be safe amid COVID-19

Health experts say those taking to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd — a Black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck … Read More

2,000 people to participate in Brazil’s coronavirus vaccine test this month: officials

Brazil this month will start testing an experimental vaccine against the novel coronavirus being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc, Brazil’s health surveillance agency Anvisa … Read More

U.K. doctors to trial ibuprofen in coronavirus patients with severe symptoms

British doctors are trialing a formulation of anti-inflammatory ibuprofen to see if it reduces respiratory failure in patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19. The trial involves a particular formulation of … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau to make case for co-ordinated world recovery plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today to make the case for a co-ordinated global response to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s poorest countries. … Read More

George Floyd protests in America’s top 25 coronavirus hotspots ignite outbreak fears

As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many … Read More

First coronavirus death reported at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, where there are fears the disease could spread fast … Read More

China using Huawei to drive a wedge between U.K. and U.S., American senator says

China is using telecoms giant Huawei to try to drive a wedge between Britain and the United States, Republican senator Tom Cotton told British lawmakers on Tuesday. Cotton is one … Read More

Coronavirus: UN’s global appeal to fund emergency aid in Yemen falls $1B short

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A United Nations appeal Tuesday for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country’s health … Read More

Officials worry U.S. protests, South America’s reopening could spread COVID-19

South American countries at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic are choosing to reopen even as case numbers rise, ignoring the example set by Europe in which nations waited for … Read More

Canadian health officials urge George Floyd protesters to stay safe amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 2, 2020 6:14 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ As protesters keep up their … Read More

China frustrated WHO by delaying coronavirus info, despite public praise: sources

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic … Read More

No evidence of coronavirus becoming less severe: WHO, experts say

World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high-profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing … Read More

Montrealers protest police brutality, racism after the killing of George Floyd

Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on Sunday to protest racial violence and police brutality in light of the recent killing of George Floyd … Read More

Thousands of Montrealers protest police brutality, racism after the killing of George Floyd

Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on Sunday to protest racial violence and police brutality in light of the recent killing of George Floyd … Read More

George Floyd protest in Montreal declared illegal after violence breaks out

A Montreal anti-racism protest demanding justice for a Black Minnesota man who died following a police intervention last week degenerated into clashes between police and some demonstrators on Sunday night. … Read More

Montreal’s George Floyd protest declared illegal after violence breaks out

An anti-racism protest in Montreal has been declared illegal after police said projectiles were thrown at officers. Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on … Read More

Officials worry George Floyd protests could cause new coronavirus outbreaks

The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you … Read More

Russia to start coronavirus vaccine clinical trials in two weeks, health minister says

Russian scientists plan to start clinical trials within two weeks on a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus, the health minister was quoted as saying on Saturday as authorities approved … Read More

George Floyd protests across U.S. elevate coronavirus fears, officials say

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a handcuffed black man in Minnesota have elevated fears of a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. … Read More

Coronavirus: European Union urges Trump to re-think decision to cut WHO funding

The European Union on Saturday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to cut American funding for the World Health Organization amid global criticism of the move, as … Read More

Coronavirus: Trump’s WHO funding cut draws criticism as COVID-19 spreads

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s announcement he was cutting U.S. funding for the World Health Organization prompted criticism Saturday, as spiking infection rates in India and elsewhere served as a reminder … Read More

The New Reality: What can Canada learn from Denmark’s return to class?

This is the seventh in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here. … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds exploring how to reunite families separated by Canada-U.S. border shutdown

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2020 12:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

Coronavirus: Hundreds of Paris health-care workers protest for more money, resources

Hundreds of healthcare workers demonstrated outside a hospital in Paris on Thursday to demand better pay and more resources for a public health sector on the frontline of the COVID-19 epidemic. Doctors and … Read More

Coronavirus: What does Banff look like without international tourism?

Banff is all about tourism. In fact, almost its entire economy is tourism-based. “The Town of Banff‘s reason for being a municipality is to provide services to visitors to Banff … Read More

At least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America due to coronavirus: UN

The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in … Read More

South Korea coronavirus cases rise by highest number since early April

South Korea reported 79 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the most since April 5 and the third straight day of rising infections, raising the specter of a second wave of … Read More

Coronavirus risk hasn’t changed space training much, Canadian astronauts say

On Saturday, SpaceX is expected to launch a historic flight to and from the International Space Station that will revolutionize space exploration, following an initial delay due to weather concerns. … Read More

More than 100,000 Americans have died due to the coronavirus

More than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus— since the pandemic began two months ago, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins … Read More

Venezuela could soon be swallowed in South America’s coronavirus wave, experts warn

Defying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America. But experts warn that while the virus may have been slow to … Read More

Las Vegas casinos to reopen in early June, Nevada’s governor announces

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas. “We welcome … Read More

Biden calls Trump ‘a fool’ for appearing to mock mask use amid coronavirus pandemic

Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who … Read More

Canada to co-host virtual UN conference on coronavirus amid bid for Security Council seat

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2020 2:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada will co-host a major … Read More

WHO warns 1st wave of coronavirus pandemic not over as countries begin to reopen

The risks of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks are complicating efforts to fend off further misery for the many millions who have lost jobs, with a top health expert warning that the … Read More

Italy’s nursing homes struggle to survive after thousands died from coronavirus

Italy’s nursing homes, ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic which claimed the lives of thousands of residents, face financial pressures that threaten to put many out of business and create a … Read More

U.S. coronavirus testing plan criticized by Democrats for putting burden on states

The Trump administration’s new strategy for coronavirus testing puts much of the burden on states while promising to provide supplies such as swabs and material to transport specimens. The plan, … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. travel ban on Brazil to start Tuesday, 2 days earlier than announced

By Staff Reuters Posted May 25, 2020 9:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The White House on Monday brought forward … Read More

Coronavirus: Large Memorial Day crowds trigger warnings in the U.S.

Big crowds turned out for the Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. amid warnings from authorities about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge … Read More

‘Uninterpretable’: U.S. COVID-19 testing data causes confusion, experts say

Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming — … Read More

Wuhan lab head says claims coronavirus leaked from facility are ‘pure fabrication’

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication,” the institute’s director … Read More

Coronavirus: Americans hit the roads, beaches on U.S. Memorial Day weekend

Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways and forcing some closures on the … Read More

Boris Johnson ignores calls to fire advisor accused of breaking COVID-19 rules

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he traveled 400 km to northern England while his wife showed … Read More

Coronavirus: China reports zero cases as virus surges in India, Latin America

New coronavirus cases in China fell to zero on Saturday for the first time but surged in India and overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America — both in countries lax about … Read More

U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China

The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file … Read More

Hertz files for bankruptcy as car rentals disappear amid coronavirus pandemic

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company’s business. The Estero, Florida-based … Read More

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