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COVID restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

COVID restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai is moving to allow in-person dining and reopening its Disney Resort theme park as domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 in China’s largest city remain at zero following a more than two-month lockdown .

NACI recommends fall COVID-19 booster shot in advance of possible future wave

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is recommending booster shots this fall in advance of a possible future wave of COVID-19 in Canada.

US buys 105 million COVID vaccine doses for fall campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials said Wednesday they have agreed to purchase another 105 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in anticipation of a fall booster campaign. The $3.
Canada extends COVID-19 border measures until Sept. 30, including ArriveCan app

Canada extends COVID-19 border measures until Sept. 30, including ArriveCan app

OTTAWA — The federal government will extend current COVID-19 public health measures for travellers entering Canada, including the use of the ArriveCan app, until at least Sept. 30.
Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

V is for vaccine. Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, according to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street.
Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations rising as new variants gaining ground

Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations rising as new variants gaining ground

MONTREAL — Quebec is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by new Omicron subvariants that account for about 75 per cent of infections, the province's public health director said Wednesday. Dr.
A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted.
Czech brewer Budvar again increases net profit amid pandemic

Czech brewer Budvar again increases net profit amid pandemic

PRAGUE (AP) — Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S.

South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country's first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic.
Facility able to manufacture millions of COVID-19 vaccines opens in Saskatoon

Facility able to manufacture millions of COVID-19 vaccines opens in Saskatoon

SASKATOON — A centre that can develop up to 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines a year has opened in Saskatoon, and officials say it may soon export vaccines throughout North America and Europe.