COVID-19: Canada and World
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Authors: Nana Wu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology, Concordia University; Keven Joyal-Desmarais, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology, Concordia University and Simon Bacon, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Concordia University
After more than three years of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over 763 million infections, and nearly seven million deaths, have been attributed to SARS-CoV-2.
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Court rules Austria can’t be held liable for early COVID infection at ski resort3 minute read Preview Yesterday at 7:41 AM CDT
Singapore prime minister tests positive for COVID again in rare rebound case2 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 1:56 AM CDT
Former Connecticut lawmaker gets 27 months in prison for stealing over $1 million in coronavirus aid5 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 31, 2023
UK government fights demand to hand over Boris Johnson’s messages to COVID-19 inquiry4 minute read Preview Tuesday, May. 30, 2023
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Court acquits German coronavirus denier of incitement over Israel remarks2 minute read Preview Tuesday, May. 23, 2023
BERLIN (AP) — A prominent critic of Germany's pandemic restrictions who repeatedly spread false information about the coronavirus has been acquitted of incitement to hatred for comments about Jews and Israel.
A regional court in the northern town of Ploen ruled Tuesday that Thai-German microbiologist Sucharit Bhakdi didn't break the law when he described Israel as worse than Nazi Germany.
In a video published online in 2021, Bhakdi also said that “the terrible thing about Jews is: they learn well” and described the country of Israel as a “living hell.”
The court concluded that it couldn't be determined without reasonable doubt that Bhakdi had been spreading antisemitic hatred toward Jews rather than criticizing the Israeli government and its policies, German news agency dpa reported.
Singapore’s prime minister tests positive for COVID-192 minute read Preview Monday, May. 22, 2023
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday he tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time after returning home from work trips in Africa and Asia.
Due to his age, the 71-year-old said he was prescribed the Paxlovid antiviral medication.
“I tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time this morning,” Lee said on Facebook, where he posted a photo of a positive antigen rapid test. “I am generally feeling ok, but my doctors have advised me to self-isolate until I am asymptomatic.”
Lee was on an official visit to South Africa from May 14 to 16, and Kenya from May 17 to 19. He also attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia from May 10 to 11.
Kansas governor thwarts small legal settlement with business over COVID-19 restrictions5 minute read Preview Thursday, May. 11, 2023
Ex-Kansas legislator convicted of COVID relief fraud sentenced to more than 2 years in US prison3 minute read Preview Thursday, May. 11, 2023
As public health emergency ends, pandemic-era support programs have already been fading away6 minute read Preview Thursday, May. 11, 2023
South Korea to lift quarantine mandate for COVID-19 and end testing recommendation for travelers4 minute read Preview Thursday, May. 11, 2023
WHO says COVID emergency is over. So what does that mean?5 minute read Preview Friday, May. 5, 2023
WHO downgrades COVID pandemic, says it’s no longer emergency5 minute read Preview Sunday, May. 7, 2023