3,000,000 have died of Covid

3,000,000+ dead

April 17, 2021
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There are very few ways of elegantly or politely saying what has happened over the past year. Just over a year after the pandemic started, the official worldwide death count has now passed the 3 million mark. Three million people have died of a preventable death which, were the proper…

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Japanese official sews doubt

April 15, 2021
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Today, a senior Japanese ruling party official suggested that cancelling this year’s Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo remains an option if the COVID-19 virus is not sufficiently controlled in coming weeks. In response, the Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee responded by insisting that all those involved in the Games were fully…

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Canada surpasses U.S. daily covid cases

Canada passes U.S.A. per capita

April 13, 2021
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This past Friday, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Canada has had a day with more new Covid cases per capita than the U.S. The average over the past seven days has been approximately 22 new recorded cases per 100,000 people in the country. A graph…

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U.S. pauses J&J

April 13, 2021
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From CNN: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over six reported US cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot. The six reported cases…

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WHO: call for reality check

April 13, 2021
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The World Health Organization is warning that the world needs to return to a stance of caution. According to The WHO, too many countries, pushed by tired citizens and struggling businesses, are giving up on restrictions despite four weeks of rising deaths and seven weeks of rising cases worldwide. Maria…

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India surpasses 13 million cases

April 9, 2021
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Throughout the duration of the Pandemic, global media attention has been focussed primarily on the risks posed by Covid in the United States, China and Brazil. The first for the number of cases, the second because of the origin of the virus and the third for ongoing failed policies at…

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Children soon to be vaccinated against Covid

Pfizer safe for children

March 30, 2021
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According to the Wall Street Journal, Pfizer and BioNTech announced Wednesday that their COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in preventing symptomatic disease in children aged 12 to 15. The report is based on a study of over 2,000 children. The companies will ask U.S. health regulators for authorization to vaccinate children,…

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New York announces digital Covid passport

March 28, 2021
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New York state has announced the launch of a digital passport for Covid vaccine recipients. Excelsior Pass will allow New York residents to prove that they have been vaccinated or recently tested negative for infection. New Yorkers will be able to use their phone’s virtual wallet (on Android or iOS)…

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Canada suspends AstraZeneca

March 28, 2021
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Canada has suspended the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for people under 55 citing concerns that the vaccine could cause blood clots. Beyond Canada, AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been intermittently put on hold in parts of Europe and has not yet received its emergency use authorization in the U.S. This matters because Canada…

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Ontario youth increasingly infected

March 25, 2021
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As Ontario enters its ‘third wave’ of infections, Doctors are sounding the alarm at the increasing number of youth coming in for treatment. According to doctors, more youth are showing up in hospital emergency rooms and they are seemingly sicker than in previous waves. Some believe that this number can…

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