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COVID-19 crisis cascading in U.S. as presidential election drama recedes
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COVID-19 crisis cascading in U.S. as presidential election drama recedes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just as America’s political crisis begins to ease, the COVID-19 pandemic is back rattling the country’s windows with a vengeance.  New cases and hospitalization rates are setting daily records across the United States, and the death toll is steadily tracking towards 250,000.  States and cities are imposing rigid new restrictions on bars...

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Ontario predicts COVID-19 health system strain; Quebec mulls school closures

New projections suggest Ontario’s surging COVID-19 caseload is likely to strain its health-care system to the point where surgeries will be cancelled, while Quebec’s premier is raising the possibility of school closures around the holidays and Alberta is tightening restrictions.  Those were three major developments Thursday as the situation with the stubborn pandemic darkened on...

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada
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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 12:00 p.m. Nova Scotia now has 20 active cases of COVID-19, after four new cases were identified on Friday.  Public health officials announced on Saturday the new cases are in the central zone, which includes Halifax. Two cases are related to travel outside of...

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Fake news creates serious issues for battling pandemic, chief public health doc says

OTTAWA — Canada’s chief public health doctor is worried about the amount of false information being floated about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Theresa Tam says when false information is spread — either intentionally or not — it does not help public health officials ensure the public has the information they need to make the right...