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Statistics Canada rejigs low-income stats, showing growing poverty gap

OTTAWA — An updated picture of poverty across the country prior to the COVID-19 pandemic is showing that those living well below the low-income threshold had fallen further behind. The figures from Statistics Canada show the average “poverty gap,” which measures how far people on average fall below the official poverty line, grew from 31.8 per...

US Covid-19 cases surpass 4.8M: Johns Hopkins University
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US Covid-19 cases surpass 4.8M: Johns Hopkins University

August 5, 2020– The number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the United States surpassed 4.8 million on Wednesday, reaching 4,802,275, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the US national death toll from the disease rose to 157,551, according to the CSSE. The hardest-hit state California...