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Social distancing vs. social bubbles, plus 4 charts that sum up COVID-19 in Ontario right now

In early May, Gideon Lichfield, the editor-in-chief for the MIT Technology Review, announced online that he was going to break his isolation for the first time in two months. And he was going to do it by joining up with another household. “Effectively we’ll become an extended family, free to visit each other’s homes, share […]

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Financial fallout of COVID-19 hits Montana ranch that helps female veterans fight PTSD

Montana Ranch that helps female veterans with PTSD suffering COVID-19 financial fallout The economic fallout of COVID-19 is taking a toll on Serenity Ranch and is forcing the horse rescue facility to roll back its critical equine therapy programs for female veterans and to sell nearly 40 acres of land. Serenity Ranch co-founder Lisa Ledoux […]

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COVID-19 update for May 18: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Article content Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for May 18, 2020. We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments […]

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COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence — Global Issues

johannesburg Friday, May 15, 2020 Inter Press Service JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (IPS) – One of the planet’s – and Africa’s – deepest prejudices is being demolished by the way countries handle COVID-19.  For as long as any of us remember, everyone “knew” that “First World” countries – in effect, Western Europe and North America – […]

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What it’s like to travel on a plane in the era of COVID-19

CALGARY — The one small pleasure of flying during the ‘Time of COVID’ is immediately evident just after checking in. Gone is the Bataan Death March that normally snakes around the dividers at security screening. One simply walks directly up to the bored Canadian Air Transport Security Authority screeners for inspection. Hand sanitizer was scanned […]

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Bolsonaro continues to dismiss Covid-19 threat as cases skyrocket in Brazil

Yet Bolsonaro said earlier this week he believed “the worst had passed” for the coronavirus pandemic, during a press conference outside the Alvorada presidential residence in Brasilia. But as the number of cases and deaths continue to climb, many health experts fear the worst is yet to come. Health Minister Nelson Teich said Thursday that […]

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American Honda turned minivans into pressure chambers for COVID-19 testing transportation

Honda is feeling the pressure, and that’s a good thing. The automaker’s U.S. arm has customized 10 Odyssey minivans to transport patients for COVID-10 testing in hard-hit Detroit while protecting the health of the driver and front seat passenger. The vehicles have a polycarbonate barrier installed behind the front seats and climate control systems reprogrammed […]

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After seven weeks, one of Ontario’s first COVID-19 patients to be intubated leaves the ICU, to applause

At first, Linda Lam explained away the deep fatigue that left her feeling weak and worn out. The 70-year-old from Richmond Hill had just returned on Feb. 20 from a two-week sightseeing cruise on the Nile River and it would take time, she reasoned, to shake the jet lag and recover her usual energy. But […]

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How Coutts, Alta., is getting by one month after COVID-19 border restrictions – Lethbridge

One of Alberta’s southernmost communities has been hit hard by the impacts of the COVID-19 border restrictions over the past month. READ MORE: Coronavirus: 71% of Alberta’s total cases are in Calgary zone; another death brings fatalities to 51 On March 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the closure of the Canada-United States border to […]

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Funerals by Zoom: How COVID-19 is changing death, as well as life, in Canada

Fr. Dominic Barber stood on the sidewalk, outside the care home in Markham, Ont., and shouted the prayers through the glass. “God have mercy,” he yelled, his hand held up in a blessing. He could not lay hands on the woman, as she neared death. He could not anoint her with oils. All he could […]

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