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Six patients from Saskatchewan intensive care units have been airlifted to Ontario this week as the province's health-care system continues to manage the pressure of high COVID-19 case numbers. STARS Air Ambulance wasn't involved in the six transfers, but their crews know all about moving critically-ill patients. Tracey Steel, a critical care nurse and director of clinical operations with STARS, says there's always a fear of losing a critically-ill patient when they make a transfer. "We make sur
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” that the wife of Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly used nonpublic information gained through her husband's position in Congress to purchase stock last year, a likely violation of federal law and House rules. A report from the Office of Congressional Ethics released late Thursday detailed the April 2020 purchase of stock in an Ohio steelmaker. The company had threatened to shut down a plant in Kell
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden botched the numbers behind the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Thursday as he stretched to take all the credit for the surge of shots once he was in office. A look at his remarks during a CNN town hall event: BIDEN: “When I first was elected, there were only 2 million people who had COVID shots in the United States of America — and the vaccine. Now we got 190 million, because I went out and bought everything I could do and buy in sight and it worked." THE FACTS: No
Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
Pfizer publicly released data from its coronavirus vaccine trial appearing to show that it's both safe and effective for children aged five to 11. But that data is now being reviewed by regulators, and parents want to carefully weigh the risks.
WHO estimates that between 80,000 and 180,000 healthcare workers may have died from COVID-19 between January 2020 and May 2021.View on euronews
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that the likely benefits of giving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds clearly outweigh the risks of rare cases of heart inflammation. Earlier on Friday, the vaccine makers said their shot showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of children 5 to 11 years old. The details were in briefing documents published ahead of a meeting of a panel of outside experts scheduled to vote on Tuesday whether to recommend the FDA authorize the shots for the young age group.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after Alec Baldwin fired a loaded weapon that was handed to him by an assistant director who mistakenly believed it was safe to use on the New Mexico set of “Rust.” Director Joel Souza was also hit and injured but has since been released from the hospital. While many things still aren't known — police are investigating — the AP looks at the use of firearms on film and television productions and the safety protocols in place. WHAT IS A “PROP FIREARM”?
RCMP are investigating a suspected homicide in 100 Mile House, B.C. Police received a 911 call "reporting what sounded like gunshots" in an industrial area of town on Tuesday evening, according to a statement. Responding officers found a person dead when they arrived. Police are still investigating how the person died and the circumstances before their death, but investigators believe it's a case of homicide. "Evidence at the scene supports that the victim died as a result of homicide and the No
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located, said one of the dead women was Anjali Ryot. An Instagram account under the same name showed a post of Ryot lounging and smiling on a seaside pier in Tulum two days ago. It listed her as a travel blogger from Him
A shiny new observation deck opened in Manhattan Thursday promising tourists and locals alike a view of New York City like they have never experienced. (Oct 21)
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“I find that the more I'm not inside my own head, the better I am,” says Howie Mandel, as he continues to find ways to spark his curiosity amid COVID-19.
Hundreds more residents on the Spanish island of La Palma were forced out of their homes overnight on Thursday after a new river of lava gushed from La Cumbre Vieja volcano and descended toward their properties. (Susana Vera/Reuters)
BURNABY, B.C. — The union representing some workers at LifeLabs, the largest provider of medical laboratory services in British Columbia, says its members plan to take job action. The B.C. General Employees' Union says a rally is scheduled outside a LifeLabs in Burnaby on Saturday as workers plan to refuse voluntary overtime and work to rule, starting Friday night. The job action covers all 94 LifeLabs locations where the union represents workers. LifeLabs says on its website that it has been de
In an interview with The Associated Press, Fawzia Koofi called for humanitarian aid sent to Afghanistan to be contingent on the participation of women in its distribution, as well as free and safe travel for Afghans into and out of the country. (Oct. 22)
Adm. Art McDonald‘s decision to send a letter to senior military staff claiming his exoneration from a sexual misconduct allegation against him and urging his “immediate” reinstatement to the military’s top post will factor into whether he can return at all, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.
A man has been rushed to hospital with "life-altering injuries" after he was struck by a driver in Mississauga. Peel Regional Police say the collision took place at the intersection of Derry Road West and Danton Promenade shortly after 7pm. A 78-year-old man was transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition, police said. Derry Road West was closed at Danton Promenade and motorists were advised to use alternative routes. The man remains at a trauma centre with life-altering injurie
Highlights of this day in history: Suicide blast kills U.S. Marines and sailors in Lebanon; Students in Hungary spark Cold War revolt; President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tapes; 'Tonight Show' host Johnny Carson born. (Oct. 23)
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed 'preliminary investigations' but returned to Windsor Castle on Thursday where she was in good spirits. "Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits," the palace said in a statement. She returned to her desk for work on Thursday afternoon and was undertaking some light duties, the source said.