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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)
Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Europe with some countries already announcing new restrictions.View on euronews
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As Latvia goes into lockdown and hospitals in Bulgaria and Romania buckle under a COVID-19 surge while Poland sells surplus vaccine doses, many central and eastern Europeans are torn between defiance and regret over not getting inoculated. The region has the European Union's lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading there fast. Recovering from bronchial pneumonia caused by a coronavirus infection, Bulgarian Vesela Tafradzhiyska, 47, said she had held back from getting inoculated because media reports about vaccine safety and efficacy had been contradictory and confusing.
DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the Washington suburbs on Thursday night to campaign for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in a Virginia governor's race that she acknowledged looks closer than once expected. “This race is tight,” Harris told hundreds of cheering supporters in a parking lot outside a county fire station in Dumfries, about 30 miles south of Washington and part of fast-growing Northern Virginia, which has been a key driver in turning what was once a
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the coronavirus. Nagelsmann missed Bayern's 4-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday after showing signs of what the club said at the time was a “flu-like infection," but sent instructions to his assistants remotely. “Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for Coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. He will fly back to Munich separately from the team in a medical plane and isolate back there,” Bayern
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday said he will call state lawmakers back to work early to pass legislation to combat coronavirus vaccine mandates enacted by businesses. The Republican governor said he will convene a special session of the GOP-controlled statehouse in November to address vaccine requirements. He didn't specify a starting date. “At the end of the day, you shouldn’t be discriminated against based on your health decisions,” he said during a news conferen
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has canceled a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The palace didn't offer specifics on the decision, but says the 95-year-old monarch is “in good spirits,'' and disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland for engagements Wednesday and Thursday. “The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiti
Former President Bill Clinton released a video on Wednesday, saying he is on the road to recovery, glad to be back home, and that he was "so touched by the outpouring of support" he received while hospitalized in Southern California last week. (Oct. 21)
A small change in how the Missaguash River flows resulted in a tiny parcel of land in New Brunswick permanently ending up in Nova Scotia.
Ontario hospitals are planning to take up to 12 COVID-19 patients from Saskatchewan by the end of the week, according to Ontario Health. The move comes after Saskatchewan announced on Monday that COVID patients needed to be transferred because intensive care units in the province couldn't cope with the demand. Three patients are expected to be transferred on Wednesday and three have already gone, according to a spokesperson from Ontario Health, who said in an email that the situation is fluid an
There is excitement over the first-ever Toronto-born Raptor. Brittany Rosen reports.
An app that would match unattached patients with local family doctors won a Dragon's Den-style competition put on by the University of Ottawa's Department of Family Medicine. Three finalists duked it out on Monday afternoon in front of a panel of judges that included the president of Montfort Hospital and experts in Indigenous health and patient advocacy. Participants submitted ideas throughout the summer for a chance to win $3,500. The idea for the competition came to Dr. Clare Liddy, chair of
Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2018 Parkland High School shooting. Anthony Borges, who was shot five times, said he accepts Cruz's apology, but noted that it was not up to him to decide the confessed murderer's fate. (Oct. 20)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of an anti-gun violence group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections. Fred Guttenberg will be a senior adviser to Brady PAC. His daughter Jaime, an aspiring dancer and gymnast, died with 16 others during the Valentine's Day 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A Haitian man identifying himself as the leader of the gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries said in a video posted on YouTube on Thursday that he was willing to kill "these Americans" if he does not get what he needs. The speaker in the video, dressed in a purple suit, is recognizable as the man known in Haiti by the alias Lamo Sanjou, the leader of the 400 Mawozo gang https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/haitis-400-mawozo-rose-petty-crime-gang-major-kidnapping-ring-2021-10-21 that authorities say is behind the abduction of the missionaries at the weekend. The missionaries were not present in the video.
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)
Nova Scotia's finance minister says he's not made a final decision yet about whether the province will ante up for an online casino. Allan MacMaster said the government's focus has been on health care and housing since being sworn in at the end of August and he needs more time to assess the proposal. "We're a new government," he said in an interview at Province House. "We want to talk about these things." Last February, the former Liberal government cleared the way for sanctioned online gambling
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
A group of Afghan women urged the United Nations to block the Taliban from gaining a seat at the world body, calling for better representation for their country during a visit to the organisation's New York headquarters on Thursday. "It's very simple," former Afghan politician and peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi told reporters outside the UN Security Council in New York. "The UN needs to give that seat to somebody who respects the rights of everyone in Afghanistan."