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Federal minister says Saskatchewan premier misunderstands his health-care system

Federal minister says Saskatchewan premier misunderstands his health-care system

REGINA — Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe misunderstands his own health-care system.

Second Tennessee judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt-out

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday handed down a second blow to Tennessee Gov.
Nova Scotia reports 34 new COVID-19 infections

Nova Scotia reports 34 new COVID-19 infections

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting 34 new COVID-19 infections today. Thirty-two new cases are in the central region of the province, which includes Halifax.
Ontario public accounts show spending increase, relief from COVID supports

Ontario public accounts show spending increase, relief from COVID supports

TORONTO — Ontario reported a record spending increase in the first fiscal year of the pandemic but that figure was still lower than anticipated, prompting criticism the government held back funds that could have helped the fight against COVID-19.
EXPLAINER: Who's eligible for Pfizer booster shots in US?

EXPLAINER: Who's eligible for Pfizer booster shots in US?

Millions of Americans are now eligible to receive a Pfizer booster shot to help increase their protection against the worst effects of the coronavirus.

Alaska emphasizes state employee telework amid virus worries

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska plans to emphasize telework for state employees for the next month as the COVID-19 pandemic strains Alaska's health care system. Gov.

Six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Prince Edward Island

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 today. Officials say three new infections involve people who recently travelled outside Atlantic Canada.

Blackhawks G Lankinen held out because of COVID-19 protocol

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen and forward Mike Hardman were held out of practice Friday because of the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.
Polish protesters warn that health care crisis is looming

Polish protesters warn that health care crisis is looming

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When a priest arrives at a hospital in Chorzow to perform the last rites, nurse Mariusz Strug can see the fear in dying patients' eyes. “After the sacrament, they knew what was happening,” he said.
CDC leader adds people with risky jobs to COVID booster list

CDC leader adds people with risky jobs to COVID booster list

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr.