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US schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge

US schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — U.S.
Poll: Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing

Poll: Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing

Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that highlights the challenges at a pivotal moment in the
Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite AstraZeneca safety concerns: poll

Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite AstraZeneca safety concerns: poll

OTTAWA — A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Japan ruling party renews charter change drive amid pandemic

Japan ruling party renews charter change drive amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's governing party is renewing its push for its long-cherished goal of revising the country's pacifist constitution, saying effective anti-coronavirus measures such as lockdowns aren't possible without an emergency clause in the cha

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. There are 1,294,186 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,294,186 confirmed cases (79,826 active, 1,189,678 resolved, 24,682 deaths).

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday May 11, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 340,118 new vaccinations administered for a total of 16,257,673 doses given. Nationwide, 1,267,117 people or 3.
Hong Kong won't mandate vaccine for foreign domestic workers

Hong Kong won't mandate vaccine for foreign domestic workers

Hong Kong officials dropped a plan to mandate foreign domestic workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus, after hearing international criticism the move would be discriminatory.
WHO official denies lying to Italy prosecutors over report

WHO official denies lying to Italy prosecutors over report

ROME — A top World Health Organization official has strongly denied making false statements to Italian prosecutors about a spiked U.N.
In Argentina, doctors adapt as COVID-19 strains hospitals

In Argentina, doctors adapt as COVID-19 strains hospitals

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Verónica Verdino, an Argentine doctor, helped a therapist insert a tube into the trachea of a COVID-19 patient during another hectic day in a hospital emergency room.