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COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring.
Canada paused COVID-19 vaccine deliveries as supply far exceeds demand

Canada paused COVID-19 vaccine deliveries as supply far exceeds demand

OTTAWA — Further deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to Canada are on pause because provinces already have more doses than they can currently use.
Parachutists bail in pandemic on West Virginia's Bridge Day

Parachutists bail in pandemic on West Virginia's Bridge Day

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Parachutists won’t jump off the nation’s third-highest bridge next month due to worries about sufficient emergency health care amid the coronavirus pandemic, an organizer said Wednesday.
COVID-19 cases rise is B.C., as 10 more die and 157 are in intensive care

COVID-19 cases rise is B.C., as 10 more die and 157 are in intensive care

VICTORIA — The COVID-19 death toll in British Columbia jumped to 1,910 as another 10 people died over a 24-hour period. The Ministry of Health says the province recorded 759 new cases of COVID-19, pushing active cases to 5,458.
Saskatoon children's hospital opens intensive care unit to adults with COVID-19

Saskatoon children's hospital opens intensive care unit to adults with COVID-19

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan's only children's hospital is opening its pediatric intensive care unit to younger adults who have COVID-19 as the province runs out of critical care beds.
Alberta's premier faces down restive United Conservative caucus over COVID-19 crisis

Alberta's premier faces down restive United Conservative caucus over COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney faced down a restive and divided United Conservative Party caucus Wednesday, focusing on COVID-19 while managing to avoid a straw vote on his leadership.
Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

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N.W.T. top doctor says health system is stretched, adds new orders

N.W.T. top doctor says health system is stretched, adds new orders

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories is introducing stricter public health measures and extending current orders as the territory continues to deal with an outbreak of COVID-19.
Owner of Quebec care home where 47 died during pandemic testifies at coroner inquest

Owner of Quebec care home where 47 died during pandemic testifies at coroner inquest

MONTREAL — The owner of a Montreal long-term care home where 47 residents died during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic told a coroner's inquiry Wednesday she was relieved when government officials came to help.

NFL chief medical officer explains 2021 testing procedures

The NFL's chief medical officer notes that daily testing of all players for COVID-19, something the union's president has pushed for, has its strengths and weaknesses. Using the situations for many doctors and nurses as a comparison, Dr.