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B.C. to start fall COVID-19 booster campaign with recently approved bivalent vaccines

B.C. to start fall COVID-19 booster campaign with recently approved bivalent vaccines

VANCOUVER — British Columbia unveiled a fall COVID-19 battle plan that includes newly approved booster vaccines and flu shots to ward off the expected return of respiratory illnesses, with few expectations for more lockdowns and mask mandates.
Here's who gets people dancing next to New West’s Tin Soldier

Here's who gets people dancing next to New West’s Tin Soldier

May Elford got into Zumba dancing to fight her postpartum depression. Now she is on a mission to teach others how to dance their way to happiness in New Westminster and beyond.
Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states' teen vaping probe

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states' teen vaping probe

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Ex-Quebec City health centre employee charged in alleged vaccine passport scam

Ex-Quebec City health centre employee charged in alleged vaccine passport scam

Quebec's anti-corruption unit says a former vaccination centre employee has been charged with fabricating information used to generate fake QR codes used for the province's vaccination passport.
Rape, incest exceptions out of South Carolina abortion bill

Rape, incest exceptions out of South Carolina abortion bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Senate committee voted Tuesday to remove exceptions for rape and incest from a proposed abortion ban setting up a showdown among Republicans wary of passing such a restrictive bill.

Elizabeth Holmes seeks new trial, cites key witness' regrets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes requested a new trial Tuesday, asserting in a court filing that a key witness for the prosecution now regrets the role he played in her conviction for investor fraud and conspiracy related
EXPLAINER: Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no.

EXPLAINER: Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no.

Is the coronavirus on its way out? You might think so. New, updated booster shots are being rolled out to better protect against the variants circulating now. The U.S.
East Med especially at risk as world heats up, report warns

East Med especially at risk as world heats up, report warns

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The eastern Mediterranean and Middle East are warming almost twice as fast as the global average, with temperatures projected to rise up to 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century if no action is take
India and China clear needle-free COVID-19 vaccines

India and China clear needle-free COVID-19 vaccines

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and China have cleared a new approach in COVID-19 vaccination — two needle-free options, one a squirt in the nose and the other inhaled through the mouth.
Germany plans to drop mask-wearing mandate on planes

Germany plans to drop mask-wearing mandate on planes

BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to drop a requirement for people to wear masks on flights to and from the country, though the health minister said Tuesday that it could be reimposed if coronavirus cases rise sharply.