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Business

Half of Canadians support employers mandating COVID-19 booster shots, poll finds

TORONTO — Around half of surveyed Canadians say they support employers mandating COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for their employees, a…

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Health

Childhood obesity DOUBLED during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is tied to an ‘alarming’ increase in obesity among U.S. children and teenagers, with weight in severely…

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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents

Resources and tools to help pregnant people, breastfeeding women and new parents caring for infants to protect their health and…

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Health

Mass shootings DOUBLED to 88 incidents in July 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Mass shootings increased during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in May 2020, a new study finds. Researchers from Harvard Medical School…

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Business

Biden, CEOs, biz leaders meet on COVID-19 vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden met Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and Columbia Sportswear, and other business…

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Entertainment & Arts

Dr. Oz Says Americans Need Better Physical, Mental Health Due to Pandemic

Play video content TMZ.com Dr. Oz says the coronavirus pandemic is proof most Americans desperately need to improve their outlook…

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New York

Schools in New York City fully reopen after 18 months of pandemic restrictions.

Roughly a million children in New York City are returning to classrooms on Monday — most of them for the…

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Business

Growing vaccine mandates reveal split in Canadian labour movement

TORONTO — The head of Canada’s largest private sector labour union has a blunt message for Unifor staff: Get vaccinated…

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USA

ACLU denounced pandemic mandates before COVID-19

The American Civil Liberties Union published an op-ed in support of vaccine mandates, taking the position that the mandates actually…

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Business

EU, AstraZeneca reach deal to end COVID-19 vaccine delivery dispute

BRUSSELS — The European Union and coronavirus vaccine-maker AstraZeneca said Friday that they have clinched an agreement to end a…

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