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Canadians are rethinking their financial goals post-pandemic: poll

Canadians are rethinking their financial goals post-pandemic: poll

TORONTO — A new study has found that the pandemic provided Canadians the opportunity to rethink their financial goals, with many moving, switching careers and planning to travel.
Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday.

WHO report: 17 million in EU may have suffered long COVID-19

JERUSALEM (AP) — New research suggests at least 17 million people in the European Union may have experienced long COVID-19 symptoms during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic, with women more likely than men to suffer from the condition,
Nunavut rolling out new COVID-19 vaccine to older residents

Nunavut rolling out new COVID-19 vaccine to older residents

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut says it is rolling out the newly approved bivalent COVID-19 vaccine. The territory is now offering the booster shots to people 70 and older and all residents and staff in long-term care facilities.
EU regulator clears Pfizer-BioNTech's tweaked COVID booster

EU regulator clears Pfizer-BioNTech's tweaked COVID booster

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency has recommended the authorization of a tweaked booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine that includes protection against two of the latest versions of omicron, as countries look to bolster th
Philippines extending state of calamity for virus pandemic

Philippines extending state of calamity for virus pandemic

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is extending a state of calamity declared by his predecessor more than two years ago to deal with continuing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, an official said Monday.
Xi to visit central Asia in 1st trip abroad since pandemic

Xi to visit central Asia in 1st trip abroad since pandemic

BEIJING (AP) — China's leader Xi Jinping will travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan starting Wednesday in his first trip abroad since the early days of the pandemic two years ago.
New Zealand removes most remaining COVID rules as cases wane

New Zealand removes most remaining COVID rules as cases wane

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand removed most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions Monday as the government signaled a return to normalcy for the first time since the pandemic began.
Fatigue, burnout hit spiritual leaders on the front lines of faith during pandemic

Fatigue, burnout hit spiritual leaders on the front lines of faith during pandemic

On Christmas Eve 2020, Rev. John Lemire got ready for work: two funerals and three masses. The Catholic priest in Timmins, Ont.
Military ombudsman reports 10 vaccine-related complaints, no plans to probe mandate

Military ombudsman reports 10 vaccine-related complaints, no plans to probe mandate

OTTAWA — Canada’s military ombudsman says his office has received fewer than a dozen complaints from service members about the Armed Forces’ vaccine requirement, and that he has not found any issues with how it is being enforced.