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ADB: Asia below pre-pandemic levels as variants slow rebound

ADB: Asia below pre-pandemic levels as variants slow rebound

Developing economies in Asia will likely grow at a slower pace than earlier expected due to prolonged COVID-19 outbreaks and uneven progress in vaccinations, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney battles COVID-19 hospital crisis, internal party revolt

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney battles COVID-19 hospital crisis, internal party revolt

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a mushrooming COVID-19 hospital crisis that now threatens to topple him as leader, accepted the resignation of his health minister Tuesday.
California now has nation's lowest virus transmission rate

California now has nation's lowest virus transmission rate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has the lowest coronavirus transmission rate of any state following a sharp decline in cases and hospitalizations after a summer surge.
Ryder Cup 'injury' envelope has new twist amid COVID threat

Ryder Cup 'injury' envelope has new twist amid COVID threat

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — As if there wasn’t enough suspense and second-guessing of the Ryder Cup captains in past years, a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic could make things more topsy-turvy than usual this time around.
The Latest: California virus spread lower than other states

The Latest: California virus spread lower than other states

LOS ANGELES — California is seeing lower coronavirus transmission than other U.S. states as virus cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19 decline following a summer surge.
Concerns prompt B.C. to return to notifying schools, parents about COVID exposures

Concerns prompt B.C. to return to notifying schools, parents about COVID exposures

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reversing course on notifying parents about COVID-19 exposures at schools after the provincial health officer previously said reporting of single cases caused too much anxiety. Dr.

Idaho's COVID outlook is dire as cases continue to climb

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health care workers are exhausted and angry. Some of Idaho's coronavirus vaccines are expiring because they have sat unused for so long.
'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.
Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data

Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes, Medicare announced Tuesday, addressing complaints from consumer groups and lawmakers that the critical data had been too difficu

Report: Births decline in pandemic may have turned corner

While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests the drop may have turned a corner last March as births started rebounding.