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Saskatchewan to begin vaccinating young children against COVID-19

Saskatchewan to begin vaccinating young children against COVID-19

REGINA — Some of Saskatchewan's most vulnerable children can begin getting vaccinated today against COVID-19. Saskatchewan is rolling out Moderna's Spikevax vaccine for children ages six months to five years at various clinics across the province.
White House tries to make Biden's COVID a 'teachable moment'

White House tries to make Biden's COVID a 'teachable moment'

For more than a year, President Joe Biden’s ability to avoid the coronavirus seemed to defy the odds. When he finally did test positive , the White House was ready
Saskatchewan Roughriders push back game versus Toronto to Sunday

Saskatchewan Roughriders push back game versus Toronto to Sunday

TORONTO — The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts will complete their back-to-back series a day later than originally planned.
MLB struggling to get attendance back to pre-pandemic levels

MLB struggling to get attendance back to pre-pandemic levels

Blame it on lingering effects of the pandemic, resentment over the lockout or economic fears: Major League Baseball is struggling to fill the stands at pre-COVID levels
Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'very mild symptoms'

Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'very mild symptoms'

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and went into isolation with mild symptoms
Ontario opening pediatric COVID-19 vaccine bookings for youngest kids on July 28

Ontario opening pediatric COVID-19 vaccine bookings for youngest kids on July 28

Ontario parents expressed excitement and relief on Thursday after the province announced that COVID-19 vaccinations for infants and preschoolers could start being booked late next week.
Outside review planned for New York's COVID-19 response

Outside review planned for New York's COVID-19 response

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A third-party auditor will review the New York state government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including efforts by the administration of the previous governor to downplay the number of deaths of nursing home residents.
Ontario extends paid sick leave program to March 31 for missed work due to COVID-19

Ontario extends paid sick leave program to March 31 for missed work due to COVID-19

TORONTO — A pandemic program offering Ontario workers three days of paid sick leave is being extended until the end of March, a move the government said is meant to ensure people don't miss out on pay due to COVID-19.
Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations nearing plateau; young kids' vaccination next week

Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations nearing plateau; young kids' vaccination next week

MONTREAL — Quebec's COVID-19 hospitalizations are nearing a plateau, the province's public health director said Thursday ahead of the launch of a vaccination campaign for children under the age of five. Dr.
EXPLAINER: What's known about Biden catching COVID-19?

EXPLAINER: What's known about Biden catching COVID-19?

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, is experiencing mild symptoms and has begun taking Paxlovid, an antiviral pill treatment .