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Expansion of prison needle exchange programs going ahead despite pandemic delays

Expansion of prison needle exchange programs going ahead despite pandemic delays

OTTAWA — Despite pandemic slowdowns, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the needle exchange programs currently offered at nine federal prisons, government officials say.
More cycling-related hospitalizations early in the pandemic: CIHI data

More cycling-related hospitalizations early in the pandemic: CIHI data

OTTAWA — Hospitalizations for cycling injuries spiked during the first year of the pandemic, especially in Ontario where bike-related hospital visits jumped 42 per cent over the previous year.
Doctor: Biden's COVID symptoms return, in 'good spirits'

Doctor: Biden's COVID symptoms return, in 'good spirits'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's “loose cough” has returned as he faces a rebound case of COVID-19, his doctor said Tuesday, though he “continues to feel well.

Sri Lankan president says COVID-19 cases are rising again

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising in Sri Lanka, and citizens should receive a fourth vaccine dose to prevent a possible surge of the coronavirus, the president said Tuesday.
Biden's COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

Biden's COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the White House balcony and the Treaty Room for President Joe Biden as he contends with a “rebound” case of COVID-19.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tests positive for COVID-19

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tests positive for COVID-19

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Monday. The Seahawks issued a statement about an hour before their fifth training camp practice started.
Some Quebec health workers sick with COVID-19 being asked back to work, union says

Some Quebec health workers sick with COVID-19 being asked back to work, union says

MONTREAL — Some Quebec health workers have been asked to report to work in recent days while suffering from serious symptoms of COVID-19, including nausea, vomiting, headaches and serious fatigue, the head of a major Quebec nurses union said Monday.
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray tests positive for COVID-19

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray tests positive for COVID-19

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has tested positive for COVID-19. The two-time Pro Bowl selection tested positive on Sunday. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said on Monday that Murray was experiencing “minor” symptoms.
Drake postpones OVO Fest Toronto concert after he tests positive for COVID-19

Drake postpones OVO Fest Toronto concert after he tests positive for COVID-19

TORONTO — Drake on Monday said he tested positive for COVID-19 and postponed the highly anticipated Young Money Reunion concert scheduled for that night in Toronto.
COVID-19 vaccinations add new twist to MLB trade deadline

COVID-19 vaccinations add new twist to MLB trade deadline

Now there's another factor in the wheeling-and-dealing calculus — COVID-19 vaccination status.