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Provinces delaying or revisiting vaccine programs as Pfizer delays dose deliveries

Provinces delaying or revisiting vaccine programs as Pfizer delays dose deliveries

OTTAWA — At least three provinces are now temporarily delaying or pausing COVID-19 vaccination programs amid fallout from Pfizer's decision to reduce Canada's vaccine deliveries over the next month.
Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

NEW YORK — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.
Portugal tightens lockdown as pandemic surge breaks records

Portugal tightens lockdown as pandemic surge breaks records

LISBON, Portugal — Stricter lockdown rules are being enacted in Portugal, the government announced Monday, as a surging COVID-19 pandemic sets grim records and pushes hospitals to the limit of their capacity.

Disneyland ending annual pass program with parks closed

ORLANDO, Fla. — Looking to buy an annual pass at Disneyland Resort? You're out of luck. The California theme park resort said last week that it's ending its passholder program.

Vaughan, Ont. hospital will be used to address COVID-19-related capacity issues

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford says a new hospital set to open in Vaughan, Ont., will be used to relieve a capacity crunch because of rising COVID-19 rates.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Jan. 18

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Jan. 18

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 2:15 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today. Health officials say the number of active cases has also fallen to 25 from 29 yesterday.
Heat-Pistons game delayed to allow for additional testing

Heat-Pistons game delayed to allow for additional testing

MIAMI — Monday’s game in Miami between the Heat and the Detroit Pistons was pushed back five hours, with the league and teams making that decision so additional COVID-19 testing could be processed. The game was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health c
Running out of doses: Alberta pauses appointments for first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Running out of doses: Alberta pauses appointments for first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

EDMONTON — Alberta is pausing appointments for people to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney said Monday. He said the province would run out of supply for first doses by the end of the day or early Tuesday.
The Latest: Mich St postpones 3rd straight men's hoops game

The Latest: Mich St postpones 3rd straight men's hoops game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan State is postponing its game this weekend against No.