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COVID-19 vaccine sales push Moderna past expectations in Q2

COVID-19 vaccine sales push Moderna past expectations in Q2

Better-than-expected COVID-19 vaccine sales pushed Moderna past Wall Street’s second-quarter forecasts. The company said that its Spikevax vaccine brought in $4.53 billion during the quarter. Analysts were looking for around $3.

Germany announces new coronavirus measures for fall, winter

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday presented its plans for new coronavirus measures for the coming fall and winter as it expects virus cases to go up again during the colder season.
'A wake-up call': Online crimes see stark increase during COVID-19 pandemic

'A wake-up call': Online crimes see stark increase during COVID-19 pandemic

WINNIPEG — New statistics show that police-reported extortion cases in Canada rose by nearly 300 per cent in the last decade, as the crime swelled online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.