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China's COVID-19 restrictions hit historic Beijing theater

China's COVID-19 restrictions hit historic Beijing theater

BEIJING (AP) — Performances have been suspended at one of Beijing’s oldest and most renowned theaters as part of a new wave of shop and restaurant closures in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Chinese capital.
Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years for Theranos scam

Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years for Theranos scam

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'Warped stance on COVID': Fired Alberta Health Services board member calls out Smith

'Warped stance on COVID': Fired Alberta Health Services board member calls out Smith

EDMONTON — A health system leader fired by Premier Danielle Smith has fired back in an open letter, saying her abusive, divisive attacks, blended with “warped” anti-science beliefs, make her a poor excuse for a leader and one literally putting Albert
Canadian Paediatric Society urges families to get flu vaccine for entire household

Canadian Paediatric Society urges families to get flu vaccine for entire household

TORONTO — Families should ensure everyone in their household gets vaccinated against the flu, a pediatrician group urged Friday as a triple-whammy of respiratory viruses continued to slam children's hospitals.
Foreign supply of children's pain meds set to hit Canadian shelves next week

Foreign supply of children's pain meds set to hit Canadian shelves next week

A large supply of foreign-sourced children’s fever and pain medication is expected to start showing up on retail shelves next week, but a pharmacy leader cautions it will likely only put a "small dent" in the nationwide shortage.
Masking a 'personal choice,' Ford says of video appearing to show maskless top doctor

Masking a 'personal choice,' Ford says of video appearing to show maskless top doctor

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford downplayed the significance Friday of footage posted online that appeared to show the province's top doctor attending an indoor party maskless, days after he recommended masking in all indoor spaces.
'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals

'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals

As Americans head into the holiday season, a rapidly intensifying flu season is straining hospitals already overburdened with patients sick from other respiratory infections.
TTC to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workers, reinstate terminated employees

TTC to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workers, reinstate terminated employees

TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission will be ending its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for workers and offering to reinstate employees who were terminated as a result of the policy without back pay.

Berlin Zoo closes door to visitors over bird flu case

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Zoo shut its doors to visitors Friday after one of its aquatic birds tested positive for avian flu, the facility said.
Pfizer booster spurs immune response to new omicron subtypes

Pfizer booster spurs immune response to new omicron subtypes

Pfizer said Friday that its updated COVID-19 booster may offer some protection against newly emerging omicron mutants even though it's not an exact match.
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