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B.C. health minister says province preparing for fall COVID-19; urges vaccinations

B.C. health minister says province preparing for fall COVID-19; urges vaccinations

SURREY, B.C. — Preparations are underway to help British Columbia fight any potential surges in COVID-19 this fall.
Ontario NDP, Liberals call for plan on expanded fourth COVID vaccine shots

Ontario NDP, Liberals call for plan on expanded fourth COVID vaccine shots

TORONTO — Ontario's opposition parties are calling on the provincial government to share its plan for expanded fourth COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Nova Scotia lifts remaining COVID-19 restrictions, such as mandatory isolation

Nova Scotia lifts remaining COVID-19 restrictions, such as mandatory isolation

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's few remaining COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory isolation for those who test positive for the disease, will be dropped Wednesday.
Holiday getaway pushes US airport traffic to pandemic high

Holiday getaway pushes US airport traffic to pandemic high

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming U.S. airports with their biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020. About 2.49 million passengers went through security checkpoints at U.S.
Tesla's 2Q sales drop amid supply chain, pandemic problems

Tesla's 2Q sales drop amid supply chain, pandemic problems

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla's sales from April through June fell to their lowest quarterly level since last fall as supply chain issues and pandemic restrictions in China hobbled production of its electric vehicles.
For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the U.S. with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations.
With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19
Emergency department at Perth hospital closing for a week due to COVID-19 outbreak

Emergency department at Perth hospital closing for a week due to COVID-19 outbreak

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — The emergency department at Perth hospital will close for five days due due to a COVID-19 affecting staff at the facility.
Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights Friday than they did earlier this week .
COVID cases up by more than 30% in Britain last week

COVID cases up by more than 30% in Britain last week

LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases across Britain has surged by more than 30% in the last week, new data showed Friday, with cases largely driven by the super infectious omicron variants.