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Trump was COVID-positive before debate, ex-aide says in book

Trump was COVID-positive before debate, ex-aide says in book

Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first presidential debate in September 2020 with Joe Biden and days earlier than that diagnosis was previously disclosed, according to a new book by Trump's former chief of staff.
Greece approves mandatory vaccination for those aged over 60

Greece approves mandatory vaccination for those aged over 60

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all residents aged over 60, to deal with an infection surge and the emergence of the omicron variant.
Boosters help, but experts say benefits depend on when they are given, and to whom

Boosters help, but experts say benefits depend on when they are given, and to whom

As some provinces prepare to expand eligibility for third-dose COVID-19 vaccines, experts say it's still unclear when the general population will need a top-up jab to boost waning protection, and how an additional dose will hold up against new varian

Alaska report provides details on COVID-19-related deaths

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Many of the people whose deaths were caused by or associated with COVID-19 in Alaska between January 2020 through September 2021 had at least one underlying medical condition, the state health department reported Wednesday.
Proof of vaccination won't be required for some Yukon businesses on Dec. 4: premier

Proof of vaccination won't be required for some Yukon businesses on Dec. 4: premier

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's government is lifting some health restrictions this weekend as the spread of COVID-19 slows in the territory. Premier Sandy Silver said Wednesday that as of Dec.
Live updates: Greek lawmakers OK vaccine mandate for elderly

Live updates: Greek lawmakers OK vaccine mandate for elderly

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek lawmakers have approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all people aged over 60 living in the country on pain of a monthly fine, to deal with an infection surge and the emergence of the omicron varian
US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S.
COVID-19 shows up in Canadian wildlife for first time with three Quebec deer infected

COVID-19 shows up in Canadian wildlife for first time with three Quebec deer infected

OTTAWA — For the first time, the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Canadian wildlife. Environment Canada says the virus was detected late last month in three wild white-tailed deer in Quebec.
Not all airports ready to give new COVID-19 tests to air travellers, says Duclos

Not all airports ready to give new COVID-19 tests to air travellers, says Duclos

OTTAWA — Not all Canadian airports will have the capacity to immediately begin testing arriving air travellers from countries other than the United States for COVID-19, the federal health minister said Wednesday.
Montreal public health plans 'suppressive' approach to Omicron variant cases

Montreal public health plans 'suppressive' approach to Omicron variant cases

Montreal is preparing a "suppressive" approach to COVID-19 infections involving the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, including aggressive protocols for isolating cases and tracing contacts, the city's public health director said Wednesday.