Day: March 29, 2022

CA

British Columbia doctor accused of spreading false information about COVID-19 suspended from practice

A British Columbia doctor known for spreading false information about COVID-19 who was linked to a website selling fake vaccine exemption certificates has been suspended from practicing medicine. An order issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia on March 24 prohibits Stephen Malthouse, a doctor from Denman Island, British Columbia, from […]

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US FDA clears 4th dose of Pfizer COVID-19 for Americans 50+

U.S. regulators have authorized a fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for Americans 50 and older due to concerns about waning immunity in that age group, drugmakers said Tuesday. . The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also authorized this supplemental vaccine booster for people age 12 and older with compromised immune systems. The new […]

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Quebec’s new health care plan promises better access to care and better working conditions for nurses

Quebec has unveiled its plan to clean up its beleaguered health and social services system over the next three years, with a focus on accelerating access to frontline health services through a telephone service one-stop shopping, reducing emergency room wait times and improving working conditions for nurses. The plan, outlined in a 90-page document titled […]

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Footage of therapists spooning and pinning a patient in a BC trial for MDMA therapy invites scrutiny

WARNING: This article contains graphic content and may affect those who have experienced sexual violence or know someone who has. Newly released videos that show two B.C. therapists cuddling, spooning, blindfolding and immobilizing a distressed PTSD patient in clinical trials using MDMA have sparked a stir. review of their work and emerging concerns about public […]

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Alberta sees fewest divorces in more than 40 years after COVID-19 hit, data shows

COVID-19 has forced many Albertans apart, but it may have kept many married couples together — at least for now. In 2020, there were 6,801 divorces in Alberta — the fewest the province has seen since 1979, according to Statistics Canada data. “In the midst of a disaster, people tend to put important decisions on […]

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Russia says it will reduce military activity near Ukrainian capital

The last: Russia has said it will reduce operations near the Ukrainian capital following peace talks in Turkey. 7 killed, 22 injured in missile attack on administrative building in Mykolaiv, according to Zelensky. Ukrainian forces are regaining control of the Kyiv suburb of Irpin, in the northeast of the city of Trostyanets, officials say. More […]

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Shanghai lockdown tests China’s ‘zero-COVID’ limits

A two-phase lockdown of Shanghai’s 26 million people is testing the limits of China’s hardline “zero-COVID” strategy, which is shaking markets far beyond the country’s borders. China’s largest city on Tuesday entered the second day of the first phase of the lockdown, which encompasses the Pudong financial district and adjacent areas on the east side […]

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Russian military losses in Ukraine continue to mount. Here’s a look at why the death toll is so high

Although it is very difficult to obtain an accurate number of deaths in a war zone, evidence is mounting that the Russian military casualty rate in Ukraine is extremely high. NATO has estimated between 7,000 and 15,000 the number of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine since the start of the invasion. This higher estimate is […]

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UK police fine 20 over lockdown parties hosted by Boris Johnson and staff

British police said on Tuesday they were fining 20 people for parties hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his staff during the coronavirus lockdowns, and more people could be fined. The Metropolitan Police said they would not identify the recipients of the fixed penalty notices, although Johnson’s office said it would disclose if he […]

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Access to justice remains an issue as some Ontario family courts return to in-person hearings

Lawyers say access to justice remains a big issue in Ontario’s family court system after two years of delays and closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the virus arrived in March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the justice system, closing courthouses, canceling trials and creating a backlog of unsolved cases. However, the pandemic […]

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