Coronavirus

Cars wait in line for COVID-19 testing at Barnett Park, in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, July 29, 2021. The line stretched through the park for more than a mile to the entrance to the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Orange County is under a state of emergency as coronavirus infections skyrocket in Central Florida. The Barnett Park site is testing 1,000 people a day and has closed early in recent days due to reaching capacity. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary on Monday, July 12, 2021. The Canadian Paediatric Society has written an open letter to Alberta's top doctor urging her to reconsider lifting isolation and testing requirements to curb the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Still a ways to go in Alberta:’ Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

‘Still a ways to go in Alberta:’ Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

 

Travellers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein

British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.’s new quarantine exemptions

British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.’s new quarantine exemptions

 

People walk past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

International students face vaccine hurdles as they prep for campus life in Canada

International students face vaccine hurdles as they prep for campus life in Canada

People walk past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens as Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam is seen via videoconference during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. Federal officials are warning that Canada could be on the brink of a fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the highly contagious Delta variant if the country opens too fast before enough people have been vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tam urges higher COVID vaccine rate, cautious reopening to avoid risk of fourth wave

Tam urges higher COVID vaccine rate, cautious reopening to avoid risk of fourth wave

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens as Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam is seen via videoconference during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. Federal officials are warning that Canada could be on the brink of a fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the highly contagious Delta variant if the country opens too fast before enough people have been vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Two travellers from U.S. fined $20,000 each for fake vaccination documents

Two travellers from U.S. fined $20,000 each for fake vaccination documents

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, responds to questions after a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Freeland says the government is extending pandemic aid programs by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Freeland says Liberals will extend aid programs to October because of uneven rebound

Freeland says Liberals will extend aid programs to October because of uneven rebound

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, responds to questions after a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Freeland says the government is extending pandemic aid programs by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
President Joe Biden holds a mask as he responds to a question as he arrives at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Biden is in the area to visit the Lehigh Valley operations facility for Mack Trucks and advocate for government investments and clean energy as ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

President Joe Biden holds a mask as he responds to a question as he arrives at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Biden is in the area to visit the Lehigh Valley operations facility for Mack Trucks and advocate for government investments and clean energy as ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 31, 2021 file photo, traffic flows along Interstate 90 highway as a Metra suburban commuter train moves along an elevated track in Chicago. Because of quality concerns caused by the pandemic, data from one of the Census Bureau's most comprehensive surveys, providing a wide-ranging picture of the U.S. annually on everything from commute times to education levels, won't be released in its usual format this year, officials said Thursday, July 29. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File)

Because of virus, survey detailing American life is cut back

Because of virus, survey detailing American life is cut back

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 31, 2021 file photo, traffic flows along Interstate 90 highway as a Metra suburban commuter train moves along an elevated track in Chicago. Because of quality concerns caused by the pandemic, data from one of the Census Bureau's most comprehensive surveys, providing a wide-ranging picture of the U.S. annually on everything from commute times to education levels, won't be released in its usual format this year, officials said Thursday, July 29. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.'s plan to restart the province during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria on May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Some restrictions back in one area of B.C. as COVID-19 cases rapidly rising

Some restrictions back in one area of B.C. as COVID-19 cases rapidly rising

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.'s plan to restart the province during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria on May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress, Thursday, July 15, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Fed’s Powell downplays delta variant’s threat to the economy

Fed’s Powell downplays delta variant’s threat to the economy

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress, Thursday, July 15, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the American Legislative Exchange Council Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

CDC mask guidance met with hostility by leading Republicans

CDC mask guidance met with hostility by leading Republicans

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the American Legislative Exchange Council Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A man wears a mask as he enters the Calgary Courts Centre on Oct. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sentencing arguments for a Calgary pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders has been put over until September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sentencing delay for men found guilty of flouting Alberta COVID-19 rules

Alberta Health Services has indicated it is seeking 21 days of jail time for the Pawlowskis

A man wears a mask as he enters the Calgary Courts Centre on Oct. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sentencing arguments for a Calgary pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders has been put over until September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A man wears a mask as he enters the Calgary Courts Centre on Oct. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sentencing arguments for a Calgary pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders has been put over until September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sentencing delay for men found guilty of flouting Alberta COVID-19 rules

Sentencing delay for men found guilty of flouting Alberta COVID-19 rules

A man wears a mask as he enters the Calgary Courts Centre on Oct. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sentencing arguments for a Calgary pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders has been put over until September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Man charged with sending threatening emails to Dr. Fauci

Man charged with sending threatening emails to Dr. Fauci

FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo, shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to make an announcement Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris, File)

CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo, shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to make an announcement Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris, File)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta reports 134 new cases of COVID-19

Red Deer sits at 13 active cases of the virus

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chris Scott, owner of The Whistle Stop Cafe, was put in handcuffs after an anti-restriction protest on May 8 in the parking lot of the business. (Screenshot via The Whistle Stop Facebook page)

Sentencing delay for men found guilty of flouting Alberta COVID-19 rules

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Chris Scott, owner of The Whistle Stop Cafe, was put in handcuffs after an anti-restriction protest on May 8 in the parking lot of the business. (Screenshot via The Whistle Stop Facebook page)
A single line is open for motorists arriving from the US to Niagara Falls, Ont. on Friday, July 16, 2021. The White House is expected to keep international travel restrictions in place as the United States battles a resurgent COVID-19 among unvaccinated Americans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

White House to maintain travel restrictions as Delta ravages unvaccinated Americans

White House to maintain travel restrictions as Delta ravages unvaccinated Americans

A single line is open for motorists arriving from the US to Niagara Falls, Ont. on Friday, July 16, 2021. The White House is expected to keep international travel restrictions in place as the United States battles a resurgent COVID-19 among unvaccinated Americans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power