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AstraZeneca to miss European Union vaccine supply target by half in second quarter AstraZeneca to miss European Union vaccine supply target by half in second quarter
- February 26, 2021

The vaccine was approved under Canada's interim order system , which allows for accelerated approvals similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's emergency use authorizations. Responding to news of AZ's production issues, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen told the German publication Augsburger Allgemeine that the "vaccine manufacturers are our partners in this pandemic and they have also never faced such a challenge", as quoted by AFP. (more...)
Big factor in COVID votes: Would Dems sink first Biden goal? Big factor in COVID votes: Would Dems sink first Biden goal?
- February 26, 2021

The US economy has struggled over the past year under job layoffs and shuttered businesses resulting from a pandemic that has killed 500,000 Americans. Senate Democratic and Republican staffers are expected to meet with the parliamentarian this week to make their arguments for and against including the minimum wage provision. (more...)
White House seems averse to Senate minimum wage power play White House seems averse to Senate minimum wage power play
- February 26, 2021

The House doesn't have to contend with the so-called Byrd rule-which empowers individual senators to object to reconciliation provisions they believe to be "extraneous" to the budget process-but both chambers must pass identical legislation for the relief measure to become law. (more...)
Biden and Trudeau hold first bilateral meeting virtually Biden and Trudeau hold first bilateral meeting virtually
- February 26, 2021

Trudeau welcomed the Biden administration, citing in particular Washington's renewed attention to climate change in contrast to former US President Donald Trump . Trump often disparaged allies for their shortfall in funding the mutual defense organisation. In pre-pandemic times, such a meeting would have been held with fanfare: Biden welcoming the Canadian prime minister with great pomp upon his arrival, an Oval Office talk between the two leaders, a joint news conference and perhaps a ... (more...)
United Kingdom court rules Shamima Begum can not return to fight for British citizenship United Kingdom court rules Shamima Begum can not return to fight for British citizenship
- February 26, 2021

Following the ruling, Sir James Eadie QC told the Supreme Court that the 21-year-old returning to the country "would create significant national security risks". Any decision to allow Shamima Begum to return to fight an appeal against her loss of citizenship could give them and dozens of other former IS members a similar avenue of return to the UK. (more...)
U.S. Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records U.S. Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records
- February 26, 2021

In a three-word statement , Vance on Monday said only: "The work continues". "This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country", the former president, who has been deplatformed from Twitter, said in a press release. (more...)
One virus death, 22 new cases across UP One virus death, 22 new cases across UP
- February 26, 2021

The province said no new cases of the more contagious B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant, which was first detected in the United Kingdom last fall, have been found; there have been five confirmed cases in Manitoba. The MDHHS posted 1,316 confirmed new coronavirus positives in MI on Tuesday for a total of 582,719. The death toll in the county since the beginning of the pandemic remains 365 according to the Department of Health. (more...)
Ontario reports highest new COVID-19 case count in five days Ontario reports highest new COVID-19 case count in five days
- February 26, 2021

The province vaccinated 8,300 on Wednesday, bringing its total to 387,076. An online vaccine registration system will be in place starting March 15th so appointments can be made. He added that the province is working with pharmacies to figure out how many vaccine doses will flow through them, adding that the plan is to have about 10 to 20 per cent of supplies distributed by pharmacies at the start. (more...)
Window is already narrowing for Republican to challenge Donald Trump for 2024 Window is already narrowing for Republican to challenge Donald Trump for 2024
- February 26, 2021

The decision follows close on the heels of Perdue's recent visit to Palm Beach, where he played golf with Trump , says a person familiar with the Georgia Republican's schedule. "I think there's a disconnect between the Washington DC Republican Party and where the base is - and the base is still with Trump", lobbyist John Feehery, who worked in House Republican leadership for 15 years, told AFP. (more...)
Ontario reports over 1,000 cases of COVID-19, Quebec reports 900 Ontario reports over 1,000 cases of COVID-19, Quebec reports 900
- February 20, 2021

There are now no confirmed cases in the city yet of the South African variant, also known as B.1.351. I'm not sure why, and I say that with a full understanding of where we are now and that there are fears of a possible third wave. "The best way to see a third wave is to ignore the science". The decision comes as new national COVID-19 modelling, released by federal health officials on Friday, predicted that with variants continuing to spread across Canada even the current level of public ... (more...)
Johnson Plans to Donate Surplus UK Vaccines to Poorer Nations Johnson Plans to Donate Surplus UK Vaccines to Poorer Nations
- February 19, 2021

It has secured deals with vaccine makers to purchase more than 2 billion doses using money donated by wealthier countries, though not all of those vaccines have been authorized for use yet. He also says it is too soon to say what Canada will do with any excess vaccines, but that Canada is committed to helping end the pandemic everywhere because that is in Canada's interest. (more...)
NASA's Mars helicopter has San Diego brains NASA's Mars helicopter has San Diego brains
- February 19, 2021

But if that early life was ever present, it could still be there today-in the form of fossilized remains and organic material in the ancient silt of the desiccated lake. It's been travelling through space since it was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.in July. NASA said: " Perseverance is tasked with searching for tell-tale signs that microbial life may have lived on Mars billions of years ago". (more...)
US House Democrats follow Senate with Citizenship Bill for 'Dreamers,' others US House Democrats follow Senate with Citizenship Bill for 'Dreamers,' others
- February 19, 2021

In 2018, roughly 11.2 million immigrants living in the USA were from there, accounting for 25% of all US immigrants. - Eliminating the word "alien" in USA law and replace it with "non-citizen". And it would try to reduce the burden at the border by setting up refugee processing in Central America , to try to prevent some of the immigrant caravans that have overwhelmed border security in recent years. (more...)
Former Senator Bob Dole Announces Stage 4 Lung Cancer Diagnosis | Oldies 93.5 Former Senator Bob Dole Announces Stage 4 Lung Cancer Diagnosis | Oldies 93.5
- February 18, 2021

He would not leave that body until resigning in 1996 to focus on his presidential campaign, a race he eventually lost to Bill Clinton. "We join all of Kansas in praying for God's comfort and His healing hand, and peace for you, for Elizabeth, for Robin, and for your entire family during this hard time". (more...)
Dr. Hinshaw shares COVID-19 update for February 17 Dr. Hinshaw shares COVID-19 update for February 17
- February 18, 2021

The president of the Alberta Federation of Labour wants a meeting with the premier and provincial labour minister to ensure workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks are shut down. Alberta is expected to stay the course in terms of easing pandemic-related restrictions as case numbers of COVID-19 continue to be low but, as the number of variant B117 cases track upward, there is no confirmed threshold for what would influence reopening plans. (more...)
The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital
- February 17, 2021

According to a statement made by the palace, Philip was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure which is not related to Covid-19. He later pulled out of a Battle of Jutland anniversary event in June 2016 citing a minor ailment which was followed soon after by his retirement from public duty in 2017. (more...)
US Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Dead: Family US Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Dead: Family
- February 17, 2021

Limbaugh, an outspoken lover of cigars, had been battling stage 4 lung cancer. "This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and victor that you will ever meet". "It's tough to realize that the days where I do not think I'm under a death sentence are over", Limbaugh said at the time. He had vowed to do his program "as normally and as competently" as he could while undergoing treatment. (more...)
Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems
- February 17, 2021

Donald Trump has urged Republican senators to dump Mitch McConnell as their leader in the Senate following his withering criticism of the former U.S. The clash between the current and former GOP leaders comes as the Republican Party at large grapples with warring factions at odds over whether to continue in Trump's likeness or forge a path veering from the former President's legacy. (more...)
Top seed Ashleigh Barty upset by Muchova in Australian Open quarters Top seed Ashleigh Barty upset by Muchova in Australian Open quarters
- February 17, 2021

Australia's world No.1 capitulated from a set and a service break up in a shock 1-6 6-3 6-2 quarter-final loss to Czech Karolina Muchova today. Barty, who hadn't dropped a set on her way into the quarterfinals, started strongly against her lower-ranked opponent, but fell in three sets, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena. (more...)
Charges Dropped Against Charges Dropped Against "Central Park Karen" After Taking Racial Bias Program
- February 16, 2021

On May 25 in the Ramble section of Central Park, a wooded area frequented by birdwatchers, Christian Cooper , who is not related, insisted that she put her dog on a leash - a request Amy Cooper refused. "They sent her to Critical Therapy Center ... who provided psychoeducation and therapy services which focused on the ways in which Ms. Cooper could appreciate that racial identities shape our lives, but we cannot use them to harm ourselves or others", Illuzzi-Orbon told Manhattan Criminal ... (more...)

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