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Gilbert said De Grasse's big-game mentality will help him at post-COVID worlds

Gilbert said De Grasse's big-game mentality will help him at post-COVID worlds

LANGLEY, B.C. — Glenroy Gilbert is confident Andre De Grasse's positive COVID-19 won't derail his performance at next month's world track and field championships.
Saskatchewan to start reporting COVID-19 data once a month

Saskatchewan to start reporting COVID-19 data once a month

REGINA — Saskatchewan will soon be reporting COVID-19 data once a month, shifting away from its current weekly report. The government says it is moving toward a monthly schedule as the rate of COVID-19 infection falls.
Birx describes a White House divided on COVID response

Birx describes a White House divided on COVID response

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of clear, concise and consistent messaging about the seriousness of the novel coronavirus in the earliest months of its spread created a false sense of security among Americans that the pandemic would not be serious and resul
Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

NEW YORK (AP) — An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine option for kids ages 6 to 17 Thursday. Advisers to the U.S.
Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based Publix grocery store chain is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5 but has not explained its decision.
FIFA allows bigger 26-man squads for pandemic-era World Cup

FIFA allows bigger 26-man squads for pandemic-era World Cup

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has approved bigger 26-man squads for the World Cup in Qatar, deciding Thursday to extend soccer’s relaxation of rules that help coaches and players during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EU regulator authorizes COVID shot made by France's Valneva

EU regulator authorizes COVID shot made by France's Valneva

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said Thursday it is recommending the authorization of the coronavirus vaccine made by French pharmaceutical Valneva, making it the sixth shot given the green light in Europe.

Austria scraps COVID vaccine mandate, says it split society

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's health minister announced Thursday that the country is scrapping a dormant coronavirus vaccine mandate, saying the measure risked polarizing society and could even lead to fewer people getting the shot.

'Real strain': Health minister wants to reduce stress on health care after COVID-19

CALGARY — Alberta's health minister says the province will remain vigilant despite lifting most restrictions in the province related to COVID-19.
Tennessee GOP leaders urge delay of toddler COVID-19 shots

Tennessee GOP leaders urge delay of toddler COVID-19 shots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee Republican House leaders on Wednesday urged Gov. Bill Lee to delay the state's health department from distributing and promoting the COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.