Minnesota Stares Down Another COVID-19 Surge – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota’s staring down another surge of COVID-19 that health officials say is different from previous ones during the pandemic. Minnesota has the fourth-most new cases per capita in the country over the last seven days. READ MORE: Public Health Alert Issued For Raw Ground Turkey Linked To Salmonella Hardar Illness Doug Schultz … Read more

The rise of the COVID-19 vaccine selfie: Why you should be wary before posting

TORONTO — As Canada’s mass vaccination campaign picks up, people are sharing COVID-19 “vaxxies,” more commonly known as vaccine selfies, on social media to spread an important message. Politicians, actors and celebrities are all apart of the latest social media trend where people share post-vaccine selfies in the hopes of encouraging others to get a … Read more

Majority of Canadians not using COVID Alert app, study finds

TORONTO — When the federal government launched its COVID Alert app in 2020, it was a way to help keep Canadians safe by alerting them to possible virus exposures before showing symptoms. But, after nearly a year, has the app been making a difference in Canada’s fight against COVID-19? Research from York University suggests that … Read more

Dallas County Reports 275 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, 10 Deaths – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Dallas County Health and Human Services is today reporting 275 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in Dallas County, 221 confirmed cases and 54 probable cases. “Today we report 275 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases by date … Read more

Man spends 175 days in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee man needed a double lung transplant while battling COVID-19. Zach Lloyd was only 37 years old and didn’t have any pre-existing health conditions. News4 spoke with him as he was released from the hospital on Friday. “Find something you can cling to and fight for it,” Lloyd said. For Lloyd, that … Read more

‘Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we’re just people trying to survive’

GREATER SUPPORTS NEED to be put in place to help sex workers as they deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the coordinator of the Sex Workers Alliance of Ireland (SWAI) has said. Kate McGrew said the pandemic, coupled with the impact of the Sexual Offences Act 2017, is making life very difficult for … Read more

What hockey can tell us about beating COVID-19

WASHINGTON—As Canada’s national winter sport and, for many, a quasi-religious preoccupation, hockey has often played an important symbolic role for us: Roch Carrier’s picture book The Hockey Sweater capturing the country’s two solitudes, Paul Henderson’s 1972 goal as a galvanizing Cold War validation, the pond shinny on the back of the old $5 bill conjuring … Read more

San Francisco Nightlife Rebounds as Pandemic Restrictions Ease – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — With rebounding traffic, diners eating indoors and movies projected on the silver screen at Fort Mason, Friday nights in the city feel a lot different from what they were a year ago. At China Live on Broadway, San Francisco Restaurant Week is on, with a special fixed menu for a week and … Read more

Coronavirus: Canada breaks daily case record with 9,244 infections

TORONTO — Canada reported 9,244 COVID-19 infections on Friday, a new single-day high since the start of the pandemic. The record-breaking number comes amid surging hospitalizations as provinces impose further restrictions to contain the virus. A rise in variant cases have also forced hospitals in Ontario to stop performing all non-essential surgeries — unless they … Read more

Plan To Keep San Pedro Street Closed To Traffic Has Strong Support From Businesses – CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (KPIX) — A street closure to help struggling businesses stay open during the pandemic may become permanent in downtown San Jose. The city council is studying an idea to create a new pedestrian mall on San Pedro Street between Santa Clara Street and W St. John Street. READ MORE: UPDATE: U.S. Highway 50 … Read more