No kissing babies, no shaking hands: How COVID-19 is set to shape elections in Canada

No kissing babies, no shaking hands: How COVID-19 is set to shape elections in Canada

In an industrial park on the outskirts of Fredericton, the people working in two nondescript warehouses crammed high with yellow-tagged boxes, laptops and tabulation machines are waiting for a call that may be several months in coming. This is logistics central for Kim Poffenroth, New Brunswick’s chief electoral officer. The warehouses contain almost everything needed […]

Canadians are losing sleep over COVID-19 financial stress. A financial therapist gives us tips on how to be at ‘peace with money’ in a pandemic

Canadians are losing sleep over COVID-19 financial stress. A financial therapist gives us tips on how to be at ‘peace with money’ in a pandemic

As the pandemic swept through Canada in March — shutting down businesses and keeping us at home — more and more Canadians saw their emotional health deteriorating from COVID-19 financial stress. A recent survey conducted by FP Canada shows that 49 per cent of Canadians lost sleep over financial worries. Four in 10 said the […]

Ontario sees 195 new COVID-19 cases, 66% in people under 40

Ontario sees 195 new COVID-19 cases, 66% in people under 40

Ontario reported an additional 195 cases of COVID-19 on Friday — the majority in people under 40 years old — as more parts of the province move into Stage 3 of the government’s reopening plan.  Windsor-Essex alone confirmed 57 new cases and Ottawa 27, as well as another 31 in Toronto and 18 in Peel.  With the exception […]

Trump cancels Florida portion of Republican convention as state sets new daily record for COVID-19 deaths

Trump cancels Florida portion of Republican convention as state sets new daily record for COVID-19 deaths

The latest: U.S. death toll, unemployment figures creep upwards. Ottawa says COVID-19 tracing app now in beta testing. Bolivia first responders clear hundreds of bodies in recent days in La Paz, Santa Cruz. Tokyo dealing with rise in cases as a long weekend approaches. Florida reports record single-day death toll, as Republican convention cancelled in that state.  […]

The key metric that will tell us if Canada is headed for a U.S.-style COVID-19 crisis

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. A recurring fear looms over newly reopened bars and restaurants, lurking over crowded aisles, clinking glasses and face-to-face banter enlivened by alcohol. Are we sleepwalking toward […]

Three states in U.S. South report record rises in COVID-19 deaths

Three states in U.S. South report record rises in COVID-19 deaths

Alabama, Florida and North Carolina reported record daily increases in COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, a trio of grim milestones that follows the first nationwide increase in fatalities since mid-April as some U.S. states rushed to reopen. The number of new cases reported daily began rising about six weeks ago, especially in southern and western states […]

Toronto cancels festivals until Sept. 30 as city sees 40 new COVID-19 cases daily

Toronto cancels festivals until Sept. 30 as city sees 40 new COVID-19 cases daily

Toronto has cancelled all city-led outdoor special events until the end of September as the city continues to see about 40 new cases of COVID-19 daily, officials said Monday. Events that have been cancelled include festivals and other large gatherings that are either organized by the city or receive permits from the city, Mayor John Tory told reporters […]

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