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Western University revokes COVID-19 vaccine mandate, keeps masking requirement

LONDON, Ont. — Western University says it will no longer require students, staff and visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The London, Ont.
Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation , raising concerns among public health experts that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading vir
Alberta legislature member Thomas Dang sentenced for hacking COVID-19 vaccine portal

Alberta legislature member Thomas Dang sentenced for hacking COVID-19 vaccine portal

EDMONTON — An Alberta legislature member who admitted to hacking the province's COVID-19 vaccine records portal has been ordered to pay a $7,200 fine.
China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests

China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of
EXPLAINER: Why are China's COVID rules so strict?

EXPLAINER: Why are China's COVID rules so strict?

BEIJING (AP) — At the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China set out its “zero-COVID” measures that were harsh, but not out of line with what many other countries were doing to try and contain the virus.
China lockdown protests pause as police flood city streets

China lockdown protests pause as police flood city streets

HONG KONG (AP) — With police out in force, there was no word of additional protests against strict government anti-pandemic measures Tuesday in Beijing, as temperatures fell well below freezing.
Connecticut facing growing cost of pandemic bonus pay

Connecticut facing growing cost of pandemic bonus pay

HARTFORD, Conn.
Alberta not proceeding with Premier Smith's bill to protect COVID-19 unvaccinated

Alberta not proceeding with Premier Smith's bill to protect COVID-19 unvaccinated

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is reversing a promise to enshrine human rights protections for the COVID-19 unvaccinated in law this fall.
China's 'zero-COVID' limits saved lives but no clear exit

China's 'zero-COVID' limits saved lives but no clear exit

China's strategy of controlling the coronavirus with lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines has provoked the greatest show of public dissent against the ruling Communist Party in decades.
China's Xi faces threat from public anger over 'zero COVID'

China's Xi faces threat from public anger over 'zero COVID'

SHANGHAI (AP) — Barely a month after granting himself new powers as China’s potential leader for life, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger of the kind not seen for decades, sparked by his “zero COVID” strategy that will soon enter its fourth
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