Tag Archives: COVID-19

Traveling for the Paris Olympics? Here are the health precautions you should take – National

As sports fans around the world prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, health officials and experts are urging vigilance and warning of potential illness risks for people attending the Summer Games in person. The Olympic Games officially open on Friday, with more than 10,000 athletes competing and an expected 15 million spectators, including two million visitors. The World …

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JD Vance praises Trump, shares personal story in first speech as vice presidential candidate

Donald Trump’s running mate for vice president, Sen. J.D. Vance, presented himself to the nation Wednesday night as the son of a forgotten industrial town in Ohio who, if elected in November, will fight for the working class. Vance, 39, described his difficult childhood, from the U.S. Marines, to Yale Law School, to venture capitalism, and finally to the U.S. …

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Nearly 3 in 4 babies live in areas where low vaccination rates cause measles outbreaks: UN

More children were left out of crucial vaccination campaigns against diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough last year as rising conflicts around the world hampered the delivery of life-saving vaccines, especially in conflict-torn regions, the United Nations said Monday. The UN estimates that around 14.5 million children worldwide were not vaccinated in 2023, compared to 13.9 million a …

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Head of National Microbiology Laboratory resigns after scientist safety scandal

The head of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg has announced he is stepping down to continue his medical work and accept a position with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, CBC News has learned. Since 2020, Dr. Guillaume Poliquin has overseen Canada’s only Level 4 virology facility, which is equipped to handle the most serious and …

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