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The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is calling for “extraordinary measures” to be implemented to address the surge of COVID-19 cases across several provinces, with Ontario setting a new record in coronavirus case numbers.

Macron says 'mobilisation' key to Notre-Dame rebuild target

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday praised efforts made to rebuild the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, saying continued mobilisation was needed to meet the government's target of restoring the landmark within three years.

Third COVID-19 wave hits grim milestone in Canada as cases surge

The per capita rate of new GOVID-19 infections in Canada passed the rate in the United States last week. Specifically, the rolling 7-day average of new cases rose to 207.27 per million Canadians, compared with 206.66 cases per million U.S. residents.

Saudi Arabia's city of roses blooms in Ramadan

Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom's vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink.

Pfizer CEO: Vaccine third dose 'likely' needed within 12 months

The head of Pfizer said in an interview aired Thursday that people will "likely" need a third dose of his company's Covid-19 shot within six to 12 months of vaccination, while elsewhere defending the relatively higher cost of the jab.

U.S. is close to hitting a 'vaccine wall' — What does this mean?

A new analysis suggests the United States might meet the demand for COVID-19 vaccines sooner than expected - well before the U.S. has reached herd immunity.

Nutritionist’s top 4 health and wellness benefits of garlic Special

Garlic is a staple in many dishes across the world. Garlic adds flavor and character to even the simplest of foods. Not only does garlic makes everything taste better, it also has some potent health benefits too, according to Dr. Vikki Petersen.

EU to get 50 million Pfizer doses early as US prolongs J&J pause

The European Union said Wednesday that it is expecting 50 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses earlier than expected, as the United States said it would continue a pause in vaccinations using the Johnson & Johnson shot for at least another week...

Love conquers all for Greek-Turkish couples in Athens

At the foot of the Hill of the Muses in Athens, classical music fills the apartment where Cihan Tutluoglu lives with his husband Alexandros Massavetas.

'Immunised' Muslim pilgrims in Mecca as Ramadan begins

Pilgrims immunised against Covid-19 circled Islam's holiest site in Saudi Arabia's Mecca city Tuesday as they performed the year-round umrah pilgrimage on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Blood pressure drug may help with alcohol addiction

A resupposed drug eases recovery for people struggling with severe alcohol withdrawal. The drug was first developed to treat high blood pressure. Researchers have found the medication can reduce severe withdrawal symptoms.

India greenlights Sputnik V, will fast-track approval for other virus shots

India has authorised the emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine and will fast-track approval for other shots already passed by other major countries, authorities said Tuesday, as infection rates soared to a new record high.

Coronavirus and the growing drug addiction problem

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major psychosocial impact throughout the world. One of the impacts of this has been a rise in addiction rates and associated substance use disorders. One solution lies in telemedicine and home solutions.

Huge crowds at festival as India overtakes Brazil in S. Asia virus surge

Hundreds of thousands of maskless devotees packed a religious festival on Monday as India overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, bearing the brunt of a new Covid wave battering South Asia.

South African variant may break through Pfizer vaccine

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can "break through" Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer-reviewed.

India bans export of Covid-19 treatment drug remdesivir

India on Sunday banned the export of remdesivir as infections soared to a new daily high and hospitals grappled with increasing demand for the coronavirus treatment drug.

U.S. COVID-19 cases surge to highest level in two weeks

Surging cases in the Midwest helped push the number of daily U.S. infections to their highest in more than two weeks as the US added 81,769 new cases Friday, an increase of 12 percent. The seven-day average has risen for five consecutive weeks.

Pfizer asks FDA to approve COVID-19 vaccine use for kids 12-16

Pfizer and BioNTech requested on Friday that the Food and Drug Administration expand the emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine to permit its use in children ages 12 to 15.

No data yet on changing Covid vaccines between doses: WHO

The WHO reiterated Friday there was "no adequate data" on switching Covid-19 vaccines between doses, after France said under-55s who received an AstraZeneca first jab should get their second from a different vaccine.

'Full capacity everywhere': Manila hospitals struggle as virus surges

Angelo Barrera's father struggled to breathe from Covid-19 as he was driven around the Philippine capital in search of a hospital bed. After five hours he got on a waitlist, but died before he could get inside.

Five things to know about Djibouti

Djibouti, which is one-tenth the size of England with a population of just one million, is one of Africa's smallest countries.

Which is worse for the lungs: Cannabis vs. tobacco?

Inhaling anything into the lungs will, over time, cause damage. But which is worse for the user: inhaling tobacco smoke or cannabis? New research has been probing for the answer.

Australia halts AstraZeneca shots for under 50s over clot concerns

Australia on Thursday joined a growing number of countries halting the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for younger people over fears it can cause serious blood clots.

Philippines suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60s

The Philippine health department suspended Thursday the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab for people under 60 after reports of blood clots overseas, in a setback for the country's already slow vaccine rollout.

Chatting with author Arthur Bozikas, OAM: 'The Book Glasses' book Special

Australian author Arthur Bozikas, OAM chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his book "The Book Glasses."

EU regulator says AZ clot risk 'very rare' as nations battle virus surges

The EU's medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca jab but the benefits continue to outweigh risks, as several countries battle fresh virus surges amid vaccine shortfalls.

Tokyo, as you've never seen it before

It's Tokyo, but unlike you've ever seen it before -- a miniaturised 1:1,000 scale version of one of the world's biggest capitals, displaying everything from sea levels to population densities.

Younger people in Canada being hit hard by variants of COVID-19

Canadian public health officials say a rapidly spreading variant likely has now replaced the original Covid-19 virus in many parts of the country, and new variants are making younger people sicker and sending more to the hospital.

1 in 3 Covid survivors suffer mental, neurological problems: study

One in three people who overcome Covid-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far published on the mental toll that long-Covid takes on survivors.

Chatting with Lisa Guerrero: Journalist, keynote speaker, author Special

Investigative reporter, keynote speaker, and author Lisa Guerrero chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about being a journalist in the digital age, and her career-defining moments. She also shared her advice for young and aspiring journalists.

Bestselling author Dex Winchester talks 'A Summer in Doubt' book Special

Bestselling author Dex Winchester chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new book "A Summer in Doubt."

AstraZeneca UK vaccine trial in children paused as clot link probed

A British trial of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on children has been paused, Oxford University said Tuesday, as global regulators rush to assess its possible link to rare blood clots in adults.

New Zealand, Australia to open Covid-19 travel bubble

New Zealanders and Australians rushed to book flights Tuesday as the beleaguered tourism industry welcomed the "lifeline" of a travel bubble between the largely coronavirus-free neighbours.

UK to announce new international travel rules

Britain will on Monday set out plans to restart international travel, using a "traffic-light" system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown.The announcement comes as the UK has set a tentative date of May 17 to relaunch international travel.

Coronavirus and poverty: The problematic connection

The impact of the coronavirus infection upon a person is connected to the health of the individual. The rates of transmission correlate with overcrowding and poverty, with many living in these conditions affected by poor health.

U.S. hits COVID-19 milestone as vaccinations top 4 million

America edged closer to approaching a degree of normalcy on Saturday when the Biden administration announced the U.S. set a new record for the number of COVID-19 shots administered in one day, inoculating over 4 million people.

Vaccine tourists welcome as Serbians say 'no thanks' to jabs

While most of the world struggles to secure enough Covid-19 vaccines, Serbia faces a different battle -- how to persuade its citizens to get the life-saving shot.

Review: Stefan Rybak releases compelling 'The Shadow On My Heart' book Special

Author and media personality Stefan Rybak released his new book "The Shadow On My Heart" on March 31 via Nico 11 Publishing & Design. Digital Journal has the scoop.

The show finally goes on: New York's pandemic-shut theaters reopen, slowly

Caroline Baron is wearing shoes she has not worn in a year and a big smile as she walks into The Shed, one of the few major venues in America's cultural capital New York to begin hosting live performances again for the first time since March 2020.

Latin America passes 25 million coronavirus infections

Latin America and the Caribbean passed the 25 million mark Friday for recorded coronavirus cases as a surge in infections saw countries place restrictions on travel and movement while vaccine campaigns catch up.

Is Fremont, CA really the happiest city in the whole US?

What makes for a healty, happy environment? Do cities differ across these measures? It would appear so, according to a new assessment of the major cities across the U.S. via a comparison of some interesting key indicators.
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