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COVID-19: Canada's response hits a turning point

COVID-19 is an emerging risk for which the consequences are still unknown. That the virus could have potentially catastrophic health and economic consequences means that we must adopt a precautionary approach. Thus far, public ...

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Liberia confirms first coronavirus case

Liberia announced its first case of the novel coronavirus on Monday, becoming the 27th African country to confirm the illness.

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Calling COVID-19 the 'Wuhan Virus' is inaccurate and xenophobic

This week, my colleagues logged on to Twitter to see "#ChinaVirus" and "#WuhanVirus" trending in the United States. Most posts were written with dismay from people who couldn't believe some government officials were influencing ...

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Greece to put travellers on two-week quarantine

Greece will place all incoming travellers in quarantine for two weeks to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a government official said Monday.

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UK set to follow Europe in banning large events as virus toll jumps

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to follow other European countries in banning mass gatherings, media reported Saturday as the country registered a jump in its number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

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Coronavirus could hit homeless hard, and that could hit everyone hard

As the number of cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, continues to grow, the nation is on edge. Doctors and scientists do not know what percentage of the general population has been infected and what ...

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States race to stop virus, as official warns of worse ahead

Governors and other leaders scrambling to slow the spread of the coronavirus stepped up bans on large public gatherings and a rapidly expanding list of universities moved classes online, as the U.S. government's top infectious-disease ...

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