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Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise

Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi starting Saturday as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region.
The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department o
B.C. tips over 80 per cent for first vaccine shot as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C. tips over 80 per cent for first vaccine shot as COVID-19 cases climb

VICTORIA — COVID-19 case counts in British Columbia keep climbing, with the latest daily figure reaching 112. Health officials had warned that infections would rise as restrictions were lifted.

Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations jump significantly again

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
Several Ontario mass vaccination clinics wind down as focus shifts to smaller sites

Several Ontario mass vaccination clinics wind down as focus shifts to smaller sites

Several mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Ontario are winding down as first-dose registrations wane and communities shift their focus to smaller venues.
Quebec's health minister says young adults key to avoiding COVID-19 vaccine passport

Quebec's health minister says young adults key to avoiding COVID-19 vaccine passport

MONTREAL — Quebec's health minister told young people Friday their decisions to get vaccinated will make the difference as to whether the government will impose a "vaccine passport" should cases rise in the fall.
N.S. reports 22 cases of heart inflammation following mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

N.S. reports 22 cases of heart inflammation following mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top public health doctor says there have been 22 cases of heart inflammation reported in the province after immunization with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don't want shots

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don't want shots

Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing
Symmetry not guaranteed on border policy: envoy

Symmetry not guaranteed on border policy: envoy

WASHINGTON — Just because Canada and the United States worked closely together to restrict travel across their shared border doesn't mean they were always going to move in lockstep when the time came to reopen it, Ottawa's envoy to Washington said Fr
Analysis: How the NFL got through the pandemic and to 2021

Analysis: How the NFL got through the pandemic and to 2021

Saying the NFL is America's most popular sport isn't exactly brainiac territory. Arguing that it also dealt most successfully with the dangers and restrictions caused by COVID-19 should be just as obvious.