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Canada unlikely to declare COVID victory as travel restrictions loosen – National
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Canada unlikely to declare COVID victory as travel restrictions loosen – National

The thundering sound of hoofbeats charging toward the end of the track was met with a chorus of cheers from thousands of revellers in cowboy hats and jeans, dazzled by the colorful lights of the midway in the distance. The Calgary Stampede attracted 500,000 visitors in 2021 after a year of pandemic isolation and uncertainty, epitomizing Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s “best summer ever.”Kenney beamed from behind a podium that spring as he declared that Alberta had “crushed” the spike of COVID-19 infections and heralded the return of backyard barbecues, dream weddings, concerts, parties and, of course, the stampede. Read more: U.S. should follow Canada and scrap COVID-19 border rules, lawmakers urge White House Read More ...
U.S. CDC panel recommends Omicron-specific boosters for most Americans – National
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U.S. CDC panel recommends Omicron-specific boosters for most Americans – National

A panel of U.S. health advisers voted to recommend Pfizer‘s updated COVID-19 boosters that target the newest omicron strains for people 12 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to adopt the recommendation, the last step before shots can begin. Read more: U.S. to move COVID-19 vaccines, treatments to private market by 2023 once supply runs out Read More U.S. to move COVID-19 vaccines, treatments to private market by 2023 once supply runs out The panel also voted to recommend Moderna’s version of the booster update, to be used in adults only.The tweaked shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna promise Americans a chance at their most...