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COVID-19: It worked in Asia. The WHO says it’s crucial. But is Canada still using contact tracing?

The message from Dr. Jeremy Jones, a cardiologist in the Eastern Ontario town of Lindsay, was an urgent call for people to observe social distancing. But it also contained some startling information. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit had just announced that three people at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., had… Read More »

Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages over virus; Iran says 22 dead

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the coronavirus, disrupting travel for thousands of Muslims already headed to the kingdom and potentially affecting plans later this year for millions more ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan and the annual hajj pilgrimage.… Read More »

Economic impact of coronavirus will be clearer in ‘three or four weeks,’ Mnuchin says

U.S. officials will have a better idea of how the coronavirus outbreak will impact the economy in “three or four weeks,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the G-20 summit in Riyadh, Mnuchin said it was difficult to make strong predictions about the economic impact of the outbreak… Read More »

California woman collapsed on Christmas with ‘vape lung’ says ‘I looked dead’

‘I look dead’: California woman who spent two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape lung’ after collapsing on Christmas Day warns urges teens – and adults – to stay away from e-cigarettes Julia Itzen, 37, of Los Angeles, California suddenly collapsed on Christmas Day She wound up spending two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape… Read More »