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WHO head ‘very concerned’ about COVID deaths as emergency declaration call looms – National

As the World Health Organization prepares to decide whether COVID-19 remains a global emergency, the UN agency’s director-general says key pandemic indicators are going in the wrong direction, including a rising number of deaths. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday he is “very concerned” about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it continues to have …

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Microsoft Is Aggressively Investing In Healthcare AI

Earlier this month, healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) company Paige announced a new partnership with renowned technology giant, Microsoft. Paige describes itself as a company at the forefront of technology and healthcare, especially in the field of cancer diagnostics and pathology. The company explains its mission: “Led by a team of experts in the fields of …

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Japan finmin warns of severe finances as BOJ struggles to contain yields

Japan’s finances intensified severity to unprecedented point Rounds of extra budget, stimulus measures aggravate finances Public finance is the cornerstone of a country’s trust -Finmin Economic revival comes first before fiscal reform in long run Parliament debate begins, all eyes on new BOJ governor nominee TOKYO, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Japan’s finances are becoming increasingly …

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COVID-19 in China: Expert says 80% of population have been infected – National

The possibility of a big COVID-19 rebound in China over the next two or three months is remote as 80% of people have been infected, a prominent government scientist said on Saturday. The mass movement of people during the ongoing Lunar New Year holiday period may spread the pandemic, boosting infections in some areas, but …

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Are Canadian hospitals prepared for another COVID surge? What experts say – National

Over the last couple of years, Canada has been through several COVID-19 waves that have extensively strained the country’s health-care system. And now, with the number of confirmed cases of the new XBB.1.5 subvariant on the rise, concerns are growing over the preparedness of hospitals should there be more waves. Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, emergency physician …

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Canadian billionaires saw wealth jump 51% during pandemic

While many Canadians struggled and saw their financial health deteriorate during the pandemic, the rich got richer. A new report by Britain’s Oxfam International found that Canadian billionaires saw their wealth grow by a staggering 51 per cent since the pandemic began. “This accelerated a trend that was already driving wealth inequality in Canada over …

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EU drug regulator has not seen signal of possible Pfizer COVID shot stroke link

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The European Union’s drug regulator has not identified any safety signals in the region related to US drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German partner BioNTech’s updated COVID-19 shot, the agency said on Wednesday. On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …

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Quebec paramedics see pay cut for COVID-19 vaccination, testing – Montreal

Quebec paramedics are being pushed to the sideline if they participate in a government program designed to fight against COVID-19. The front-line health-care workers who are registered in the JeContribue program are no longer entitled to $32-an-hour pay to vaccinate or test people for COVID-19. The salary for paramedics has been cut to $21 per …

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