Category Archives: Science

New York state to protect abortion providers under new laws

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has expanded legal protections for people seeking and providing abortions in the state under legislation signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday.

Medicine professor says no need to panic over COVID-19 reinfection

An expert says Canadians don't need to panic about COVID-19 reinfections even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive a second time for the virus.  Stephen Hoption Cann, a clinical professor with the University of British Columbia's facult...

HHS secretary Becerra tests positive for COVID-19 again

President Joe Biden’s top health official has again tested positive for COVID-19, less than a month after he came down with virus symptoms while on a trip to Germany.

Canada’s COVID Alert app will be discontinued as PCR testing becomes rare

OTTAWA — Canada's COVID Alert app will be discontinued in the coming days, a federal government source tells The Canadian Press.  The app was launched in the summer of 2020 as the pandemic began and billed as a way to alert

Calgary cabinet minister running to replace Jason Kenney as UCP leader, premier

EDMONTON — A cabinet minister from Calgary has joined the race to replace Jason Kenney as United Conservative leader and Alberta premier. Rajan Sawhney says if she were to win, she would order a public inquiry into how the province handled

EU: Schengen travel restrictions badly checked amid pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union auditors said Monday that the bloc's executive arm should have checked more carefully the restrictions on free movement imposed by EU nations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tests positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time. "I feel OK, but that’s because I got my shots," Trudeau said Monday on Twitter. "So, if you haven’t, get vaccinated — and if you can, get

Philippine officials, governor clash over face mask policy

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials warned Monday that people can face arrest if they defy a presidential order to wear face masks in public to protect against the coronavirus even in a province where the governor has declared they

Germany moves ahead with plan to legalize cannabis sales

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is setting in motion plans to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, aiming to have legislation ready later this year.

Virus cluster at nightclub sets off new Beijing clampdown

BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital has put school back online in one of its major districts amid a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a nightclub, while life has yet to return to normal in Shanghai despite the lifting of a