Chief Medical Officer Was Silenced in Canada’s Residential Schools

Content warning : This story deals with the neglect and abuse suffered by children at Canada’s Indian residential schools. People affected by the schools can call the Canadian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 for support. Sept. 30, 2021 — The discovery in recent months of more than 1,300 unmarked graves … Read more

Apple claimed it had less than 20 million TV+ subscribers in July, showbiz union says

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., smiles while speaking about Apple TV+ during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple claimed its TV+ service had less than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada … Read more

DoorDash now lets you order alcohol

A DoorDash Inc. delivery person holds an insulated bag at Chef Geoff’s restaurant in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. As the wheels of government turn too slowly for small businesses desperate for a piece of the $2 trillion U.S. relief package due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurateur Geoff Tracy is using GoFundMe … Read more

Canada extends India flight ban–Here’s how you can still travel to the country!

Canada is allowing Indians to enter its borders through an indirect route if not directly as direct fights have been banned (Photo: Reuters) Canada extends its ban on arriving passenger flights directly from India till September 21. This comes at the backdrop of risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, stated the federal transport ministry, as … Read more

Canada to Welcome Fully Vaccinated Americans in August

By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fully vaccinated U.S. travelers will be allowed into Canada as of Aug. 9, Canadian officials announced Monday. Canada’s 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived for people who are residing in the United States and are fully vaccinated with a … Read more

Heat Is On: Extreme Heat Wave Taking a Deadly Toll

National Weather Service. Steve Mitchell, MD, medical director, Emergency Department, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. Lisa Jaffe, freelance journalist, Seattle. Elisa Claassen, office worker and photographer, Noonsack, WA. CDC: “Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness.” King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Sean McGann, MD, Philadelphia emergency doctor; spokesperson, American College of Emergency Physicians. Delia Hernandez, … Read more

Indian researcher’s team in Canada develops ‘smartphone test’ that diagnoses infections in minutes – ET HealthWorld

An Indian researcher and her team in Canada have developed a new ‘smartphone test’ that can end the agonising wait for lab results by diagnosing bacterial infections, such as a urinary tract infection, in less than an hour. The team is also adapting the technology for the detection of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, by testing it … Read more

Pandemic affected 60 mn workers due to gap in labor & social protection: ILO

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 60 million domestic workers worldwide because of the long-standing gaps in the labour and social protection of the workers, the International Labour Organisation said, calling for an urgent need to formalise the domestic workforce. “Domestic workers were more vulnerable to the fallout from the pandemic because of long-standing … Read more

Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going

With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s who is booking, where people are traveling, and what’s beckoning travelers from their homes again. … Read more