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Explaining the difference between a virus variant, strain and mutation

A medical worker wearing protective gear enters the treatment hall of a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP) “… all currently known variants of COVID-19 belong to the SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading

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Retiree’s fight against 30% rent hike points to ‘broken rent-control system’: Manitoba NDP | CBC News

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Will unvaccinated Canadians finally hold their governments to account? | National Post

Chris Selley Employees bottle a potential COVID vaccine in Germany. It seems Canadians are nowhere near the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccines. PHOTO BY HENDRIK SCHMIDT-POOL/GETTY IMAGES PHOTO BY HENDRIK SCHMIDT-POOL/GETTY IMAGES https://nationalpost.com/opinion/chris-selley-will-unvaccinated-canadians-finally-hold-their-governments-to-account

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‘No one should die alone’: This woman gave 49 people a hand to hold in their final moments before dying of COVID-19

Since the spring, 51 residents have died of COVID-19 at the Kitchener, Ont., long-term care home where Julie Streit has borne witness to the pandemic’s terrible price https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-since-the-spring-51-residents-have-died-of-covid-19-at-this-kitchener/

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Alberta flooded with applications for grants to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

Calgary’s Scott Darling, who owns two oil-well service companies – Performance Energy Services and Performance Production Services – is hoping to participate in Alberta’s Site Rehabilitation Program. Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail May 25 2020 Alberta flooded with applications for … Continue reading

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Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands during pandemic

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alta., September 17, 2014. Todd Korol/Reuters Carol Scott The Canadian Press Published May 14, 2020 The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of … Continue reading

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The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed Mother Nature to remind us what less human pollution looks like

The view of the Himalayan mountain chain’s Dhauladhar range is a rarity in country with a documented air quality problem. The stunning scene was captured by a biologist that works in Venice Clear skies near the Himalayas, in California and … Continue reading

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Revealed: ‘former Vodafone executive’ in 5G conspiracy video is UK pastor

Link to article in The Guardian plus added commentary — Jim Waterson Media editor Fri 24 Apr 2020 … Jonathon James, who regularly preached at churches in Bedfordshire, is the previously unidentified individual who reached millions of people with his … Continue reading

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Was the Covid-19 pandemic manufactured by China or is it just benefiting from it?

April 11 2020 Post on social m(isl)edia followed by some criticism of parts of this theory. “The coronavirus traveled all over the world from Wuhan China, but it did not reach Beijing or Shanghai or other major cities in China. … Continue reading

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Why pandemics are the perfect environment for conspiracy theories to flourish

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