Biden chooses Harris, layoffs in media and new COVID-19 numbers

Plus: A court ruling on AB 5, new COVID-19 #s, school reopenings, a meteor shower and dolphins on the coast Is that a meteor shower or has Joe Biden just picked the first Black woman to ever be on a major party’s presidential ticket? Both! It’s Tuesday, Aug. 11, and I’m Maria Sestito, senior issues reporter at […]

COVID-19: New York’s true nursing home death toll is likely high | Coronavirus pandemic News

Riverdale Nursing Home in the New York City borough of the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed […]

Coronavirus updates: Dozens of fraternity members test positive for COVID-19, officials say

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 673,000 people worldwide. Over 17.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed […]

Lloyds bank loses £676m as it warns on the cost of Covid-19 | Business

Lloyds Banking Group plunged to a second-quarter loss after putting aside £2.4bn for bad debts, forcing the bank to acknowledge that supporting customers through the Covid-19 crisis would come at a cost. Britain’s biggest high street lender reported a loss of £676m for the three months to June, down from a £1.3bn profit during the […]

Inked during a pandemic: How tattoo artists are coping with strict COVID-19 regulations

Article content continued But in practice, Verhoef said their clients are just grateful they’re able to get pieces done again. When it reopened, the studio received a flood of appointment requests — some people were even asking for artists to come to their homes beforehand — which showed Verhoef that people were willing to abide […]

First six months of 2020: #COVID-19, investment in recovery, climate

To tackle the fallout from COVID-19, Parliament has pushed for ambitious and sustainable solutions for people, the economy and the environment. Read the overview of the first half of 2020. Coronavirus By far the biggest challenge of the past months was the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU responded to the outbreak with immediate emergency measures and […]

COVID-19: Union calls on B.C. government to extend ban on evictions

Article content continued The groups argue this would be more effective than increasing the amount of the B.C. rental supplement because not all tenants are eligible for that program. “We are hearing from vulnerable people who are having difficulty accessing the government benefits, in very complicated scenarios, and they are already very stressed, and there are […]

Been to a bar this month? Go get tested for COVID-19, Montreal urges

Article content Dr. David Kaiser, a Montreal public health official, is concerned about the transmission of COVID-19 in bars and is recommending patrons get tested for the virus. “There are at least five bars in Montreal which have reported cases of COVID-19 among patrons or staff and we’ve identified eight people who have been infected,” […]

Coronavirus live updates: Quebec reinstates daily updates of COVID-19 data

Article content continued See the full story here. 12:45 COVID hits close to home for Habs’ Carey Price Canadiens goalie Carey Price moved to Washington State when the NHL was shut down March 12, home of his wife’s family, Price told reporters during a conference call Thursday. The crisis hit close to home when the […]