COVID-19 causing more long-term unemployment than 2008 recession

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:00:36 +0000

The number of residents in Canada who are facing long-term unemployment saw a steep rise towards the end of 2020. Being unemployed for 27 weeks is considered “long-term unemployment.” Canada saw an uptick in these numbers in September and October, 2020, following massive job losses in March and April when businesses closed to curb the […]

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Coronavirus vaccines will be available to immigrants in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Immigration status will not be a factor in COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Canada’s public health agency says. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) told CIC News: “COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to everyone in Canada for whom it is approved and recommended for use… This applies to all persons in Canada whether or not they […]

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Profit taking halts PH shares’ advance

Credit to Author: Faye Almazan| Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:33:26 +0000

Another round of profit taking snapped the stock market’s three-day rally on Friday, but not enough to bump it out of the 7,100 territory. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) fell by 0.83 percent or 59.57 points to close at 7,134.56 while the broader All Shares shed 0.53 percent or 22.88 points to finish […]

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White House nixes tougher FDA guidelines on vaccine approval

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 05:01:00 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The White House has blocked new Food and Drug Administration guidelines on bringing potential vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to market that would almost certainly have prevented their approval before the Nov. 3 election. At issue was the FDA’s planned requirement that participants in the ongoing mass clinical trials for nearly a half-dozen […]

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Astra gets $1B from US to fund coronavirus vaccine

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 11:57:41 +0000

LONDON: British pharmaceuticals group AstraZeneca on Thursday said it had secured more than $1.0 billion from the United States to help fund production of its coronavirus vaccine. AstraZeneca is partnering with University of Oxford to develop and distribute a vaccine being trialled in the UK. It comes amid concerns that the United States could have […]

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Search for a COVID-19 vaccine heats up in China, US

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:02:09 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Three potential COVID-19 vaccines are making fast progress in early-stage testing in volunteers in China and the US, but it’s still a long road to prove if they’ll really work. China’s CanSino Biologics has begun the second phase of testing its vaccine candidate, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology said Tuesday. In the […]

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