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COVID-19 indicators up in Quebec, too early to declare new wave: public health

COVID-19 indicators up in Quebec, too early to declare new wave: public health

QUEBEC — New COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations linked to the disease are on the rise in Quebec, prompting the province to make the influenza vaccine available earlier than usual to protect vulnerable people against both viruses. Starting Oct.
Florida health care facilities evacuate patients after Ian

Florida health care facilities evacuate patients after Ian

Thousands of people were evacuated from nursing homes and hospitals across Florida on Thursday even as winds and water from Hurricane Ian began receding.

Spain postpones summit while leader tests positive for COVID

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government said a planned meeting Friday of the nine leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries will be postponed because Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, the event's host, continues to test positive for COVID-19.
India's top court gives equal abortion access to all women

India's top court gives equal abortion access to all women

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that all women, regardless of marital status, can obtain abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies.
Taiwan to end quarantine for arrivals starting Oct. 13

Taiwan to end quarantine for arrivals starting Oct. 13

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday said it will end mandatory COVID-19 quarantines for people arriving from overseas beginning Oct. 13.
Calgary doctor files human rights complaint over changes to mask rules on airplanes

Calgary doctor files human rights complaint over changes to mask rules on airplanes

CALGARY — A family doctor in Calgary has filed a human rights complaint over Ottawa's decision to no longer require masks on airplanes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
B.C. officials push flu, COVID-19 vaccines ahead of possible surges late fall

B.C. officials push flu, COVID-19 vaccines ahead of possible surges late fall

VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials are encouraging residents to get both flu shots and COVID-19 boosters this fall, while patients are being shuffled out of hospitals to make room ahead of possible twin surges of illness.
Less than one per cent of U of T students requested vax mandate exemption

Less than one per cent of U of T students requested vax mandate exemption

TORONTO — Less than one per cent of the 8,400 University of Toronto students living on campus have requested an exemption to its triple-COVID-19-shot mandate, the school said Wednesday.

OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Medical Center confirmed Wednesday it is planning to stop offering some gender-affirming medical treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding earmarked
Vaccine appears to protect against monkeypox, CDC says

Vaccine appears to protect against monkeypox, CDC says

WASHINGTON (AP) — At-risk people who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine in U.S.