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India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world's second-most populous country sends more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hospital beds and oxygen.
The Dutch public health institute said Thursday that 9,648 new coronavirus infections were recorded over the past 24 hours, in the highest daily increase since January. The news came just days before planned relaxations in the country's months-long lockdown.
Britain's medicines regulator on Thursday said there had been 168 major blood clots following a dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, a rate of 7.9 clots per million doses, a jump in incidence from the previous week's figure.
How it affects me
A year into the pandemic, a new mental health report by Morneau Shepell says that isolation is taking its greatest toll yet on Canadians.
Canadians are being reminded by experts not to question others on how they were eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccine as they may have underlying health conditions they want to keep private.
The number of Canadians who use cannabis either occasionally or daily has increased in the three years since legalization, with more than one in three reporting an increase in their consumption during the pandemic.
Some of our pandemic behaviours have benefited the environment, like buying locally, reducing our commutes and flying less. Other habits have reduced our odds of catching other illnesses.
Your finances during the crisis
With income tax deadlines approaching, the federal government is warnings that filing late could mean delays of up to two months for anyone hoping to receive any of the various COVID-19 financial relief benefits.
Worker and patient advocates in multiple provinces are calling for permanent paid sick days, arguing that the federal COVID-19 sick leave benefit has too many restrictions for lower-income, precarious and migrant workers.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding front-line workers about the availability of a federal sick leave benefit, and is offering premiers more help to speed up their vaccine rollouts as the country faces a third major surge in new cases.
The place of gig workers has become a key issue in ongoing deliberation on how the decades-old employment insurance system will be updated.