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Herd immunity in Hawaii a possibility this summer: university report

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Aloha State has a chance to attain herd immunity from COVID-19 by the beginning of July 2021, assuming that the most recent seven-day average of vaccine doses administered …

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US advises against travel to the Philippines amid surge in COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The US State Department has advised against travel to the Philippines. In issuing the advice in its April 20 advisory, the US State Department noted for one, that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had issued …

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Canada’s Trudeau says he will take AstraZeneca vaccine

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ready to roll up his sleeve and be immunized against Covid-19. “My intention has been as I have said many times, is to get …

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Canada may ban some international flights; will continue restrictions for international travellers.

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada may ban flights from countries with high Covid-19 infection rates while extending the country’s travel, testing and quarantine measures, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday. “I have asked our …

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BC closes the door to visitors in bid to control Covid-19 spread

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The western Canadian province of British Columbia has rolled up the welcome mat and is telling visitors to go home as well as restricting travel for people living in the …

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Two-year-old child in BC dies of Covid-19

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Covid-19 has claimed the life of a child who had not reached its second birthday. “I’m also very saddened to report that we had a child with Covid who was …

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Several Canadian provinces have expanded age rage for AstraZeneca vaccine

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Three Canadian provinces have lowered the age eligibility for the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine to 40. Up until today, Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba would only administer the vaccine to people between …

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Covid-19 case spike in Hawaii attributed to increased mobility of residents: university study

By Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) — A recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the Aloha State may be attributed to more residents not staying at home and gathering in public areas, according to a report by the …

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Ontario walks back extra powers given to police; playground closures

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Less than a day after Premier Doug ford announced even tougher restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in his locked down province, the government is walking back some of …

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Several Ontario police forces won’t randomly stop people suspected of violating stay-at-home order

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Police forces in four major Ontario cities say they won’t be using the extra powers Premier Doug Ford granted them to enforce the province’s stay-at-home order. As he announced new …

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Second case of blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine reported in Canada

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Alberta is reporting a case of a rare blood clot following immunization with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. “We have confirmed a case of the rare blood clot disorder known as …

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Canada’s doctors say extraordinary measures needed to combat pandemic

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Saying the third wave of the pandemic has passed the critical point, the Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government to take unprecedented measures to deal with the pandemic. …

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