The province of Ontario, including Canada's most populous city, Toronto, will be under a stay-at-home order for at least four weeks beginning Thursday as a third wave of the pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals. [Source]
Wall Street has been riding high as America's vaccination program exceeded expectations, lifting prospects of a speedy economic recovery. But a potential major disruption to that campaign sent stocks in reverse Tuesday.
The World Health Organization has warned that the world needs a "reality check" on the state of the pandemic, as countries abandon restrictions despite four weeks of rising deaths and seven weeks of rising cases globally.
US health agencies are taking concerns about blood clots and the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine "seriously" and are working to assess whether the shot is associated with a very small increased risk of rare blood clots, a federal official told CNN.