Day: 16 January 2022

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Status update of Covid-19 cases worldwide

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of January 16, 2022, at 4:50 pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in the Philippines logged 37,154 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 3.2 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 89.4% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 50 Covid-related deaths for a total of 52,907 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Quebec

The tax for no vax continues to divide

TORONTO – The Quebec government’s decision to impose a tax on no vax continues to cause controversy. For now, no other province seems oriented to follow the same path as the executive led by Francois Legault. Too many problems of a legal nature – there are those who hypothesize the evident unconstitutionality of the measure – or of simple political gain: it is a highly divisive measure and no other prime minister has decided to risk. Yet, the debate over the appropriateness and feasibility of the measure goes on. 

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Canada Editorials English Featured News Updates Ontario Politics

Minister Phillips’ Explanation for Retiring: “Ma Chi Ca*** Me Lo Fa Fare?”

TORONTO – That sums up the reason(s) why now former Minister Phillips called it quits. There is no elegant way to translate this idiomatic Italian expression of frustration with what is taking place. But one can fill in the blanks with readily available pedestrian/coachman expletives and probably “be on the money”. 

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Ontario and Quebec, over 300 deaths over the weekend

TORONTO – The attention of the world of science is now entirely focused on hospitalizations and deaths. Counting infections from Covid-19 has become impossible, both due to the consequences of the limitations on access to molecular tests (now reserved for the “risk” categories, at least in Canada), and due to the fact that the vast majority of cases are asymptomatic: the virus circulates and, fact, we no longer know where, how, when and how much. (more…)

Education Matters English Featured News Updates Ontario

HCDSB revisits motion to fly the Pride flag this June


Trustees will gather to vote again on whether to fly the Pride flag at Halton’s Catholic schools this June. The matter will re-surface for discussion (January 18) at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) meeting. The issue of hoisting the Pride flag outside Catholic schools has been a controversial topic throughout Catholic schools in Ontario. The HCDSB is not exempt from such debate. (more…)


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