Category: English

Education Matters English

“The road to Hell is paved with good intentions”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – In the schools I attended, this maxim was often repeated by teachers to drive home the point that we should think before we act, if for no other reason than to limit unforeseen consequences. In the political arena where I engaged to discharge my civic obligations, there were “minefields galore”. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

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EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 112 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 88 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 25, 2021, at 3:00pm (EST).

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape


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EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 5, 2021, at 1:30pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 115 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 92 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Covid-19 Updates Education Matters English

Schooling or Public Health, it’s about the children

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – One way to build public trust is for government officials and health experts to have a clear and consistent communication strategy. When that breaks down you are left with uncertainty, frustration and public outrage. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 110 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 85 million have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 18, 2021, at 11:30 am (EST).

Note: Worldometer has recently added estimated recoveries in Spain. Figures are based on country-specific historical data for recoveries and antibody tests and analysis in autonomous communities and comparable countries.

English Travel & Tourism

Covid-19 hits Toronto tourism Hotel, restaurant and attraction revenue plummets by half

Toronto’s tourism sector was one of the first industries affected by the coronavirus and is expected to lose billions of dollars in direct and indirect spending during the first half of 2021, despite the $ 125 million support offered by Lisa MacLeod, Provincial Minister of Heritage, Sports, Tourism and Cultural Affairs for Toronto and other Ontario cities. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Promising new research in the fight against Covid-19

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – A team of Canadian scientists reveal some promising results in a potential new treatment for Covid-19. An experimental antiviral drug, Peginterferon-Lambda, could be the next best tool in treating Covid-19 patients. (more…)

English Show Biz

All about the Sanremo Festival:
the program and where to see it

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian SANREMO – It is the first Sanremo Festival without the audience in the hall and with recorded applause: due to Covid-19, in fact, the historic event dedicated to the Italian song – which starts tonight (Tuesday 2 March) and ends Saturday 6 March – takes place “behind closed doors”. (more…)

English News Updates

Old houses for sale for 1 euro,
but the former owners turn up

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Houses for sale for 1 euro: this has been happening in Italy, for several years, in small towns at risk of depopulation and where there are many old ruins that no one would ever buy. (more…)

Editorials English

Bigotry, racism and “heterophobia” at City Council

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – In the end, from a personal perspective, one is left only with one’s good name – a reputation. Corporately, a legacy against which the public can measure value to societal standards. Both are built incrementally by sweat and tears. The ride is not always smooth.

The Corriere Canadese, in one form or another, has been in the service of the Italian Canadian community since 1954. Its purpose, from my point of view, has always been to integrate immigrant value structures into those newer ones that individual newcomers and their families were creating, in the course of their interaction with other disparate immigrant groups.
Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> (more…)

English News Updates

Remembrance day in memory
of the victims of the Foibe

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – February 10: it is the Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Foibe, of the thousands of Italians killed by the Yugoslav communist militias at the end of the Second World War in Istria, Dalmatia and Venezia Giulia. “A horror that strikes our consciences” said today the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, recalling “the suffering, the grief, the uprooting, the exodus to which tens of thousands of families were forced in the areas of the eastern border, of the Istria, Rijeka and the Dalmatian coasts are inscribed with an indelible mark in the history of the tragedy of the Second World War and its consequences “.

English Opinion

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA ORDERED PSB,
LOOKING BACK…COVERAGE OF G8 – G 20 IN TORONTO 2010

Given the history of violence that accompanies these summits, most locals, i.e., Torontonians living in the downtown core opted to leave the city or stay in their domiciles.  I preferred to be in the thick of things when such a magnitude of an event is taking place in my neck of the woods.  With my Manila Times ID, I trekked to the (CNE) Canadian National Exhibition grounds, where the journalists were getting accredited with the mindset that if people from far away places like China, India and South Africa are able to travel here to cover the events, why not me who lives right in the heart of Toronto. When I arrived at the CNE, I presented myself as a foreign correspondent for The Manila Times.  I encountered some resistance at first but after explaining in the interview that I had been to the White House and Parliament Hill, Asia Pacific Conference (APEC) to cover big events involving world leaders and that I was a governor council appointee, I was cleared by the CSIS and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 111 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 87 million people have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 21, 2021, at 11:45 am (EST).

English Opinion

Gender identification health and welfare

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Pity the children. Sympathize with their parents, I thought, as I listened to the audio of the meeting of the trustees at the TCDSB, Thursday, February 18. A contractor, commissioned to report on the state of ventilation systems in several of the Boards schools, was being scolded for not immediately knowing what the municipal building code said about a particular type of window opening permitted.
Read More in Corriere Canadese >>>  (more…)

English Politics

Yes to Draghi: “Answers
to young people who emigrate”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – With a very large majority (262 votes in favour, 40 against – Fratelli d’Italia and the dissidents of the M5S – and 2 abstentions), the Senate approved the trust in the Prime Minister

 

Mario Draghi, after a very long day that began this morning with the speech of the premier.

A very articulated speech (which you can read in original here: Il discorso di Mario Draghi), which touched on all the “hot” topics, starting with the health emergency. (more…)

English Politics

China likes the new Italian premier

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Relations between the new Italian government and China are expected to be excellent. On the morning of February 13, indeed, Prime Minister Li Keqiang called Mario Draghi to congratulate him:  China likes the new Italian cabinet. (more…)

English Politics

Draghi Government: the ministers

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – Eight technicians and fifteen politicians with some confirmations: the Draghi government is ready. The prime minister in charge went up to Colle to dissolve the reserve and submit the list of ministers to the

 

President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, who approved it, signing the appointment decrees: the oath is scheduled for Saturday 13 February at 12am. Fifteen, therefore, the political ministers: 4 from the M5S, 3 from FI, 3 from the Pd, 3 from the Lega, 1 for Italia Viva and 1 for Leu. But let’s see who is on the government team.
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English Travel & Tourism

Bye, bye spring break! Trudeau suspends flights and impacts Mexico, the Caribbean… and Canada

Beginning 2021, Canada began requiring all residents and travellers to submit a negative test for Covid-19 before leaving for Canada. But from Mexico, which together with Canada and the United States forms the CUSMA trade agreement, and the Caribbean countries there are not even flights.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the new travel restrictions saying that all airlines, including Air Canada, agreed to cancel “all destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico” until April 30. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape


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EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 2, 2021, at 3:00pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 114 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 90 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

English Politics

Italy joins Canada
against arbitrary detentions

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – “Congratulations to Canada for the launch of the Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State relations. Ready to engage constructively with international partners to put an end to this heinous practice “: this is the text of the tweet published a few days ago in the official profile of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with which the Farnesina manifests Italy’s support for the Canadian declaration against arbitrary detention in relations between states. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Covid originated in animals,
WHO dismisses lab leak theory

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian WUHAN – The coronavirus pandemic is “most likely” of animal origin. Research conducted so far suggests this, but the host animal remains to be identified. This was said at a press conference by Liang Wannian (in the pic), head of the team of Chinese experts who worked with the World Health Organization delegation on a mission to China to try to reconstruct the origins of the pandemic. “Bats and pangolins are potential candidates for the transmission of the virus”, he said.  The WHO investigation team dismissed the idea that a lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology started the pandemic.

 

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape


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EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 1, 2021, at 2:30pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 114 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 90 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

English Politics

Draghi, the program
of the future government

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – Draghi Government: which program? Among the key-points of the future executive, in the first place there is obviously the pandemic, against which the vaccination campaign is expected to revive the economy: restarting work and protecting the people who will not have it. Another point, the school, for which it is foreseen the extension of the school calendar and the strengthening of the teaching staff. Finally, the opening of construction sites, infrastructures and three major reforms: public administration, civil justice and taxation. The ongoing consultations with the parties focus on these issues. Will there be a good summary for everyone?

 

Education Matters English

Laurentian University, hands off from the Italian Studies

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Teachers and students from Laurentian University’s Italian Studies program are on the ropes, since the university declared a state of insolvency on February 10th, citing more than 300 million in debt, they have certainly not slept soundly.

“I do not know exactly how this situation will affect us – said Diana Iuele Colilli, president of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures – we fear that, since it is small, the Italian Studies program may be cut.” (more…)

English News Updates

An italian millennial tree
among the candidates of Epa award

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian What is the tree of the year? Not just the most beautiful, but the one with an important story? This will be decided by the people of the internet through an online vote open until 28 February on the site www.treeoftheyear.org as part of the competition organized by the Environmental Partnership Association (Epa), a grouping of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia that support projects aimed at protecting the environment and activating local communities. (more…)

English Opinion

Censorship through “Wordsmithing” and turning grammar on its head

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian The Federation of Law Societies in Canada’ Annual Report (2017) indicated 127,707 licensed lawyers in the country, 82% of them, 104,497, still classified as “active”.

When combined with approximately 37,000 paralegals (Census 2006), that represents a ratio of one “legal expert” for every 218 Canadians. Their services keep societies “civil” and the marketplace “free”.

But what happens when lawyers seek to silence, repress contrary opinion to favour their client and the Courts allow it to take place, direct – in layman’s terms, order – certain usage of vocabulary/pronouns in a Court environment? (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape


EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 112 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 88 million people have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 24, 2021, at 12:00pm (EST).

English News Updates

Ebola outbreaks in Congo and Guinea

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian As the world fights against Covid, a new Ebola epidemic erupts in Africa. The alarm after the discovery of 7 cases of haemorrhagic fever. “We are facing an epidemic,” said the head of the Guinea Health Agency Sakoba Keita, after an emergency meeting in Conakry, the capital of the African country. There are already 3 dead: it hadn’t happened for 5 years. All the people who have been in contact are in solitary confinement. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Vaccines, the government ready to change gears

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The federal government is poised to change gears on the vaccine front. The confirmation came yesterday from Justin Trudeau during a press conference in which the prime minister did not hide a cautious optimism about the latest developments in the vaccination campaign that is about to come to life in Canada. The first factor to consider – underlined by the Liberal leader – is the approval of the third vaccine in Canada, that of AstraZeneca, which has a significant acceleration in the roadmap drawn up by the government in recent months. Yesterday – added Trudeau – the first supply of the vaccine arrived in our country with about half a million doses, which will be immediately distributed to the province and territories. “In addition to this,” he continued, “we are waiting to have a response from Health Canada on another vaccine, the one produced by Johnson and Johnson.” The latter, which in the United States has been able to give the green light by the regulator, could represent the turning point in this problematic immunization campaign against Covid-19, as a difference of all the other approved vaccines in Canada – Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca – to be effective needs a single dose and does not require recall injection. (more…)

Community English

“Help me find the Toronto
of my childhood”

TORONTO – “ I just want to search for my past and I realize things don’t remain the same and change over the years…”: Rosanna Natale, immigrated in Canada from Italy since 1959, is trying to retrace the paths of her childhood and youth: she has already found many traces and she’s halfway through her search, but she still has some steps missing and she asks for help from the readers of Corriere Canadese, the italian newspaper in Toronto,  in order to retrace them. (more…)

Editorials Education Matters English

EXCLUSIVE Tcdsb and Minister Lecce in legal troubles

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Enough is enough! It was expected that Del Grande would fight back. An Application for Judicial Review (JR) between Michael Del Grande and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) has been filed in Divisional Court. Understandably, it took a while to materialize in its final version.

In its reading, it resembles a thin veil pulled back that reveals the governance rot beneath the surface that has been afflicting Catholic education boards and the TCDSB in particular. It also exposes the perverse – even illegal – meddling by Queen’s Park in areas arguably beyond its jurisdiction.Read More in Corriere Canadese >>>

English Interviews

The pandemic source of inspiration for Carlo Bianchini

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian MARKHAM – The pandemic, for an artist, can also be a source of inspiration. And so it was for Carlo Bianchini, a young Canadian singer-songwriter son of Italian immigrants. Between the first and the second lockdown, Carlo wrote and recorded, in his home-studio in Markham, the album “Quarantine Sessions”.

English News Updates

The Pope’s video message
to the Iraqis: “We will pray
all together”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian VATICAN CITY – “Dear brothers and sisters in Iraq, assalam lakum!”: thus begins the video message that Pope Francis posted on the net – launching it with a tweet – to greet “Iraqi friends” on the eve of his trip to Iraq. A journey of peace and for peace, Bergoglio underlines, to “pray together and walk together”, all of them, “in the sign of Father Abraham, who brings together Muslims, Jews and Christians in a single family”. (more…)

English Politics

Mexico demands $ 500 million from First Majestic Silver Corp
AMLO seeks support from Canada for the mining company to cover its income taxes

Mexico’s president asked Ottawa through its Embassy in Mexico to support the Canadian mining company First Majestic Silver Corp. to cover its tax obligations, which it estimates of $500 million dollars.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said: “Hopefully, the Embassy of Canada in Mexico will make them come to their senses. We cannot allow mining companies not to pay taxes”, and added: “In Canada -as in any country- companies pay for the extraction of minerals. We don’t want to increase taxes; we just want them to pay”. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

 

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 108 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 81 million have recovered and more than 2.3 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 14, 2021, at 10:30am (EST).

English Health & Medicine

The power of music in Alzheimer’s disease

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Music has the innate ability to trigger parts of the brain that evoke emotions and memories. Simply take note the next time you hear a particular tune or favourite melody. Does it recall a specific memory? For people living with Alzheimer’s, music can be an important instrument in helping these individuals.

Education Matters English

Catholic Schools can [finally] take a victory lap

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – February 25, 2021. Thursday’s Supreme Court of Canada (SOC) decision re the Theodore school question in Saskatchewan offers an insight into constitutionally guaranteed denominational rights and the primacy of the Constitution over subordinate (inferior) legislation.

Lawyers will rush to “differentiate” the issues under consideration and the consequential implications. It is what they are trained to do – much like critics who “parse” sentences and literary works. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 109 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 84 million have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 17, 2021, at 10:30am (EST).

English Opinion

The order of the marketplace is clear: do your job or leave

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – There is a limit to the people’s patience. Opinion polls (the most recent by Abacus, February 4) suggest the public is growing distrusting of “political leadership” – irrespective of party preference. It is increasingly concerned about health (physical and mental), education, the economy and a “return to normalcy”.

English History

The two lives
of prisoners of war

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian SACCO (Salerno) – There have been men who have lived several lives, despite themselves. Lives that are also radically different from each other. “Jokes” of the war, one would say in the case of Giuseppe Polito, born in Sacco (a town in the province of Salerno) in 1914, Italian until 1941, then Indian and Australian until 1946 and, finally, again Italian for the rest of his days. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 110 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 86 million people have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 20, 2021, at 11:00 am (EST).


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