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Myanmar military accused of weaponizing pandemic as post-coup crisis continues

Myanmar continues to be in turmoil six months after its military junta seized control in a coup. Protesters continue to demand the release of democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. But as Redmond Shannon explains, activists say the regime is now weaponizing the COVID-19 crisis against its own people.

“It means the world”: Families, friends reunite as UK eases COVID-19 travel rules

Families and friends were overjoyed at London's Heathrow Airport on Monday after a COVID-19 travel rule change meant they could reunite after 18 months of pandemic separation. Britain reopened its borders to large parts of the world Monday, scrapping quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals from the European Union, excluding France, and the United States.

Concerns rise over easing protocols amid Delta variant surge

As parts of Canada further ease pandemic measures, the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in greater numbers. As Sarah Komadina reports, it's sparking concerns that loosening protocols too fast will result in harder-hitting fourth wave.

Pandemic to endemic: Alberta needs to prepare for other diseases as resources shifted away from COVID-19: Hinshaw

When asked about shifting the approach to COVID-19 from a pandemic to an endemic, Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said with all knowledge and tools available to address the disease, health-care resources must also now return to other respiratory diseases like influenza, which is anticipated to make a return among the general population this year.

Is Alberta lifting pandemic protocols too soon?

Alberta is pushing forward with the province's pandemic recovery plan, removing nearly every public health order despite a surge in COVID-19 cases. Heather Yourex-West explains the strategy, and how health care experts strongly disagree with it.
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What does a post-pandemic Manitoba look like?

As Manitoba inches closer towards hitting the 80 per cent mark of those 12 and over with one COVID-19 vaccine, the province's top doctor says there will be a move towards recommendations instead of rules. Brittany Greenslade has more on what a post-pandemic Manitoba could look like.

Pandemic measures for Tokyo Olympics to silence spectators

With Tokyo Olympics just weeks away, foreign spectators are prohibited from attending due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Organizers will allow a limited number of Japanese spectators to watch, but they won't be able to cheer on their favourite athletes. Redmond Shannon explains.
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How to avoid ‘YOLO spending’ post pandemic

One of the silver linings of the pandemic for some Canadians was the amount of money they saved. But now that restrictions are lifting, experts say many people are "YOLO spending" out of excitement and deprivation. Global’s Sharmeen Somani explains.

COVID-19 pandemic could have been prevented, report shows

A high-level independent report, commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), said WHO should have declared the new coronavirus outbreak in China an international emergency earlier than Jan. 30, 2020, but the next month was "lost" as countries failed to take strong measures to halt the spread. “This is an ongoing disaster that we believe could have been prevented," Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, co-chair of the panel, stated.
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Teen tribute highlights resiliency during pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, we've all had to overcome a number of hurdles, especially teens. Kendra Slugoski has more on a project that aims to recognize the tenacity of teens and their ability to adapt.

COVID-19 modelling raises fourth wave fears

With Alberta phasing out pandemic protocols despite a resurgence in COVID-19, concerns are growing about a fourth wave and the consequences for the rest of Canada. Heather Yourex-West spoke to one mother, whose young son suffered a rare illness related to COVID-19.
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Excessive gaming used to cope with pandemic stress?

One in five Canadians reported high levels of mental distress during the pandemic, and many turned to unhealthy habits for comfort, including excessive gaming. As Su-Ling Goh reports, gaming as a way to escape may be hard on our mental health.
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Disc golf soars in popularity during the pandemic

A few sports and activities have exploded in popularity since the start of the pandemic. Disc, or frisbee, golf being one of them. Mike Arsenault went to a local disc golf course to learn more.

Pandemic project: Calgary gardeners set up seed library

A lot of Canadians are getting out and getting into gardening during the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, as Gil Tucker shows us, some veteran gardeners in Calgary are out to help others get some great seeds sprouting.