AstraZeneca to test coronavirus vaccine response in children for 1st time – National

The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the COVID-19 vaccine it has developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children for the first time, it said on Saturday. The new mid-stage trial will determine whether the vaccine is effective on people between the ages of 6 and […]

Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19 – National

Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden‘s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures in the city following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, including fences topped with razor […]

Air passengers arriving in U.S. must provide negative coronavirus test, CDC says – National

By Mike Stobbe And David Koenig The Associated Press Posted January 12, 2021 6:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for […]

‘Confusion’: Airlines slam new coronavirus test rules for travellers returning to Canada – National

Airlines say a slew of questions remain about the federal government’s decision to require passengers returning to Canada to show negative results on COVID-19 tests taken abroad. Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced Thursday that air travellers overseas will have to present proof of a negative molecular test — known as a PCR test, conducted […]

New coronavirus strain: U.S. to require negative COVID-19 test from U.K. travellers – National

The United States will require airline passengers from Britain to get a negative COVID-19 test before their flight, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Thursday. The U.S. is the latest country to announce new travel restrictions because of a new variant of the coronavirus that is spreading in Britain and elsewhere. […]

Russia, AstraZeneca agree to test combination of coronavirus vaccines – National

Developers of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V on Monday announced signing an agreement with AstraZeneca to test a combination of the British drugmaker’s COVID-19 shots and a component of the vaccine created in Moscow. The developers of Sputnik V proposed the approach to AstraZeneca last month, suggesting it could increase the effectiveness of […]

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype explodes during landing after test launch in Texas

The Starship rocket destroyed was a 16-story-tall prototype for a heavy-lift launch vehicle being developed by Elon Musk’s private space company.

‘She just had a negative test’: COVID-19 hits family hard after expedited test at Calgary airport

An Alberta man is questioning the effectiveness of the Calgary airport’s expedited COVID-19 test pilot after a family member returned home and spread the virus to at least seven other people after an initial negative result. Last month, Gabe Kane’s sister, who currently lives with him and his family, took part in the YYC […]

41 swingers test positive for COVID-19 after New Orleans sex convention – National

Approximately 300 swingers gathered in New Orleans last month to spread love in the time of coronavirus. They ended up spreading COVID-19 instead, as their sex convention turned into a superspreader event that has seeded dozens of new cases of the virus. At least 41 people who attended the “Naughty N’awlins” convention in Louisiana […]

Top Pentagon official test positive for coronavirus, several contacts await results – National

A Pentagon official installed in a top policy job last week has tested positive for COVID-19, the Pentagon said Thursday, just days after he met with the Lithuanian defence minister, who had contracted the virus. Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesperson, said Anthony Tata, who is serving as the undersecretary of defence, was tested […]