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Coronavirus comes from a laboratory | Washington further hardens its war of words on the Chinese origin of the virus

After already threatening China with punitive taxes this week, the United States further toughened its tone on Sunday by claiming to have “a significant amount of evidence” that the new coronavirus comes from a laboratory in the city of Wuhan, cradle of the pandemic. American Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo did not take gloves to escalate […]

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Should we fear a more virulent second wave?

In 1918, the second wave of the Spanish flu was the deadliest. During the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, more Quebecers were infected in the fall than in the spring. Should we fear, a second wave of COVID-19, in a few months? Not necessarily, say experts. “In September 1918, it came mainly from soldiers and it was a virus […]

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She swaps the sale for emergencies

The assistant director of an art supply store swapped brushes and pencils for a 911 emergency medical dispatcher headset. “It was not really me to sit back and do nothing at home. When I saw that the Laurentides-Lanaudière Health Communication Center (CCSLL) was recruiting, I didn’t hesitate, ”says Jordane Forest-Hamel. With the closure of non-essential businesses, […]

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US senator tested positive for coronavirus

 A first US senator has tested positive for coronavirus, his team announced Sunday, even as Congress and the White House are negotiating a huge economic recovery plan to cope with the pandemic. “Senator Rand Paul tested positive for Covid-19. He is feeling well and is in quarantine, ”wrote a member of his team on Twitter, adding […]

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