11 African lions test positive for COVID-19 at Denver Zoo

DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Zoo announced Monday that 11 African lions, ranging in age from 1-9, tested positive for COVID-19. The zoo said animal care and veterinarians describe the symptoms as being relatively mild at this point, and they are closely monitoring and treating the lions individually as needed. Zoo keepers noticed the lions … Read more

COVID In MN: MDH Reports 22 More Deaths As Latest Positivity Rate Drops Below 8%

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported 3,010 additional COVID-19 cases along with 22 more deaths. Meanwhile, the latest positivity rate has dipped below 8%. According to MDH’s update on Monday, which has data as recent as Friday morning, the state’s total positive cases count is now at 773,227. Over 49,000 … Read more

Facebook is ‘unquestionably making hate worse’, says whistleblower Frances Haugen – politics live

Children don’t have as good self regulation as adults do, that’s why they’re not allowed to buy cigarettes. When kids describe their usage of Instagram, Facebook’s own research describes it as ‘an addict’s narrative’. The kids say ‘this makes me unhappy, I don’t have the ability to control my usage of it, and I feel … Read more

Coronavirus live: China to vaccinate children as young as three; Merck asks EU regulator to authorise Covid pill

Leighton Slattery, Asray Gopa and Charlie Blocker are all US citizens, attempting to navigate the pandemic without easy access to the high-quality vaccines that are the linchpin of the US strategy. They are among 14 Americans abroad who spoke with the Washington Post about their struggles to get the shots, saying they received little guidance … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario and B.C. lifting capacity limits as cases ease

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 7:30 a.m. The fall sitting of the Alberta legislature begins Monday, and the government says jobs, diversifying the economy and fighting COVID-19 will be the focus. House leader Jason … Read more

COVID-19: Capacity limits out, optimism in for London, Ont. businesses – London | Globalnews.ca

For some London, Ont., businesses, Monday marks an important step in their journey back to a pre-pandemic “normal.” As of 12:01 a.m. Monday, Ontario restaurants, bars and gyms were able to lift capacity limits as part of the province’s plan to move out of Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan. Casinos, bingo halls and … Read more

San Diego County reports 496 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County public health officials have reported 496 new cases of COVID-19 and no new virus-related deaths. Sunday’s data brought the county’s cumulative case total to 367,857 since the pandemic began. The death toll remains 4,183. ‘He was in my arms breathing’: Witness describes moment before UC San Diego student’s … Read more

Anti-vaccine protest outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn turns chaotic

BROOKLYN, New York — Demonstrators supporting Nets guard Kyrie Irving and protesting New York’s vaccine mandate gathered outside Barclays Center on Sunday before Brooklyn’s home opener. A few dozen people were in the plaza outside the arena, some chanting “Let Kyrie play! Let Kyrie play!” and holding signs that said “Stand with Kyrie.” A small … Read more

Florida Surgeon General refused to wear mask in office of lawmaker with breast cancer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed. Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a memo to senators Saturday regarding the incident at … Read more

Ed Sheeran says he has COVID-19, will do performances from home

British pop star Ed Sheeran says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. The four-time Grammy winner broke the news Sunday on social media days before his new studio album is due out. He says he’s following government guidelines. He also says he’s unable to … Read more