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Researchers warn US is fueling Canada’s growing COVID-19 conspiracies

Researchers warn US is fueling Canada’s growing COVID-19 conspiracies

A new study from McGill University has found that misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine originating from the United States may be fueling conspiracy theories and other issues in Canada. Social media appears to be a driving factor in this cross-border information exchange, with Canadians who report frequent Twitter use experiencing high exposure to American news sources.

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COVID-19 joined these two diseases as top cause of US deaths in 2020

COVID-19 joined these two diseases as top cause of US deaths in 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its provisional mortality data on the leading causes of death in the US last year. Having claimed around 375,000 lives, the CDC says that COVID-19 was the third-highest cause of death in the United States in 2020, coming in third only to heart disease and cancer.

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Biden announces US hit 100m COVID-19 vaccine doses goal in 58 days

Biden announces US hit 100m COVID-19 vaccine doses goal in 58 days

President Biden has announced that the United States has reached -- and now exceeded -- 100 million administered COVID-19 vaccine doses only 58 days after he took office. This is a major milestone for the new president who had touted a goal of 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office and comes on the brink of unrestricted access to the vaccine in a number of states.

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Xiaomi US investment restriction has been blocked

Xiaomi US investment restriction has been blocked

Although companies like Huawei and ZTE have long been the target of the US government's intense scrutiny, Xiaomi wasn't about to get away without some scuff marks. Just before former US President Donald Trump's term ended, his government made one final move that almost put the Chinese smartphone and IoT giant in the same hot waters, although to a lesser extent. Now the order that would have prevented US entities from investing in Xiaomi was just blocked by a US federal judge that called into doubt the company's alleged ties to the Chinese military.

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US wants all adults to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by May

US wants all adults to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by May

It isn't always the case that the US tops charts in ways it probably would have wished it didn't. Just by raw numbers alone, it ranks highest not only in the number of COVID-19 cases but also in the number of deaths it caused. Under the new Biden government, the country has been scrambling to put a stop to the spread of the virus, especially through vaccinations. Now US President Joe Biden is setting a bold and ambitious goal of making every adult in the US eligible for the vaccine by May 1 so that the country could be closer to normal by July 4.

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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out across the US

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out across the US

Johnson & Johnson received an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for its Janssen COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend. With that milestone achieved, the company is now authorized to distribute its single-shot vaccine for administration, giving the US a third vaccine product to ramp up its vaccination efforts. How will the Janssen shot be rolled out?

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Pandemic may have pushed flu vaccinations in US to new record level

Pandemic may have pushed flu vaccinations in US to new record level

The COVID-19 vaccine may still be slowly rolling out, but the influenza vaccine has been and still is available -- and many more Americans have reported getting it or planning to get it during this flu season, exceeding past numbers and catapulting the nation to a new milestone threshold.

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These astonishing NOAA maps show just how much snow the US is under

These astonishing NOAA maps show just how much snow the US is under

According to the National Weather Service here in the United States, a whole lot of the USA is covered by snow right this minute. If we drop in on the latest model based on nationwide reports, the area of the United States currently covered by snow is a whopping 71.3%. That's up from 31.2% just last month.

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CDC warns new listeria outbreak is moving fast and linked to cheese

CDC warns new listeria outbreak is moving fast and linked to cheese

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned consumers to avoid Hispanic-style cheeses like queso fresco over a Listeria outbreak that could be dangerous in certain high-risk people. The advisory was first published late last week; there's an active investigation in progress and, at this point in time, no product recalls associated with it.

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This power outage map shows the scale of America’s storm nightmare

This power outage map shows the scale of America’s storm nightmare

Millions of people across the United States are currently without power -- and that's a big problem as temperatures drop to dangerous levels. Though Texas has primarily been hit -- in terms of power outages -- multiple states are currently experiencing problems, and this map makes it easy to keep track of what's happening.

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TikTok’s fate in the US hangs in limbo again

TikTok’s fate in the US hangs in limbo again

Former US President Donald Trump tried to finish as many pending tasks before his term ended but there were still many that were left unresolved. In the tech industry, one of the biggest was the fate of TikTok and its forced sale to a US company. Although the parties involved, including Oracle and Walmart, have already come into an agreement, they're still waiting for the US government approval that won't be coming anytime soon because the matter is now being reviewed again by the Biden administration.

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Huawei files lawsuit against FCC’s national security threat label

Huawei files lawsuit against FCC’s national security threat label

The transition to the Biden administration may have sparked some hope in Huawei but, if recent news is any indication, it might still be fighting a losing battle. Biden's pick to lead the Commerce Department already indicated her stance on keeping the status quo. Huawei is now picking up another fight in a different arena, this time challenging once more the constitutionality of the FCC's recent decision to label Huawei as a threat to the national security of the US.

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