Day: June 25, 2020

Ontario premier in favour of keeping borders closed

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 102,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,500 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 25

5:45 p.m.: Bars, hotels, spas, waterparks and more open in Quebec

Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s director of public

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Coronavirus Protection Strategies for Seniors

As the COVID-19 pandemic—caused by the novel coronavirus—has spread, expert guidance on the viral illness has evolved time and again as we learn more about it.

But one message has been clear throughout: Older adults are at increased risk for severe disease, and the older you are the more elevated your risk. Those in their 60s and 70s are at greater risk than those in their 50s, and people 85 and older are at the greatest risk, according to new information from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Health experts knew early on in the outbreak that age was a significant factor: A study published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association in February looked at almost 45,000 people in China diagnosed with COVID-19. It found that almost 15 percent of those 80 and older, and 8 percent of those in their 70s, died after contracting

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Airbnb, Vrbo guests fighting for refunds after coronavirus cancellations

Evan Skowronski was supposed to stay in a Connecticut Airbnb this month with his wife after booking their stay in January.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the couple opted to cancel their trip in April. Skowronski, 53, a scientist working on infectious disease surveillance, canceled the booking outside of the company’s extenuating circumstances policy, which promises refunds or travel credits. He had been caught up in a back and forth with the company and his host in an effort to receive a refund, only just receiving it Thursday.

And Skowronski is far from alone as travelers and hosts from short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo have been stuck battling for their money back.

Emma Kaufmann, 49, is another hurt consumer. The writer and illustrator is seeking a refund of more than $1,400 after canceling her reservation for a trip to Berlin set for three weeks in June and July.

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No turning back for Florida, Texas? Why the next two weeks are ‘critical’ for US, Fauci warns

States have arrived at a crossroads that will define the coronavirus pandemic in the United States as half of the country struggles to manage rising COVID-19 cases, health experts say.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert at the National Institutes of Health, told Congress on Tuesday that the next two weeks will be “critical” in how the country addresses the surge in states like Florida, Texas and Arizona. 

Experts say states that don’t manage their case counts risk overwhelming the health care system again and infecting neighboring states that have already flattened the curve. While summer travel is expected to decline 15% from last year, AAA still projects 683 million road trips from July to September, which could spread coronavirus.

All this could happen ahead of the fall, when the coronavirus may reappear in a second wave and likely be accompanied by the flu.

‘Grave concerns’: COVID-19’s surge

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After Years of Decline, the Military’s Commissary System Just Had Its Highest Sales Day Ever

Between an influx of veterans newly granted access to military resale stores and customers preparing for shutdowns during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Defense Department commissary stores saw a 26% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2020.

Now the DoD is trying to figure out how to retain these customers, looking at their shopping preferences and behaviors to guide future services and offerings at stores, DoD Chief Management Officer Lisa Hershman told Military.com.

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While a boost in customers was not unexpected this year, given that 4.1 million disabled veterans became eligible to shop at military stores on Jan. 1, the jump in patrons just before and during the pandemic was unprecedented: On March 13 — the Friday before many states moved to stay-at-home orders — the commissary system saw its highest single sales day ever,

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The best credit cards for new homeowners of 2020

If you just bought a house, these credit cards can make settling in a little easier.
If you just bought a house, these credit cards can make settling in a little easier.

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.

A new house, condo, or apartment is cause for celebration. It might also cause some financial stress, depending on how much is left in your bank account after the settlement. And the bills don’t end there. If you’re a new homeowner, you might be looking for ways to help you save money on home-related expenses after you move in. Furniture, renovations, and emergency repairs can quickly add up. 

While experts advise that people shouldn’t apply for new lines of credit before

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Trudeau launches Canada Student Service Grant for students

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 101,900 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,400 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 25

11:10 a.m.: Government launches Canada Student Service Grant

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government is launching

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TikTok stars travel and party during the pandemic, the industry’s top managers and agents, and Biden’s influencer campaign strategy

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Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Influencer Dashboard, our weekly rundown of what’s new in the influencer and creator economy.

There’s no doubt that the influencer industry has grown tremendously in recent years. And throughout our reporting, my colleague Dan Whateley and I have watched as hundreds of talent managers and agents have raced to sign the next generation of stars.

But we noticed there wasn’t a central place to view the top power players in the business and see who they represent. So after months of conversations with industry insiders, and from our own reporting, we decided to build one.

This exclusive interactive database gives an inside look at who is working with the top creators on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and more in 2020.

Video: How influencers are adapting

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3 New Cases, Short-Term Renter Quarantine, Beach Passes

MADISON, CT — In her last weekly update through the CTAlerts emergency notification system, First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons says that the town has reported three new cases of COVID-19, reminds residents to continue virus spread mitigation measures, talks beach passes and Town Hall appointments. And, she also notes that there is a 14-day quarantine of short-term renters from nine states where COVID-19 has seen significant community spread.

Read her full message here:

“Over the last week we’ve had three new positive cases of COVID-19 in our community. While it is disheartening to see an increase, we are actively monitoring each case through contact tracing and grateful that the state overall continues to see downward trends.

In order to prevent resurgence, the Governor announced today a travel advisory requiring a 14 day quarantine for those people traveling into Connecticut from states that demonstrate significant community spread. States included are Alabama, Arkansas,

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Why are liberal comedians so obsessed with blackface?

The US comedian Sarah Silverman in a skit from her 2007 Comedy Central show - Comedy Central
The US comedian Sarah Silverman in a skit from her 2007 Comedy Central show – Comedy Central

It’s no laughing matter, of course, watching high-profile Left-leaning comedians squirm, apologise and plead for the benefit of the doubt. Still, if you were minded to smirk a little at the unfolding spectacle – affluent representatives of the entertainment elite, on both sides of the Pond, behaving like naughty children summoned to the headmaster’s office to discuss their “blacking up” – the past month has offered rich pickings.

In the past few days alone, we’ve seen a bout of high-profile mea culpas. On Tuesday, the US comedian and late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel – due to host the Emmys in September – issued a belated apology for his 1990s blackface impressions of basketball player Karl Malone and Oprah Winfrey, also conceding that he had taken too long to address the issue.

“I apologise

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