Month: August 2020

Canada secures millions of vaccine doses, but it likely won’t be federally mandated, officials say

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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 4,800 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 125,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

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.

August 31

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Viral photos of police injured in US protests are actually from Australia

A viral social media post that claims police were injured by Democrats and Black Lives Matter demonstrators. The police are actually Australian and the incidents are years apart: Facebook
A viral social media post that claims police were injured by Democrats and Black Lives Matter demonstrators. The police are actually Australian and the incidents are years apart: Facebook

A collage of images that went viral on social media depicting battered and bloodied police officers – and suggesting Democrats and Black Lives Matter demonstrators were responsible – has been shown to be disinformation.

The social media post included four photos of police officers suffering from various injuries, including one man whose face was wrapped up in bandages.

A post accompanying the photo claims the officers were assaulted by BLM activists and Democrats.

“50 police officers were injured by Dems and BLM rioters over the weekend in Portland, Seattle and other nearby cities,” the post claims. “Pray for their safety.”

OregonLive first reported that while the photos of injured police are real, they’re depicting police officers in Australia, and their injuries

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9 ways to prepare for the next COVID-19 lockdown

After giving up spring break and summer barbecues, cooped-up Americans are looking forward to the day when things go back to normal. But COVID-19 isn’t like a natural disaster that strikes once, then fades away.

Several states have paused or walked back their plans to reopen, as new hot spots emerge and the number of active cases remains high.

Now health experts are warning that a second round of lockdowns may be necessary as the fall flu season begins, classes resume and cool weather drives people into cramped indoor spaces.

still feeling drained after round one.” data-reactid=”35″Even a series of smaller, more localized lockdowns could spell trouble for Americans’ livelihoods, especially for those workers still feeling drained after round one.

But you still have time to prepare. Here are nine things you can do to protect your finances ahead of a second wave.

1. Keep saving

As the first

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10 things to keep you occupied indoors this fall

These new activities will keep you busy for hours.
These new activities will keep you busy for hours.

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At the start of the pandemic, we all tried to keep ourselves occupied with a random assortment of activities from bread making to learning TikTok dances and keeping up with the trends. But as summer rolled around we had the opportunity to spend some time outside and partake in some socially distant activities and outdoor dining. Now that fall is approaching again and the end of the pandemic is nowhere in sight, we’ll probably be spending more time indoors—but this time we’ll be prepared.

There are a ton of products you can buy to keep yourself busy that go beyond the typical board games and puzzles we all resorted to the first go around. From celebrity taught classes to picking up a

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7 Things You Had No Idea Costco Actually Sells

Most trips to Costco are well-intentioned. You go in for some grocery items with a short list, but end up leaving with a wide assortment of random things you found and couldn’t pass up. With numerous departments and products to choose from, a trip to Costco can have you buying fruit and planning for your own funeral, as the store sells an assortment of coffins and urns for the event. Many of these unusual Costco items fit in with what you would expect to find at the store, but some leave you scratching your head, wondering how they even wound up on the shelves. Here are a few of our favorite unusual Costco items.

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50 pounds of Pecorino Romano

costco pecorino romano
costco pecorino romano

For the serious cheese lovers out there—who also happen to be pretty strong—Costco has the item for you. The warehouse club sells a 50-pound wheel of Pecorino

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What It’s Like to Send Your Kids to College in a Pandemic

Photo credit: FatCamera
Photo credit: FatCamera

From Oprah Magazine

Four years ago, as our daughter prepared to leave for college, these were the questions on our minds:

Are microwaves allowed in the dorm?

How much time will we have to move her in?

What in Gods name is a bed topper?

Last month, as we logged onto a pre-college orientation for our son, here’s what parents asked:

How will you enforce mask-wearing for 40,000 students?

What if my child’s roommate does not believe in COVID?

How will students get to the hospital if needed?

What will you say to students who WILL get COVID?

An hour later, my husband and I shut our laptop and stared at each other. Until that moment, we backed our son’s choice, resting our faith in the school’s plan.

Now we had only one question left: what where we thinking? And were we insane?

Thousands of

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How To Navigate Online Classes

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD — Prince George’s County students went back to school this week, but not in the usual way. Monday marked the first day of a semester’s worth of distance learning.

Along with pushing classes online, coronavirus has upended typical traditions and altered routine services. Here is Patch’s complete guide to navigating the virtual school year.

Communication

School officials have stressed the importance of communication while students are out of the classroom. Prince George’s County Public Schools will disseminate all major updates on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Families should bookmark their school’s website, which will offer more localized updates. School webpages are posted here.

Technology

Technology also plays a key role in the school board’s communication. Officials say students should keep an eye on their school email. Students can login to their email at this site and reset their password here.

Prince George’s County Public Schools

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Are college COVID-19 cases the fault of campuses full of reckless partiers? Experts, students say no

Sweaty, drunken revelers spilled into the street below Addy Miller’s campus-adjacent apartment on the Saturday after North Carolina State University’s first week of classes.

Miller, 20, viewed the late-night ruckus from her balcony, and others like it via news articles and viral videos. The locations vary, but the images are the same: throngs of college students partying like it’s 2019 – nary a mask in sight.

For Miller and her social circle, college in the time of coronavirus is an entirely different experience from the one playing out in news headlines. She and her friends wear masks outside their apartments – and sometimes inside – at small, socially distanced gatherings.

Miller’s only face-to-face interactions are with friends she’s certain are taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously, she said, though a stranger scanning her Snapchat stories might jump to different conclusions. She suspects many college students, like her, may feel misrepresented.

Addy Miller says she's careful to wear a mask.
Addy
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Ride the Momentum with These 5 Stocks

I know I tend to go on about the long term, and how we must be really careful about buying into a trend that could end real fast, especially since the market’s at unprecedented highs and sentiments are going through the roof.

But that’s basically one side of the story. It doesn’t mean that we must put all our money into stocks that we must hang on to forever. Not at all. The idea of long term buys, dividend stocks, etc is that we provide ourselves some sort of a buffer so we can absorb the volatility in riskier bets.

There are a couple of reasons why I think that we can and should make the most of the volatility in the market.

First among them are the improving macro numbers. So we see that the ISM numbers released earlier this month indicate expansion in the manufacturing sector; the HUD

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Students prepare for the unknown as they start university amid coronavirus

Students prepare to start university amid coronavirus: iStock
Students prepare to start university amid coronavirus: iStock

Many students applied to university before coronavirus and social distancing had entered the UK’s day-to-day vocabulary.

Now, they are preparing to start courses as universities adapt to become as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s definitely not how I imagined going back to university would be like,” Elena Leonard tells The Independent.

The 24-year-old will be starting a master’s degree in London next month, but is not expecting to be on campus as much as she originally thought, as her university – like others – plans on moving towards online teaching as a precaution against the coronavirus.

“It does feel strange to be doing things online and knowing you’re not really going to see people in person for a while,” she says.

While she will miss being able to get to know other students and teachers in person, she

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