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Thousands Of 'Happy Birthday' Tweets Are Pouring In For COVID-19

Let's all hope there isn't a second one
Thousands Of 'Happy Birthday' Tweets Are Pouring In For COVID-19

It has officially been one year since the first-ever documented case of COVID-19, and it's safe to say that the virus doesn't deserve a very happy birthday.

The virus is traced back to November 17, 2019, when doctors in China discovered the virus in a 55-year-old man, but there has yet to be a confirmed patient-zero.

Now, one year to the day, the virus has a caused a global pandemic and virtually ruined everyone's year, causing the virus to receive not-so-happy birthday wishes on Twitter.

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Whether it be straight-up anger or just simple sarcasm, those on Twitter did not hold back their thoughts of the virus on its birthday.

Some tweets weren't quite as nice.

The virus has ruined the lives of billions around the world.

As one year of COVID wraps up, the future does look bright, as two companies have produced successful vaccines in recent weeks.

But creators of the vaccine are warning that you should still be practicing safety precautions such as mask-wearing and social distancing, as life may not return to normal until next winter. 

Maple Leaf player Jack Campbell apparently has no chill when it comes to his cats, especially when it's one of their birthdays.

The NHL goalie shared a series of photos of himself and his partner, Ashley Sonney, celebrating their feline's birthday which included a cake and balloons.

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COVID-19 Pills Are Being Tested & Here's How They Work

Think of them as morning after exposure pills.

What if you didn't have to worry about getting super sick with COVID-19? What if you could just take a pill at the first sign of infection, and then move on with your day?

That's the dream behind a new wave of drugs that are being tested right now, as three big pharma companies appear to be closing in on a morning after COVID pill that you can take at home.

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You Now Need Proof Of A Vaccine In NYC To Go To Gyms, Restaurants & Indoor Venues

There was a stark warning for those who choose not to get vaccinated.

All restaurants, gyms and indoor entertainment venues in New York City will require proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the city's mayor announced Tuesday, August 3.

During a live broadcast posted on his Twitter account, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers that the policy would come into effect over the next few weeks, adding: "If you want to participate in our society fully, you've got to get vaccinated."

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U Of T Is Requiring Students Living In Residence To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

They'll have a two-week grace period to get their first dose.

The University of Toronto says it will require all students living in residence during the 2021-2022 school year to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least their first dose, across all three of its campuses.

The university says students must have their first shot prior to their move-in date. However, anyone unable to receive it before then will be given a two-week grace period with help from the school, depending on the province's vaccine supply.

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