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The next generation of COVID-19 vaccines is here, with the U.K. becoming the first country to hand out a jab specifically designed for newer strains of the coronavirus.

U.K. regulators approved Moderna's new COVID booster on Monday, opening the door for a new round of vaccines meant to protect specifically against the Omicron variant.

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The numbers aren't looking so good, Ottawa. Sadly, more people in the nation's capital have died due to COVID-19 this year compared to last year, as the BA.5 variant drives cases up, according to Ottawa Public Health.

In Ottawa, a total of 840 residents have died because of COVID-19. There have already been 230 deaths caused by the virus in 2022, compared to the 229 deaths that were recorded in 2021.

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The White House says U.S. President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, and some internet users are already wondering if Vice President Kamala Harris might have to step up.

Biden, 79, tested positive on Thursday morning, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

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The World Health Organization has been keeping a close eye on the recent spread of monkeypox and their latest update suggests this is not the next global pandemic after COVID-19.

During an online discussion about the outbreak, Dr. Rosamund Lewis, the technical lead for monkeypox at the WHO, said, "at the moment, we are not concerned of a global pandemic," reported Reuters.

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Le déconfinement se poursuit ce mois de mai 2022 au Québec. Après avoir annoncé une série d'assouplissement des mesures sanitaires ces dernières semaines, Luc Boileau, le directeur national de la santé publique par intérim devrait révoquer le port du couvre-visage d'ici le 14 mai partout dans la province.

D'après les informations du bureau parlementaire du Journal de Québec, le Dr Boileau sera en conférence de presse ce mercredi 4 mai à 11 h pour faire l'annonce de la fin de cette mesure dans les lieux publics pour la mi-mai. En d'autres mots, tu pourras aller magasiner, au cinéma ou encore au restaurant sans porter le couvre-visage. Cependant, il devrait demeurer obligatoire dans les transports en commun et les CHSLD.

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