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How risky is going home for the holidays amid coronavirus? There’s a tool for that

Going home for the holidays will be a tough decision for many Canadians as the country struggles to contain a resurgence of novel coronavirus cases. With heightened community spread of COVID-19, the federal government is urging Canadians to follow public health guidelines while celebrating this
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Public health officials encourage Nova Scotians to download COVID Alert app, use it properly

The federal government’s COVID Alert app has been available in Nova Scotia for more than a month, and according to the province’s public health authority, it has been used successfully by some users who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.On Friday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) confirmed that to date, 11 of its COVID-19 patients had downloaded the
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Coronavirus vaccine researchers ‘targeted’ by N.K., Russian hackers: Microsoft

Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research around the globe, Microsoft said on Friday.The software company said a Russian hacking group commonly nicknamed “Fancy Bear” – along with a pair of North Korean actors dubbed “Zinc” and “Cerium” by Microsoft –
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Coronavirus: London, Ont., team creates tool to measure effectiveness, privacy of COVID-19 apps

A duo out of Western University in London, Ont., has created a new tool that they say will help provincial and national policymakers make decisions on which of the “near-endless stream” of contact-tracing apps to utilize.Public health officials use contact-tracing, or CT, as part of efforts to limit the spread of infectious diseases, like COVID-19, by identifying and
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‘We haven’t made a final decision’ on federal COVID-19 app, Alberta premier says

The federal COVID-19 app is still not available in Alberta, but the province’s top doctor wants Albertans to use AB Trace Together to help COVID-19 contact tracing.Dr. Deena Hinshaw was asked about the delay in rolling out the federal app in Alberta during a news conference on Thursday. Read more: Alberta launches ABTraceTogether app to improve contact tracing, fight
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Expedited COVID-19 testing now available at Calgary airport, Coutts border crossing

International travellers arriving in Alberta via the Calgary International Airport now have the option of taking a free expedited COVID-19 test to avoid quarantining for a full two weeks upon entering the country.The expedited test is part of a joint provincial-federal pilot project, the first of its kind in Canada, which began on Nov. 2. It is voluntary for travellers to