Coronavirus: Self-isolating in a small space during COVID-19 pandemic

A lot of Canadians have been hunkered down at home heeding warnings from public health officials about social or physical distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. For many, the reality of self-isolation is being confined to cramped quarters in condominiums. Brooke Crewson and her partner live in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit in downtown Toronto. Neither … Read more

With obesity and diabetes epidemic, Mexico braces for coronavirus

MEXICO CITY(Reuters) – Four of the six people who have died from coronavirus in Mexico so far had diabetes, raising alarm bells that a country with one of the world’s highest rates of the condition may be more vulnerable than its relatively young average age might suggest. FILE PHOTO: A man is pictured on a street … Read more

Trump previews new social distancing guidelines based on geographic risks

In a letter, Trump said new coronavirus testing capabilities would allow his administration to identify “high-risk, medium risk and low-risk” counties where different levels of social distancing would be appropriate. “Our expanded testing capabilities will quickly enable us to publish criteria, developed in close coordination with the Nation’s public health officials and scientists, to help … Read more

Local Laundry highlights Calgary’s small business sector amid COVID-19 outbreak

As businesses continue to close their doors to the public amid the COVID-19 outbreak, one clothing company is looking to help Calgary’s small business community survive the pandemic. Local Laundry, a clothing company based in Calgary, is taking to social media to outline how the public can help support local businesses. “We’re huge advocates for … Read more