Covid19 North America 

‘Heartless’ officials bar fiance of cancer sufferer from coming into Canada

  A Canadian woman is fighting to get her British fiance into the country as she undergoes cancer treatment. Sarah Campbell, an art therapy graduate student from Stratford, Ont., was supposed to get married to Jacob Taylor on June 27, but he was prevented from entering the country when Canada closed its border because of COVID-19. Campbell decided she would go to the United Kingdom to get married because she is a dual citizen and that country did not close its borders. But then she discovered a lump on her…

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Covid19 North America 

COVID-19: Avoid these hand sanitizers that are recalled in Canada

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, it was all hands on deck. Many manufacturers had to re-tool and pivot to produce personal protective gear and cleaning supplies to help in the fight against the coronavirus. Among those are a number of companies who received temporary approval to begin producing hand sanitizers. But not all hand sanitizers are created equal – and some have even been recalled. Beginning in June, Health Canada began posting recall notices, with more issued or updated in July and August. Some hand sanitizers available on the…

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North America 

Border crisis: Two women arrested for smuggling more than $3 million worth of meth in from Mexico

Law Enforcement presence has been dramatically increased in and around ports of entry into the United States since President Trump was elected. President Trump makes his views very clear on the matter of border security for many reasons – not the least of which is the amount of drugs being brought in from Mexico.  Here’s a prime example of why. On August 4th, US Customs and Border Protection arrested two women for transporting over $3 million worth of methamphetamine into the country. The Office of Field Operations of the United…

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Covid19 Europe 

New York City Will Now Have COVID-19 Checkpoints That Remind Me Of The ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Interrogations From WWII Nazi Germany

New York City, has decided to take a page from the Nazi Playbook from WWII, and set up military-style checkpoints at all bridge and tunnel crossings. There is a whole litany of things that they will do to you if you do not comply, not the least of which is a $10,000 dollar fine, and they are saying they intend to be as aggressive as possible under this new regime. Under a Democratic governor and mayor, the once-bustling New York City, the “big apple”, the “city that never sleeps”, has…

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Australasia Covid19 

The Salvation Army International – Salvation Army in the Solomon Islands Responds to Cyclone and Coronavirus

The Solomon Islands have yet to record a case of COVID-19, but stringent disease control measures are nonetheless affecting islanders particularly those of limited means. The coronavirus restrictions come in the wake of devastation wrought by Cyclone Harold in April, affecting many homes and livelihoods. The Salvation Army has been working with community leaders and partners in the Burns Creek settlement in East Honiara to ensure food security and mitigate against a rise in crime. The COVID-19 restrictions closed the market stalls around Honiara and community chiefs expressed ‘deep concern’…

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