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Unable to make any headway in the polls against the Liberals, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole could use a little help from his friends Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Basically, he needs Ford and Kenney to avoid doing anything that makes matters worse for him. Trailing the Liberals by six percentage points …

His former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, said recently that the Prime Minister’s plan to “have donors secretly pay for the renovation were unethical, foolish, possibly illegal and almost certainly broke the rules on proper disclosure of political donations.” Government officials are concerned that Cummings, who left government in November amid a public power struggle, is …

If you were to nominate an infectious disease for “worst in the world,” malaria would probably be a top contender. Every year, it kills more than 400,000 people, most of them children. There’s been significant progress in the fight against malaria — before the Covid-19 pandemic, two decades of public health work had driven death …

Education requires innovation. During a pandemic, that innovation is all the more urgent. But much of that innovation does not get written about in Wired. It doesn’t involve technology at all. Rather, it involves educators doing one of the hardest jobs in the world during a stunningly difficult time. They are continuing to teach using …

In light of the novel coronavirus, Virginia Tech has proposed new plans for spring break 2021. Tech’s new schedule will feature five one-day breaks in the months of February, March and April. This is meant to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by preventing students from traveling, and while this plan has good intentions, it …

A man stands near signage promoting the UK’s National Health Service message, “Stay Home, Save Lives” on a bus shelter in London on January 8. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images UK London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a “‘major incident’ due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the capital and the increase of Covid-19 cases in hospitals, …

Many of the organizations breached in this operation knew they were in the sights of adept foreign hackers. To guard against the threat and manage their complex networks, they sought technical solutions, including a piece of software called SolarWinds. This spring, when SolarWinds offered a software update, they installed it — trusting the new code, …

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – People across the country — including here in New Mexico — are seeing a spike when they step on the scale after months of quarantine. Some say it’s because of the longtime closure of gyms and becoming less active. “We have members that have absolutely come to us, saying they have …

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in March. Dobbs says recent social events have contributed to jumps in coronavirus cases in Mississippi. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs testifies on Capitol Hill …

with Paulina Firozi The United States is finally doing a better job of identifying Americans who are infected with the novel coronavirus. But its capacity to contact and warn the web of people they potentially exposed to the virus is sorely lacking. Contact tracing — in which those who had contact with infected people are …