COVID-19 Live Updates in Calgary August 25

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Funding should be allocated based on the number of students from each province and territory.

Education is a provincial jurisdiction and the sources said Trudeau would fully respect that. The provinces and territories will be able to spend the money however they see fit to strengthen their efforts so that schools can reopen this fall in the safest possible way.

Schools have been closed across the country since COVID-19 began sweeping the country in mid-March.

– The Canadian Press


Masks Don’t Stop Breathing, But Anxiety Can, Edmonton Pulmonologist Says

Respirologist Dr Christopher Ewing gives some tips on how to properly use masks on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Edmonton. Photo par Greg Southam /Postmedia

Lung conditions don’t stop someone from wearing a mask safely, but anxiety does, says an Edmonton pulmonologist.

With in-person classes resuming next week, Dr Christopher Ewing says many parents are wondering if breathing problems such as asthma are affected by mask use. Students in grades 4 to 12 are required to wear masks in schools in Alberta to limit the spread of COVID-19 when they are physically unable to move away.

Ewing said he assured parents the masks would not affect their children’s breathing.

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KFC tells customers not to ‘finger lick’ yet

A vehicle waits at the drive-thru window of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) after a state-mandated-only enforcement policy goes into effect to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19 ) in Louisville, Ky, U.S. March 24, 2020. Photo de Bryan Woolston /REUTERS

Kentucky Fried Chicken is temporarily suspending its long-standing advertising slogan “it’s good to lick your fingers”, calling it inappropriate in the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic where personal hygiene has become the top priority to contain the transmission.

At a time when face masks and hand washing have become the norm and health officials recommend people stop touching their faces, KFC said the tagline “doesn’t look quite right.”

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