Morning brief: Quebec to tax the unvaccinated, Fauci on coronavirus in US and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jan 12, 2022, 08:49 AM(IST)

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As Quebec struggles to control the Omicron variant, the province is considering a health tax for individuals who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Quebec is the first place to enact such a tax, but the pressure on those who choose to remain unvaccinated is growing everywhere. 

Meanwhile, as the US faces soaring infections and a record number of hospitalisations associated with COVID-19, the nation's top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, says the country is approaching the "threshold" of transitioning to living with the virus as a manageable illness in the future. Every day, the country witnesses almost a million infections, and more than 1,200 deaths.

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Faced with the Omicron threat, Quebec seeks to become the first city to tax the unvaccinated

The Canadian province of Quebec plans to introduce a new health tax for individuals who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, as the province struggles to control the Omicron variant.

No way to eradicate infection, but US fast approaching 'threshold' of living with COVID-19: Dr Fauci

Anthony Fauci, United States's top infectious disease expert, says the country is approaching a "threshold" when it comes to living with COVID-19 as a manageable illness despite soaring infections and hospitalisations.

'Strategic military muscle': North Korea says it launched hypersonic missile

The state media of North Korea reported that its defence forces tested a hypersonic missile. It is the second missile test by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime in six days and the third hypersonic missile launch by the island nation.

Oscars will have a host again in 2022

After television ratings for film's biggest night have declined in recent years, ABC said Tuesday that the Oscars will have a host for the first time since 2018.

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