Partially vaccinated Canadians can socialize outdoors this summer, Tam says

Canadians who have been vaccinated with one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can socialize with close family and friends outdoors over the summer months, Canada's chief public health officer said today.With the vaccine supply ramping up, virtually all Canadians will...

Canada reports 28 cases of rare blood clots following AstraZeneca vaccinations

After distributing more than 2.3 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses nationwide, public health officials have so far identified 28 suspected cases of a rare but serious condition called vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada's deputy chief public health officer, said Thursday...

As some provinces halt the use of AstraZeneca, Canada confirms 655,000 more doses will arrive next week

A day after the country's largest province said it would suspend the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government confirmed today that tens of thousands more doses of this product will arrive next week.Canada will receive 655,000 more doses...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine not troubled by variants so far, says CEO

One of the people behind the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine says he has yet to see any evidence that emerging variants of the disease have found a way to defeat it.Dr. Ugur Sahin, who founded BioNTech with his wife Dr. Özlem Türeci,...

Fauci says Canada isn’t mishandling the pandemic’s third wave

U.S. President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci says Canadian health officials don't appear to be doing anything wrong in their response to the global pandemic, despite rising caseloads in most parts of the country.  "What goes through my head when I...

Fauci says Canada isn’t mishanding the pandemic’s third wave

U.S. President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci says Canadian health officials don't appear to be doing anything wrong in their response to the global pandemic, despite rising caseloads in most parts of the country.  "What goes through my head when I...

O’Toole says every Canadian should get a vaccine shot by May 24, questions interval between doses

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said today the federal government needs to find more shots this month so that every adult can get a COVID-19 vaccine dose by Victoria Day — May 24.While Pfizer is poised to substantially ramp up deliveries of its product...

Vaccine envy: Why can’t Canada make COVID-19 doses at home?

With the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, the demand for vaccine doses continues to outstrip Canada's relatively thin supply.Canada's domestic vaccine manufacturing capability has been hollowed out, leaving the country entirely dependent on foreign sources for the doses that...

Hundreds of travellers to Canada test positive for COVID-19 variants

More than 2,000 people returning to Canada since mandatory hotel quarantines began have tested positive for COVID-19 — and more than a quarter of them were infected with a variant of concern. The data supplied to The Canadian Press by...

Tory senators hold up start of parliamentary review of assisted dying law

Conservative senators are holding up the start of a long-awaited and legally required special parliamentary committee that is supposed to review Canada's assisted dying regime.The various parties in the House of Commons have chosen 10 MPs to sit on the committee, which...
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