Tag Archives: Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus: WHO cautions data still limited on mixing COVID-19 vaccines, but Canadian officials say it’s OK

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canadian officials and doctors are defending sanctioning the mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccines, after the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist issued a new caution about citizens opting to receive vaccines from different manufacturers, saying that the data remains limited on the practice. On Monday, WHO …

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Coronavirus: Health Canada adds warning of very rare condition as potential vaccine side-effect

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Health Canada is updating the label for the Oxford-AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines to add capillary leak syndrome as a potential side-effect. The agency is also including a warning for patients with a history of the ailment to not get those vaccines. Capillary leak syndrome is a …

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Canada’s real death toll from COVID-19 may far exceed official tally: report

[ad_1] Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been around 26,230 deaths in Canada caused by COVID-19, according to the official figures. A tragic toll — but maybe only a glimpse of the true number, new research suggests. The number of Canadians who have died because of the COVID-19 …

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Coronavirus: Study says mRNA vaccines could offer long-term immunity to COVID-19

[ad_1] TORONTO — A new peer-reviewed study suggests that mRNA vaccines like the ones made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna could offer years of protection against COVID-19. Researchers based at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. published their findings on Monday in the journal Nature. They looked …

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Coronavirus: Canada-wide survey says nearly 30 per cent broke COVID-19 restrictions, felt justified

[ad_1] SASKATOON — Almost 30 per cent of respondents in a newly released Canada-wide survey admitted to breaking COVID-19 rules — and felt justified doing so. The survey by the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research at the University of Saskatchewan was done between June 1 and June 14. …

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Coronavirus: Total vaccine deliveries to top 50 million doses by week’s end

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada should have enough COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this week to fully inoculate three-quarters of all Canadians over the age of 12. Brig. Gen. Krista Brodie, the military commander managing national vaccine delivery logistics for the Public Health Agency of Canada, says Pfizer-BioNTech is to …

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Coronavirus: Public Health Agency of Canada releases graph on what fully vaccinated can do

[ad_1] OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada says people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can have dinner together inside someone’s house without having to keep their distance or wear a mask. It released the information after facing days of questions about what those who are double-dosed can …

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Coronavirus: What to know about relaxed travel measures for fully vaccinated Canadians

[ad_1] Relaxed travel rules for fully vaccinated Canadians may make visiting the United States easier for some, but uncertainly around travelling with unvaccinated children is already causing frustration for others, travel experts say. The federal government still advises against non-essential travel — either by land or by air — to …

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Coronavirus: Confusion, frustration as Canadians react to COVID-19 travel restrictions for unvaccinated children

[ad_1] TORONTO — The federal government announced their first phase of lifting international travel restrictions this week, with new guidelines that allow for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents and certain foreign nationals to avoid staying in mandated quarantine hotels and self-isolating for 14 days upon arrival. The easing of travel …

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Coronavirus: Canadian vaccine yields promising early results

[ad_1] TORONTO — The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has announced positive early results from phase one trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate: COVAC-2. The results from the study show that the vaccine appears to be safe and “well tolerated,” according to a press release. The …

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