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Coronavirus: China’s about to administer its billionth COVID-19 shot

[ad_1] Within days, China will reach a staggering 1 billion doses in its COVID-19 vaccination drive — a scale and speed unrivalled by any other country in the world. As of Wednesday, China had administered more than 945 million doses — three times the number delivered in the United States, …

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Coronavirus: PM says Canada to see 68M COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of July

[ad_1] OTTAWA — By the end of July, Canada will have received “over 68 million” doses of COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday, resulting in more Canadians being able to receive their second doses earlier than expected. “Canada is getting millions more Moderna doses brought forward from our …

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Coronavirus: U.S. border restrictions extended to July 21, PM cites desire to stick to vaccine targets

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau maintains that Canada will need to meet the COVID-19 vaccines target of 75 per cent of the total population with a first dose and 20 per cent with two doses before his government lifts border restrictions. Speaking to news that the U.S, Canada …

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Coronavirus: NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

[ad_1] When Gwenny Farrell booked her second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the first day it became available, she said she believed she was doing the right thing. The resident of White Rock, B.C., said she has tried to follow every health protocol and recommendation strictly, so her …

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Coronavirus: mRNA vaccine now preferred as second dose following AstraZeneca shot: NACI

[ad_1] OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that people who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine receive a second dose of an mRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. NACI’s latest advice takes into consideration the most recent evidence on the rare …

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Coronavirus: AstraZeneca antibody therapy AZD7442 fails to prevent COVID-19 in large trial

[ad_1] AstraZeneca said on Tuesday a late-stage trial failed to provide evidence that its COVID-19 antibody therapy protected people who had contact with an infected person from the disease, a small setback in its efforts to find alternatives to vaccines. The study assessed whether the therapy, a cocktail of two …

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Coronavirus: Canada to receive 9.5M vaccine doses this week thanks to influx of Moderna shots

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada is poised to receive around 9.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to a massive infusion of shots from Moderna. The federal government says the Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical firm will deliver a total of 7.1 million jabs in two separate shipments this week. The first shipment …

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Coronavirus: Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to developing countries

[ad_1] CARBIS BAY, UNITED KINGDOM — Canada is donating 13 million surplus shots to help poorer countries get vaccinated against COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the pledge at the end of the G7 summit in England this morning, where the pandemic, climate change and China have dominated the agenda …

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Coronavirus: Summer heats up for single-dosed singles

[ad_1] It’s been a long lockdown on love for Emma Sykora. But as temperatures climb and more Canadians roll up their sleeves for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Sykora is starting to think she has a shot at something special this summer. The 33-year-old in Toronto became single …

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Coronavirus: Russian cases spike 47 per cent in a week

[ad_1] MOSCOW — Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce on Saturday reported that the country’s tally of daily new infections has risen by nearly 50% over the past week and more than doubled in Moscow. It said there were 13,510 infections recorded in the previous day, sharply higher than the 9,163 reported …

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