Alberta health

Vaccine confusion at Alberta senior care homes

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There’s growing confusion about which seniors are getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the earliest stages of the rollout in Alberta after Premier Jason Kenney made an announcement on Monday. “We completed the first dose of vaccination at all of Alberta’s 357 long-term care, designated supportive living facilities,” Kenney said. …

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COVID-19: Easing Alberta’s public health restrictions could diminish public trust, compliance

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A perceived “flip flop” in Alberta’s COVID-19 public health policy is being celebrated by many in the businesses community who are struggling to survive, but according to some experts, the back-and-forth could hurt the government’s credibility when it comes to public health measures. Barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors and …

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World’s Longest Hockey Game seeking COVID-19 exemption to hold fundraising event – Edmonton

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Planning for the World’s Longest Hockey Game continues to take place while organizers wait to see whether they will receive an exemption from Alberta Health for the event. The charity fundraiser is currently scheduled to take place Feb. 4 to 15 in Sherwood Park. Currently, COVID-19 restrictions in the …

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Lethbridge police not taking ‘heavy-handed’ approach in COVID-19 enforcement – Lethbridge

Lethbridge police not taking ‘heavy-handed’ approach in COVID-19 enforcement - Lethbridge

On Thursday, Lethbridge police confirmed they have issued two fines to the organizer of Tuesday’s anti-COVID restrictions rally, which took place in front of city hall. The Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) issued the organizer two tickets over mandatory health measures in relation to COVID-19. Mike Hoffman, the organizer of …

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Edmonton ups COVID-19 enforcement, praises province for ‘prudent’ extension of restrictions – Edmonton

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Edmonton’s Emergency Advisory Committee heard an update on the COVID-19 situation Thursday. As of Jan. 7, the Edmonton zone had 5,465 active cases of COVID-19, 455 people were in Edmonton hospitals because of the novel coronavirus (64 of whom were in intensive care) and a total of 646 people …

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Organizer of U.S. election result protest in Red Deer charged

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The person who organized a protest in Red Deer Wednesday has been charged under the Public Health Act. READ MORE: U.S. Capitol secured after violent protest in support of Trump leaves 1 woman dead RCMP said officers were called to a demonstration near City Hall Park at around noon. “Approximately …

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COVID-19: 2 Lethbridge businesses state intent to reopen on social media despite public health order

COVID-19: 2 Lethbridge businesses state intent to reopen on social media despite public health order

A pair of Lethbridge businesses have announced their intent to reopen on social media, despite public health restrictions remaining in place across Alberta. The restrictions are aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, which health experts say has put incredible strain on the province’s health-care system. The …

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COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted

COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted

The short answer is that at this point, no decision has been made regarding when any of the current COVID-19 measures, guidelines and restrictions in Alberta will be lifted. The long answer is, it’s complicated. Like much of the world, a number of restrictions remain in place in Alberta …

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Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout rate and the plan to ramp it up

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It has been three weeks since the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Alberta. Now, three weeks later, people can start receiving their second dose to be fully vaccinated. The number of Albertans receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is on the rise but it’s only slowly getting …

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‘Challenging’ holiday season for Alberta physicians; signs people avoiding hospital care

‘Challenging’ holiday season for Alberta physicians; signs people avoiding hospital care

An Alberta emergency room physician is sharing what it was like working through the holidays this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Shazma Mithani is currently working at the ERs at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. She worked a six-day stretch over the Christmas …

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