Coronavirus Vaccine

Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine ads should be fun, tailored and promote ‘civic duty’: expert

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The Government of Saskatchewan wants commercials that promote getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The province posted a tender on the SaskTenders website late last week, looking to hire filmmakers for a series of commercials to “raise public awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated.” A University of Saskatchewan (USask) epidemiologist …

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Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Ford made the comments during a press conference on Tuesday after the federal government announced that Canada will be receiving zero …

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Vaccine rollout blues: Germany’s Merkel complained about comparisons to Canada, Trudeau says – National

Vaccine rollout blues: Germany’s Merkel complained about comparisons to Canada, Trudeau says - National

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s being criticized by the German media because Canada’s doing better with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Speaking to the media Tuesday, Trudeau was asked about “reports” that the Pfizer vaccine has less of a delay in some European …

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Canada will receive zero Pfizer vaccine deliveries during last week of January – National

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The man in charge of Canada’s coronavirus vaccine rollout logistics has confirmed that the country will not receive any Pfizer vaccine doses during the week of January 25, due to delivery delays that have hit countries around the world. “We are now seeing that our entire expected shipment is …

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COMMENTARY: Coronavirus vaccines and the mismatch between Canada’s expectations and reality – National

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Now that Canadians are getting used to the idea that effective vaccines to fight COVID-19 are a reality, we move on to answering the next big question: when can we expect to receive them? And there’s an emerging mismatch between what Canadians are expecting and what our federal and …

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Canada adds over 6K new coronavirus cases as Tam warns of ‘continuing resurgence’ – National

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Another 6,453 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported across Canada on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 715,072. Health officials also confirmed another 92 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 18,120. However, since …

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World on brink of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ with vaccine nationalism, WHO says – National

World on brink of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ with vaccine nationalism, WHO says - National

The world is on the brink of “catastrophic moral failure” in sharing COVID-19 vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday, urging countries and manufacturers to spread doses more fairly around the world. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the prospects for equitable distribution were at …

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U.K. vaccinating 140 people per minute on average, minister says – National

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Britain’s vaccine rollout is limited by a “lumpy” manufacturing process with production changes by Pfizer and a delay by AstraZeneca that could lead to brief supply disruption, Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday. The United Kingdom, which has the world’s fifth worst official COVID-19 death toll, is …

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How well has Canada fought the COVID-19 pandemic? 3 experts weigh in – National

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As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness’s spread. The Canadian Press interviewed three leading Canadian experts in disease control and epidemiology, asking their thoughts on Canada’s handling of the pandemic, the …

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Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU within two weeks but Canada says no changes yet – National

Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU within two weeks but Canada says no changes yet - National

Pfizer-BioNtech will be resuming shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union within the next two weeks, but there have been no more changes to Canada’s deliveries. The pharmaceutical giant announced Friday it would be temporarily reducing the number of vaccines shipped in order to upgrade one of …

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