coronavirus vaccines

Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K – National

Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K - National

Health officials across the country reported 3,235 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as the total number of infections reached 789,654. Another 142 people have died in Canada after testing positive for COVID-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 20,355. However, more than 720,000 people have recovered …

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Black Americans behind as racial disparity widens in U.S. COVID-19 vaccine drive: analysis – National

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A racial gap has opened up in the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, with Black Americans in many places lagging behind whites in receiving shots, an Associated Press analysis shows. An early look at the 17 states and two cities that have released racial breakdowns through Jan. 25 found that …

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Data error sees number of Ontario residents who received two COVID-19 vaccine doses slashed in half

Data error sees number of Ontario residents who received two COVID-19 vaccine doses slashed in half

The Ontario government says it has cut the number of people fully vaccinated from COVID-19 in half after officials “misinterpreted” the total vaccinations completed category. In an email on Thursday morning, just before the day’s coronavirus data was released, the Ministry of Health explained the change that was about …

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Canada adds 4,011 new coronavirus cases as global infections top 100M – National

Canada adds 4,011 new coronavirus cases as global infections top 100M - National

Canada saw 4,011 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 757,022. Health officials also said another 165 have died after testing positive for COVID-19. To date, the virus has claimed 19,403 lives in Canada. Read more: Global coronavirus cases have crossed …

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Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine data expected next week – National

Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine data expected next week - National

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it expected to report eagerly-awaited data on its COVID-19 vaccine early next week, and that it would be able to meet the delivery target for doses to countries with which it had signed supply agreements. Public health officials are increasingly counting on single-dose …

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AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’ – National

AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’ - National

British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is refuting German media reports claiming its coronavirus vaccine has an eight per cent efficacy rate in seniors as “completely incorrect.” “Reports that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine efficacy is as low as 8 per cent in adults over 65 years are completely incorrect,” a spokesperson from …

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CAF deployed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 32 Indigenous communities in Ontario

CAF deployed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 32 Indigenous communities in Ontario

Federal public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the Canadian military is sending troops to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 32 remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Blair announced the move to help the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on Twitter this morning following a request for help from the Ontario …

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Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19? – National

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Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has launched the largest mass vaccination program in its history. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that every Canadian — nearly 40 million people across 10 provinces and three territories — who wants to be inoculated against COVID-19 will be able …

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Fauci says 100M coronavirus vaccinations in 100 days ‘absolutely a doable thing’ – National

Fauci says 100M coronavirus vaccinations in 100 days ‘absolutely a doable thing’ - National

President-elect Joe Biden’s goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency “is absolutely a doable thing,” Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday. Fauci, speaking on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” said two …

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The U.K. has vaccinated more people than it has confirmed COVID-19 cases – National

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The number of people who have received their first vaccine dose to protect against the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom has eclipsed the number of those who have contracted COVID-19, according to the U.K. government. Statistics published on the government’s website say as of Saturday, a total of …

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