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Delaying 2nd Pfizer vaccine dose may protect better against COVID-19: study

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks after the first, a British study said. The study released on Friday is the first to directly compare immune responses of the Pfizer shot from the three-week dosing …

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COVID-19: 58 new cases, 3 additional deaths confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 58 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths in the region on Thursday, bringing the total local number up to 11,225, including 238 deaths. Local public health also reported 86 new cases of a coronavirus variant on Thursday, bringing the total up …

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COVID-19: Nearly 50% of MLHU adults have first dose, all adults to be eligible in 2 weeks

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nearly half of all adults within the Middlesex-London Health Unit‘s jurisdiction have already had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and access to vaccines is set to expand significantly in the next two weeks. London Mayor Ed Holder said Thursday that there’s been “incredible uptake of vaccines …

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City of Barrie files injunction against organizer of anti-lockdown protests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The City of Barrie has filed an injunction to restrain the organizer of the ongoing anti-lockdown protests from co-ordinating, hosting and participating in any more gatherings on city property. The demonstrations, which have taken place around Barrie over the last number of weeks, are in contravention of Ontario’s current …

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COVID-19: Nova Scotia reports 110 new cases, including 8 at Halifax Infirmary

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nova Scotia reported 110 new cases of COVID-19 and 155 recoveries on Thursday. There are 83 cases in Central Zone, 12 in Eastern Zone, nine in Western Zone and six in Northern Zone. The province said eight patients in a non-COVID unit at the Halifax Infirmary site of the …

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COVID-19: Aylmer man, woman charged in March ‘freedom’ rally in London, Ont.

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A 57-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, both from Aylmer, Ont., are the latest to face charges in connection with an anti-lockdown rally in Victoria Park in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of London says its bylaw officers, with assistance from police in London and Aylmer, have …

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Alberta’s Dr. Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to provide an update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon as the province nears another milestone in its vaccine rollout. Alberta is expected to break the two million mark when it comes to doses administered to residents. Read more: Delaying 2nd COVID-19 vaccine …

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North Vancouver driver fined for non-essential travel on Vancouver Island’s Malahat Highway

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A North Vancouver driver was issued a ticket on Vancouver Island for violating COVID-19 restrictions against non-essential travel, RCMP have confirmed. Police said a BC RCMP Traffic Services officer stopped a vehicle on the Malahat Highway on May 1 “for more than one driving offence.” 1:51 New BC CDC …

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COVID-19: Pfizer vaccine available to Ontarians aged 12 to 17 beginning May 31

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Ontarians aged 12 and 17 years old will be eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine beginning May 31, the province announced Thursday. Premier Doug Ford made the announcement at the same time he extended the stay-at-home order to June 2. Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and Ontario’s Medical Officer …

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Urban Indigenous adults now eligible to book 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose in Simcoe Muskoka

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Urban Indigenous adults and their household members in Simcoe County and Muskoka are now eligible to book their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin is a primary care team in the region that is supporting community immunization clinics, although the organization said it’s not offering vaccines at …

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