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Canada could get 1.1M more vaccine doses by March through COVAX sharing program – National

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Canada could get more than one million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March through a global vaccine sharing initiative known as COVAX. But as with most things COVID-19, vaccine-related deliveries are mired in the uncertainty of regulatory reviews and potential production delays. The COVAX Facility, …

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Drugmakers partner to develop COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants – National

Drugmakers partner to develop COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants - National

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday it will work with a German biopharmaceutical company to develop new vaccines targeting emerging variants of COVID-19 amid concerns that some mutations are making the virus harder to combat. Read more: Tam warns of coronavirus variants as new cases emerge across Canada GSK plans to …

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‘Imperative’ COVID-19 vaccines prioritized for homeless, shelter staff: advocates – National

‘Imperative’ COVID-19 vaccines prioritized for homeless, shelter staff: advocates - National

Advocates say homeless people should get priority to COVID-19 vaccines given how at risk they are to the virus and how much more likely they are to get severely ill if infected. “We as a society set the moral tone by who we provide supports for and who we …

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Russia’s coronavirus vaccine is 91.6% effective, clinical trial results suggest – National

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was 91.6% effective in preventing people from developing COVID-19, according to peer-reviewed results from its late-stage clinical trial published in The Lancent international medical journal on Tuesday. Scientists said the Phase III trial results meant the world had another effective weapon to fight the deadly …

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EU promises to spare Canada from vaccine export controls have only been verbal: minister – National

EU promises to spare Canada from vaccine export controls have only been verbal: minister - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 1, 2021 1:34 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ International Trade Minister Mary Ng says European leaders have given multiple promises that new export …

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Oxford-AstraZeneca didn’t tell vaccine trial volunteers about dosing mishap – National

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About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a mistake had been made after the blunder was discovered, documents obtained by Reuters show. Instead, the dosing mishap was presented to the trial …

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Canada’s vaccine rollout faces criticism as country enters 11th month of pandemic life – National

Canada’s vaccine rollout faces criticism as country enters 11th month of pandemic life - National

Canada’s national vaccine rollout seems poised to dominate COVID-19 discussions in the coming week as Canada enters the 11th month of life during a global pandemic. The federal government, which is overseeing the nationwide effort, has been facing strong criticism as it struggles to ensure there are enough immunization …

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AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU as dispute cools – National

AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU as dispute cools - National

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc’s executive arm said Sunday. The new target of 40 million doses by the end of March is still only half what the British-Swedish company …

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COVID-19 clinics begin vaccinating residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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For the second day in a row, health-care workers were in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside administering doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to community members. A team set up at the Carnegie Community Centre on Saturday, giving shots to the homeless, people living in Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels, shelters and …

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Domestic vaccine-makers want more help from Ottawa: ‘There’s been a real lack of leadership’

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In Entos Pharmaceuticals’ Edmonton lab, there’s excitement over how close the company is getting to developing a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine. There’s also dismay. With more federal help, Entos’ CEO John Lewis says they could be much closer to a vaccine than they are. “We were hoping that the federal …

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