COVID

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: Some Manitoba golf courses running out of memberships amid third wave

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

Golf courses across the province are selling memberships at an extremely high rate, and in some cases selling out completely. Bridges golf course in Starbuck, Man., is no longer offering memberships for purchase due to high demand. Junior memberships at St. Boniface golf course in Winnipeg are sold out …

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All major Toronto-led events cancelled summer 2021 including CNE, Caribbean Carnival, Honda Indy

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

The City of Toronto says it is cancelling all major in-person, outdoor events until Sept. 6 — for the second year in a row — to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some of the cancelled events include the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), Caribbean Carnival, Honda Indy, and Taste of …

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COVID-19: Experts say clarity, collaboration needed for ‘two-dose summer’ in Ontario

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 14, 2021 6:16 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Experts say Ontario will need to leverage clarity and collaboration to reach its goal of …

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Golf community livid about Ontario extending ban on sport

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

Chris Barber can’t help but think Ontario Premier Doug Ford has something against golf. Barber, the executive professional/GM at The Landings Golf Course and Teaching Centre in Kingston, Ont., can’t understand why Ford has extended the ban on golf in Ontario until at least June 2. It was part …

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What goes into holding COVID-19 school pop-up clinics? Women’s College Hospital offers behind-the-scenes look

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

On a sunny Spring afternoon, a line has formed leading to General Mercer Junior Public School in Toronto. There is a big white tent and live music and laughter can be heard playing in the distance, and the atmosphere is festive. What looks like a school fair and feels …

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COVID-19 origins still need exploring, lab leak theory can’t be dismissed: scientists

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

The origin of the novel coronavirus is still unclear and the theory that it was caused by a laboratory leak needs to be taken seriously until there is a rigorous data-led investigation that proves it wrong, a group of leading scientists said. COVID-19, which emerged in China in late …

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India surpasses 24 million COVID-19 cases as mutant variant spreads across globe

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

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across the globe. The Indian B.1.617 variant of the virus has been found in cases in eight countries of the …

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B.C. opening COVID-19 vaccine booking to everyone 18+ by Sunday night

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

By Sunday evening, everyone aged 18 and older in British Columbia will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Health officials announced the latest update to their immunization timeline at a Thursday briefing. Bookings will open first to adults aged 25 and up (born in 1996 or earlier) …

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B.C. not quite ready to follow CDC advice on vaccinated people no longer needing masks

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

B.C.’s provincial health officer said Thursday it is too soon to know if our province can follow the latest relaxing of pandemic restrictions in the U.S., but we should start to learn more “soon.” The  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Thursday that fully-vaccinated people against …

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