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‘Every Canadian’ should be able to get a coronavirus vaccine next year: top official – National

‘Every Canadian’ should be able to get a coronavirus vaccine next year: top official - National

One of Canada’s top doctors says Canada is in a good position to provide coronavirus vaccine access to “every Canadian who wants one” in 2021, but many will have to wait while initial supplies roll out. In the first of a new round of weekly press conferences that will …

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Tam describes early scramble for coronavirus supplies as ‘swabaggedon’ – National

Tam describes early scramble for coronavirus supplies as ‘swabaggedon’ - National

As the early days of the coronavirus pandemic raged, Canadian public health officials found themselves facing down what the country’s top doctor on Wednesday described as “swabaggedon.” The swift and sudden onset of the highly contagious virus saw a global race for everything from personal protective equipment, to ventilators, …

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Coronavirus vaccine will need high uptake for life to shift toward normal: officials – National

Coronavirus vaccine will need high uptake for life to shift toward normal: officials - National

Canadians will need to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated in large numbers to finally corral COVID-19 before life can return to a semblance of its pre-pandemic state, Canada’s top public health officers said Tuesday. “Widespread vaccine uptake is the best shot Canadians have in regaining some of …

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‘We’re going to run out of time’: Health experts sound alarm as Canada’s coronavirus cases rise – National

‘We’re going to run out of time’: Health experts sound alarm as Canada’s coronavirus cases rise - National

On Tuesday, Ontario recorded 203 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily total in three weeks. Quebec reported 180 cases, the most since mid-June. On Monday, B.C.’s medical officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, warned that the province was teetering on the brink of an “explosive growth” in cases after she reported more …

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Trudeau to end daily coronavirus briefings as country moves to reopen – National

Trudeau to end daily coronavirus briefings as country moves to reopen - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday he would begin scaling back his daily press briefings, which have provided updates on the novel coronavirus since March 13. Instead, he said he will provide news updates a few times a week as the country moves to reopen. “We’re going to keep regularly …

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Coronavirus: Canadian company working with Ottawa to boost ventilator production

Coronavirus: Canadian company working with Ottawa to boost ventilator production

A Toronto, Ont., company says it is ready to start making ventilators in a bid to meet expected demand in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Thornhill Medical is a company that manufactures ventilators — specifically a type that is compact, self-contained and portable, called the MOVES SLC.  The …

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