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‘Unfair and unjust’: experts explain why some countries still don’t have COVID-19 jabs

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

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who care for COVID-19 patients in Chad, one of the …

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Despite COVID-19 vaccine ramp up, experts say Canada still in for ‘summer of uncertainty’

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

Canada set a record on Friday, vaccinating more than 400,000 people against COVID-19 in a single day. Many are wondering if the increased rate of vaccinations will lead to some semblance of normality in the warmer months. Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo seems to think so. …

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Canada should look to Britain for a view of a COVID-19 future, experts say

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

On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. It was a sharp turn around in a little over three months, from the country’s worst ever death toll in the pandemic, to almost none. Read more: COVID-19 vaccine …

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Canada’s vaccination rate is eclipsing the U.S. Experts say the comparison is complicated

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

After months spent watching with envy as millions of Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19, Canada is now administering more doses per capita each day than the U.S., according to federal data from both countries. Yet health experts warn it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison. While Canada is still struggling to …

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Herd immunity for COVID-19 may not be reached in Canada, experts say

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

Herd immunity may not be reached in Canada but a return to life similar to that before COVID-19 is possible through immunization, experts say. Such immunity is achieved when enough people are immune to a virus, either through vaccinations or natural infections or a combination of both. Prof. Paul …

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India’s COVID-19 crisis damaged PM Modi’s political image, experts say

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

India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed ahead with a densely packed campaign …

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Experts weigh in on COVID-19, transmission risk among children as cases rise in Manitoba

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

With COVID-19 case numbers once again on the rise and more cases popping up among school-aged children, some infectious disease experts are trying to alleviate the fears and concerns of parents. “Think of children as vaccinated grandmas,” said pediatric disease specialist Dr. Jared Bullard. “They are unlikely to get …

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‘This could be manslaughter’: Legal experts warn about hosting parties during COVID-19

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

Legal experts say holding parties that lead to death from COVID-19 during the pandemic could lead to manslaughter charges. The warning follows a B.C. provincial court judge’s scathing words to a Vancouver man who turned his downtown penthouse into a party palace amid COVID-19 restrictions earlier this year. 2:44 …

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Marketing experts weigh in on Alberta’s brand during 3rd wave of COVID-19

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

Tourism is multi-billion dollar business in this province, the attraction of Alberta is not to be under-valued. But many feel the outside optics of how the politicians are operating in the midst of a third wave are ruining the province’s reputation. “I think this is damaging the Alberta brand,” …

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India’s COVID-19 cases near 20 million as experts urge national lockdown

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

India reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus infections for a 12th straight day on Monday to take its overall number of cases to just shy of 20 million, as scientists predicted a peak in the pandemic in the coming days. With 368,147 new cases over the past 24 hours, India’s total …

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