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Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K – National

Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K - National

Health officials across the country reported 3,235 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as the total number of infections reached 789,654. Another 142 people have died in Canada after testing positive for COVID-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 20,355. However, more than 720,000 people have recovered …

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Feds warn of more possible disruptions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine deliveries in Feb – National

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is warning the provinces and territories that the country could see further disruptions to its deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna this month, according to a document obtained by Global News. Last week, PHAC announced American pharmaceutical giant Moderna would only be shipping approximately 78 per cent of …

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Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 – National

Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 - National

The town of Riverview, N.B., has had to overhaul its winter carnival plans amid COVID-19, but has come up with a safe way to add a little magic to their festivities. With typical large gatherings on skating rinks and sliding hills off the table amid the red phase of …

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Air Canada to pause Rouge operations, cut 80 employees amid new COVID-19 travel rules – National

Air Canada to pause Rouge operations, cut 80 employees amid new COVID-19 travel rules - National

Air Canada is pausing its Rouge operations as a result of new travel restrictions put in place by the federal government in an effort to get ahead of new variants of the novel coronavirus. “As a result of our suspension of all flights to the Caribbean and Mexico at …

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Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president – National

Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president - National

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said on Tuesday that Japan would hold the Summer Olympics regardless of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and was working closely with the International Olympic Committee to make them happen. “We will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus (situation) looks,” Mori …

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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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Confused about the new travel restrictions? Expert breaks it down – National

Confused about the new travel restrictions? Expert breaks it down - National

Last week, the Government of Canada announced new travel restrictions in the hope of limiting the spread of COVID-19, but many people are still left confused. Vancouver-based travel expert, Claire Newell, recently joined The Morning Show to discuss current travel restrictions and what they mean for Canadians. Read more: …

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Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China – National

Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China - National

World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus. The WHO team’s visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology is a highlight of their mission to gather data and …

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