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A look at what we know about VITT, the rare blood clotting disorder

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

A new blood-clotting syndrome seen in a small minority of COVID-19 vaccine recipients continues to draw significant attention, but experts maintain the event is exceedingly rare — and treatable, in most cases. Vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia, or VITT, has been identified in at least 18 Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients in Canada, with …

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B.C. 19-year-old hospitalized with rare COVID-linked syndrome usually found in kids

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

Zoe Olson might be a record holder, but it’s not a status she’s particularly thrilled about. The 19-year-old from Maple Ridge was hospitalized with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents (MIS-C), a rare complex of symptoms linked to COVID-19 in youth. Her doctors say the teen, who described …

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2nd person in B.C. diagnosed with rare blood clot disorder following AstraZeneca vaccine

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

Another person in B.C. has been diagnosed with a rare blood clot disorder following a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The man in his 40s is currently recovering in hospital in the Fraser Health region, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday. This is now the second case of …

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Rare but deadly ‘black fungus’ adds to India’s COVID-19 struggle

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

Doctors in India are being told to watch out for an extremely rare but often deadly “black fungus” that can afflict people with severe cases of COVID-19, as the country’s healthcare system continues to buckle under the stress of the pandemic. The disease, also known as mucormycosis, infects the …

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Britain to allow coronavirus vaccine mixing on rare occasions – National

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Britain will allow people to be given shots of different COVID-19 vaccines on rare occasions, despite a lack of evidence about the extent of immunity offered by mixing doses. In a departure from other strategies globally, the government said people could be given a mix-and-match of two COVID-19 shots, …

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Large gatherings in red zones allowed in ‘very rare’ and ‘exceptional’ cases: Quebec ministry – Montreal

Large gatherings in red zones allowed in ‘very rare’ and ‘exceptional’ cases: Quebec ministry - Montreal

Quebec’s health ministry says large gatherings of up to 250 people are only permitted in “very rare” and “exceptional” cases in designated novel coronavirus red zones as confusion swirls over what is allowed and what is not. The statement issued Wednesday comes after authorities cited “erroneous information” about its …

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B.C. health officials to hold rare Saturday COVID-19 briefing

B.C. health officials to hold rare Saturday COVID-19 briefing

Brtitish Columbia health officials have scheduled a rare weekend briefing on COVID-19 for 1 p.m., Saturday. Global News will stream the event live here and carry it on BC1. The update comes as B.C. grapples with a surging second wave of the pandemic, shattering records Friday with 589 new …

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B.C. confirms first case of rare inflammatory syndrome in children linked to COVID-19

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British Columbia has confirmed its first case of a rare inflammatory illness in children linked to COVID-19. At her Thursday briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, known as MIS-C, involved a child younger than five who had since recovered …

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London, Ont., foundation fundraiser aims to find cure for rare hereditary disease – London

London, Ont., foundation fundraiser aims to find cure for rare hereditary disease - London

A London, Ont., foundation aimed at finding a cure for a rare hereditary disease has launched a new and virtual raffle fundraiser amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dave McIntyre, the president of the Bethanys Hope Foundation (BHF), spoke with 980 CFPL’s Mike Stubbs on London Live Friday and called the …

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Trudeau not cutting vacation short for rare summer sitting of House – National

Trudeau not cutting vacation short for rare summer sitting of House - National

Justin Trudeau’s ethical conduct will be put under an opposition microscope Wednesday during a rare summer sitting of the House of Commons — but the prime minister won’t be there. Trudeau is on vacation with his family and his office says he won’t be cutting it short to attend the …

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