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Oxford-AstraZeneca didn’t tell vaccine trial volunteers about dosing mishap – National

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About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a mistake had been made after the blunder was discovered, documents obtained by Reuters show. Instead, the dosing mishap was presented to the trial …

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‘Real tension’: Should all coronavirus vaccine volunteers now get the real thing? – National

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Tens of thousands of people have volunteered to test COVID-19 vaccines, but only about half of them got the real thing during trials. Now, with the first vaccine rollouts and a surge in coronavirus infections, experts are debating what to do about the half that got a dummy shot. …

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COVID-19: Muslim youth group in Calgary getting supplies to isolated people – Calgary

COVID-19: Muslim youth group in Calgary getting supplies to isolated people - Calgary

Like many people, Zaki Shah has had a rough year. But instead of complaining about the COVID-19 pandemic, the 21-year-old Mount Royal University student is counting his blessing and helping others. “It’s made me realize a lot of things in terms of just being grateful for what I have. …

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B.C. soccer club says ‘horrific’ abuse of volunteers who enforce COVID-19 rules must stop

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Officials from a youth soccer organization in Chilliwack, B.C., are speaking out about abuse of volunteers who help to enforce COVID-19 rules. In a letter to parents, Chilliwack FC chair Andrea Laycock said the club is being forced to hire a security company “because the interactions at the contact …

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Montreal food drive volunteers collect donations from 35,000 homes for those in need – Montreal

Montreal food drive volunteers collect donations from 35,000 homes for those in need - Montreal

Organizers of Montreal’s first-ever “September 13th Miracle” food drive say they are overwhelmed by the support they received from the community, allowing for a successful event. “The level of generosity and Montrealers’ willingness to help others have really been the hallmarks of the Miracle food drive,” said organizing committee …

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Volunteers assist Calgary church members diagnosed with COVID-19 – Calgary

Volunteers assist Calgary church members diagnosed with COVID-19 - Calgary

There are now 107 active cases of COVID-19 among people who attended a service at the Calgary Kidanemhret Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in August, according to health officials. That is nearly double the number that was first reported on Monday when 57 cases were announced. Members of Calgary’s Ethiopian …

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With Calgary Stampede cancelled due to COVID-19, volunteers find new way to serve their city – Calgary

With Calgary Stampede cancelled due to COVID-19, volunteers find new way to serve their city - Calgary

For more than 100 years, volunteers have been a big part of helping people enjoy the Calgary Stampede. Now, with the 2020 edition of the event cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of those volunteers are finding a new way to serve the community. Stampede volunteers are teaming up …

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Kids Help Phone calls for back up amid record demand — and Canadians respond – National

Kids Help Phone calls for back up amid record demand — and Canadians respond - National

Ashley Cummings knows all too well how the suicide rate among Inuit is one of the highest in the world, nine times the Canadian average. Growing up in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, the 21-year-old lost a number of friends and family members. “Suicide has been a very prominent part of my life …

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Volunteers build pool for Toronto boy with ultra-rare disease after therapy cancelled due to COVID-19

Volunteers build pool for Toronto boy with ultra-rare disease after therapy cancelled due to COVID-19

It is a hot sunny afternoon and the Pirovolakis family of East Toronto is cooling down in a brand new backyard pool. All three of the couple’s children enjoy swimming, but for the youngest Michael, who is two years old, being able to kick and splash around in the pool …

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Coronavirus: Volunteers asked to make cloth masks for Ontario Health Team-Northumberland – Peterborough

Coronavirus: Volunteers asked to make cloth masks for Ontario Health Team-Northumberland - Peterborough

The Ontario Health Team-Northumberland is calling on area volunteers to help them ensure patients and clients have a ready supply of cloth masks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the OHT-N said following its meeting on May 28, partners approved a plan to collect, clean, package and distribute handmade …

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