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Health, Politics, Society

Alberta will run out COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney says

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the Western Canadian province is on the verge of running out of the COVID-19 vaccine because of the “unexpected supply disruption” announced by the federal government. “By the end of today or early tomorrow, Albertans »

Health, Society

Federal government secures another 20M COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer

Canada has reached an agreement to purchase another 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Speaking at his daily press conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said the agreements signed by the federal government with vaccine »

Society

First ministers meet to try to juice Canada’s lagging vaccine rollout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his provincial and territorial counterparts were set to meet virtually today. They are expected to focus on how Canada can pick up the pace of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign–a campaign that Trudeau said in December »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Swimming against the COVID current, Canadian officials seek responses that work

Canada continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic–by various and varying ways and means–as the coronavirus continues its merciless attacks across the country. Calling the situation ‘grim,” Canada’s chief public health official, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Tuesday said that 7,500 »

Health

Poll finds a majority of Canadians are optimistic about 2021

A public opinion survey suggests that a majority of Canadians are feeling optimistic about 2021. The survey, commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies and conducted by Leger, found that 70 per cent of the 1,528 Canadian adults surveyed in »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Advocates say prisoners must not be left behind in vaccination campaign

As Canada moves ahead with the largest mass vaccination program in the country’s history–a program abetted Wednesday by Health Canada’s approval of  Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine–prisoners’ rights advocates say Canadian inmates must not be left behind. Over 30 per cent of »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Moderna announcement likely to ease vaccine distribution worries

American biotech firm Moderna announced today it’s COVID-19 vaccine no longer must remain frozen to at least -20 Celsius before use. The announcement will likely make the people running distribution networks around the world–including Canada’s–sleep a whole lot better. Some »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Moderna vaccine coming soon for Canadians but no hard date set as yet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be available in Canada by the end of the month–if it passes regulatory muster. If it is approved, the prime minister said, Canada will receive up to 168,000 »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is up and running

The largest mass vaccination campaign in Canada’s history is underway following Health Canada’s approval last week of the use of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. About 30,000 doses are expected in the coming days and shortly before noon today, »