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Covid vaccine gets green light in US

The announcement came after revelations last week that the White House opted not to lock in an additional 100 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine for delivery in the second quarter of 2021. On Nov. 21, the United States hit a landmark 12 million cases. The vaccine is administered as a series of two doses, three weeks apart. With both companies reserving doses for other countries, and intense glo... [Full Article...]

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19, enters isolation

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19, enters isolation The shutdowns are part of a series of limited-time mitigation efforts beginning at 12:01 a.m. on December 12 and ending at 8 a.m. on January 4 announced by Gov. He said Thursday he is feeling fine and that his most recent test was negative. Lyndsay Kensinger, a spokeswoman for Wolf, confirmed that multiple members of the governor's security detail recently tested positive for the virus. [Full Article...]

Schools in Windsor-Essex to close as COVID-19 cases rise

Schools in Windsor-Essex to close as COVID-19 cases rise Only students and staff who may have been affected are being contacted by the health unit with directions on how to proceed. Key elements of the order include the following: schools will be closed to all students and in-person learning including before and after programs; schools will remain open for educators and staff; and schools will remain open for full-time daycares only. [Full Article...]

US Federal Regulator to Authorise Pfizer Vaccine Within Days, Health Secretary Says

US Federal Regulator to Authorise Pfizer Vaccine Within Days, Health Secretary Says A White House official said they do not comment on private conversations but the chief "regularly requests updates on the progress toward a vaccine". Are Covid-19 vaccines safe for teens? American citizens could be immunised with the Pfizer vaccine as early as on Monday or Tuesday, as the US Food and Drug Administration is set to authorise its use within days. [Full Article...]

United States advisory panel endorses Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

United States advisory panel endorses Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Moncef Slaoui, head of the USA vaccine development effort, has estimated the country could reach herd immunity as early as May, based on the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Already, Pfizer's vaccine has been approved for use in other countries, including Canada , where the national health regulator cleared it earlier this week. [Full Article...]

4 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Nova Scotia on Thursday

Officials have not yet been able to identify the source of an infection in the central region of Newfoundland, where the town of Harbour Breton has been on partial lockdown since the cases were announced. Kondola says it's too early to assess risk to the public, as the case could be someone who is already self-isolating. There have been seven deaths in the province since the beginning of the pan... [Full Article...]

Minks test positive for COVID-19 on BC farm where workers sick

Minks test positive for COVID-19 on BC farm where workers sick The provincial Ministry of Agriculture said today (Dec. 9) the animal samples were gathered after several workers at the mink farm tested positive for COVID-19. It says people who test positive for COVID-19 or those who are close contacts of employees or farm operators are self-isolating. In a press release issued Dr Henry G Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services, these patients, who are ... [Full Article...]

Ontario adds 1848 new COVID-19 cases, record number of deaths

Ontario adds 1848 new COVID-19 cases, record number of deaths Western Quebec has hit a new daily high of 75 cases, according to the province. Across the province there were 139 new school-related cases of the virus reported Thursday, involving 111 students and 28 staff. Deaths, especially in long-term care, can be expected to increase in coming weeks. Currently, there are 829 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, and 228 of them are in ICU. [Full Article...]

California allows playgrounds to reopen

California allows playgrounds to reopen Numerous state's 40 million residents are subject to the latest round of stay-home orders, although several counties in the San Francisco Bay Area chose to implement their own voluntary orders independent of the state. But on Twitter , San Francisco Mayor London Breed said that she was happy to learn that the state had changed its order and said city playgrounds would reopen Thursday after closin... [Full Article...]

Disappointed Legault says federal-provincial meeting on health care a flop

Disappointed Legault says federal-provincial meeting on health care a flop With this new initiative, the tax will now increase by $15 a tonne each year for the next eight years in order to wean consumers off fossil fuels in favour of cleaner energy sources. "But we know that we need to do that in a way that is right for the coming years and the coming decades and right now there is a lack of certainty of what our economic situation or even our health situation might look... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom investigates possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine

United Kingdom investigates possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Wednesday, " Pfizer's vaccine is expected to be approved by the FDA tomorrow". She thanked people across the world for their positive comments and support after she made history by becoming the first person in the world to receive the vaccine, and urged "everybody to get their vaccine as and when they are asked to do so". [Full Article...]

What is a significant allergic reaction? Warning over covid vaccine

Allergic reactions can occur with numerous vaccines and experts say they are not unexpected. Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for the NHS, said: "As is common with new vaccines the MHRA have advised on a precautionary basis that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccination". [Full Article...]

UW Professor of Pharmacy calls Pfizer vaccine a 'light in the darkness'

UW Professor of Pharmacy calls Pfizer vaccine a 'light in the darkness' While her agency is following these decisions "with great interest", Cooke stressed that such emergency authorizations are "for temporary use of unlicensed vaccines - these are not marketing authorizations as such". "We're looking at a much different, and much more social summer". Steady movement toward a vaccine rollout on the eve of a critical review by leading USA medical experts comes as COV... [Full Article...]

UK Gives First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

UK Gives First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses The UK is the first Western country to start a mass vaccination program after British regulators last week authorized the use of a COVID-19 shot developed by USA drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech. It's expected the initial roll out will be limited with enough for three million Canadians between January and March. The federal government is shipping the vaccines, which must be stored ultra-low... [Full Article...]

Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine best suited for Africa - Wits' Madhi

Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine best suited for Africa - Wits' Madhi They are the first COVID-19 vaccine makers to have their trial efficacy results confirmed in a scientific paper, the Lancet said. The Half-Dose Happy Accident? In June, AstraZeneca said it could produce about two billion doses of the vaccine every year, with about half of that contracted to India's Serum Institute for use in the developing world. [Full Article...]

Ontario reports 1,890 new COVID-19 cases with 28 more deaths

Ontario reports 1,890 new COVID-19 cases with 28 more deaths According to the provincial data, 111 long-term care homes in the province are now experiencing an outbreak, which is defined as at least one lab-confirmed case. "Celebrating at a distance is the best way to support health-care professionals". That isn't to say the government isn't spending money on COVID-19. [Full Article...]

Canada could start vaccine plan in mid-December: PM

Canada could start vaccine plan in mid-December: PM There is a total of 800,000 doses in the first phase, in which people over 80 will get vaccinated first along with nursing home workers. Already, wealthy nations representing just 13 per cent of the world's population have cornered more than half (51 per cent) of the promised doses of leading Covid-19 vaccine candidates. [Full Article...]

Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Ontario Premier Doug Ford, whose province recorded 1,890 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning and added 28 people to the death toll, called the Pfizer approval "phenomenal news". Canada is now set to receive 249,000 doses of the vaccine within the month, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying the first shipments are expected next week with the "most vulnerable populations" receiving the first d... [Full Article...]

COVID-19 cases at Island Nursing Home reach 90 | Island Ad-Vantages

COVID-19 cases at Island Nursing Home reach 90 | Island Ad-Vantages There are 17 patients on ventilators due to COVID-19. These symptoms usually appear within two to 14 days of being exposed to the virus. According to health officials, most people only experience mild symptoms and are able to recover at home. [Full Article...]

I just got a COVID-19 vaccine. Now what?

I just got a COVID-19 vaccine. Now what? They are only doing what is sensible given what they have been told. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that a small number of the most vulnerable in Canada could get Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine before the holidays. But it may be April before the shots are widely available to others. Speaking in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden promised to distribute "100 million shots in the first 100 days" of his a... [Full Article...]


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