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Questions remain over Canada's vaccination drive amid delays and fresh applications

Questions remain over Canada's vaccination drive amid delays and fresh applications

Canada's national vaccine rollout seems poised to dominate COVID-19 discussions in the coming week as the country enters the 11th month of life during a global pandemic.
Novavax submits vaccine for approval as Ottawa seeks EU reassurances on exports rules

Novavax submits vaccine for approval as Ottawa seeks EU reassurances on exports rules

OTTAWA — Canada’s hopes of speeding up COVID-19 vaccinations brightened slightly over the weekend as regulators began work to approve a new inoculation, even as the federal government sought to head off any restrictions on vaccine shipments from Euro
New travel rules the 'nail in the coffin' for airlines, tourism industry, experts say

New travel rules the 'nail in the coffin' for airlines, tourism industry, experts say

New restrictions on flights from the Caribbean and Mexico announced Friday are likely to trigger bankruptcies in Canada's airline sector and force permanent closures for airports and travel agencies, aviation experts say.
COVID-19 clinics for 'long haulers' aim to treat patients stuck in limbo

COVID-19 clinics for 'long haulers' aim to treat patients stuck in limbo

VANCOUVER — Lorraine Graves barely has the energy to hold a pen some days as "brain fog" leaves her forgetful and sudden worsening vision has her increasing the font size on her computer.
Chief public health officer urges provinces to keep COVID restrictions in place

Chief public health officer urges provinces to keep COVID restrictions in place

Canada's top doctor warned provinces against easing stringent public health measures Saturday, just as the premier of one of the provinces hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic said he hoped to do exactly that in a little over a week.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Canada's death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 20,000

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Canada's death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 20,000

More than 20,000 people have died due to COVID-19 in Canada. The sobering figure emerged this morning after Quebec reported 31 new fatalities related to the virus.
Ramp up Canadian vaccine manufacturing, says COVID-19 task force health adviser

Ramp up Canadian vaccine manufacturing, says COVID-19 task force health adviser

OTTAWA — A leading Canadian health expert on the federal government's COVID-19 Task Force says the pandemic should be viewed as a wake-up call for Canada to create its own domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity. Dr.
Moderna cutting vaccine shipment to Canada next week by more than 50,000 doses

Moderna cutting vaccine shipment to Canada next week by more than 50,000 doses

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's other vaccine supplier has to cut back on its deliveries next week. Moderna will ship only about three-quarters of the expected supply, cutting Canada's next shipment by more than 50,000 doses.
Trudeau announces suspended sun flights, mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers

Trudeau announces suspended sun flights, mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers

OTTAWA — Canada's main airlines are suspending service to popular sun destinations while travellers returning from abroad will quarantine in a designated hotel as they await results of a COVID-19 test administered at the airport, Prime Minister Justi
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine allocations to Canada already assuming six doses per vial

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine allocations to Canada already assuming six doses per vial

OTTAWA — Pfizer and BioNTech are already assuming Canada will agree their COVID-19 vaccine vials contain six doses instead of five and are using that to project how many vials they will send Canada in the coming weeks.