The CBC's Tom Parry asks Procurement Minister Anita Anand how many doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine Canada will receive after it's approved by Health Canada.
The company has announced it aims to deliver a total of 20 million doses by the end of March, with 100 million by June - though the USA is pushing to expedite that timeline.
Shandro said Friday that he would have to meet with public health officials in the province to decide if the approval of the latest vaccine will have any effect on who may be included in phase two.
The difference is in where they are manufactured, she said, using the analogy of the same recipe made in two different kitchens.
Ottawa has ordered or reserved more than 400 million doses of vaccine from seven suppliers for a population of 38 million.
Given the current rates of vaccine development and production, experts estimate that most adults who want to be vaccinated should be able to do so by the summer, said Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at George Washington University.
Grindrod said, up until now, the Pfizer vaccine, given its transportation requirements, has proven to be a challenge to work with while the Moderna vaccine has been in relatively short supply. They also endorsed the vaccine for emergency use authorization. That wasn't the case last fall, when Pfizer and Moderna were wrapping up testing, and it's not clear if their numbers would hold against the most worrisome of those variants. It can be stored and transported at normal refrigerated temperatures.
While J&J is seeking FDA authorization for its single-dose version, the company is also studying whether a second dose boosts protection.
"That gives us the opportunity to put it in our primary care offices, pharmacies and community health centers, which translates into getting more people vaccinated", said Dr. Simone Wildes, an infectious diseases specialist at South Shore Health outside of Boston.
France has restricted the vaccine to people under the age of 65 despite the World Health Organization's insistence that the product is safe and effective for all age groups. But public health officials warned that those gains may be stalling as more variants take root in the U.S.
Nevertheless, experts say J&J's shot will be another invaluable tool in bringing the outbreak to a close in the United States, where more than 500,000 people have died.
Ontario reported 1,258 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 more deaths linked to the virus on Friday, with 362 of them in Toronto, 274 in Peel Region and 104 in York Region. More vaccines are in the pipeline. A key FDA panel voted unanimously Friday afternoon to recommend emergency use of the vaccine. Italy's main teachers' union recently protested when the government chose to reserve Pfizer and Moderna shots for the elderly and designate AstraZeneca's vaccine for younger, at-risk workers.
President Muhammadu Buhari replaced his long-standing military chiefs earlier this month amid the worsening violence. Amnesty International Nigeria said the abductions was "a serious violation of international humanitarian law".
When pressed if the White House had made an effort to reach out specifically to the group of moderate Republicans, Psaki demurred. Two sources told Fox News that Trump will be giving a speech to attendees, in his first public appearance since leaving office.
Sims said he was not surprised that the platforms would strike deals with the large city businesses first. Analysts say such deals will likely favor the top end of town, with smaller publishers missing out.
The president and Canadian prime minister will deliver statements about their bilateral meeting, virtually, around 5:45 p.m ET. Trudeau said they also discussed the strict border measures in place to protect people in both countries from the virus.
A total of 247,042 people in Ontario have received their second dose of the vaccine and are considered fully inoculated. Officers say 27 tickets had been issued final week, majority associated to gatherings in non-public houses or outdoor.
On Friday, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Shamima Begum can not return to the UK to appeal the revocation of her UK citizenship. Begum is of Bangladeshi heritage but the country's foreign minister has said he will not consider granting her citizenship.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 6, 2020. A U.S. official said that the main aim of the operation was to thwart the militia's ability to carry out attacks.
The Federal Government had said last week that Nigeria would receive four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine very soon. COVAX said it had allocated the first tranche of 330 million doses of vaccines for 145 countries.
Trudeau brought up the issue when the two leaders spoke by phone last month, Biden's first call to a foreign leader as president. Canadian officials expect Trudeau to have a far more productive relationship with Biden than he did with Donald Trump .
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