Sunday, 09 May, 2021


Trudeau optimistic Canada can accelerate COVID-19 vaccine timeline

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However, he did not make any promises, with his government still setting the end of September as its target.

Other provinces, including Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, are still mulling over the issue.

Freeland said the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support for Businesses programs will be extended through to June 5.

"By safely extending the dose interval, Ontario would reach more at-risk Ontarians with our vaccine rollout, and potentially offer the vaccine to the general population much earlier than originally planned", the statement reads.

Jeong noted that there were no cases of fatalities from receiving COVID-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech.

The health authorities also say there's evidence for an 83 percent reduction in coronavirus deaths with the Pfizer vaccine.

But questions about who should receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine continue amid conflicting guidance about its use.

NACI says the two mRNA vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna should be prioritized for Canadians over 65, while AstraZeneca should be offered to people under 65.

The KDCA said that out of the people who had received the coronavirus vaccines, 207 had adverse reactions, including three cases of severe allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis. The committee's recommendations are not binding, but may influence provincial vaccination plans.

He's also expected to announce significant new funding for academic research at dozens of universities across the country. "Today, there are 800,000 fewer Canadians working than at the beginning of the pandemic".

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