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Monitoring of SARS‐CoV‐2 infection in mustelids – – 2021 – EFSA Journal

3.2.1 SARS‐CoV‐2 virus detections in the EU/EEA and UK in mustelids As of 29 January 2021, SARS‐CoV‐2 has been reported in 400 mink farms for fur production in eight countries in the EU/EEA, namely 290 farms in Denmark, one in France, 21 in Greece, one in Italy, two in Lithuania, 69 in the Netherlands, three […]

Benefits and risks of delaying 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Federal and provincial health officials are poring over emerging data on the advantages and disadvantages of extending the time between shots of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines. Here are some of the factors they’re weighing and why it matters. Why do provinces want to space out the doses beyond official recommendations? More vaccines are arriving and the […]

Ontario says seniors won’t get AstraZeneca vaccine

TORONTO (AP) — The health minister of Canada’s most populous province said Tuesday Ontario seniors won’t receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine since there’s limited data on its effectiveness in older populations. Health Minister Christine Elliott said Ontario plans to follow the advice of a national panel that’s recommended against using the newly approved vaccine on people […]

Household bubbles allowed, most businesses can reopen on Friday

Manitobans can now choose to designate one other household to form a pandemic bubble and all businesses — except indoor theatres, concert halls, casinos and bingo halls — can reopen when new public health orders come into effect Friday. Indoor recreation facilities such as gyms, pools and fitness centres can operate at 25 per cent capacity with physical distancing […]

Health Canada and the European Medicines Agency publish clinical data used to support their authorizations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada and the European Medicines Agency publish clinical data used to support their authorizations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Canada NewsWire OTTAWA, ON, March 2, 2021 OTTAWA, ON, March 2, 2021 /CNW/ – Openness and transparency are key to building confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. Today, Health Canada and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) collaboratively […]

Why a Halifax psychologist says more guidance is needed for Canadian parents during COVID-19 – Halifax

A psychologist and associate professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax says public health departments across the country could be doing more to support parents by providing them with guidance around keeping their kids healthy during the pandemic. Her comments come as COVID-19 in many parts of Canada hits the one-year mark. “For some parents, […]

The Latest: Brazil Health Officials Urge Lockdowns, Curfews – U.S. News & World Report

The Latest: Brazil Health Officials Urge Lockdowns, Curfews  U.S. News & World Report Source link

Ontario woman forced to pay $3,458 hotel quarantine bill for one night stay after returning to Canada from father’s funeral

An Ontario woman who went overseas to attend her father’s funeral says she feels gouged by the government’s “ill-conceived” hotel quarantine plan that cost her $3,458 for a one-night stay. Cristina Teixeira, who has been a senior business analyst for the Ontario government for the past 28 years, says it has been a nightmare to […]

Canada received ‘last piece’ of manufacturing data for Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Sharma – National

Canada has received the “last piece” of manufacturing data needed to decide whether to approve the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser says. In an interview with Global News on Monday, Dr. Surpiya Sharma said the review of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine candidate is “progressing very well.” “There […]

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