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A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE was 95.6% effective against the coronavirus when compared to a vaccinated group that did not get the third shot, data from a large study released by the companies showed on Thursday. The trial results come a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses U.S. FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans could choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of an anti-gun violence group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections. Fred Guttenberg will be a senior adviser to Brady PAC. His daughter Jaime, an aspiring dancer and gymnast, died with 16 others during the Valentine's Day 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Adm. Art McDonald‘s decision to send a letter to senior military staff claiming his exoneration from a sexual misconduct allegation against him and urging his “immediate” reinstatement to the military’s top post will factor into whether he can return at all, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.
TORONTO — Ontario is set to lift all COVID-19 public health measures by the end of March, including mask mandates. Premier Doug Ford said Ontario is in a position to do this thanks to the province's careful approach to re-opening and the resulting stability seen in case counts, hospitalizations and ICU admissions. "We're here because we stayed cautious," he said. "We stayed disciplined and we never underestimated this virus. We look to other countries, other provinces, there could be no question
B.C. Premier John Horgan said during his weekly media availability Thursday restaurants that do not follow the vaccine passport program and requirements will "face consequences." He urges everyone to speak to people in their lives who have not yet received the vaccine and explain the importance of getting one.
Nearly 150 staff members at Sick Kids Hospital have been placed on unpaid leave for not providing proof that they are fully vaccinated. Erica Vella reports.
A shiny new observation deck opened in Manhattan Thursday promising tourists and locals alike a view of New York City like they have never experienced. (Oct 21)
P.E.I.'s mobile mental health response service is now active, the province's health minister announced Friday. Ernie Hudson said two of the planned three units are now operational, based in Summerside and Charlottetown, and they have responded to eight calls across the province since Monday. A third unit based in Kings County is to join them later. The province originally announced it was developing the service with federal funding in 2018. In January 2021, Health PEI said it was preparing to la
Alberta reported 656 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 12 new deaths. The 656 new cases were detected through 10,732 tests for the virus, with a positivity rate around 6.09 per cent. The highest positivity rate in the province is the North zone, which reported a positivity rate of 13.65 per cent. The lowest rate was in the Calgary zone: 4.27 per cent. With the 12 new deaths, the province's pandemic total has reached 3,026. The new deaths occurred in all the health regions and involved people r
VICTORIA — British Columbia's Education Ministry has released new guidelines to help school boards with COVID-19 vaccination policies, leaving any final decisions up to the respective boards. The ministry says the guidelines, which include gathering data and consultation with First Nations and employee groups, will help school boards encourage vaccination in their communities and to determine if a mandatory vaccination policy works best for them. The ministry says it will also work with schools,
Hundreds more residents on the Spanish island of La Palma were forced out of their homes overnight on Thursday after a new river of lava gushed from La Cumbre Vieja volcano and descended toward their properties. (Susana Vera/Reuters)
OTTAWA — The federal government dismantled Friday a Parliament Hill memorial for Indigenous children who never returned from residential schools. The memorial — hundreds of pairs of children's shoes, stuffed toys, messages and other items — sprang up spontaneously around the Centennial Flame last spring after the discovery of what are believed to be the remains of children in unmarked graves at several former residential school sites. A spokesperson for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Af
An investigation is underway after actor Alec Baldwin shot a prop gun that killed the cinematographer on the set of the western independent film Rust. The director was also injured. A Canadian prop master talks about how something like this could happen on a movie set.
One of the researchers who studied the crab says he "could no believe [his] eyes" when he saw it.
An Oshawa woman has been charged days after 17-year-old Nadia Mozumder was struck and killed near her Scarborough school. The charges the driver, 40, faces are not criminal charges but rather fall under the Highway Traffic Act. They are: Careless driving causing death. Turn not in safety. Police said the woman remained at the scene of the fatal crash. Mozumder, a Grade 12 student at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, was using the crosswalk to cross Danforth Avenue at Birchmount Road in Scarb
People who lose their jobs because they refuse to be vaccinated for COVID-19 may be ineligible for employment insurance benefits, but they may be able to get a severance package from their employer, says labour lawyer Hena Singh.
RCMP are investigating a suspected homicide in 100 Mile House, B.C. Police received a 911 call "reporting what sounded like gunshots" in an industrial area of town on Tuesday evening, according to a statement. Responding officers found a person dead when they arrived. Police are still investigating how the person died and the circumstances before their death, but investigators believe it's a case of homicide. "Evidence at the scene supports that the victim died as a result of homicide and the No
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NEW YORK (Reuters) -Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that the likely benefits of giving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds clearly outweigh the risks of rare cases of heart inflammation. Earlier on Friday, the vaccine makers said their shot showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of children 5 to 11 years old. The details were in briefing documents published ahead of a meeting of a panel of outside experts scheduled to vote on Tuesday whether to recommend the FDA authorize the shots for the young age group.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan nation of Kosovo. Human rights advocates have raised concerns about the Afghans diverted to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo over the past six weeks, citing a lack of transparency about their status, the reasons for h