B.C. has released its COVID-19 vaccination plan, which goes until the end of September, with age being a care factor in the rollout.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, confirmed that the federal government is looking at placing additional measures at Canada’s border that will impact travel.
Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health, explained on Thursday that with the emergence of more COVID-19 variants that are more transmissible, more people need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.
The Canadian government anticipates that at least 95 per cent of the Canadian population will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the third quarter of the year, between July and September.
In an effort to continue to send the message that people in Ontario need to stay home, premier Doug Ford posted a video message on Thursday morning to get the message out in 22 languages.
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Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care, called out the province’s NDP Leader, Andrea Horwath, for spreading “misinformation.”
Just a day before Joe Biden’s inauguration as the next U.S. president, Ontario Premier Doug Ford asked the next American president for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines from U.S. facilities.
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, vice president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, revealed that Canada’s delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be deferred entirely next week.
Ontario reported 1,913 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including 550 new cases in Toronto, 346 in Peel and 235 in York Region.
Just days into Ontario’s stay-at-home order, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams, said that as a “ballpark” figure, the province needs to see 1,000 new COVID-19 cases a day, or less, to lift lockdown measures.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced Monday that the province will not be scheduling anymore appointments to administer first COVID-19 vaccine doses, but is looking to enter into their own bilateral purchase agreement with other producers.
While Ontario’s stay-at-home order is in place, initially resulting in confused reactions from people in the province last week, an infectious disease expert is stressing that the public shouldn’t be “blamed” for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario reported its lowest COVID-19 case count since Jan. 1, with 2,578 new cases confirmed on Monday, but with only 40,300 tests completed.
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Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced that Pfizer will be temporarily reducing deliveries of its COVID-19 vaccine to Canada.
At a press conference on Thursday, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health said the province is “turning up the dial” to stop the spread of COVID-19, but people are not doing what’s needed to bring down Ontario’s case count.
Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, said at a press conference on Thursday that the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has determined that the time between the two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines could be extended, up to 42 days.
After Ontario announced a stay-at-home order, which was met with some confusion about what is really allowed and not allowed when it goes into effect on Thursday, the provincial government has now circulated answers to some outstanding questions.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that effective Thursday, a stay at home order will go into effect. This means everyone must stay home and only go out for essential trips, to go to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing healthcare services, for exercise, or for essential work.
New modelling from the Ontario government shows that if the daily mortality rate due to COVID-19 continues to increase, expected to be between 50 and 100 deaths per day between now and the end of February, it could be the greatest cause of death.
Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario's associate chief medical officer of health, confirmed during a press conference on Monday that the provincial officials will not be implementing a curfew in the province when recommendations for additional measures are announced Tuesday.
A new poll from the Angus Reid Institute found that 60 per cent of Canadians will get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available to them, while more than half of respondents say that wait to get inoculated is “too long.”
Ontario has now surpassed 5,000 COVID-19 deaths in the province after 29 more have been confirmed on Monday, bringing the total to 5,012.