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Canada on a "rapid growth trajectory" of COVID-19 second wave

Updated modelling indicates that Canada remains on a "rapid growth trajectory", with daily cases expected to cross the 10,000 mark later this month. According to PHAC modelling documents, combined e...

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White House presses FDA chief to OK vaccine by end of day

White House presses FDA chief to OK vaccine by end of day

The officials said the FDA has also notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed, "so they can execute their plans for timely vaccine distribution". "This is an unt...

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Capitalist crimes against seniors in nursing homes

Capitalist crimes against seniors in nursing homes

That number is up 52% from the previous month. In August, a study in JAMA found that across eight states, facilities with higher levels of nursing staff had fewer COVID cases than those with fewer s...

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Rich countries, including Canada, have bought too many COVID-19 vaccines: Amnesty

Rich countries, including Canada, have bought too many COVID-19 vaccines: Amnesty

Domingo, however, clarified that even without holding Philippine trials, AstraZeneca can still supply the country with coronavirus vaccines once these are approved for use. This group might includ...

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United Kingdom issues allergy warning for COVID vaccine

United Kingdom issues allergy warning for COVID vaccine

Two workers of the UK National Health Service started experiencing some side effects shortly after they received their vaccines. Maj. -Gen. Dany Fortin, leading vaccine logistics for the Public Heal...

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Alberta government uses humour to draw attention to COVID-19 prevention

Alberta government uses humour to draw attention to COVID-19 prevention

There are 654 people in hospital due to COVID-19, including 112 in intensive care. "We simply can not let this Christmas turn into a tragedy for many families", said Kenney. To assist businesses wit...

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GSK and Sanofi delay Covid-19 vaccine

GSK and Sanofi delay Covid-19 vaccine

In a phase I/II study of Sanofi/GSK's adjuvanted recombinant protein-based vaccine, interim results found the jab induced an immune response comparable to recovered COVID-19 patients in adults aged 18...

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Vancouver Island adds 10 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Vancouver Island adds 10 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death

The ministry says samples were submitted to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease in Winnipeg and the World Organisation for Animal Health has been notified....

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'Sometimes You Trip': COVID Vaccine Is Abandoned

'Sometimes You Trip': COVID Vaccine Is Abandoned

Australia also has an agreement with BioNTech-Pfizer for 10 million doses of its vaccine which the country's regulator is expected to approve by January 2021. . "And that's why we pre-prepared to ensu...

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Battle lines drawn for first ministers' meeting on health care

Battle lines drawn for first ministers' meeting on health care

First ministers are scheduled to meet via conference call Thursday - a long-awaited meeting that was supposed to be devoted to the premiers' unanimous call for a big increase in the annual federal tra...

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Recall Issued Over Mix-up With Antidepressant And Erectile Dysfunction Drug

Recall Issued Over Mix-up With Antidepressant And Erectile Dysfunction Drug

The latter is Sildenafil , the ingredient that puts the vroom-vroom in Viagra. Trazadone hydrochloride is the generic medication for Desyrel. Sidenafil may pose serious health risks to consumers ...

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‘Route out’ of pandemic: United Kingdom gives 1st COVID-19 vaccine doses

‘Route out’ of pandemic: United Kingdom gives 1st COVID-19 vaccine doses

He also thanked everyone that have followed the rules to protect others. "We will be able to begin on the most vulnerable populations and make sure that we have the logistical grounding foundation i...

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London faces ‘catastrophic’ Tier 3 unless coronavirus controlled, warns Khan

Matt Hancock said he was "concerned" the number of COVID-19 cases in those places was "rising and in many areas already high", adding that "by far the fastest rise" is among 11 to 18-years-olds. Figur...

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Health unit closing Windsor-Essex schools next week

Health unit closing Windsor-Essex schools next week

The order will be in place until December 18 - when students go on holiday break - but could be extended, according to the statement. "The health and safety of students and staff remains a priority ...

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State’s ambitious vaccine campaign hinges on more companies winning FDA approval

State’s ambitious vaccine campaign hinges on more companies winning FDA approval

The advice may change once we understand more about what caused these reactions. "My expectation is that this is new news", he said of the allergic reactions . Serious side effects were extremel...

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Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19, enters isolation

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19, enters isolation

Wolf received the positive diagnosis during a "routine test" on Tuesday, he said in a Wednesday statement. The order goes into effect on Saturday, December 12th at 12:01 a.m. Indoor operations at gym...

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Argentina to begin Covid-19 vaccinations with Russia's Sputnik V

Argentina to begin Covid-19 vaccinations with Russia's Sputnik V

The head of the nation's consumer safety watchdog, Anna Popova , repeated those warnings Tuesday in an interview with Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda, noting that anyone receiving the vaccine should avoid...

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How Many COVID Vaccines Are Coming to Hudson Valley, New York

How Many COVID Vaccines Are Coming to Hudson Valley, New York

He expects further allocations in the following weeks. The federal government then looks to the state to set the distribution locations. "People have not focused enough on the extent of what this un...

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Ontario reports 1,983 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths

Ontario reports 1,983 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths

Ford said more details on the rollout would be made public Friday. Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 9. Hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary will be the initial vaccination...

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COVID-19 has taken 600 lives in Will County

COVID-19 has taken 600 lives in Will County

In Douglas County, 4,353 out of the 5,462 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,109 cases are active. And even though new va...

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UW Professor of Pharmacy calls Pfizer vaccine a 'light in the darkness'

The vaccine is expected to be the first made available in the US, where about 290,000 people have died from the virus. "In the pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial, this vaccine was generally well toler...

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Johnson & Johnson targets COVID-19 late-stage trial results by January

Johnson & Johnson targets COVID-19 late-stage trial results by January

Department of Health Secretary Dr Brendan Murphy said while the Queensland University vaccine would likely have worked very well, the false positive had given a "lack of confidence". The announcemen...

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Protection offered by Covid-19 vaccine 'is not in time for Christmas'

Protection offered by Covid-19 vaccine 'is not in time for Christmas'

The warning came after two NHS staff members who received the jab on Tuesday had allergic reactions after being given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The vaccine made by BioNTech and Pfizer became th...

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United Kingdom issues allergy warning for Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

United Kingdom issues allergy warning for Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

In addition to approving the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday, federal health officials also released what it calls a "vaccination timeline" as to when Canadians can expect to be inoculated. While misinf...

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‘I have allergies - should I get the Covid vaccine?’

People are expected to get some level of protection within a couple of weeks after the first shot. Dr. Henry said roughly two-thirds of the population will need to be protected before B.C. "Anaphyla...

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Canada Authorizes Use Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine : Coronavirus Updates

The head of the MHRA, Dr June Raine, said: "Any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food should not receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine". Government officials there are inve...

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Canada approves COVID-19 vaccine

Canada approves COVID-19 vaccine

The Saskatchewan Health Authority confirmed it will be receiving vaccines from Pfizer, recently approved for use by Health Canada, with an unconfirmed deal to also receive weekly vaccine deliveries fr...

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What next for AstraZeneca's half-dose COVID-19 vaccine?

What next for AstraZeneca's half-dose COVID-19 vaccine?

The vaccines are to arrive in phases from February, but which drug maker's product will be available first and when vaccinations can begin are still unknown. The publication pointed out that surprisin...

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Warning after two NHS workers suffer allergic reaction to Covid-19 jab

Warning after two NHS workers suffer allergic reaction to Covid-19 jab

All COVID-19 vaccines - including the new ones to come - must be analysed before giving a "consistent authorisation that can be implemented at the beginning of the year (2021)", said Cooke, adding t...

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National Influenza Vaccination Week kickoff

National Influenza Vaccination Week kickoff

Rice County Public Health reminds us this is National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6th-12th). In short, getting your flu shot is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself from illness, whi...

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Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

But the United Kingdom authorities have I think appropriately have issued a warning for individuals who have prior severe allergic reactions, should at this point, not take the vaccine. This is not ho...

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United Kingdom says people with ‘significant’ allergies shouldn’t get BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus jab

United Kingdom says people with ‘significant’ allergies shouldn’t get BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus jab

While hospital trusts have been informed, the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has not yet announced the precautionary advice publicly. "We must deploy these first...

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FDA Finds Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 Vaccine Safe and Effective

FDA Finds Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 Vaccine Safe and Effective

Sumon Chakrabarti, an infectious disease specialist, told CTVNews.ca back in November. This is not how the messenger Ribonucleic Acid (mRNA) vaccine, developed in cooperation with the German compa...

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ViacomCBS to migrate broadcast operations to AWS cloud

ViacomCBS to migrate broadcast operations to AWS cloud

A key element of the collaboration is the further development of the so-called Cloud Data Hub of the BMW Group. Amazon SageMaker Edge Manager - delivering machine learning model monitoring and man...

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UK sees two adverse reactions to new COVID vaccine

UK sees two adverse reactions to new COVID vaccine

Also on Wednesday, Canada's health regulator approved the vaccine, with Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser at Heath Canada, calling it "a momentous occasion". So there was a genuine excess of a...

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