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Canada's deliveries from COVAX join growing list of COVID-19 vaccine confusion

Canada's deliveries from COVAX join growing list of COVID-19 vaccine confusion

The COVAX vaccine alliance confirmed to Canada Tuesday it could expect to receive between 1.9 million and 3.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. But public numbers posted by COVAX Wednesday point only to the lower end of that range.
Canada signs deal with Novavax to make its COVID-19 vaccine at new Montreal facility

Canada signs deal with Novavax to make its COVID-19 vaccine at new Montreal facility

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today a deal with Novavax to produce doses of its new COVID-19 vaccine at a new National Research Council biomanufacturing facility in Montreal.
Poll finds overwhelming support for new travel restrictions

Poll finds overwhelming support for new travel restrictions

OTTAWA — The vast majority of Canadians support tighter restrictions on international travel imposed by the federal government, a new poll suggests.
Air Canada, Rogers and Suncor part of consortium piloting rapid COVID-19 testing

Air Canada, Rogers and Suncor part of consortium piloting rapid COVID-19 testing

TORONTO — Some of Canada's top airlines, banks and sports teams have united to pilot rapid tests identifying COVID-19 in hopes that they can find a way to reopen workplaces.
Questions remain over Canada's vaccination drive amid delays and fresh applications

Questions remain over Canada's vaccination drive amid delays and fresh applications

Canada's national vaccine rollout seems poised to dominate COVID-19 discussions in the coming week as the country enters the 11th month of life during a global pandemic.
Novavax submits vaccine for approval as Ottawa seeks EU reassurances on exports rules

Novavax submits vaccine for approval as Ottawa seeks EU reassurances on exports rules

OTTAWA — Canada’s hopes of speeding up COVID-19 vaccinations brightened slightly over the weekend as regulators began work to approve a new inoculation, even as the federal government sought to head off any restrictions on vaccine shipments from Euro
New travel rules the 'nail in the coffin' for airlines, tourism industry, experts say

New travel rules the 'nail in the coffin' for airlines, tourism industry, experts say

New restrictions on flights from the Caribbean and Mexico announced Friday are likely to trigger bankruptcies in Canada's airline sector and force permanent closures for airports and travel agencies, aviation experts say.
COVID-19 clinics for 'long haulers' aim to treat patients stuck in limbo

COVID-19 clinics for 'long haulers' aim to treat patients stuck in limbo

VANCOUVER — Lorraine Graves barely has the energy to hold a pen some days as "brain fog" leaves her forgetful and sudden worsening vision has her increasing the font size on her computer.
Chief public health officer urges provinces to keep COVID restrictions in place

Chief public health officer urges provinces to keep COVID restrictions in place

Canada's top doctor warned provinces against easing stringent public health measures Saturday, just as the premier of one of the provinces hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic said he hoped to do exactly that in a little over a week.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Canada's death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 20,000

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Canada's death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 20,000

More than 20,000 people have died due to COVID-19 in Canada. The sobering figure emerged this morning after Quebec reported 31 new fatalities related to the virus.