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Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

When drug companies like Pfizer and Moderna learned to successfully incorporate messenger RNA technology into a COVID-19 vaccine, experts say they likely opened the door to a significant shift in the future of immunization.
Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

TORONTO — Canadian scientists say blood thinners appear to prevent some COVID-19 patients with moderate illness from deteriorating further, offering a "massive" advance in treatment they expect will ease suffering and lesson strain on hospital ICUs.
Trudeau speaks to Pfizer CEO as delays to vaccine shipments get worse

Trudeau speaks to Pfizer CEO as delays to vaccine shipments get worse

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla by phone Thursday, the same day the company informed Canada delays to its shipments of COVID-19 vaccines are going to be even worse than previously thought. Maj.-Gen.
Some provinces yet to say when jail inmates to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Some provinces yet to say when jail inmates to be vaccinated against COVID-19

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do.
Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is working with the provinces to prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19, including those who live in urban centres and other places where the provinces p
No Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to be shipped to Canada next week: Fortin

No Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to be shipped to Canada next week: Fortin

OTTAWA — Canada is not getting any COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer-BioNTech next week and the federal government says it can't tell provinces exactly how many doses to expect over the next month.
Three experts on how well Canada has fought COVID-19 and how we could do better

Three experts on how well Canada has fought COVID-19 and how we could do better

OTTAWA — As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness's spread.
Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say

Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say

Studies have suggested previous COVID-19 infections may result in promising levels of immunity to the virus, leading to questions of whether those who've already recovered from the disease still need a vaccine.
Why it's imperative to stop the spread of a more transmissible COVID-19 variant

Why it's imperative to stop the spread of a more transmissible COVID-19 variant

Additional cases of a more transmissible version of the COVID-19 virus have been popping up around Canada recently, and experts are concerned about what that could mean for an already unruly spread of the disease.
Canada's top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

Canada's top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

OTTAWA — British Columbia's decision to seek legal advice on limiting travel reinforces the message that it isn't the time to go on vacation across the country, Canada's chief medical officer of health said Friday. Dr.