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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on the medical north unit of Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. The hospital had 13 admitted patients with the virus as of Monday. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported 23 new PCR test confirmed cases in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 12 in Northumberland County and …

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New suspect images released in stabbing at Toronto subway station

New suspect images released in stabbing at Toronto subway station

Investigators have released new surveillance camera images of two suspects wanted after a man was stabbed multiple times in and around Main Street subway station last Friday night. Police said they were called to the station, north of Danforth Avenue, at 6:49 pm on May 13 where they found a 23-year-old man suffering from multiple …

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Today’s coronavirus news: US deaths from COVID hit 1 million

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 11:30 a.m. Quebec is reporting five more deaths linked to COVID-19 and an 11-patient drop in the number of hospitalizations associated with the disease. The Health Department says 1,611 …

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Ontario police service releases video of brazen daylight carjackings

Police in York Region have released new video footage of a series of brazen carjackings as they warn drivers about a spike in violent incidents targeting luxury vehicles. The compilation posted to social media on Monday shows four recent carjacking incidents, each using a slightly different approach. In the first incident, the suspects appear to …

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Ontario COVID-19 news: province reports 2 deaths, hospitalizations climb

Ontario reported two new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, as hospitalizations crept upward from Sunday’s five-month low. The Ministry of Health said both new deaths occurred in the past 30 days. The province has reported 13,072 deaths due to COVID-19 since March 2020. Meanwhile, there were 159 patients in hospital ICU due to COVID-19 on Monday, …

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Exploring age-associated differences in T lymphocyte immune responses after BNT162b2 vaccination

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers compared the immunogenicity of, and reactogenicity to, the BNT162b2 vaccine, a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine, in Japanese adults and elders. Study: Delayed antigen-specific CD4+ T-cell induction correlates with impaired immune responses to SARS-COV-2 mRNA vaccination in the elderly. Image …

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Up to 11 per cent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients die or require re-admission within 30 days

Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Monday, May 16, 2022 5:44AM EDT A new study offers a closer look at possible factors that may lead to some hospitalized COVID-19 patients being readmitted within a month of discharge. At roughly nine per cent, researchers say the readmission rate is similar to that seen for other ailments, …

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How omicron infection turbocharges vaccinated people’s immunity

People who are vaccinated and then get infected with omicron may be primed to overcome a broad range of coronavirus variants, early research suggests. A pair of studies showed that infection produced even better immune responses than a booster shot in vaccinated patients. Teams from COVID-19 vaccine maker BioNTech SE and the University of Washington …

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Ontario NDP plan to run deficits for six years, cancel gas tax cut

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:08AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 15, 2022 1:21PM EDT Ontario’s New Democrats are pledging to run larger deficits than the Progressive Conservatives and Liberals if elected and would likely not balance the budget for six years, but the party is eyeing some cost savings from canceling …

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