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Roll Up Your Sleeve for a Fourth Vaccine Dose?

Roll Up Your Sleeve for a Fourth Vaccine Dose?

British Columbia health officials are still undecided on whether fourth vaccine doses will be made available to the general population as immunity to COVID-19 wanes and the possibility of future, more transmissible variants looms. The BA2 Omicron subvariant has already fueled a sixth wave amid BC’s relaxed public health measures, and limited data reporting and …

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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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David Milgaard, who spent decades behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, dies at 69

David Milgaard could see I was a tad uneasy when he dropped by the Toronto Star newsroom unexpectedly in July 1993, dripping wet and half naked. It was a year after he had been freed from prison — after spending nearly 23 years behind bars as the victim of one of Canada’s most notorious miscarriages …

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Students protest Ottawa Catholic high school mass-enforcement dress code

Several hundred students gathered outside an Ottawa Catholic high school on Friday to protest a mass dress code enforcement the day before. The effort by staff at Béatrice-Desloges high school in Orléans outraged students, who said the action was unjust and seemed to target female students. “I’m frustrated,” said Melisande Ouellette, a 17-year-old student in …

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“Major discovery” by new immigrant could impact cancer, muscle dystrophy treatments

yeeta“No one before has shown this,” says Anthony Scimè, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Toronto. “The unique mechanism of this protein was not expected at all!” It is hard to miss the excitement in his voice when he talks about the research paper led by his former PhD student, Debasmita …

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Ontario’s top doctor predicts ‘calm summer’ for COVID-19, worries about BA.4, BA.5

TORONTO – Ontario’s COVID-19 indicators are heading in the right direction ahead of what looks to be a “calm summer,” potentially followed by another round of vaccinations for people at high risk in the fall, the province’s top doctor said Thursday. Dr. Kieran Moore, the chief medical officer of health, says COVID-19 levels in wastewater …

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Ontario’s top doctor predicts ‘calm summer’ for COVID-19, worries about BA.4, BA.5

TORONTO – Ontario’s COVID-19 indicators are heading in the right direction ahead of what looks to be a “calm summer,” potentially followed by another round of vaccinations for people at high risk in the fall, the province’s top doctor said Thursday. Dr. Kieran Moore, the chief medical officer of health, says COVID-19 levels in wastewater …

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Ontario’s top doctor predicts ‘calm summer’ for COVID-19, worries about BA.4, BA.5

TORONTO – Ontario’s COVID-19 indicators are heading in the right direction ahead of what looks to be a “calm summer,” potentially followed by another round of vaccinations for people at high risk in the fall, the province’s top doctor said Thursday. Dr. Kieran Moore, the chief medical officer of health, says COVID-19 levels in wastewater …

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Small flock in Comox Valley is BC’s 7th to test positive for avian influenza

VICTORIA – A small poultry flock in British Columbia’s Comox Valley has tested positive for the avian flu, the first case on Vancouver Island. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says in a release that the H5N1 virus has now been found in seven flocks across the province. It says the infected location has been placed …

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