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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 needs better promotion: experts

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 needs better promotion: experts

VANCOUVER — Essential workers who are more likely to contract and transmit COVID-19 should be prioritized for immunization with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine now that a national panel is not recommending it for seniors, two experts say.

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.
Promoting Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and too many bananas: In The News for March 2

Promoting Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and too many bananas: In The News for March 2

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of March 2 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. There are 870,033 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 870,033 confirmed cases (30,430 active, 817,586 resolved, 22,017 deaths).
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 66,691 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,949,643 doses given.
Churches continue legal fight against British Columbia's COVID-19 rules

Churches continue legal fight against British Columbia's COVID-19 rules

VANCOUVER — A lawyer for a group of British Columbia churches that are challenging the province's COVID-19 rules is scheduled to resume his arguments today that the restrictions violate his clients' charter rights. Paul Jaffe told the B.C.
Statistics Canada to release final economic figures for 2020, January GDP estimate

Statistics Canada to release final economic figures for 2020, January GDP estimate

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is expected to say this morning precisely how bad a year the Canadian economy suffered in 2020. Preliminary estimates from late January suggested the economy suffered its worst year on record with contraction of 5.
Most Canadians confident federal vaccine rollout is back on track: poll

Most Canadians confident federal vaccine rollout is back on track: poll

OTTAWA — A majority of Canadians believe Ottawa will follow through on its plan to provide enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for everyone who wants a shot by the fall, a new poll suggests.
'Racism is a real problem:' Muslim women fearful following attacks in Edmonton

'Racism is a real problem:' Muslim women fearful following attacks in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Asmaa Ali says slurs about her hijab and the colour of her skin have become so frequent she doesn't report them to police anymore.
International air travel a fraction of pre-pandemic times

International air travel a fraction of pre-pandemic times

OTTAWA — Canada's new testing and quarantine rules for international air travellers appear to have convinced even more Canadians to stay put in recent weeks.