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Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

The City of Toronto says it has been ordered to “immediately” pause its COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre due to a lack of vaccines. The clinic, which began inoculations on Monday, was originally supposed to operate as a pilot project for six to eight weeks with doses, at least initially, being given to a select group of health-care workers. On Monday, officials announced that the proof-of-concept clinic was only going to operate until the end of day Friday due to a lack of vaccines, and that has now been shortened further to just two days. […]

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Don’t go to Quebec ERs unless necessary as coronavirus hospitalizations climb, health minister warns

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Quebecers are asked to avoid emergency rooms unless “really necessary” as hospitalizations linked to the novel coronavirus have risen by 50 per cent in the past three weeks and health-care workers say there is “unbelievable” demand on the system. Health Minister Christian Dubé says the province has crossed a line by topping more than 1,000 patients in hospitals to be treated for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, this week. There are about 2,164 beds set aside for coronavirus patients in hospitals, he explained, but the province is now adding beds in “non-traditional locations” such as hotels as […]

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62 coronavirus cases linked to Vaughan window manufacturing facility

62 coronavirus cases linked to Vaughan window manufacturing facility

York Region Public Health says 62 cases of COVID-19 have been detected at a window design and manufacturing facility in Vaughan. In a notice issued on its website, York Region Public Health said the cases are linked to a workplace outbreak at State Window Corp. on Hunter’s Valley Road. The local public health unit said that since the company is not open to the general public, the risk is considered low to York Region residents. York Region Public Health said it was first notified of a cluster of cases on Nov. 10 which has since grown to 62 coronavirus […]

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Manitoba Premier to hold press conference on Help Next Door site

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Manitoba’s premier is expected to give an update on a provincial website designed to link Manitobans with neighbours needing a little extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic at a media briefing Tuesday. Global News will stream Brian Pallister’s 11 a.m. press conference live in this story. Read more: Coronavirus: Manitoba creates online portal for neighbours to help neighbours The online portal, called helpnextdoormb.ca was created to connect those who want help with those who are able to help, Pallister said when the site went live back in March. A media invite to Pallister’s Tuesday morning press conference says he […]

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Coronavirus: Hockey equipment manufacturer CCM and its players donate half a million masks

Coronavirus: Hockey equipment manufacturer CCM and its players donate half a million masks

CCM has joined the list of hockey equipment manufacturers contributing supplies to front-line health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal company and its player endorsee roster that includes Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby will donate 500,000 surgical masks, the company said Wednesday in a statement. CCM “is in the process of procuring this protective equipment from its established network of partners that normally collaborate in the production of CCM hockey gear,” the company said. “CCM will arrange for transport and is co-ordinating with government authorities to ensure the protective medical gear is distributed to Canadian healthcare workers as […]

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