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Doctor breaks down how Canada can move on from COVID-19 in the fall

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti talks about what Canada can expect from COVID-19 in the fall and whether it's time to stop following daily COVID-19 case counts. Video by Shibani Gokhale
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  • CBC

    Public health protocols helping keep breakthrough COVID-19 cases down, says Strang

    As Nova Scotia prepares to roll out COVID-19 booster shots for long-term care residents and people who are immunocompromised, the province's chief medical officer of health says efforts to date have helped keep breakthrough cases to a minimum. "We're keeping the circulation of COVID virus well under control, and so we're not having a major issue about large numbers of breakthrough cases," Dr. Robert Strang told CBC News on Tuesday. Breakthrough cases are situations where someone gets COVID-19 ev

  • CBC

    P.E.I. Liberals ask why COVID-19 vaccinations aren't mandatory for education workers

    The P.E.I. Liberals want to know why government hasn't made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for education and early child-care workers across the province. MLAs returned to the legislative chamber for the fall sitting Tuesday, where interim Liberal Leader Sonny Gallant raised the issue during the first question period of the session. Vaccinations for COVID-19 are voluntary for school staff and, as public sector employees, they fall under the province's vaccinate-or-test policy. This means employ

  • The Canadian Press

    WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said there was a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week, the only region in the world where cases increased. In its weekly assessment of the pandemic released late Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said there were about 2.7 million new COVID-19 cases and more than 46,000 deaths last week, similar to the numbers reported the previous week. Britain, Russia and Turkey accounted for the most cases. The biggest drop in COVID-19 cases were se

  • CBC

    How the COVID-19 microchip shortage has brought Canada's car industry to a halt — again

    Even before the pandemic, 2020 was always going to be an uncertain year for Canada's automotive industry. The Big 3 automakers — General Motors, Ford and Chrysler (now known as Stellantis) — were set to negotiate multi-year work agreements with their main unions, after the previous agreements with their workers had expired. Then COVID-19 hit, and everything changed. Buyers weren't coming to showrooms for fear of getting sick, so sales slowed to a crawl. Factories shut down to keep workers safe.

  • CBC

    For COVID-19 archivists, history's happening now

    Archival records can offer a vivid view of the historic moments that shape us, but how do we capture the moment when we're in the middle of it? The City of Ottawa Archives, in collaboration with Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, is documenting this particular period in history by asking residents for their photos, correspondence, artwork and any other records that might show future generations what it was really like to live through the COVID-19 pandemic. They put the call for su

  • CBC

    What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 20

    Recent developments: What's the latest? The City of Ottawa's archives, in collaboration with Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, is documenting the COVID-19 pandemic by asking residents for photos, correspondences, artwork and any other records that might show future generations what this time was like. They put the call for submissions out last year, and their collection has been growing steadily ever since. Digital images make up the majority of submissions so far, largely becaus

  • CBC

    Toronto parents watch closely as Health Canada considers COVID-19 vaccine for young children

    As Canada's health regulator considers approving the first COVID-19 vaccine for younger children, many Toronto parents are confronting the choice of whether to roll up their kids' sleeves and get them immunized when the time comes. Vaccine maker Pfizer and its partner BioNTech recently asked Health Canada to authorize a pediatric version of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11. If given the green light, the shot would be the first offered to the millions of children under the a

  • Yahoo Celebrity UK

    Frank Sinatra knocked off the top of the funeral song charts

    Sinatra's 'My Way' had been the most popular song played at funerals - but this year it was 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.

  • Yahoo Finance UK

    FTSE slips as investors digest falling UK inflation

    The data showed that inflation slipped to 3.1% in September from 3.2% in August.

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