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Moderna says new booster appears effective against Omicron subvariants

Moderna says new booster appears effective against Omicron subvariants

The pharmaceutical giant notes the shot did not generate as many antibodies as it did against the original Omicron variant despite the early promise in protection being shown against both subvariants.
Canada expected to finish review of first COVID-19 shot for youngest kids in weeks

Canada expected to finish review of first COVID-19 shot for youngest kids in weeks

Federal officials say regulators should reach a decision about whether to approve Canada's first COVID-19 vaccine for infants and preschoolers in coming weeks as the U.S. prepares to roll out tot-sized shots.
Health Canada to end COVID Alert app notifications

Health Canada to end COVID Alert app notifications

The app was launched on July 31, 2020, as the pandemic began and was billed as a way to alert people if they’ve been in close contact with someone who had been infected with COVID-19, without collecting any personal data.
Waive patents for COVID-19 vaccines, treatment to end pandemic, committee told

Waive patents for COVID-19 vaccines, treatment to end pandemic, committee told

Experts say Canada needs to turn its COVID-19 aid attention to expanding vaccine production everywhere or the virus will continue to run wild, mutate and bring new waves of disease.
Moderna's promised vaccine production facility to be built in Montreal area

Moderna's promised vaccine production facility to be built in Montreal area

American vaccine maker Moderna will announce Friday it intends to build its promised Canadian production facility in the Montreal area.
Canada needs a stronger COVID-19 detection system, experts say

Canada needs a stronger COVID-19 detection system, experts say

PCR tests are the gold standard, but are too costly, with the amount of current infections across the country.
Health Canada greenlights AstraZeneca COVID-19 drug to prevent infection

Health Canada greenlights AstraZeneca COVID-19 drug to prevent infection

Health Canada has approved AstraZeneca's antibody combination to prevent symptomatic COVID-19 infection in immunocompromised people.
Rise in COVID cases shouldn't come as a surprise says local epidemiologist

Rise in COVID cases shouldn't come as a surprise says local epidemiologist

Dr. Christopher Labos explained on The Rob Snow Show that signs are pointing to a sixth wave of COVID-19.
Legacy and language around masks will be debated long after pandemic recedes: experts

Legacy and language around masks will be debated long after pandemic recedes: experts

Evolutionary biologist Prof. Sarah Otto said the divisiveness of the mask is a legacy that will long be debated after the pandemic is over.
Ontario to lift vaccine passports in March, accelerates reopening timeline

Ontario to lift vaccine passports in March, accelerates reopening timeline

Capacity limits at indoor settings where proof of vaccination is required will be lifted on Feb. 17, and large spectator venues can return to 50 per cent capacity. The remaining capacity limits are set to be eased on March 1 and will coincide with end of proof of vaccination requirements.
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