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Post-pandemic health systems could be challenged by COVID-19 spending spike: CIHI

Post-pandemic health systems could be challenged by COVID-19 spending spike: CIHI

Even before the pandemic, health spending had been rising steadily for decades. 
Vast majority of federal employees in compliance with vaccine mandate

Vast majority of federal employees in compliance with vaccine mandate

Data reveals that over 95 per cent of public servants are fully vaccinated.
Majority of Ontario parents eager to get children vaccinated: poll

Majority of Ontario parents eager to get children vaccinated: poll

Two thirds of the parents polled support the idea of mandatory vaccination for children in schools and daycares — including 85 per cent of the respondents who intend to have their children get the shot.
Canada set to reveal plans for COVID-19 vaccine passport for international travel: reports

Canada set to reveal plans for COVID-19 vaccine passport for international travel: reports

Currently, Canadians need to upload proof-of-vaccination into the ArriveCAN app.
National survey results to inform new standards for long-term care

National survey results to inform new standards for long-term care

Roughly 69 per cent of COVID-19 deaths were linked to Canada's long term care homes, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Parents concerned about COVID-19 spread in schools, support mask mandates: survey

Parents concerned about COVID-19 spread in schools, support mask mandates: survey

Those vaccinated are more likely to have kids who are fully vaccinated, says research director Jason Disano.
Extended ban on direct flights from India hits international students hard

Extended ban on direct flights from India hits international students hard

Canada's ban on direct flights form India was announced on April 22.
Canadian travellers to United Kingdom not required to quarantine starting next week

Canadian travellers to United Kingdom not required to quarantine starting next week

Starting Monday, Canada will be moved to the U.K.'s "green" list, only requiring travellers to take a COVID-19 tests within three days before their visit.
Mental health must be part of curriculum as students cope with COVID-19, say experts

Mental health must be part of curriculum as students cope with COVID-19, say experts

Emerging research suggests rates of anxiety and depression among Canadian youth climbed during the pandemic, prompting some advocates to warn of a mounting mental health crisis.
Over 75 per cent of Canadians want vaccine status identification: poll

Over 75 per cent of Canadians want vaccine status identification: poll

The Ford government has staunchly opposed mandatory vaccines and/or a vaccine certification system
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