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Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin leaves vaccine rollout post pending military investigation

Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin leaves vaccine rollout post pending military investigation

Fortin was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last November to oversee the mobilization of COVID-19 vaccines.
Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite AstraZeneca safety concerns: poll

Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite AstraZeneca safety concerns: poll

In the two weeks before the poll was taken, 12 Canadians were diagnosed with a rare but serious blood clotting syndrome, and three of them died, out of more than two million people vaccinated with AstraZeneca.
Quebecer dies from blood clot after getting COVID-19 vaccine

Quebecer dies from blood clot after getting COVID-19 vaccine

Quebec says a person has died of a blood clot that occurred after they received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Vaccine-induced blood clots under more scrutiny as Canada reports first case

Vaccine-induced blood clots under more scrutiny as Canada reports first case

Quebec's health ministry announced Tuesday that a woman whose age was not specified suffered a blood clot after getting the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.
<b>CANADA:</b> Provinces should act fast to avert a teacher shortage now and after COVID-19, researchers say

CANADA: Provinces should act fast to avert a teacher shortage now and after COVID-19, researchers say

Teachers have faced immense pressure from politicians, health-care professionals, parents and even the general public since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
ICU admissions in Ontario hit another COVID-19 pandemic record high

ICU admissions in Ontario hit another COVID-19 pandemic record high

In a letter to the Ford government, 153 ICU physicians said that the province is at a “critical point in the pandemic” and that new public health measures need to be implemented immediately.
<b>ONTARIO:</b> The tough reality of digital health data in the age of COVID-19

ONTARIO: The tough reality of digital health data in the age of COVID-19

Digital health technology, such as electronic health records, is believed to enhance patient-centred care, improve integrated care and ensure financially sustainable health care
<b>COVID-19:</b> Pandemic exposes how little we know about prison conditions globally

COVID-19: Pandemic exposes how little we know about prison conditions globally

It’s time to let people in to determine whether human rights are being violated behind bars, criminology profs say
<b>CANADA:</b> Has COVID-19 illuminated the urgent need for paid sick days?

CANADA: Has COVID-19 illuminated the urgent need for paid sick days?

Since March 2020, more than 7,900 workplace COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ensuring equitable access to vaccination

COVID-19: Ensuring equitable access to vaccination

Scientists explore what success for mass vaccinations would look like
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