Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine endorsed by U.S. advisers
News/Health: U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the country on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly approve it for emergency use.
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine headed for FDA committee vote: What the experts say
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday is slated to vote on Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 jab, with the panel expected to recommend that the FDA formally grant the shot emergency use approval in a race to vaccinate as many Americans as possible in the continued fight against the novel coronavirus.
Ontario alerts healthcare workers about counterfeit N95 respirators that slipped detection
News/Canada/Toronto: Ontario’s health ministry said Friday a number of counterfeit N95 respirators were sent to health care providers and that it's now investigating how they products wound up in the provincial stockpile.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/World: South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign amid controversy over the government's decision to delay inoculating people older than 65.
FDA eases Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipping, storage temperatures
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday it is allowing more flexible shipping and storage temperatures for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The change permits transportation and two-week storage at -25 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius, which is often found in pharmaceutical freezers and refrigerators.
Ontario man fined $3.8K at land border crossing amid confusion over who's 'essential'
News/Canada/Windsor: An Ontario man who says he normally has no problem crossing the Windsor-Detroit border for work was surprised to learn this week he's subject to new rules — because, he was told, he doesn't cross every day.