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Pfizer-BioNTech submit data to U.S. FDA for COVID-19 vaccine in younger children
News/Health: Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE submitted initial trial data for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 to U.S. regulators on Tuesday and said they would make a formal request for emergency use authorization in the coming weeks.
More than 17,000 Quebec health-care workers face suspension for refusing vaccine
News/Canada/Montreal: More than 17,000 health-care workers in Quebec will be suspended next month for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and now provincial officials are scrambling to fill in the gaps.
Kids were at low risk of severe COVID early in pandemic before delta variant, study suggests
News/Health: Severe cases of COVID-19 were very rare among Canadian children during the first waves of the pandemic before the delta variant, according to a new study by researchers who warn the findings should not be taken as a reason not to vaccinate youth.
A guide to COVID-19 school outbreak protocols across Canada
News/Canada: In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak in schools, each province and territory has assembled protocols for case management and mitigation measures. CBC News gives a brief breakdown of what you need to know in each region.
Ottawa ready to help Sask. battle COVID-19 surge, federal health minister says
News/Canada/Saskatchewan: Federal health minister Patty Hajdu says Ottawa is ready to help Saskatchewan deal with its COVID surge, but it remains unclear whether the province will formally ask for assistance.
Alberta premier rejects call for COVID 'firebreak,' says new measures would punish the vaccinated
News/Canada/Edmonton: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney rejected calls for a "hard lockdown" during an appearance on a radio program Sunday, the same day that his province's former top doctor signed a letter calling for immediate "firebreak" measures to deal with surging cases of COVID-19.
Ontario's COVID-19 rates lower than expected due to public health measures, say experts
News/Canada/Toronto: Ontario's daily COVID-19 case counts are lower than what many experts had expected by now, and while they point to a number of factors for the relative relief, they say now is not the time to ease up on those measures.
Company recalls 1 lot of drug that treats severely low blood sugar due to possible health risk
News/Health: Eli Lilly Canada is recalling one lot of an injectable prescription drug used to treat blood glucose levels that have dropped too low, which may occur in people with diabetes who are treated with insulin.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
News/World: The U.S. Travel Association says the ongoing closure of the Mexican and Canadian land borders is costing U.S. businesses an estimated $1.5 billion a month in "travel exports," which the association defines as spending by foreign residents while visiting the U.S.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday
News/World: Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to give the shots to older patients or those at higher risk.
A Canadian COVID-19 study that turned out to be wrong has spread like wildfire among anti-vaxxers
News/Health: An inaccurate Canadian study showing an extremely high rate of heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccines has been retracted due to a major mathematical error — but not before it spread like wildfire on anti-vaccination websites and social media.
Tam is asked to advise parents considering COVID-19 vaccines for children
News/Canada: A reporter asks Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, for her advice to parents considering vaccinating their children once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to those younger than 12.
Tam asked to advise parents considering COVID-19 vaccines for children
News/Politics: A reporter asks Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, for her advice to parents considering vaccinating their children once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to those younger than 12.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/World: Portugal is scrapping many of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions, after becoming the world leader in vaccination rollout — though the prime minister cautioned that the pandemic isn't over and "the risk is still there."