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COVID-19: New data shows 406 New Brunswickers have died since start of pandemic

COVID-19: New data shows 406 New Brunswickers have died since start of pandemic

There are currently 47 people hospitalized with the disease
Health officials in Prince Edward Island report six COVID-19 deaths in the last week

Health officials in Prince Edward Island report six COVID-19 deaths in the last week

There have been 32 COVID-19-related deaths on the Island since the start of the pandemic
Backlogs improved, but patients still waiting too long for elective surgeries

Backlogs improved, but patients still waiting too long for elective surgeries

About 600,000 fewer surgeries were performed across Canada since the beginning of the pandemic
Public health agency trying to find out how many Canadians struggling with long COVID

Public health agency trying to find out how many Canadians struggling with long COVID

Dr. Theresa Tam expects long COVID to have a substantial impact on Canadians
Prince Edward Island lifts COVID-19 mask mandate for most public indoor places

Prince Edward Island lifts COVID-19 mask mandate for most public indoor places

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison says she still strongly recommends that residents keep masking
Canadians’ trips to liquor stores, pharmacies tracked via phones during pandemic

Canadians’ trips to liquor stores, pharmacies tracked via phones during pandemic

Outbreak intelligence analysts BlueDot prepared reports using anonymized data for the Public Health Agency of Canada to help it understand travel patterns during the pandemic
Moderna seeks Health Canada approval for COVID-19 vaccine for kids under six

Moderna seeks Health Canada approval for COVID-19 vaccine for kids under six

The Moderna application is for children between the ages of six months and five years old
Moderna prepares to seek Health Canada COVID-19 vaccine approval for kids under 6

Moderna prepares to seek Health Canada COVID-19 vaccine approval for kids under 6

The long-awaited move is another stride towards potentially opening shots for millions of tots by summer
New variants will fuel COVID pandemic unless global vaccine rate rises: GAVI, UNICEF

New variants will fuel COVID pandemic unless global vaccine rate rises: GAVI, UNICEF

House of Commons committee was warned today that disruptive new variants of COVID-19 will continue to emerge every few months unless the low vaccination rate rises in poorer countries
Feds invest $6.7 million on research platform looking at impact of COVID-19 on youth

Feds invest $6.7 million on research platform looking at impact of COVID-19 on youth

The platform is called POPCORN, which stands for Pediatric Outcomes Improvement through Coordination of Research Networks
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