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Prince Edward Island reports third death from COVID-19 since start of pandemic

Prince Edward Island reports third death from COVID-19 since start of pandemic

There are currently three people in intensive care
Unvaccinated military face 'steeper' challenge than airman who refused anthrax shot

Unvaccinated military face 'steeper' challenge than airman who refused anthrax shot

The Department of National Defence reports a vaccination rate among troops of 98.3 per cent
Some provinces say Omicron surge starting to ease, others warn worst is still to come

Some provinces say Omicron surge starting to ease, others warn worst is still to come

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it is bracing for a tide of COVID-19 hospitalizations and absenteeism among workers until mid-February
A Paxlovid primer: what to know about the new oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19

A Paxlovid primer: what to know about the new oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19

Paxlovid is not a substitute for vaccination
N.L. reports two more deaths due to COVID-19, 14 patients in hospital with disease

N.L. reports two more deaths due to COVID-19, 14 patients in hospital with disease

One-third of the province's COVID-19 deaths have occurred since Dec. 30, when the total stood at 18
New Brunswick government seeking volunteers to assist in response to pandemic

New Brunswick government seeking volunteers to assist in response to pandemic

Dorothy Shephard says the Omicron variant is causing increased hospitalizations and staff shortages
COVID-19: P.E.I. shuts gyms, bans indoor dining and limits gatherings are cases rise

COVID-19: P.E.I. shuts gyms, bans indoor dining and limits gatherings are cases rise

As of midnight tonight, personal gatherings will be limited to a single household plus two support people
Homeless shelters face added strain amid Omicron, high rates of people on streets

Homeless shelters face added strain amid Omicron, high rates of people on streets

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and health leaders released a statement calling on governments to support the growing number of people facing homelessness and the staff straining to meet the need
Nunavut has first death in Omicron wave; Ottawa to send nurses and contact tracers

Nunavut has first death in Omicron wave; Ottawa to send nurses and contact tracers

It's the fifth COVID-19 death in Nunavut since the start of the pandemic almost two years ago
Experts stress Pfizer's antiviral COVID-19 treatment not a replacement for vaccines

Experts stress Pfizer's antiviral COVID-19 treatment not a replacement for vaccines

The pill uses a combination of two antiviral drugs to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from replicating once it has infected a patient
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