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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
Mixing with unvaccinated increases COVID-19 risk for vaccinated people, study finds

Mixing with unvaccinated increases COVID-19 risk for vaccinated people, study finds

The study's co-author said the message is that the choice to get vaccinated can't be thought of as merely personal
Newfoundland and Labrador reports five more deaths from COVID-19, 25 hospitalized

Newfoundland and Labrador reports five more deaths from COVID-19, 25 hospitalized

The deaths reported Friday bring the province's total to 157 since the beginning of the pandemic
Youth advocate says N.B. should revisit decision to end COVID restrictions in schools

Youth advocate says N.B. should revisit decision to end COVID restrictions in schools

Neither the chief medical officer of health nor the Department of Education explained the evidence behind the move to lift restrictions
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