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COVID-19 vaccines in national stockpile starting to expire as uptake slows

COVID-19 vaccines in national stockpile starting to expire as uptake slows

Expired doses are not tossed immediately
N.L. students will keep masking for another month as province expands booster access

N.L. students will keep masking for another month as province expands booster access

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says she estimates as many as 200,000 people in the province have contracted COVID-19 so far
Paxlovid key in COVID fight, but easy access is important: doctors

Paxlovid key in COVID fight, but easy access is important: doctors

The federal government has distributed about 150,000 courses of Paxlovid to the provinces and territories
Prince Edward Island reports two more COVID-19 deaths

Prince Edward Island reports two more COVID-19 deaths

There have been 21 COVID-19-related deaths on the Island since the onset of the pandemic
New Brunswick reports 10 more COVID-19 deaths and a rise in intensive care patients

New Brunswick reports 10 more COVID-19 deaths and a rise in intensive care patients

The latest data released today covers the period between April 3-9
As provinces ask people to manage COVID risks, experts say the public has less data

As provinces ask people to manage COVID risks, experts say the public has less data

Some provinces, like Nova Scotia, have stopped reporting region-specific data
'Infection doesn't protect you': Getting COVID twice is more common as immunity wanes

'Infection doesn't protect you': Getting COVID twice is more common as immunity wanes

Reinfection of COVID-19 was considered unusual, but then the Omicron variant arrived
Nova Scotia doctor wait list hits new record high with more than 88,300 people

Nova Scotia doctor wait list hits new record high with more than 88,300 people

The number of people waiting for a family doctor or nurse practitioner is up about three per cent since March 1
Rapid tests an important, if imperfect, tool in potential sixth wave, say experts

Rapid tests an important, if imperfect, tool in potential sixth wave, say experts

Omar Khan says rapid tests work best when paired with public surveillance strategies that can track the spread of variants to help inform health policy
Nunavut to lift all public health measures including masks, COVID-19 data

Nunavut to lift all public health measures including masks, COVID-19 data

People who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer need to isolate and the territory will longer report data on cases or vaccinations
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