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<b>CANADA:</b> Short-term anti-racist training is not enough to counter systemic racism in education, expert says

CANADA: Short-term anti-racist training is not enough to counter systemic racism in education, expert says

Ministries of education need to embed ongoing anti-racist training into their teacher education program, prof says
COVID-19: What you need to know about Johnson & Johnson's approved single-dose vaccine

COVID-19: What you need to know about Johnson & Johnson's approved single-dose vaccine

Johnson & Johnson announced promising results from its Phase 3 clinical trials at the end of January, suggesting its vaccine reduced severe COVID-19 disease by 85 per cent, and prevented 100 per cent of COVID-related hospitalization or death
<b>COVID-19:</b> Health Canada to announce approval of Johnson and Johnson vaccine

COVID-19: Health Canada to announce approval of Johnson and Johnson vaccine

It is the fourth vaccine to be approved in Canada and the first and only one Canada has purchased that requires just a single dose
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontarians need 'realistic' guidance on seeing friends, relatives, expert says

COVID-19: Ontarians need 'realistic' guidance on seeing friends, relatives, expert says

Dr. Nitin Mohan, an epidemiologist and assistant professor at Western University, said switching the messaging to promote outdoor activities makes sense from a harm reduction standpoint
<b>CANADA:</b> How many teachers have had COVID-19 but didn't know it? Researchers want to find out

CANADA: How many teachers have had COVID-19 but didn't know it? Researchers want to find out

About $2.9 million will be spent on the research in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec as part of the work of the national COVID-19 immunity task force
<b>CANADA:</b> Death certificates don't accurately reflect the toll of the pandemic, experts say

CANADA: Death certificates don't accurately reflect the toll of the pandemic, experts say

A geriatrician at Sinai Health in Toronto said deaths that have been recorded as a result of COVID-19 only reflect those who were tested for it
Chief medical adviser says Health Canada preparing for quick approval of boosters

Chief medical adviser says Health Canada preparing for quick approval of boosters

Canada's authorized vaccines, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford-AstraZeneca, all appear to have very good results against B.1.1.7, which is the most common variant so far found in Canada
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province to extend COVID-19 vaccine intervals after change in federal guidance

ONTARIO: Province to extend COVID-19 vaccine intervals after change in federal guidance

The province said it will soon share details on an updated vaccine plan that accounts for the new dosing recommendation as well as expected supply of the recently approved Oxford-AstraZeneca shots
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Does your family's pandemic routine need a reset? Try a little playfulness

BEYOND LOCAL: Does your family's pandemic routine need a reset? Try a little playfulness

Tiny moments of playful connection can invite feelings of gratitude
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Sudbury man at the centre of a dispute over cross-border quarantine rules

ONTARIO: Sudbury man at the centre of a dispute over cross-border quarantine rules

Michael Bedard from Val Caron says his Quarantine Act fine is wrong, and legislation seems to back him up