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COVID-19 variants could fuel surge of 20K daily cases if restrictions eased: feds

COVID-19 variants could fuel surge of 20K daily cases if restrictions eased: feds

The Public Health Agency of Canada released modelling suggesting that while infections continue to decline nationally, the spread of virus mutations threatens to reverse that progress.
Kentucky storm holds up Canadian vaccine delivery as shipper hurries to catch up

Kentucky storm holds up Canadian vaccine delivery as shipper hurries to catch up

Health Canada says provinces expecting deliveries of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine can expect them to arrive at least a day behind schedule but all doses will be in the country by Friday.
Frustrated with government efforts, business groups push plan to avoid lockdowns

Frustrated with government efforts, business groups push plan to avoid lockdowns

Among the items on the group's agenda will be coming up with ways to encourage employees to get vaccinated and protocols for using rapid tests.
Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Edmonton

Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Edmonton

An analysis of federal data by The Canadian Press shows that the city had on average 148,479 recipients during each four-week pay period for the pandemic aid.
Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Calgary

Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Calgary

An analysis of federal data by The Canadian Press shows that the city had on average 166,593 recipients during each four-week pay period for the pandemic aid.
Feds expect Pfizer to start ramping up vaccine deliveries to Canada this week

Feds expect Pfizer to start ramping up vaccine deliveries to Canada this week

The expected delivery will represent the single largest shipment to Canada since the start of the pandemic as Pfizer continues scaling up production after a month-long slowdown while it expanded a plant in Belgium.
Deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Canada set to more than quadruple next week

Deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Canada set to more than quadruple next week

However, Moderna's next shipment on Feb. 22 will now be only two-thirds of what it was supposed to be. Pfizer's deliveries will only meet the promised number of doses if medical professionals can adjust to extracting six doses instead of five from every vial.
Ottawa lays out criteria for quarantine hotels as it inches toward new travel rule

Ottawa lays out criteria for quarantine hotels as it inches toward new travel rule

To qualify as a "listed hotel," lodgings must be near one of the four airports currently accepting international flights – in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
Canada hits 800,000 total cases of COVID-19, top doctor says numbers trending down

Canada hits 800,000 total cases of COVID-19, top doctor says numbers trending down

A statement from Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, said national surveillance data show "hopeful signs of declining COVID-19 activity," suggesting ongoing public health restrictions across the country are taking effect.
Spring vaccinations could double in Canada but only if three more vaccines approved

Spring vaccinations could double in Canada but only if three more vaccines approved

Canada is unlikely to get any doses from those three companies directly until at least April.