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The desperate battle with COVID-19 Omicron variant
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The desperate battle with COVID-19 Omicron variant

The push for Canadians to get their vaccine booster shots is ramping up as the COVID-19 Omicron variant spreads across the country, triggering more pandemic restrictions in some provinces. Starting Monday in Quebec, all bars, restaurants, retail stores and places of worship will be limited to 50 per cent capacity. Work parties will also be...

‘Incredible urgency’: Health experts say COVID-19 Omicron variant requires response
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‘Incredible urgency’: Health experts say COVID-19 Omicron variant requires response

A health expert in Ontario warned Thursday that the Omicron variant is an incredible threat while the country’s top doctor cautioned that public health care in Canada is “stretched dangerously thin.” “It could be the worst wave of the pandemic yet,” said Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, co-chair of Ontario’s science table. Brown said public health measures...

Omicron spreading faster than any other variant: WHO chief
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Omicron spreading faster than any other variant: WHO chief

“Let me be very clear. WHO is not against boosters. We’re against inequity. Our main concern is (to) save lives, everywhere,” Tedros said. "Giving boosters to groups at low risk of severe disease or death simply endangers the lives of those at higher risk or still waiting for their primary dose because of supply constraints."