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Kids should get the COVID-19 shot, and an extra for the immunocompromised: NACI
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Kids should get the COVID-19 shot, and an extra for the immunocompromised: NACI

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has urged kids aged five to 11 to get their two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 shot, and also recommends a third dose for immunocompromised kids.  When child-sized doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine were approved for kids in November, NACI decreed that kids may be offered...

Experts stress Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 treatment not a replacement for vaccines
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Experts stress Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 treatment not a replacement for vaccines

There’s hope that Health Canada’s approval of Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 treatment will help ease the strain on the country’s health-care system, as hospitalizations continue their steady climb. The pill uses a combination of two antiviral drugs to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from replicating once it has infected a patient, but health officials stress...

Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario
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Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

A winter storm of rare proportions blanketed much of southern Ontario with heavy snow Monday, causing widespread school closures and travel disruptions, at one point shutting down two major highways. Environment Canada issued snowfall, winter storm or blizzard warnings for a stretch of the province spanning from the Cornwall area to the east, the Algonquin...

O’Toole says he opposes Quebec’s plan to ‘tax and target’ the unvaccinated
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O’Toole says he opposes Quebec’s plan to ‘tax and target’ the unvaccinated

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says while he respects provincial jurisdiction, he opposes Quebec’s plan “to tax and target” those who are unvaccinated against COVID-19. The Tory leader made his position known on Premier François Legault’s proposal during a Facebook Live event late Thursday. Some of his MPs had already taken to social media...