Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for seniors, committee says

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5929786.1614367883!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/nurse-prepares-a-dose-of-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-in-goyang-south-korea-on-feb-26-2021.jpg The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) has recommended against using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in people aged 65 and older, although Health Canada has authorized it to be used in adults of all ages. The committee, which makes recommendations to governments Read more …

Ontario sees 1,023 new COVID-19 cases as 2 health units move back into lockdown

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5578403.1597773010!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-19-drive-thru-assessment-centre-william-osler-health-syst.jpg Ontario reported another 1,023 cases of COVID-19 on Monday as nine public health units moved to different tiers of the province’s colour-coded restrictions system, including two that are headed back into lockdown. Among the new cases are 280 in Read more …

Sask. Indigenous groups support letter of intent submitted to obtain 6M doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5929786.1614367883!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/nurse-prepares-a-dose-of-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-in-goyang-south-korea-on-feb-26-2021.jpg The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it submitted a letter of intent to obtain at least six million doses of the newly-approved Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine. “Our First Nations leaders decided that we should take advantage of our international relationships Read more …

Health Canada received more Johnson & Johnson data on same day as U.S. approval

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5931234.1614535329!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-cda-20210226.jpg Health Canada on Saturday received additional data required to inform its decision on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — the same day the shot was approved in the United States. “We were waiting on some manufacturing data, and that Read more …

Alberta judge rejects injunction to maintain last-resort opioid treatment program

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4123359.1522099687!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/heroin-study-20160406.jpg An emergency court injunction that would have maintained a last-resort treatment for Albertans suffering from the most severe forms of opioid addiction has been rejected.  The application for an injunction was filed by 11 Albertans struggling with severe substance abuse. If Read more …

Ontario alerts healthcare workers about counterfeit N95 respirators that slipped detection

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5505454.1585922849!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/health-coronavirus-3m.JPG Ontario’s health ministry said Friday a number of N95 respirators were sent to health care providers were in fact counterfeits and that it’s now investigating how the products wound up in the provincial stockpile. A spokesperson for Health Minister Christine Elliott said Read more …