Coronavirus update: Ontario doctor accused of spreading misinformation not allowed to issue exemptions
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- An Ontario doctor accused of disseminating misinformation not allowed to issue exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, masking requirements and testing
- Pfizer today submitted data to the United States Food and Drug Administration for the use of the COVID-19 vaccine in 5 to 11 year olds. Authorization to shoot could be granted by the end of October, source says
- Massive EI transition underway for workers as COVID-19 assistance programs change or expire
In the last seven days, 30 138 cases have been reported, decreasing 2 percent of the previous seven days. There was 263 deaths announced, on the rise 17 percent during the same period. At least 2,465 people are treated in hospitals and 1,543,380 others are considered recovered.
The inoculation rate in Canada is 12th among countries with at least one million inhabitants.
Sources: Canada’s data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins, and the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins University.
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- In British Columbia, children under 10 – who are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine – currently have the highest per capita infection rates in the province, leading parents to call for stricter health measures and follow-up in schools. And, the provincial health officer has ordered regional restrictions for the eastern Fraser Valley due to a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases.
- Amid a spike in infections in long-term care, Quebec will begin offering third COVID-19 vaccine injections to residents at the end of October. The province reported 469 new infections today and six deaths from COVID-19.
- a Ontario family The doctor accused of spreading misinformation about COVID-19 is now prohibited from providing medical exemptions regarding COVID-19 vaccines, masking requirements and testing. Provincial health units are making plans to immunize children ages 5 to 11 once COVID-19 injections are approved for them. Provincial modeling figures released Tuesday show Ontario is doing much better overall than the western provinces in the fight against the virus. Meanwhile, the province has reported 466 new infections and nine deaths from COVID-19.
- Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenney, facing consistently high COVID-19 cases pushing the healthcare system to the brink of collapse, rejects the new measures and a so-called “firewall” lockdown of the economy.
- A fourth growing wave of COVID-19 in Atlantic Canada is pushing hospitals to the limit, causing delays in test results and the closure of schools in parts of the region.
Booster shots: The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says seniors living in long-term care homes need a COVID-19 vaccine booster immediately to protect them from the virus.
Vaccines against covid19: Pfizer and BioNTech have submitted trial data for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 and said they will make a formal request for emergency use soon in the coming weeks. The vaccine’s review and clearance could come in a few weeks, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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More than 300,000 Canadians stopped receiving unemployment benefits through EI in mid-September – likely because people who immediately migrated to EI from the Canada Emergency Benefit (CEP ) last fall have now exhausted their maximum of 50 weeks of unemployment assistance entitlement.
- The key question is whether the Liberal Party will seek to further expand COVID-19 programs as parts of the country grapple with a fourth wave of infections.
- Stephen Brown, senior Canadian economist at Capital Economics, wrote on Monday that there may soon be an increase in the number of job seekers as benefit programs end.
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Sources: Canada’s data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins University and the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins.
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