Public health experts and local politicians are arguing that individuals who received a shot of AstraZeneca in Ontario shouldn’t have to wait 12 weeks in order to get a second vaccine dose as the province works to curb the spread of COVID-19 and prevent a potential fourth wave.
Hundreds of people united for a walk against hate along the Danforth on Friday in solidarity with the family killed in London, Ont. earlier this week in an attack police say was planned and motivated by hate.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will wait until an international summit with his democratic peers concludes before providing any details on how Canada will make up to 100 million vaccine doses available to countries not as flush with protection against COVID-19.
COVID-19 case counts are continuing to decline sharply across most of Ontario and while there is still a risk that the province could experience a fourth wave of the pandemic once the Delta variant becomes dominant early this summer the co-chair of Ontario’s science table believes that the “most likely scenario” remains a steady decline in transmission and hospitalizations.
Starting on Monday, residents in seven hot spot regions, including Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, who received their first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose on or before May 9 can book their second dose, a month ahead of schedule.
The federal Liberal government is facing calls for an independent inquiry following allegations the military failed to respond to a complaint three years ago that Iraqi forces being trained by Canadian troops had committed war crimes.