Nearly half of Canadians who plan to make an early return to concerts, theatres and other mass cultural experiences say it'll take a vaccination before they feel comfortable to do so, according to a new survey.
Premier Doug Ford says that there is “no reason” for the province to “jump in” and introduce its own paid sick leave program, even amid mounting criticism from advocates who say that an existing federal program doesn’t do enough to protect workers.
Patients with the greatest chance of survival beyond 12 months should be prioritized for critical care in the event that overwhelmed Ontario hospitals need to begin rationing life-saving treatments, the provincial government said in a document sent to hospitals earlier this month.
Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg says a pilot COVID-19 vaccination clinic that just opened today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will have to pause vaccinations on Friday because of a shortage of vaccine supply in the province.
Ontario’s top public health official says that there are early signs that new cases of COVID-19 may have “plateaued” but he is warning that we will still have to get down below 1,000 cases a day in order for the lockdown to be lifted.
To deal with a surge in COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, the Ford government announced plans Monday to create hundreds of new intensive care and high intensity medicine beds in the province’s virus hot spots.