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Omicron may seem mild, but we can’t ‘let it rip,’ experts say – National

Dr. Kieran Quinn says he’s noticed a shift in attitude among his friends, colleagues and community members during the Omicron wave of COVID-19, as preventive vigilance has eroded into resignation that infection seems inevitable. The clinician-scientist at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital says he can sympathize with this sense of pandemic fatigue as the Omicron variant rages across […]

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COVID-19 vaccines for truck drivers ‘right thing to do,’ Duclos says as mandate kicks in – National

Requiring COVID-19 vaccines for truck drivers crossing the border into Canada is the “right thing to do,” says Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos as a new vaccine mandate kicks into effect. Unvaccinated foreign national truck drivers are not allowed to cross the border into Canada as of midnight Saturday, while unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers still […]

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Omicron specific COVID vaccine likely won’t be ready to tackle latest surge: Sharma – National

Health Canada’s chief medical adviser says variant-specific vaccines can be approved faster than the general ones first issued to combat COVID-19, but one targeting the Omicron strain still likely won’t be ready in time to help with the latest wave. Dr. Supriya Sharma said what is really needed are vaccines that can possibly stop […]