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What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 19 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region Jan 19, 2022 Ontario’s health minister says there are further signs of hope the Omicron wave is peaking. An announcement on lifting public health restrictions is likely coming later this week. Poor communication and sluggish decision-making by public health officials, a “paternalistic” attitude toward seniors and a lack […]

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Omicron and winter weather have Canada Post working hard to keep up in N.L. – CBC

More contagious variant means more workers called in to cover for sick and self-isolating: union leader Jan 19, 2022 A Canada Post union leader in St. John’s says postal employees are working hard to keep mail on time despite winter weather and COVID-19-positive co-workers. Craig Dyer, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ St. […]

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No visiting as all Nunavik communities move to ‘red alert’ COVID-19 level Wednesday – CBC

‘It is just a matter of time until Omicron will spread in all [14] communities’ Jan 18, 2022 All 14 communities in Nunavik will be at the highest COVID-19 alert level — red — beginning Jan. 19. The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services said in a Facebook post there is community transmission […]

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Enhanced public health measures put in place until January 31; 407 new cases of COVID-19; Positive test results now available online

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced enhanced public health measures that will remain in place until Monday, January 31, 2022. “Our numbers are going in the wrong direction and we are facing a serious situation. We have all been doing our best to contain the spread of COVID-19, and while it is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202257 Views

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Canada terminates $222M PPE contract following forced labour probe – CBC

U.S. authorities banned disposable gloves manufactured by Supermax in Malaysia on Oct. 21 Jan 18, 2022 Public Services and Procurement Canada has terminated two supply contracts with Supermax Healthcare Canada following allegations that the nitrile gloves it manufactured in Malaysia for use by Canadian health care workers were made with forced labour. These contracts for […]

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Researchers examine why Ontario ER visits spike when COVID-19 cases drop – CBC

Patients likely defer health needs during pandemic peaks, they believe Jan 19, 2022 Ontario researchers are looking into reasons behind the busiest times in the province’s emergency departments to help relieve the extreme burden facing hospital staff. Within the last year, hospitals in eastern Ontario and across the province have reported reaching or exceeding capacity […]

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Elders at Embassy West recover from COVID-19 – Nunatsiaq News

There are no longer any COVID-19 cases among elders in long-term care in Nunavut, health minister says All eight elders with confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Ottawa’s Embassy West Senior Living long-term care facility have recovered. Health Minister John Main provided the update during the Nunavut government’s Tuesday COVID-19 news conference. Two family members in […]

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Here’s what you need to know about 4th doses of COVID vaccine – CBC

Some nations widely offering 4th shot but benefits still unclear Jan 19, 2022 If you’ve heard that Israel is well underway administering fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine, you may be wondering if it will soon be time to hunt for another vaccine appointment yourself. It’s long been the plan to offer immunocompromised Canadians a three-dose […]

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BC Government: COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 89.3% (4,448,921) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% (4,157,150) have received their second dose. In addition, 92.4% (4,282,675) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.7% […]

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Manitoba plans to send as many as 300 spinal-surgery patients to Fargo – CBC

Patients who’ve waited a year or more for surgery will be selected as part of effort to reduce surgery backlog Jan 19, 2022 Manitoba will send as many as 300 patients awaiting spinal surgery to Fargo, N.D., to get their operations — and may send joint-surgery patients south as well. The province has reached a […]

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