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Pandemic preparedness vaccine factory not opening until 2027: Sanofi

Pandemic preparedness vaccine factory not opening until 2027: Sanofi

OTTAWA 鈥 A massive new Toronto vaccine factory, tasked with making flu shots and preparing for the next pandemic, won't start producing shots until 2027 鈥 as much as a year later than the company initially envisioned when the plant was first announce
NACI says mpox and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely given at the same time

NACI says mpox and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely given at the same time

OTTAWA 鈥 The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says the mpox vaccine can be given at the same time as an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, reversing its previous recommendation to wait at least four weeks due to safety concerns.
Tourism sector rolls out road map to boost visitor numbers to pre-pandemic levels

Tourism sector rolls out road map to boost visitor numbers to pre-pandemic levels

The tourism industry hasrolled out a road map it hopes will bring more visitors to Canada after the bruising it took during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Status of Chinese citizen journalist who reported on COVID unknown on day of expected prison release

Status of Chinese citizen journalist who reported on COVID unknown on day of expected prison release

Journalist Zhang Zhan had been sentenced to four years in prison on charges of 鈥減icking quarrels and provoking trouble,鈥 a vaguely defined charge often used in political cases.
Countries struggle to draft 'pandemic treaty' to avoid mistakes made during COVID

Countries struggle to draft 'pandemic treaty' to avoid mistakes made during COVID

GENEVA (AP) 鈥 After the coronavirus pandemic triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies and killed millions , leaders at the World Health Organization and worldwide vowed to do better in the future.
B.C. court rejects mink farmers' lawsuits over ban imposed during pandemic

B.C. court rejects mink farmers' lawsuits over ban imposed during pandemic

VANCOUVER 鈥 The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected lawsuits by mink farmers challenging a provincial shutdown of the industry over COVID-19 concerns.
AstraZeneca pulls its COVID-19 vaccine from the European market

AstraZeneca pulls its COVID-19 vaccine from the European market

LONDON (AP) 鈥 The pharma giant AstraZeneca has requested that the European authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine be pulled, according to the EU medicines regulator.
Scientists, clinicians across Canada preparing for future pandemic threats

Scientists, clinicians across Canada preparing for future pandemic threats

Researchers in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador have signed onto the project.
Top court to examine COVID-related entry limits imposed by Newfoundland and Labrador

Top court to examine COVID-related entry limits imposed by Newfoundland and Labrador

OTTAWA 鈥 The Supreme Court of Canada will weigh the constitutionality of a pandemic-related restriction that curbed travel for public-health reasons.
Ottawa injects another $36M into vaccine injury compensation fund

Ottawa injects another $36M into vaccine injury compensation fund

OTTAWA 鈥 The federal government has added $36.4 million to a program designed to support people who have been seriously injured or killed by vaccines since the end of 2020.