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<b>COVID-19:</b> U.S. working on plan to lend doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada, Mexico

COVID-19: U.S. working on plan to lend doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada, Mexico

Press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the effort Thursday, but emphasized that the details have not been fully worked out
<b>CANADA:</b> Even as child-care fees rise, report says many daycares may close due to pandemic

CANADA: Even as child-care fees rise, report says many daycares may close due to pandemic

The Liberals have promised the upcoming federal budget will lay out a plan to create a national child-care system, arguing it is necessary to help more parents get back in, and remain in the workforce
<b>COVID-19:</b> Isolation increases risk of immunological disorders, immunologist says

COVID-19: Isolation increases risk of immunological disorders, immunologist says

Deprivation from ‘microbial world’ said to increase risk for ‘dysregulated immune system’ in developing youth
<b>COVID-19:</b> White House confirms Canada asked for vaccine help, won't say if U.S. has agreed

COVID-19: White House confirms Canada asked for vaccine help, won't say if U.S. has agreed

Press secretary Jen Psaki would only say they are considering the request, not whether the Biden administration has agreed to it
<b>COVID-19:</b> Moderna plans to test its vaccine on Canadian children

COVID-19: Moderna plans to test its vaccine on Canadian children

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel says it's an important age group to study
<b>CANADA:</b> Trudeau warns COVID-19 vaccine passports raise 'questions of fairness'

CANADA: Trudeau warns COVID-19 vaccine passports raise 'questions of fairness'

While Trudeau acknowledged that proof of a COVID-19 inoculation would not be out of place for travellers, such a scheme for everyday activities in Canada raises "questions of equity"
<b>COVID-19:</b> How business managers can use fiction to prepare for the uncertain reality of coronavirus

COVID-19: How business managers can use fiction to prepare for the uncertain reality of coronavirus

It’s a brave new business world, so turning to novelists can help explore possible future scenarios
<b>CANADA:</b> COVID might have been in the country earlier than when it was first identified, expert says

CANADA: COVID might have been in the country earlier than when it was first identified, expert says

A traveller could have returned to Canada and was just getting over the illness or was sick and didn't go out while they were infectious, she said
<b>COVID-19:</b> Staffing shortage continues in LTC, retirement homes as third wave looms

COVID-19: Staffing shortage continues in LTC, retirement homes as third wave looms

The Ontario Long Term Care association says some staff are being scooped up by commercial companies
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province to spend $30M to cover the cost of COVID-19 expenses in retirement homes

ONTARIO: Province to spend $30M to cover the cost of COVID-19 expenses in retirement homes

Money can be used to purchase personal protective equipment and to hire and train new staff
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