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<b>COVID-19:</b> U.S. to accept travellers immunized with vaccines approved by WHO, FDA, says CDC

COVID-19: U.S. to accept travellers immunized with vaccines approved by WHO, FDA, says CDC

Canadians immunized with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to travel to the U.S. when new travel rules come into play next month
<b>COVID-19:</b> Public health measures working, reason for optimism in fight against fourth wave, Tam says

COVID-19: Public health measures working, reason for optimism in fight against fourth wave, Tam says

'The curve is just bending,' Tam said Friday, emphasizing how basic measures, like masking, should remain in place to avoid another surge in the winter 
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Pfizer to seek approval for its vaccine for kids as young as five in about a week

BEYOND LOCAL: Pfizer to seek approval for its vaccine for kids as young as five in about a week

Pfizer Canada says it is preparing to ask Health Canada to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for kids as young as five by mid-October
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province willing to discuss optometrist costs, but won't write blank cheque: minister

ONTARIO: Province willing to discuss optometrist costs, but won't write blank cheque: minister

Each side is calling on the other to return to the table
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canada must convince countries who reject mixed-dose travellers, travel association says

COVID-19: Canada must convince countries who reject mixed-dose travellers, travel association says

Several countries, including the United States, only recognize people with two identical doses of an approved vaccine as being fully vaccinated, AstraZeneca not on the list of approved vaccines in many places
<b>CANADA:</b> Emergency summit grapples with health system debilitated by COVID-19

CANADA: Emergency summit grapples with health system debilitated by COVID-19

Tuesday night's summit, held by the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Nurses Association, discussed how to move forward since the pandemic has 'brought the health system to a breaking point'
<b>CANADA:</b> Moderna asks Health Canada to authorize booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine

CANADA: Moderna asks Health Canada to authorize booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine

Public health, vaccine experts leery of recommending booster shots for most Canadians because 'the vaccines thus far are showing to maintain strong protection against severe disease even if protection against infection at all is dropping'
<b>CANADA:</b> NDP says errors meant voters — including First Nations — were disenfranchised

CANADA: NDP says errors meant voters — including First Nations — were disenfranchised

Letter of complaint alleges that some polling stations opened late 'or not at all,' disenfranchising voters, many of whom were in Indigenous communities
<b>CANADA:</b> Trudeau says Tofino trip on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation a 'mistake'

CANADA: Trudeau says Tofino trip on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation a 'mistake'

A spokesman for the prime minister said he 'spent several hours on the phone with eight people who lived through residential schools, and denied that the prime minister had used the historic day to take a vacation'
<b>ONTARIO:</b> About 80 per cent of education workers have attested to full vaccination: minister

ONTARIO: About 80 per cent of education workers have attested to full vaccination: minister

Government has said employers in settings considered high-risk for COVID-19 need to have workers immunized against the virus or regularly tested for it before coming to work