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Human clinical trials begin for Quebec-made coronavirus vaccine candidate, but CEO urges caution

Human clinical trials begin for Quebec-made coronavirus vaccine candidate, but CEO urges caution

Canadian trials have just begun for a prospective coronavirus vaccine, but its Quebec-based manufacturer is already downplaying its potential impact. Dr. Bruce Clark, president and CEO of the biopharmaceutical company Medicago, cautioned observers against holding unrealistic expectations that his product — or any of the numerous vaccines in development globally — will bring…

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Canada adds health officials at U.S. border crossings to screen for COVID-19

Canada adds health officials at U.S. border crossings to screen for COVID-19

As the volume of travellers entering Canada through the U.S. has increased in recent weeks, public health officials are being placed at land borders to bolster screening for COVID-19. The Public Health Agency of Canada is adding on-site employees at 36 points of entry, including New Brunswick crossings in St. Stephen, Woodstock and Edmundston. Tammy Jarbeau, a Health Canada spokesperson, said…

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Concerns raised over crowding on Sask. beaches

Concerns raised over crowding on Sask. beaches

A Saskatchewan mom says she was alarmed to see dozens of people crowding together at a local beach on the weekend. Rylene Moosomin took her daughter on a day trip to Pike Lake Provincial Park just outside Saskatoon Saturday. She said it was a hot, sunny day. When they finally found a parking spot, they walked to the small beach. It was packed, she said. Moosomin…

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Saskatoon care home resident reflects on life in care during COVID-19

Saskatoon care home resident reflects on life in care during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone — from physical distancing to new rules and regulations in place to prevent the virus from spreading further. But for those in care homes, social options have been further reduced. Visits were outright prohibited for a period of time in some care homes in Saskatchewan, and residents' movements were severely…

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Fuelled by U.S. and Brazil, world sets new record in daily COVID-19 cases

Fuelled by U.S. and Brazil, world sets new record in daily COVID-19 cases

TORONTO -- The World Health Organization (WHO) reported another record single-day number of COVID-19 cases on Sunday as the total topped 200,000 for the fourth day in a row. The United Nations health agency said Sunday afternoon that it had recorded 230,370 cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, narrowly beating the previous record number from two days earlier. There had not…

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