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Coronavirus News Update – May 4: FDA to Authorize Covid Vaccine for 12-to-15-Year-Olds

Coronavirus News Update – May 4: FDA to Authorize Covid Vaccine for 12-to-15-Year-Olds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to 15 by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter. The move will open up the vaccination campaign to a large and now vulnerable population.
As of Tuesday morning, the world has recorded over 155.5 million Covid-19 cases and has seen over 3.23 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a …

Coronavirus News Update – April 24: U.S. Lifts Pause on J&J Vaccine But Adds Safety Warning

Coronavirus News Update – April 24: U.S. Lifts Pause on J&J Vaccine But Adds Safety Warning

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said that the use of the Johnson & Johnson Jannsen one-shot coronavirus vaccine could resume as soon as Saturday after the two lifted their recommended pause on its use. The FDA said however, that the vaccine’s label will now carry an update to warn of the possibility of blood clots.  The move came on the heels …

Coronavirus News Update – April 18: After Heavy Criticism, Ontario Backpedals on New Police Powers to Make Random Stops

Coronavirus News Update – April 18: After Heavy Criticism, Ontario Backpedals on New Police Powers to Make Random Stops

Officials in Ontario backpedaled on day after extending and expanding the province’s stay-at-home orders and granting sweeping new powers granted to the police that would allow them to randomly stop and question people, including those traveling in private automobiles, to ensure that their trips outside the home were “essential.” The measures had been intended to address the rising number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations there.
As of Sunday morning, the …

Porter Airlines Once Again Pushes Back Restart Date

Porter Airlines Once Again Pushes Back Restart Date

Porter Airlines announced it would further delay its restart date to June 21. The airline has rescheduled its restart date several times amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel over the past year.
The carrier had previously said it would restart operations on March 19.
The Toronto-based airline first suspended all flights on March 21.
Porter Airlines is a regional carrier in Canada based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The carrier mainly …

Coronavirus News Update – April 10: FBI Warns of Vaccine Card Scams, Canada’s Third Wave ‘More Serious,’ Says Trudeau

Coronavirus News Update – April 10: FBI Warns of Vaccine Card Scams, Canada’s Third Wave ‘More Serious,’ Says Trudeau

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services are warning those who are not yet vaccinated about fraudulent vaccination schemes currently circulating online as well as through text messages and door-to-door visits.  Scammers are also selling fake vaccination cards, a federal crime and something that is dangerous to those an individual might come into contact with while purporting to …

Coronavirus News Update – April 8: U.S. Cases Have Plateaued at ‘Disturbingly High Level,’ Says Fauci

Coronavirus News Update – April 8: U.S. Cases Have Plateaued at ‘Disturbingly High Level,’ Says Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist, said Wednesday that the United States has plateaued at a “disturbingly high level” and is primed for a new surge as cases continue to spike in the country. Over 61,000 new cases were reported on Wednesday, many of them of the British variant B.1.1.7. “It’s almost a race between getting people vaccinated and this surge that seems to want to increase,” …

WestJet to Restore Service to 5 Cities in Canada

WestJet to Restore Service to 5 Cities in Canada

WestJet announced that it plans to restart some domestic flights that had been suspended amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
Service to the affected destinations will resume beginning June 24.
The airline said it will restore service to the cities of Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney, and Quebec City.
Once the flights resume, the carrier’s entire domestic network of airports will be back to what it was before the pandemic began.
In addition to …