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G7's billion vaccine plan counts some past pledges, limiting impact

Jun 13 2021

(Reuters) -A G7 plan to donate a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries will have limited impact because it includes some previous pledges, but it still offers a small lifeline to a global vaccine buying system, according to some experts.

Analysis-G7’s billion vaccine plan counts some past pledges, limiting impact

Jun 13 2021

A G7 plan to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries will have limited impact because it includes some previous pledges, but it still offers a small lifeline to a global vaccine buying system, some experts said.

ANALYSIS-G7’s billion vaccine plan counts some past pledges, limiting impact

Jun 13 2021

June 13 A G7 plan to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries will have limited impact because it includes some previous pledges, but it still offers a small lifeline to a global vaccine buying system, some experts said.

Quebec, New Brunswick stop offering first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

May 13 2021

TORONTO (Reuters) -The Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick will no longer offer first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but will offer second doses using current supplies and future deliveries, the provinces said on Thursday.

Bolivia signs J&J vaccine deal with a twist - it needs WTO patent waiver

May 11 2021

LA PAZ/TORONTO Bolivia's government said on Tuesday it had signed a deal for a potential 15 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines but with a twist: another manufacture would make the shots and Bolivia would need the World Trade Organization to waive the drug's patent.

Two Canadian provinces stop offering AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine

May 11 2021

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) -The Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario said on Tuesday they would stop offering first doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, with Ontario citing evidence that the risk of rare blood clots is somewhat higher than previously estimated.

Bolivia signs J&J vaccine deal with a twist: someone else would make it

May 11 2021

LA PAZ/TORONTO, May 11 Bolivia's government said on Tuesday it had signed a deal for a potential 15 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines but with a twist: another manufacture would make the shots and the country would need the World Trade Organization to waive the drug's patent.

Exclusive-Canada's Ontario to expand use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine as epidemic rages

Apr 18 2021

TORONTO The Canadian province of Ontario will begin offering AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday to people turning 40 or older this year, according to a government source.

Ontario enters harder lockdown, police get more powers as COVID cases soar

Apr 16 2021

TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) -The Canadian province of Ontario expanded and extended a stay at home order on Friday and said police will be given new powers to stop and question people who leave home as expert advisors warned that new cases of COVID-19 will continue to soar, overwhelming hospitals. | Video

Ontario hospitals may have to withhold care as COVID-19 fills ICUs

Apr 12 2021

TORONTO Doctors in the Canadian province of Ontario may soon have to decide who can and cannot receive treatment in intensive care as the number of coronavirus infections sets records and patients are packed into hospitals still stretched from a December wave.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.