Category: Health & Medicine

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Update of the Covid-19 Landscape


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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 4, 2021, at 1:00pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 115 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 91 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

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Vaccines, the government ready to change gears

TORONTO – The federal government is poised to change gears on the vaccine front. The confirmation came yesterday from Justin Trudeau during a press conference in which the prime minister did not hide a cautious optimism about the latest developments in the vaccination campaign that is about to come to life in Canada. The first factor to consider – underlined by the Liberal leader – is the approval of the third vaccine in Canada, that of AstraZeneca, which has a significant acceleration in the roadmap drawn up by the government in recent months. Yesterday – added Trudeau – the first supply of the vaccine arrived in our country with about half a million doses, which will be immediately distributed to the province and territories. “In addition to this,” he continued, “we are waiting to have a response from Health Canada on another vaccine, the one produced by Johnson and Johnson.” The latter, which in the United States has been able to give the green light by the regulator, could represent the turning point in this problematic immunization campaign against Covid-19, as a difference of all the other approved vaccines in Canada – Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca – to be effective needs a single dose and does not require recall injection. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 3, 2021, at 1:45pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 114 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 91 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Covid-19 Updates English Health & Medicine

Public attitudes towards Covid-19 vaccines around the world

TORONTO – Given the importance of achieving high vaccine coverage to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19, the effectiveness to do so will depend on the number of people willing to get vaccinated. So far, the numbers do not seem overwhelming.

People’s attitudes towards vaccines vary based on a number of factors including their concerns, their values and their lifestyles. GWI (GlobalWebIndex), a company providing market research and insight to agencies around the world, collected research data from various countries to gauge public perception towards the Covid-19 vaccine. (more…)


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