COVID-19 Live Updates: Calgary Coronavirus News for November 18


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“In a few weeks we will be in dire straits,” said Dr. Anand Kumar, an intensive care physician in Manitoba.

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Lester B. Pearson School added to province’s watchlist

The Lester B. Pearson school was added to the province’s watchlist on Tuesday with 5 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to advocacy group Support Our Students, the school reported 11 cases to parents.

As of Wednesday morning, AHS listed 26 Calgary schools as being on watch.

Yesterday, the Grade 10 and 11 students and staff at Nelson Mandela High School in Calgary moved to a home learning program.

In a letter sent to parents on Monday, the school said a large number of students and staff have been identified as close contacts of known cases of COVID-19. Due to staffing issues, they are moving all grade 10 and 11 students to online learning.

Grades 10 and 11 students at Nelson Mandela High School are working from home for the next two weeks due to staff issues related to COVID-19.

Grade 12 students and staff will continue to learn in person. In-person classes for grades 10 and 11 will resume on Monday, November 30.

Grade 8 students at Willow Park School have also moved online due to staffing issues.

Last week, John G. Diefenbaker School sent all grade 12 students home after staffing issues at that school, caused by close contact with COVID-19.

Pfizer says final study shows vaccine 95% effective and will seek FDA approval in days

Pfizer Inc. said a final analysis of clinical trial data showed its COVID-19 vaccine to be 95% effective. Photo de Justin Tallis / AFP via Getty Images

Pfizer Inc. said a final analysis of clinical trial data showed its COVID-19 vaccine to be 95% effective, paving the way for the company to seek the first U.S. regulatory clearance for a coronavirus vaccine in A few days.


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