TORONTO – Canada has recorded more than 435,000 total cases of COVID-19, with more than 71,000 cases still active. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. Approval of vaccines: Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in this country, and the first doses could be given as early as next week.
2. Cautious hope: While Canadian doctors welcome the news of Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, they are also warning that there is still work to be done before life can return to some semblance of normal.
3. Vaccine FAQs: With immunization on the horizon, CTVNews.ca has compiled answers to some of the common questions people have about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
4. Change of personnel: A new report on the mental health of Canadian workers suggests that one in four people are considering a career change amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
5. “Junk space”: Scientists around the world are working on different ways to solve an increasingly worrying problem: space debris.
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