Canada’s supply of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine halved

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Canada's supply of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine halved


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OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Canadian shipments of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna were cut by almost half during the rest of April, according to the country’s Supply Minister.

This means Canada is now expected to receive 650,000 doses instead of about 1.2 million for the rest of the month.

According to federal health officials, the company confirmed the delay on Thursday.

“The supplier also indicated that 1 to 2 million doses of the 12.3 million doses scheduled for delivery in the second quarter could be delayed until the third quarter,” read a statement from the Minister of Purchasing Anita Anand .

This development comes after Canadians were briefed on Thursday that the pharmaceutical giant’s shipments would again be postponed.

Moderna attributed its limited offer to a “slower than expected ramp-up” of its production capacity. It affects a number of countries, federal officials say.

“We are disappointed, and while we understand the challenges faced by suppliers in today’s global vaccine market, our government will continue to pressure Moderna to meet its commitments,” says Anand.

The Federal Government Thursday promised to support the provinces after saying that the unpredictability caused by the delays created logistical challenges for vaccine deployment.

“We are working closely with the provinces and territories to effectively manage risk,” said the Major-General. Dany Fortin, who leads vaccine distribution efforts in Canada. “I think it’s worth mentioning that we are fully aware that the provinces are making adjustments and that we are trying to reduce that as much as possible.

Prime Minister and federal health officials stand ready to provide a update on vaccine deployment plan in Canada Friday morning.

/* Canadian Medical Association is calling for extraordinary measures to get the COVID-19 situation under control, as some parts of Canada see a record number of new infections and hospitalizations.rnrnThis includes more restrictions, even in provinces that are not seeing the same spike as Ontario and Quebec. The CMA says provinces with lower COVID-19 transmission rates must preserve their status in order to support jurisdictions in dire circumstances.rnrn”As the third wave of the pandemic wreaks havoc on the healthcare and public health systems, healthcare providers, and patients, we are at a critical juncture where a truly national approach to combatting COVID-19 will make the difference between more or fewer lives saved,” said Dr. Ann Collins, president of the CMA.rnrnhttps://twitter.com/AmandaWawryk/status/1383042226243084290rnrnThe group is calling for province-to-province collaboration, which includes the sharing of healthcare resources to help areas where capacity at ICUs has hit crisis levels.rnrnIt also wants to see the federal government consider re-prioritizing its vaccine distribution strategy in order to put a “focus on areas of urgent need as opposed to the per-capita approach adopted to date.”rnrn”We act as one country when crisis hits with wildfires, floods and other tragedies. This pandemic has reached a new level that requires a national response,” said Collins. “We must do everything needed to avoid making unbearable choices as to who lives if resources are not available.”rnrn


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rn rnrnThe CMA says Canada is also in dire need of an enhanced form of paid sick leave, deeming current programs “inadequate”.rnrnIt adds there are difficult decisions to make when it comes to balancing minimizing the risk of COVID-19 with the impact severe measures can have on society and economy.rnrn”We are at a critical juncture in this response,” said the CMA, adding healthcare workers are “pleading for this unprecedented level of response” as the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelms hospitals and communities.rnrn”These are strong measures, but they are absolutely needed,” said Collins. “We are one country, and it’s time we started acting as one by deploying resources where they are most needed. If we can’t achieve this through voluntary cooperation, then more and stronger measures might be needed.”rnrnThe CMA’s urgent call came after the country set yet another record high number of new daily cases on Thursday.”,”post_title”:”Canadian Medical Association calls for extraordinary measures to control COVID-19″,”post_excerpt”:”The CMA is calling for provinces to work together and for jurisdictions to bring in more extreme measures to control the spread of COVID-19 and variants.”,”post_status”:”publish”,”comment_status”:”closed”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”post_password”:””,”post_name”:”cma-extraordinary-measures-covid-19″,”to_ping”:””,”pinged”:””,”post_modified”:”2021-04-16 07:19:16″,”post_modified_gmt”:”2021-04-16 14:19:16″,”post_content_filtered”:””,”post_parent”:0,”guid”:”https://www.citynews1130.com/?p=3435266″,”menu_order”:0,”post_type”:”post”,”post_mime_type”:””,”comment_count”:”0″,”filter”:”raw”,”permalink”:”https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/04/16/cma-extraordinary-measures-covid-19/”,”post_title_shortened”:”Canadian Medical Association calls for extraordinary measures t…”,”post_thumbnail”:””},{“ID”:3435227,”post_author”:”801″,”post_date”:”2021-04-16 06:01:27″,”post_date_gmt”:”2021-04-16 13:01:27″,”post_content”:”VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – B.C.’s top doctor is once again urging us to be diligent, ahead of what’s set to be the warmest weekend in the Lower Mainland so far this year.rnrnMeteorologist Michael Kuss says the region is expected to see temperatures as high as the mid-20s this weekend. With sunny, warm weather ahead, it’s expected many people will make their way outdoors to soak up some sun with friends and family.rnrnWhile we’re allowed to go outside with some people who aren’t in our immediate household, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says it doesn’t mean we should.rnrnHer messaging has confused many people, with strong urgings to avoid all gatherings, but also the understanding that we need that social connection.rnrnThat’s why she says if we must gather with others, we need to ensure we are taking the necessary precautions.rnrn”It needs to be the same, small group of people,” she said Thursday. “We know that outside is lower risk. It’s not zero, but it is lower risk.”rnrn


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rnrnHenry reminds us to keep our distance, and if we’re seeing someone outside and we’re closer together, we should be wearing masks.rnrn”It is about the number of people that we are in close contact with without using our protections,” she explained. “So that means indoor environments are riskier than outdoor environments. We have larger numbers of people, if we’re talking loudly, if we’re singing, if we’re in a poorly ventilated area — those are riskier situations and there’s no margin for error right now.”rnrnShe says it’s more likely COVID-19 can be transmitted in those types of situations, which is why it’s key to ensure we are doing everything we can to bring the risk down, especially with variants in the mix.rnrn”We need to pay attention to what we know works to prevent those transmissions, and that means staying small, staying outside, wearing masks, keeping our distance from people — the things that we know stop transmission have not changed. What has changed is our risk has changed because this virus is transmitting more easily,” Henry said.rnrnrnrnB.C.’s top doctor reported 1,205 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with three new deaths and a record 409 people in hospital, including 125 in intensive care.rnrnShe also revealed new modelling that showed if we don’t bring transmission down and become more diligent with our contacts, B.C. could see 3,000 new COVID-19 cases per day.”,”post_title”:”Meeting friends outside is lower risk, not zero risk, says B.C.’s Dr. Henry”,”post_excerpt”:”B.C.’s top doctor is once again urging us to be diligent, ahead of what’s set to be the warmest weekend in the Lower Mainland so far this year.”,”post_status”:”publish”,”comment_status”:”closed”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”post_password”:””,”post_name”:”weekend-outdoors-covid-19-henry-bc”,”to_ping”:””,”pinged”:””,”post_modified”:”2021-04-16 07:41:52″,”post_modified_gmt”:”2021-04-16 14:41:52″,”post_content_filtered”:””,”post_parent”:0,”guid”:”https://www.citynews1130.com/?p=3435227″,”menu_order”:0,”post_type”:”post”,”post_mime_type”:””,”comment_count”:”0″,”filter”:”raw”,”permalink”:”https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/04/16/weekend-outdoors-covid-19-henry-bc/”,”post_title_shortened”:”Meeting friends outside is lower risk, not zero risk, says B.C….”,”post_thumbnail”:””},{“ID”:3435235,”post_author”:”571″,”post_date”:”2021-04-16 06:27:07″,”post_date_gmt”:”2021-04-16 13:27:07″,”post_content”:”NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Alarm bells are sounding after someone set up what appears to be a u201cslacklineu201d on Strachan Mountain along the North Shore.rnrnAn image shared by North Shore Rescue shows what looks like a line between two slopes across a gully or valley, with a slight silhouette of what could be a person walking across.rnrnIn a terse Facebook post, NSR writes what this person has done is “EXTREMELY dangerous,” and has potentially fatal consequences.rnrn”…[It] could kill our members flying in the area. We and the RCMP also fly at night – there is zero chance of seeing one of these lines at night,” NSR writes.rnrn”[Thursday] was a prime example. We were out in the Seymour Valley doing some helicopter training. On bright, sunny days, if you’re flying into the sun, you just will not see that slackline in the air. That can take an aircraft down,” NSR team lead Mike Danks told NEWS 1130 Friday.rnrnHe says it’s hard to chase down the people who put slacklines up.rnrn”It’s really concerning for us,” he said, noting NSR has passed this on to BC Parks, which is expected to follow up on the matter.rnrnThe post has attracted dozens of comments, many calling the highliners irresponsible.rnrn”Again, a great example of poor judgement and a me first attitude. No forethought what so ever,” one person writes, with others expressing their surprise.rnrn r n

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r nSome, however, say the people behind the line probably had no idea. rnrn “I’m sure they will learn from this if they see this message,” one person said. rnrn “It’s a little disappointing to me that North Shore Rescue has chosen to vilify this so easily,” posted another. “Highlighting is an amazing sport that takes its own rightful place in the backcountry, and it is EASILY possible for athletes to work with the appropriate agencies in aviation to avoid user conflict. There are examples. a collaborative approach that has worked successfully in the past Diplomacy and education on proper processes would be better than being completely closed to something. This CAN be done safely if all stakeholders are properly considered . “rnrn backcountry sport. This instance has turned out to be a good reminder of the dangers it can cause to others. R nr nNorth Shore Rescue is asking people to “not install these lines in areas where helicopters fly, especially in high traffic areas such as the North Shore.” Rnr nDanks says his team is grateful to the hikers. and others in the backcountry reporting slacklines, noting that SAR is “always in the background.” rnrn “They understand the risk this poses to planes. So it’s an ongoing challenge,” he explained. rnr nNSR has not had an incident with a slackline to date, but Danks says any interaction between a helicopter and a helicopter would be “very bad.” rnrn “If you see them, please contact North Shore Rescue, and NAV CAN will also be very interested to know about this because it is a danger to all planes in the area. “rnr nIt is not clear if the line was removed or who installed it.”, “post_title” : “‘Slackline’ on North Shore Mountain prompts SAR warning”, “post_excerpt”: “North Sh ore Rescue asks people not to set up slacklines in areas where helicopters fly, noting dangers around a recent instance on Strachan Mountain. “,” post_status “:” publish “,” comment_status “:” closed “,” ping_status “:” closed “,” post_password “:” “,” post_name “:” slackline-warning-north-shore-rescue “,” to_ping “:” “,” pinged “:” “,” post_modified “:” 2021-04-16 08:38:40 “,” post_modified_gmt “:” 2021-04-16 15:38:40 “,” post_content_filtered ” : “”, “post_parent”: 0, “guid”: “https: / / www. citynews1130.com /? p = 3435235 “,” menu_order “: 0,” post_type “:” post “,” post_mime_type “:” “,” comment_count “:” 0 “,” filter “:” raw “,” permalink “:” https: / / www.citynews1130.com / 2021/04/16 / slackline-warning-north-shore-rescue / “,” post_title_shortened “:” ‘Slackline’ on North Shore mountain invites SAR warning “,” post_thumbnail “:”“}, {” ID “: 3435198,” post_author “:” 45 “,” post_date “:” 2021-04-16 05:20:46 “,” post_date_gmt “:” 2021-04-16 09:20:46 “,” post_content “:” In today’s Big Story podcast, in recent years meditation has become a huge business in the western world u2014 with millions of people testifying that it has helped them calm their minds , improve their mood or even work through episodes of mental illness. There is no shortage of press on the positive effects of meditation on people, and there are many studies to back them up. But there has also been growing evidence for decades that prolonged meditation can have a drastic negative impact on some people. This doesn’t make the practice bad or invalid for helping many … but ask yourself if you’ve ever heard anything about the possible dangers of meditation. Why that? R nrn GUEST: David Kortava (Read David’s Article in Harper’s Magazine) rnr nhttps: / / thebigstorypodcast.ca / 2021/04/16 / why-no-one-talks-about-the-dangers-of-meditation / rnr n You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify rnr n You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca. rn “,” post_title “:” Why isn’t anyone talking about the dangers of meditation? “,” post_excerpt “:” “,” post_status “:” publish “,” comment_status “:” closed “,” ping_status “:” closed “,” post_password “:” “,” post_name “:” the-dangers-of -meditation “,” to_ping “:” “,” pinged “:” “,” post_modified “:” 2021-04-16 03:28:54 “,” post_modified_gmt “:” 2021-04-16 10:28:54 “,” post_content_filtered “:” “,” post_parent “: 0,” guid “:” https: / / toronto. citynews.ca /? p = 2423284 “,” menu_order “: 0,” post_type “:” post “,” post_mime_type “:” “,” comment_count “:” 0 “,” filter “:” raw “,” permalink “:” https: / / www.citynews1130.com / 2021/04/16 / the-dangers-of-meditation / “,” post_title_shortened “:” Why isn’t anyone talking about the dangers of meditation? “,” post_thumbnail “:”“}]}; / *]]> * /
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