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Pfizer says final results show coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, no safety concerns

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Wednesday that the final analysis from its clinical trial shows its coronavirus vaccine is 95 per cent effective, has no serious side effects, and protects older adults. The results from the final efficacy analysis of the vaccine study were released Wednesday. The announcement comes a week after Pfizer revealed promising preliminary […]

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Coronavirus: Inside the supply chain crisis slowing Canadian labs

On the third floor of The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton, Dr. David Bulir is in a constant war to find pieces of plastic roughly the size of a pinky finger: pipette tips.  They are ubiquitous in labs around the world. Scientists and lab technologists use them to transfer miniscule volumes of liquid. But […]

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Facebook removes Trump post comparing the seasonal flu to COVID-19

Facebook removed a post by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he falsely claimed coronavirus can be less deadly than the seasonal flu. According to CNN, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the company removed the post for breaking its rules on Covid-19 misinformation. His post was also flagged by Twitter for “misleading and potentially harmful […]

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Majority of Canadians enjoy working from home amid coronavirus: poll

The federal government’s economic recovery plan has inspired some confidence that it will create jobs and a stronger economy in future, a new poll suggests. But, in the meantime, the vast majority of Canadians who’ve been working from home aren’t eager to rush back to their work places as cases of COVID-19 surge across the […]