COVID vaccine shortage closes Toronto clinics
Shortages of COVID-19 vaccines have forced two health networks in Toronto to limit or close their immunization clinics, the Globe and Mail reports. Scarborough Health Network says it closed ts Centennial College and Centenary hospital clinics on Wednesday. Scarborough Health Network’s clinics were focusing on the vaccination of locals... Read more
First blood clot case  linked to AstraZeneca vaccine reported in Quebec
Canada has reported its first case of blood clots linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The patient, a Quebec woman, is now recovering at home, according to CTV News. Quebec’s Ministry of Health did not confirm the age or location of the patient, but Health Minister Christian Dubé later identified... Read more
U.S. halts Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to rare clot risk
(REUTERS) – U.S. federal health agencies have paused the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. The decision follows the cases of six women under the age of 50 who developed rare blood clots after receiving their shots and deals a fresh setback in efforts to tackle the pandemic.... Read more
Menstrual movements want to see the end of period inequity in 2021

Period products are not a luxury, but a necessity. Many people who menstruate in Canada are struggling to deal with their periods with dignity and are forced to seek charities to supply them with the products they need. Many organizations are petitioning for these products to be free and easily accessible by the end of 2021.

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‘Pandemic Puppy’ trend feeding irresponsible breeders

The increase in demand for pets during the pandemic has pushed people to breed animals irresponsibly in order to create an easy income.

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Some young people prefer working from home a year into the pandemic
By Josh Welsh Over the last year, young people across the province have been forced to adapt to new circumstances. While some have found it challenging, other young people have embraced their new routines – and aren’t so sure they want to return to how their work life was... Read more
Coronasomnia: How the pandemic 
 is affecting our sleep

Are you tossing and turning at night? The pandemic may be playing a role in your lack of sleep.

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Ontario’s small businesses continuing to bear the brunt of lockdowns
Small businesses across Ontario have endured a gauntlet of trials and tribulations the past year in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. Those in the service industry have had to deal with unprecedented constraints and have had to draw on all manner of resources and innovation to survive. Skedline... Read more
COVID-19 cases exceed 127 million worldwide
(REUTERS) – The global total number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, and reached 127,877,462 as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The global total COVID-19 relevant death toll topped 2,796,561, according to data from the WHO. The United States remained the worst-hit country worldwide,... Read more
Americans over 18 eligible for COVID vaccine by mid-April, Biden says
(REUTERS) – U.S. President Joe Biden has moved up the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility target for Americans over 18 to April 19 but warned that with new virus variants spreading “we’re still in a life-and-death race” with the coronavirus. Biden directed states to widen the vaccine eligibility to people 18... Read more