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
Groundbreaking WSL TV deal seen as proof of continued growth in women’s soccer

New broadcast deal lauded as the next step in the growth of the league, and sport as a whole

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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
Pfizer arthritis drug probe by Health Canada for possible risks
(REUTERS) Canada’s health regulator is launching a probe into Pfizer’s arthritis drug, Xeljanz, after a trial by the company identified an increased risk of serious heart-related issues and cancer in the participants. The trial investigated the long-term safety of Xeljanz at two doses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who... 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
Canada to suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 55
(REUTERS) – Canadian health officials said on Monday they would stop offering AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to people under the age of 55. They also said there’s a need for a new analysis of the shot’s benefits and risks based on age and gender. The decision comes after reports from... Read more
Lab origin of COVID-19 is ‘extremely unlikely,’ WHO report says
(REUTERS) – A report released by the World Health Organization on Tuesday says it is considered “extremely unlikely” that the COVID-19 pandemic originated in a laboratory. The report, from 17 Chinese and 17 foreign experts, did research on tracing the origin of COVID-19 in Wuhan City from Jan 14... Read more
Canadian Premier League planning for major 2021 season kickoff

Learning from the past and looking to the future, the 2021 Canadian Premier League season could be the best one yet

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