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<b>CANADA:</b> Rising COVID cases sparks renewed concerns over hospital strain

CANADA: Rising COVID cases sparks renewed concerns over hospital strain

Canada's chief public health officer said the jump in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks and the rising proportion of cases involving more contagious variants were resulting in more hospitalizations
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Peel Region medical officer of health closing schools for two weeks

ONTARIO: Peel Region medical officer of health closing schools for two weeks

Dr. Lawrence Loh says he is ordering schools in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to close starting tomorrow
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Long-term care ministry asks homes to work on increasing staff vaccine uptake

ONTARIO: Long-term care ministry asks homes to work on increasing staff vaccine uptake

Memo discusses next steps for long-term care during the pandemic, and also asks homes to review policies to ensure residents can go outdoors
<b>COVID-19:</b> Officials seek to convince skeptical public of vaccine safety

COVID-19: Officials seek to convince skeptical public of vaccine safety

Twists and turns around vaccination advice and authorizations 'are not a sign of looming danger,' medical experts explain
<b>CANADA:</b> Total COVID-19 case count surpasses one million on Saturday

CANADA: Total COVID-19 case count surpasses one million on Saturday

Canada also reached six millionth dose of vaccine on Saturday
<b>CANADA:</b> Health Canada recalls masks containing graphene as it assesses risks to people

CANADA: Health Canada recalls masks containing graphene as it assesses risks to people

Particles could pose a danger if inhaled, agency says
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Why don't we have a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

BEYOND LOCAL: Why don't we have a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

Currently, the only approved drugs for Alzheimer’s merely alleviate some of the symptoms — partially and temporarily — but do not stop the disease from progressing
<b>CANADA:</b> Almost 2.2 million more vaccine doses coming this week as  COVID-19 cases spike

CANADA: Almost 2.2 million more vaccine doses coming this week as COVID-19 cases spike

Shipment includes first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, to be sent from global vaccine-sharing COVAX Facility.
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ornge head Homer Tien tapped to replace Hillier as head of vaccine drive

ONTARIO: Ornge head Homer Tien tapped to replace Hillier as head of vaccine drive

Ornge said Tien will stay on as the ambulance service's president as he takes on his new role
<b>COVID-19:</b> How the pandemic provides an opportunity to address homelessness

COVID-19: How the pandemic provides an opportunity to address homelessness

The spread of COVID-19 through the shelter system is well-documented, though it took a lawsuit for the City of Toronto to take action