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COVID-19: WHO "particularly concerned" about countries with low vaccination rates | FULL

Director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during an update on Tuesday that he was “particularly concerned” about countries with low COVID-19 vaccination rates, “as people are many times more at risk of severe illness and death.” “I’m proud COVAX delivered its one billionth dose over the weekend. Of course, it’s not enough and we…

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COVID-19: Canadians divided over Quebec's proposed tax on unvaccinated

Quebec’s proposal to tax unvaccinated people is sparking a wide range of reactions beyond the province’s borders. The plan to impose a tax on adults who choose to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 is already being called “constitutionally vulnerable” by critics – but experts say the province is well within its rights and challenges are likely to fail. Details about…

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COVID-19: Canadians divided over Quebec's proposed tax on unvaccinated

Quebec’s proposal to tax unvaccinated people is sparking a wide range of reactions beyond the province’s borders. The plan to impose a tax on adults who choose to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 is already being called “constitutionally vulnerable” by critics – but experts say the province is well within its rights and challenges are likely to fail. Details about…

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COVID-19: Canadians divided over Quebec's proposed tax on unvaccinated

Quebec’s proposal to tax unvaccinated people is sparking a wide range of reactions beyond the province’s borders. The plan to impose a tax on adults who choose to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 is already being called “constitutionally vulnerable” by critics – but experts say the province is well within its rights and challenges are likely to fail. Details about…

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COVID-19: Canadians divided over Quebec's proposed tax on unvaccinated

Quebec’s proposal to tax unvaccinated people is sparking a wide range of reactions beyond the province’s borders. The plan to impose a tax on adults who choose to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 is already being called “constitutionally vulnerable” by critics – but experts say the province is well within its rights and challenges are likely to fail. Details about…

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Global National: Dec. 21, 2021 | Omicron spread fuels demand for COVID-19 testing, boosters

In tonight’s top story: Skyrocketing Omicron case numbers have fuelled demand for rapid COVID-19 tests and vaccine boosters. As Mike Drolet explains, one epidemiologist says it’s only a matter of time before “everyone” catches this variant. Meanwhile, just before the holidays, British Columbia has introduced new restrictions to combat a record-breaking COVID-19 surge. Keith Baldrey explains the new rules,…

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COVID-19: UK declares emergency, ramps up third doses as Omicron variant spreads

The United Kingdom is reintroducing some restrictions and ramping up third COVID-19 vaccine doses as the country reports its first death from the Omicron variant. In London, the variant is already responsible for 44 per cent of COVID-19 cases. It’s spreading so fast, it’s expected to become dominant there within 48 hours. Crystal Goomansingh explains just how fast the…

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Portugal reinstates restrictions after sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases

Portugal is bringing back tight pandemic restrictions amid a rise in COVID-19 infections. CBSN’s Anne-Marie Green spoke with Barry Hatton, a correspondent for The Associated Press covering Portugal, about the coronavirus situation there. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is…

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Global National: Dec. 3, 2021 | Ottawa signs deal for COVID-19 antiviral pill, Omicron concerns rise

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now strongly recommending Canadian adults get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as Ottawa strikes a deal to buy a new weapon to fight the virus. The federal government has secured orders to buy COVID-19 antiviral medication from pharmaceutical companies Merck and Pfizer. Abigail Bimman reports on the deal, the…

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