Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccines: Could updated shots prevent a fall wave? – National

Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccines: Could updated shots prevent a fall wave?  – National

The COVID-19 pandemic has a new line of defense – in the form of updated vaccines after the world’s first bivalent shots were approved in the UK this week. A bivalent vaccine targets two different variants of the same virus. The new vaccines are still awaiting approval in Canada and while there is no word … Read more

Confused about mixed messaging for 4th COVID doses? You’re not alone – National

Confused about mixed messaging for 4th COVID doses?  You’re not alone – National

A seventh wave of COVID-19 appears to be making its way through Canada, but confusion has set in among many about who is eligible for fourth doses of the vaccine and when they can get it. Health experts say there’s no need to panic — as long as those who are most vulnerable to severe … Read more

Confused about mixed messaging for 4th COVID doses? You’re not alone – National

Confused about mixed messaging for 4th COVID doses?  You’re not alone – National

A seventh wave of COVID-19 appears to be making its way through Canada, but confusion has set in among many about who is eligible for fourth doses of the vaccine and when they can get it. Health experts say there’s no need to panic — as long as those who are most vulnerable to severe … Read more

Pfizer to begin testing universal coronavirus vaccines

Pfizer to begin testing universal coronavirus vaccines

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech plan to start clinical trials of pan-coronavirus vaccines in the second half of the year, BioNTech officials said in an investor presentation on Wednesday. Driving the news: The company said it wants to provide “durable variant protection,” according to Reuters, which first reported the news. Why it matters: Creating a … Read more

Alberta UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith promises immediate sovereignty act

Alberta UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith promises immediate sovereignty act

One of the front-runners to replace Jason Kenney as Alberta’s premier says if she wins, legislation would come this fall to ignore federal laws along with steps to create a provincial police force and tax-collection agency. Danielle Smith said the legislature would need to pass an Alberta sovereignty act as soon as possible to allow … Read more