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Fourth Pfizer dose is insufficient to ward off omicron, Israeli trial suggests
A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was insufficient to prevent infection with the omicron variant of Covid-19, according to preliminary data from a trial in Israel released Monday.
Can Novak Djokovic play in French Open? France wants vaccine pass for everything
By Alan Katz | Bloomberg
France will soon require a vaccine pass for practically any activity - from eating in restaurants, attending the theater or getting on an airplane.
French parliament approves vaccine pass law to tackle Covid
France's parliament has given final approval to the government's latest measures to tackle Covid-19, including a vaccine pass contested by anti-vaccine protesters.
Ontario LTCs uneasy about approaching booster mandate deadline amid Omicron wave | CBC News
Most Ontario long-term care workers have just under two weeks to get their third COVID-19 vaccine doses, but union and industry groups say more time is needed to meet the government's target as staff infections reach record levels and workers struggle to access appointments.
US CDC urges use of most protective mask you can': COVID updates
Recommendation stops short of advocating nationwide usage of N95 respirators even as new cases pile up in record number.
Up to 40% of patients included in Spain's coronavirus figures are actually admitted to hospital for other illnesses
Hospital occupation during the ongoing sixth wave of the coronavirus in Spain exceeded the maximum levels seen during the two previous spikes two weeks ago, according to the data supplied each weekday by the central Health Ministry and that is based on information sent from the country's regions.
Israel says 500K have received 4th vaccine dose
JERUSALEM - Israel has administered a 4th vaccine dose to more than 500,000 people, the Health Ministry said Friday.
Ontario's COVID-19 test positivity rate still over 20% as hospitalizations reach new high of 3,630 | CBC News
Ontario reported a new high of 3,630 patients in hospital with COVID-19 on Thursday, which also marked the fourth straight day where the number of hospitalizations climbed.
India's big cities could see COVID cases peak next week: Experts
Cases in Delhi and Mumbai could peak next week, experts say, as the country reports the highest number of daily cases since late May.
More than 500 Ontarians now in ICU as Omicron wave continues, 3,448 in hospital | CBC News
Ontario reported a new high of 3,448 patients in hospital with COVID-19 on Wednesday.