Ontario’s top doctor says there is “a lot” of COVID-19 circulating in the province right now, and levels of both that virus and influenza are on the rise.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore says it looks like both viruses are set to peak over the holiday season and this is a key week for Ontarians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu because immunization takes about 10 to 14 days to take effect.
Moore says just 13 per cent of the eligible population has received the updated Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine, and only 40 per cent of people 65 and older – he says the latter figure is making him particularly anxious because the virus hits those people hardest.
Moore says the rate of people getting COVID-19 vaccinations peaked three weeks ago but he is not planning to implement any public health measures, saying he will continue with “risk communication.”
Looks like there will be some changes to where booze will be sold, imminently.
Move comes as other groups awarded additional retroactive pay including nurses, hospital workers
Hospital CEOs hold 1st news conference since Oct. 23 attack
Jennifer La Grassa · CBC News
By The Canadian Press
Premier Doug Ford's government gives a for-profit clinic more funding to perform certain OHIP-covered surgeries than it gives Ontario's public hospitals to perform the same operations, CBC News has learned.
What a crazy surprise. Who would have thought that paying an organization to do the same thing as another while also making a profit would cost more?
Seems like the Landlord and Tenant Board isn't the only part of our justice system falling apart due to provincial neglect.
“At a time when many companies are posting record profits, it is only fair they communicate transparently about how they pay workers,” Labour Minister David Piccini said in a statement.
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