Sunday, May 16, 2021

Flu Vaccine How It Works and Why It’s a MUST Thing to Do

This website has some pretty interesting information about the Flu Vaccine, Flu Vaccine Effectiveness, Flu and COVID-19 and Vaccine Side Effects. Check it out here: https://www.tomorrow.io/weather/blog/flu-vaccine/

Flu season certainly lasts for quite a while, and as it comes on each year, you want to do your best to avoid getting it. While some people only experience mild symptoms, things can be a lot more severe for others, and you never know how things may turn out for you. Additionally, it’s quite contagious, which means getting it can pose a problem for your loved ones too.

Vaccination is one of the proven ways to avoid a flu scare. Information on vaccines can seem to be spread far and thin. Thankfully, all you need to know is below, and you can be a big help by sharing all of this with those you value the most, as you aim to protect yourself and others.

Vaccination is the solution to end the Covid-19 pandemic in the world, as well.




Friday, May 14, 2021

Covid: The race to vaccinate the world


BBC News shows that more than a billion Covid-19 vaccines have gone into arms around the world. 

Take a look at how 5 countries - the UK, the US, Canada, India, and Chile - are faring in their vaccination efforts, and what it means for ending lockdowns.

Why now is not the time to sell tech stocks: Strategist


Yahoo Finance shows how Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets Chief Investment Strategist, joins Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro and Seana Smith to evaluate how inflation concerns are impacting the market.

Take a look at this stock information, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates that help you better manage your financial life.

Bitcoin Price at May 14, 2021: 50,638 USD


Bitcoin Price at May 14, 2021: 50,638 USD

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency invented in 2008. The currency began use in 2009 when its implementation was released as open-source software.

Bitcoin sure increased in price greatly in 2020 and 2021. For several years, Bitcoin was at around $10,000 in 2018 and 2019.

Bitcoin Price at April 7, 2021 was: 56,675 USD

So far this year (2021), volumes in bitcoin have been considerably higher than other years.

It seems that in the short term, fluctuations of Bitcoin will happen. The long-term prospects seem to be very good for this investment. It will be interesting to see the price of Bitcoin in the future.

It is indeed possible to buy Bitcoin with E transfer. You could open an account on one of the exchanges supporting Interac e Transfer. You could fund your account with an e transfer.

Canada allows the use of digital currencies, including cryptocurrencies. However, cryptocurrencies are not considered "technically" legal tender in Canada. Canada's tax laws and rules, including the Income Tax Act, also apply to cryptocurrency transactions. Check for updates about Canada Bitcoin rules.

As of February 2020, Bitcoin was legal in the USA, Japan, the UK, and most other developed countries. Even where Bitcoin is legal, most of the laws that apply to other assets also apply to Bitcoin. Keep in mind, the tax laws that have to be followed.

Be careful about Bitcoin. Keep in mind, Singapore has warned the public about the risks of trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, a market that while relatively small in the city-state has surged in significance over the past year.

"Cryptocurrencies can be highly volatile, as their value is typically not related to any economic fundamentals," Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said in response to a certain parliamentary question. "They are hence highly risky as investment products, and certainly not suitable for retail investors."

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Canadians not ready to return to ‘normal’


National Post shows the story that Canadians don’t expect life to return to "normal" any time soon, according to an April 2021 survey by Maru Reports.

Canada's Wonderland remains closed


Canada's Wonderland is pushing back its opening date once again. Plus, a new survey reveals which bank Canadians trust the most. Business Editor Richard Southern reports.

Canada: Calls grow to shut down Alberta's oil sands as COVID-19 outbreaks worsen


Global News shows that as Alberta's COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen, calls are now growing from labour leaders to temporarily shut down operations in the province's valuable oil sands.

Despite a surge in infections amid 12 sites, the plants are still operational, staff continue to live in close quarters, and workers are still flying in and out from across the country. The biggest outbreak is at Canadian Natural Resource's Horizon oil sands, which has seen over a thousand COVID-19 cases among workers, as well as two deaths.

Heather Yourex-West looks at how the situation there has grown out of control.

Canada: Nova Scotia's 1st drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens


CBC News shows that a drive-thru vaccination clinic built from modified shipping containers opened in Halifax Monday morning for those 50 and older who have booked appointments.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine paused in 2 Canadian provinces


Global News looks at Ontario halting first doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine amid an increased risk of a rare blood clot linked to the shot. The decision also comes after Alberta made a similar move, saying it's primarily because of the vaccine's dwindling supply. Eric Sorensen reports on the growing uncertainty and the evolving science around the vaccine.

See also another story about calls from labour leaders that are growing for Alberta to shut down the province's oil sands operations, as COVID-19 outbreaks within them continue to worsen and more workers fall ill. Heather-Yourex West looks at the biggest outbreak at Canadian Natural Resource's Horizon oilsands site, and how it managed to grow out of control.

Canadian government announces $740 million in spending to support nation's airports


Global News shows that Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra laid out Tuesday how approximately $740 million in funding to help Canada's airports amid the COVID-19 pandemic would be distributed.
 
He was joined by National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier and Gudie Hutchings, parliamentary secretary to the minister for women and gender equality and rural economic development.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Canadian doctors helping COVID-19 patients in India


CBC News: The National shows that Canadian doctors with ties to India are pitching in to help COVID-19 patients there through medical consultations and tracking down hard-to-find supplies.

Should Canada speed up 2nd vaccine doses as supply increases?


CBC News: The National in Canada shows that with a steady supply of COVID-19 vaccines and nearly 40 per cent of Canadians having received at least one shot, there are more questions about when second doses will roll out and whether Canada’s strategy is supported by science.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Should Canada do more to help South Asia during the pandemic?


CBC News shows that India is reporting a record-high 4,187 deaths in the past 24 hours and more than 400,000 cases of COVID-19. A shipment of medical supplies from Canada arrived in New Delhi on Saturday carrying ventilators and 25,000 vials of remdesivir, a drug used to treat patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms.

Canada: Alberta government faces backlash ahead of tougher pandemic measures


Global News shows Canada: Alberta: tougher pandemic restrictions on gatherings and businesses go into effect on Monday, as the province battles Canada's biggest surge of COVID-19. But as Breanna Karstens-Smith reports, Alberta is also battling some of the staunchest opposition to its public health measures aimed at halting the spread of the virus.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Canadian aid touches down in India


A Canadian plane filled with medical supplies has landed in India. But Caryn Ceolin with why Canada is not actively supporting a proposal that could help Indian factories make desperately needed important COVID-19 vaccines.

Canada sends meds and ventilators to India as pandemic surges


CBC News shows how International Development Minister Karina Gould joined Power & Politics to discuss the new aid Canada is sending to India as it grapples with a record-breaking surge in COVID-19 cases.

Canada’s economy lost 270,000 jobs last month


CBC News shows that Canada lost 270,000 jobs in April as new lockdowns hit a lot of young people and service workers, just a month after the country had gained 300,000 jobs. A look at the people caught on the so-called "see-saw" driven by lockdowns.

Canada: Federal Transport Minister explains Canadian travel restrictions


See news about Canada travel restrictions. Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra clears up the confusion surrounding travel restrictions. Sid shares his thoughts on the matter and he’s not happy.

Canada: Alberta’s oil sands a hot spot for COVID-19 outbreaks


Global News shows the news about COVID-19 in Canada. The good news is the progress on vaccines with more doses arriving and in the pipeline, provinces are ramping up their rollout to younger Canadians. The bad news is the virus is still spreading faster in some provinces than vaccines are arriving. One of Canada's COVID-19 hotspots is Alberta's oil sands, where more than a dozen outbreaks have made hundreds of workers sick. Heather Yourex-West looks at the vaccination efforts underway, since the problem goes beyond that province's borders.

Canada's 3rd COVID-19 wave creates “zigzag” economy


Global News shows that Canada's economy is zigzagging through the third COVID-19 wave. Statistics Canada says the country lost 207,000 jobs in April, reversing substantial progress made in March. 

A spike in COVID-19 variant cases led to renewed public health restrictions and raised concerns about longer-term economic consequences from the pandemic.

The unemployment rate rose to 8.1 per cent from 7.5 per cent in March, Statistics Canada reported. It would have been 10.5 per cent had it included in calculations Canadians who wanted to work but didn’t search for a job.

Canada not yet waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents


CBC News shows the vaccine patents situations in Canada. Vaccine patents are a hot topic at the World Trade Organization. Some countries, including the USA, argue patents should be waived in the pandemic to increase vaccine supply for the world at a faster pace. Canada is not actively supporting that idea.

The USA has reversed its stance on vaccine patents. President Joe Biden on Wednesday supported waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. More than 100 other countries also support this decision. It seems this move is angering pharmaceutical companies.

Biden voiced his support for a waiver (a sharp reversal of the previous USA position).

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Health Canada holding J&J vaccines to ensure quality control


CTV News shows that Dr. Ronald St. John discusses Health Canada quality checking J&J vaccines received from a Baltimore plant to ensure it meets standards.

Fauci says Canada isn't mishandling the pandemic's 3rd wave


CBC News shows that U.S. President Joe Biden achieved 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days. His chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 has been difficult globally, and Canada is not 'making any big mistakes' as it battles the third wave of the pandemic.

Canada: Doctors call for nationwide COVID-19 circuit breaker


CBC News shows that Dr. Anand Kumar, a critical care physician at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre, talks to CBC's chief political correspondent, Rosemary Barton, about an open letter he signed with other health experts calling for stronger national policies to overpower COVID-19.

Canada: Ontario ICU admissions climb to 900


CBC News in Canada shows that Ontario intensive care unit admissions have hit a record high. Overall admissions to ICUs rose to 900 for the first time. Anthony Dale, president of the Ontario Hospital Association, says hospitals across the province are 'working as hard as humanly possible' to make sure an ICU triage protocol 'never comes into effect.'

Canada: No masks, social distancing in Montreal protest


WION shows that provinces across Canada report single day records of new COVID 19 cases. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Montreal against restrictions imposed by the government to stem a third wave of the virus in Canada.