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2 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

 

 

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-astrazenecas-covid-19-vaccine-may-arrive-in-canada-before-end-of-march/

Every COVID-19 vaccine maker was asked to make their doses in Canada and all said no, Anand says

Can't read the article, because it's behind a registration firewall. 

Would you be so kind as to copy/paste into the thread please?

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42 minutes ago, kesler_sedins said:

Any news on whether the BC restrictions will get extended or not?

I think it's guaranteed until a high percentage of the population is vaccinated we will see restrictions Cary on

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5 hours ago, 6of1_halfdozenofother said:

Can't read the article, because it's behind a registration firewall. 

Would you be so kind as to copy/paste into the thread please?

Evan Solomon had a clip of Anand making the announcement on Power Play today:

 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/ctv-news-channel/power-play

 

It starts at around the 3 minute mark.

 

He then interviewed Steven MacKinnon, the Procurement Parliamentary Secretary, and questioned him about this.  It starts at around the 9 minute mark.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

More reason to start a crown corporation making vaccines, drugs, vitamins, hospital beds, bp monitors, blankets, pillows, medical equipment, surgical instruments. 

First aid supplies, bandages, gauze. You name it. 

Someone will complain that it costs more to buy Canadian made though

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42 minutes ago, UnkNuk said:

Evan Solomon had a clip of Anand making the announcement on Power Play today:

 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/ctv-news-channel/power-play

 

It starts at around the 3 minute mark.

 

He then interviewed Steven MacKinnon, the Procurement Parliamentary Secretary, and questioned him about this.  It starts at around the 9 minute mark.

 

 

Thanks.

 

Not surprised that none of the vaccine producers didn't want to set up shop here.  Based on what little infrastructure we had left for them to build upon, by the time production could hit full speed, the vaccines would probably be as useful as saline drip - at least for the westernized countries.  There wouldn't be enough profit for them to make it worthwhile.

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Came for the KoS comments on the masks in schools and I left slightly underwhelmed.

 

Hope we can get this vaccine supply figured out soon so we aren't left pushing it way too far between the first and second doses.

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Canada being bad, according to a couple of anti-poverty groups, taking some vaccine back from a bunch that had been donated to poorer countries.

 

Personally I think they are wrong. Canada's first obligation is to Canadians, all else comes after. Also, this is a measure being taken due to Pfizer's delay in deliveries. I'd be damn near positive, once the deliveries are back on track, Canada will replace what we took back.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/anti-poverty-groups-blast-canada-for-accepting-vaccines-needed-in-poor-countries/ar-BB1dqoOE?ocid=msedgntp

OTTAWA — Two of the world's leading anti-poverty organizations are criticizing Canada's decision to draw COVID-19 vaccines from an international fund designed to help poor countries.

 

Oxfam Canada and the ONE Campaign say it is wrong for the federal government to agree to accept almost 1.9 million doses of vaccine from the COVAX Facility by the end of June. 

Canada is one of the leading donors to COVAX, a new international partnership under the World Health Organization created last year to help deliver billions of expensive vaccine doses to poor countries that can’t afford vaccinations.

In return, donor countries are allowed to receive a small percentage of vaccines for their own use, but the Trudeau Liberals have been under fire from their political opponents for doing that as Canada faces shortfalls in doses from two major international biotech firms, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Diana Sarosi, Oxfam Canada's policy director, says it is wrong for Canada to accept COVAX vaccines because of domestic political pressure and says it will ultimately do harm in poorer countries.

"Canada should not be taking the COVAX vaccine from poor nations to alleviate political pressures at home. Receiving one or two million doses isn't going to solve Canada’s vaccination challenges and it is going to cause harm elsewhere in the world for the poorest and most marginalized people," Sarosi said in a statement. 

"Purchasing more vaccines, when Canada has already purchased enough to vaccinate the entire population four times over, is not a viable solution."

Sarosi and Stuart Hickox, the Canadian executive director of the ONE Campaign, called on Canada and other governments to force vaccine makers to give up their intellectual property rights so their vaccines can be more rapidly and affordably reproduced.

Hickox said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should join French President Emmanuel Macron and 100 other countries that are calling for a temporary waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines at the World Trade Organization.

"There's no doubt that this makes Canada look bad. What's lost in this frenzy is the fact that COVAX is operating as it was designed, and that Canada is one of the biggest donors. Once the domestic vaccine rollout stabilizes, Canada should announce a clear strategy of how Canada will share back the extra vaccines the government secured," said Hickox.

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole skirted a question on Thursday about whether he would reject the COVAX doses if he were prime minister.

Instead, O'Toole said he never would have let the current shortfalls happen if he were in charge 10 months ago. He said the fact that Canada was dipping into COVAX was a sign that the government had rolled out an inadequate plan to vaccinate Canadians.

"Canada should have made sure that we had a domestic supply that ensured we were vaccinated quickly so we could reopen the economy, get the economy moving together," O'Toole said.

Only then, he said, should Canada play its role in helping the developed world.

"I would like to see the vaccines rolled out here as quickly as possible," said O'Toole. 

Green Leader Annamie Paul said that just because Canada can get the COVAX vaccine doses doesn't make it right. She says the decision is having a negative effect on Canada’s international reputation."

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8 minutes ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-restrictions-bc-february-5-2020-1.5902427

B.C. keeping pandemic restrictions in place with no end date

 

'We need to protect the progress we have made,' Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says

There should always be an end date. 

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When do you guys think nightclubs will open up? I feel like even after the vaccine roll out, I highly doubt these clubs will open up immediately and a lot of people are saying that we won't see these places open till the end of 2022. 

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16 minutes ago, KingRaj91 said:

When do you guys think nightclubs will open up? I feel like even after the vaccine roll out, I highly doubt these clubs will open up immediately and a lot of people are saying that we won't see these places open till the end of 2022. 

I feel so empathetic for this industry. I worked nightclubs for 15 years in Van and know a lot of long time owners and employees. 

Tough times. To answer your question...I don't see them being open ...or the same... for a very long time. 

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44 minutes ago, KingRaj91 said:

When do you guys think nightclubs will open up? I feel like even after the vaccine roll out, I highly doubt these clubs will open up immediately and a lot of people are saying that we won't see these places open till the end of 2022. 

End of 2022 easily.

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