IPAC News for the week of June 14 to June 18, 2021Jun212021

Impact of a Nosocomial COVID-19 Outbreak on a Non-COVID-19 Nephrology Ward during the First Wave of the Pandemic in Spain. Journal 

 

The Effectiveness of Individual and Environmental Infection Control Measures in Reducing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: A Systematic Review. Journal 

 

Yukon declares COVID-19 outbreak after 18 active cases announced. News

 

Vaccine hesitancy drops significantly in B.C. as more than 75% of adults have received 1st dose: poll. News

 

How Canada rose to the top for 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine. News    

 

Ontario reports 296 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily count in 9 months. News

 

Calgary pastor Tim Stephens arrested again after allegedly violating COVID-19 rules. News  

 

Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccination rates tied to levels of formal education, data shows. News 

 

Maxime Bernier released after arrest in Manitoba for violating public health orders. News

 

Ontario tops 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines in 24 hours as provincial borders reopen. News

 

Covid vaccine to be compulsory for England care home staff. News   

 

Delta COVID-19 variant: A look at the risks, symptoms and impact on vaccines. News

 

B.C. researchers leading study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in people with HIV. News

 

Lufthansa to allow check-in with digital vaccine pass. News   

 

‘Cases are rising rapidly’: Britain reports steep rise in Delta COVID-19 variant cases. News

 

U.S. diplomats in Afghanistan on lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak. News

 

Nearly 20% of Canadians still hesitant or refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine: poll. News   

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IPAC News for the week of June 7 to June 11, 2021Jun142021

Vaccine hesitancy in the era of COVID-19: could lessons from the past help in divining the future? Journal 

 

Change of Willingness to Accept COVID-19 Vaccine and Reasons of Vaccine Hesitancy of Working People at Different Waves of Local Epidemic in Hong Kong, China: Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys. Journal 

 

Ontario sees fewest new COVID-19 cases in 8 months, vaccine doses surpass 10M. News

 

COVID-19: N.B. misses vaccination target for 1st phase of reopening plan. News

 

Lioness dies from COVID-19 in Indian zoo. News     

 

Pfizer to study COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12. News

 

COVID-19 Delta variant spreads inside Calgary hospital; 16 cases linked to 2 outbreaks. News

 

Doctors torn on reopening as some ICUs still grapple with COVID-19 patients. News   

 

Manitoba to give $2M in prizes to people who get vaccinated. News

 

Ontario nurse with COVID-19 meets newborn son one week after birth. News  

 

Coronavirus wave takes Haiti, yet to begin vaccinations, by surprise. News 

 

Skull and crossbones sign given to unvaccinated in rural India. News

 

Rare monkeypox outbreak identified in North Wales. News

 

Europe is open for travel. But tourists must navigate each country’s COVID-19 rules. News   

 

Ontario enters into Step 1 of COVID-19 reopening. Your top questions answered. News

 

Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for COVID-19. News

 

G7 to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries. News  

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IPAC News for the week of May 31 to June 4, 2021Jun082021

The balancing act of disclosing outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 in workplaces. Journal 

 

Community pharmacy response to infection control during COVID-19. A cross-sectional survey. Journal 

 

550 vaccinated health-care workers to attend Maple Leafs-Canadiens Game 7 in Toronto. News

 

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to test entire population as COVID-19 cases surge. News

 

COVID-19 variant case in Waterloo Region connected with outbreak at Nunavut mine. News    

 

Ontario reports fewer than 700 new COVID-19 cases for first time since October. News

 

Canada to recommend mixing and matching AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. News  

 

Hospitalized with COVID-19, once-hesitant Manitoba Mennonite woman urges others to get vaccines. News

 

Tokyo Olympics are ‘a go’ despite opposition, COVID-19 pandemic. News  

 

Can governments mandate COVID-19 vaccines for long-term care staff? Experts weigh in. News

 

Eccentric forester planted millions of trees before dying of COVID-19. News  

 

Canada now among top countries for 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccines. So how high can we go? News

 

Ontario to allow mixing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with Pfizer or Moderna for 2nd shots. News  

 

COVID-19 ‘delta variant’ found in B.C. care home outbreak, Henry says. News

 

Paid time off for a COVID-19 vaccination? Depends on the workplace. News

 

COVID-19 spurs shutdown of ‘Mission Impossible’ set. News   

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IPAC News for the week of May 25 to May 28, 2021May312021

Epidemic prevention and control in the operating room during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal 

 

Rebranding social distancing to physical distancing: calling for a change in the health promotion vocabulary to enhance clear communication during a pandemic. Journal 

 

What concerns are behind vaccine hesitancy in Canada? New research surfaces underlying worries. News

 

COVID-19 vaccine inequality in India causing millions to fall through gaps. News

 

More than half of Canadians anxious about return to ‘normal’ after COVID-19: survey. News

 

Ontario reports 1,135 new COVID-19 cases and 19 more deaths; lowest positivity rate since March. News 

 

23 COVID-19 cases linked to outbreak at Vaughan supermarket. News 

 

Halifax trial of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine having trouble finding participants. News

 

Close to 15 per cent of Quebecers had antibodies for COVID-19: study. News  

 

Ford to speak as Ontario speeds up 2nd dose eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines. News

 

Japan extends COVID-19 state of emergency with safe Olympics at stake. News

 

Could a 1-day home test be used for COVID-19? UBC clinical trial underway. News   

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