A Toronto family is speaking out about what they call the 'utter uselessness' of Canada's hotel quarantine program where their 74-year-old father believes he contracted a coronavirus variant of concern and then spread it to the rest of the family.
Ontario's health minister pushed back in Question Period on Monday amid suggestions that politics may have played a role in the selection of which areas of the province are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine access.
The province’s healthcare system is now at a point at which it may not be able to handle much more than 200 or 300 additional COVID patients in intensive care without considering “other means” to create capacity like invoking the triage protocol, a top official at Ontario Health is warning.
Beck Taxi is urging the province to immediately prioritize cab drivers for COVID-19 vaccination, noting that they are among the few essential workers who are expected to interact with known positive COVID-19 cases.
Mayor John Tory says pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics are continuing to operate in Toronto this week as the city works with the province to open up the provincial appointment booking system to residents over the age of 18 in the city’s hot spot neighbourhoods.