British Columbia health officials say they’re planning for the potential rollout of a third vaccine “booster shot” for those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed Tuesday that officials are developing plans for a rollout to immunocompromised people, as well as people living in long-term care or assisted-living facilities. Henry said the province could unveil plans for a booster for people with weakened immune systems within the next week or two.
Source: B.C. mulls COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for immunocompromised, vulnerable seniors | Globalnews.ca
At high doses, the drug can cause vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, dizziness, seizures, and even comas or death, according to Health Canada.
Source: People seeking horse dewormer as COVID-19 ‘cure’ creating shortage in B.C., says livestock supplier | Globalnews.ca
Ontario has become the fourth Canadian province to announce residents will soon have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter restaurants, theaters, gyms and other indoor public venues
Source: Canada’s Ontario province to require vaccine certificates – The Washington Post
The 7-day average of new daily COVID-19 cases is now 160,506, the highest it’s been since Jan 25, according to the according to the Washington Post tracker. Despite three authorized vaccines, American cities and states have seen large late-summer outbreaks due to the highly transmissible Delta (B1617.2) variant. August was the fourth-worst month of the pandemic for new COVID-19 cases, with 4.22 million reported, according to USA Today. The 28,605 deaths is more than three times the number reported in July. Alabama, Oregon, and Hawaii have set records for their 7-day new case averages. Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, and Kentucky are also approaching new records. The high numbers come just days before Americans look to celebrate summer’s end with Labor Day parties, and millions of school age children who are not yet eligible for the vaccine are due back in classrooms.
Source: COVID-19 cases reach new daily highs across US | CIDRAP