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Could vaccinating kids get B.C. to herd immunity?

Could vaccinating kids get B.C. to herd immunity?

While some experts are skeptical that B.C., and indeed Canada, could reach herd immunity, at least one SFU expert says it depends on how you define the 'herd' and targeting children could be a tipping point
PM tip-toes around prospect of waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents

PM tip-toes around prospect of waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents

U.S. already backing effort to waive patents, boost global supply.
Chinese restaurants fear patrons won't return after pandemic

Chinese restaurants fear patrons won't return after pandemic

Special Report: Metro Vancouver eateries concerned that lifting restrictions won't be enough to win back clientele
B.C. speeds up COVID-19 vaccine bookings; anyone 40+ eligible by May 11

B.C. speeds up COVID-19 vaccine bookings; anyone 40+ eligible by May 11

New shipments of vaccines to the province means faster pace for booking shots
The pandemic is really stressing youth out, studies show

The pandemic is really stressing youth out, studies show

Sobering stats and ways forward.
Leagues ready to reunite with fans but waiting for provincial direction

Leagues ready to reunite with fans but waiting for provincial direction

Special Report: Return to normal is fundamental to financial well-being of local professional sports teams
Travel road checks on B.C. highways start May 6; select locations announced

Travel road checks on B.C. highways start May 6; select locations announced

Safe turn-around locations will be provided for drivers who determine their trip is not essential.
Health Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children 12+

Health Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children 12+

The Pfizer vaccine has been permitted for children 16 years and up since December 2020.
Are 'wildest times' ahead for urban nightlife?

Are 'wildest times' ahead for urban nightlife?

Special Report: Recovery will be slow but exuberant for clubs and bars, industry experts forecast
Pregnant people now being prioritized for vaccination in B.C.

Pregnant people now being prioritized for vaccination in B.C.

Data shows pregnant people experience severe illness from COVID-19 at a rate similar to people in their 50s.