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COVID herd immunity challenging, ICU linked to suicide rates : In The News for May 6

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 6 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, May 6, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 6, 2021. There are 1,257,328 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,257,328 confirmed cases (81,671 active, 1,151,207 resolved, 24,450 deaths).

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, May 6, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 6, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 283,833 new vaccinations administered for a total of 14,568,067 doses given. Nationwide, 1,173,962 people or 3.
Canada may find it challenging to reach herd immunity from COVID-19, experts say

Canada may find it challenging to reach herd immunity from COVID-19, experts say

Herd immunity may not be reached in Canada but a return to life similar to that before COVID-19 is possible through immunization, experts say.
Should Canada mandate sales targets for electric vehicles? Report says 'yes'

Should Canada mandate sales targets for electric vehicles? Report says 'yes'

OTTAWA — Whether Canada should introduce a national mandate requiring the auto industry to make or sell more zero-emission vehicles is a question facing the Liberal government as it's not on the road to meet its own targets.
Kenney under fire during Commons emergency debate on Alberta's COVID-19 crisis

Kenney under fire during Commons emergency debate on Alberta's COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Alberta's legislature may have been silenced but its partisan warfare relocated Wednesday to the House of Commons as MPs held an emergency debate on the province's soaring number of COVID-19 cases.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 283,833 new vaccinations administered for a total of 14,568,067 doses given.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. There are 1,257,328 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,257,328 confirmed cases (81,671 active, 1,151,207 resolved, 24,450 deaths).
Pfizer shot approved for kids 12 and up, Alberta, Manitoba to offer vax to children

Pfizer shot approved for kids 12 and up, Alberta, Manitoba to offer vax to children

Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 12 and older on Wednesday, prompting Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Manitoba to announce they would offer the shot to kids in that age bracket as part of their efforts to combat

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. B.C.'s top doctor says the province will work to integrate children 12 years and up into its vaccination program. Dr.