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  1. People at high risk of severe disease who have yet to get a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for Omicron-targeted vaccines, according to vaccine experts
  2. Ontario and Quebec began vaccinating children aged six months to under five years earlier this week following Health Canada’s approval of Moderna’s pediatric shot

An increasing number of health agencies have changed how they're reporting data on the coronavirus. A look at the current numbers in Canada for reported cases, deaths from COVID-19 and for hospitalizations can be found here.

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Angela Rasmussen and Michael Worobey: COVID-19 almost certainly did not come from a lab leak. Here’s how we know

Robyn Urback: Boycotting Canadian Blood Services for ending its mask mandate is illogical – but understandable

Saul Klein: To escape our current travel headache, we need more airline competition

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