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Good evening, here are the coronavirus updates you need to know tonight.

Top headlines:

  1. In the coming weeks, health officials are expecting the pace of vaccinations to slow, leaving governments to figure out how to reach those who are vaccine-hesitant
  2. For tonight’s Game 7 between the Leafs and the Canadiens, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says 550 fully vaccinated front-line health care and long-term care workers will be allowed to watch from the stands
  3. How many vaccines have to be given before Canada can avert a fourth wave? A new analysis conducted for The Globe breaks down the scenarios

In the last 7 days, 18,569 cases were reported, down 36 per cent from the previous 7 days. There were 274 deaths announced, down 6 per cent over the same period. At least 2,174 people are being treated in hospitals and 1,322,275 others are considered recovered.

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Canada’s inoculation rate is 13th among countries with a population of one million or more people.

Sources: Canada data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins University.


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Health workers vaccinate people against COVID-19 at the Donostia Arena, a former bullring, in San Sebastian on May 31, 2021.

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Experts say the pandemic has created a confluence of factors that can lead to children experiencing separation anxiety, something that is likely to be short-lived for most kids. In some extreme cases, psychologists say, children may need counselling.

  • Separation anxiety is the most common anxiety disorder in children under the age of 12, affecting about four per cent of children, according to the non-profit organization Anxiety Canada.
  • Many families have been together all the time during the pandemic, and as restrictions ease and people return to normal life, many will have to readjust.
  • “Our brains are always adjusting to whatever we’re most used to,” Daniel Chorney, a psychologist said. “Now that we have to go back from the new normal to the old normal, we have to adjust again.”

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Coronavirus and business

While negotiating with the federal government for a bailout due to COVID-19, Air Canada granted special stock awards and $10-million in executive bonuses.

  • The airline gave executives $10-million in bonuses, plus other stock awards designed to compensate them for the salary cuts they publicly announced during 2020.
  • The extra compensation, revealed in the airline’s proxy circular to shareholders, came as the company negotiated a multibillion-dollar bailout with the Canadian government.

Also today: The global economy is rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, but faces multiple threats, the OECD said.

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And: Despite stern government warnings – and the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s efforts – restaurants continue to face soaring insurance premiums while also struggling to stay afloat after the pandemic rattled the hospitality industry.


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Sources: Canada data are compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins University and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data are from Johns Hopkins.

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