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Good evening, here are the COVID-19 updates you need to know tonight.

Top headlines:

  1. Idaho County is one of the least-vaccinated places in the United States, where just 25.3 per cent of people have received a full vaccine course. The country’s new push for vaccine mandates spells “dilemma”
  2. Pfizer has sent trial data to Health Canada on COVID-19 vaccine use in children aged 5 to 11
  3. The military is expected to “be in position” Monday to decide where to deploy eight critical care nurses who will help Alberta combat the fourth wave of COVID-19

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Coronavirus in Canada

Pfizer says it has submitted preliminary research to Health Canada on the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11.

  • The pharmaceutical company is preparing to make a formal submission seeking authorization to use the product in children.

Coronavirus in schools: Parents and educators in several parts of the country are scrambling to get a handle on COVID-19 cases in the absence of reliable data from provincial governments.

Coronavirus around the world

Coronavirus and business

American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue are joining United Airlines in requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Airlines are large employers that fall under U.S. President Joe Biden’s sweeping order that companies with more than 100 workers require employees to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing for the virus.

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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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