Province records 697 COVID-19 cases; 65 found in Interior Health

Ontario reports lowest COVID-19 daily case count in five weeks

In partnership with Peel Public Health, Loblaw Companies, Walmart Canada, HelloFresh, Magna, Air Canada and Purolator Inc. are also setting up workplace vaccination clinics this month for workers who can not work from home.

On Tuesday before Biden's address, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee urged the US trade representative to continue opposing a waiver to loosen patent and intellectual property protections on coronavirus vaccines.

In the month of May alone, we'll be receiving over a million doses of vaccine available for people across the province.

The signatories to the letter were Jim Jordan, Darrell Issa, Steve Chabot, Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz, Mike Johnson, Tom Tiffany, Thomas Massie, Dan Bishop, Michelle Fischbach, Scott Fitzgerald and Cliff Bentz.

On Tuesday however, a group of 12 Republican lawmakers wrote a seven page letter to Ms. Tai on asking her not to support the IP waiver initiative calling it "extraordinarily broad and unnecessary" to giving the maximum number of people possible access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and that it would undermine the "record-breaking rapid innovation" of vaccines.

Pregnant women are now being given priority for the COVID-19 vaccine in B.C.

Indian delegation missing G7 meetings after 2 positive coronavirus cases
A meeting of top Group of Seven diplomats being held in person in London risked being derailed after India's foreign minister S. Jaishankar said he would self-isolate over possible exposure to coronavirus.

If anything, the examples of IP "disputes" cited by the waiver sponsors generally demonstrate that IP rights have not prevented the involved parties from supplying vaccines and other medicines, the letter said.

"We are actively working through that right now", she said.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 141 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and two more deaths.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Tuesday at his regular COVID-19 update, he said the doses would arrive on Canadian soil by Wednesday morning. The lawmakers suggest that the focus be on COVAX and Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, i.e., existing global efforts to improve vaccine access. For example, the Serum Institute of India has secured licenses to produce multiple vaccines, including Astrazeneca and Novavax vaccines. Several vaccine makers have licensed direct competitors to increase vaccine manufacturing capacity. He said, "Vaccines are part of the answer, but they are not the only answer".

Ontario also said that by the end of the week more than 2,500 pharmacies will be ready to administer vaccines.

"Gifting away our technological leadership and competitive advantage at a time when the U.S. economy remains vulnerable would be irresponsible and send the wrong message to millions of American taxpayers".

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