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Retreat health centre robbed yet once again

Retreat health centre robbed yet once again

By Staff Reporter 2h agoCape Town – Emergency health services at the Retreat Community Health Centre (CHC) were impacted yesterday after armed robbers targeted it for a second time.Police spokesperson Andrè Traut said suspects struck just after midnight.“A robbery is under investigation by Steenberg police following an incident at around 00:08 in 11th Ave Cafda…

Alberta’s COVID-19 rates are down by half, but professionals warn against alleviating limitations too soon

Alberta’s COVID-19 rates are down by half, but professionals warn against alleviating limitations too soon

A pedestrian wearing a mask walks through an empty downtown Calgary, Alta., on Dec. 9, 2020. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press A month ago, Alberta was Canada’s COVID-19 hotspot, breaking daily records for infections as intensive-care units were pushed beyond capacity and health experts warned of a coming catastrophe. While the situation in the province is…

COVID Vax Distribution: ‘Filling a Lake With a Garden Tube’

COVID Vax Distribution: ‘Filling a Lake With a Garden Tube’

Public health departments were already under pressure in distributing COVID-19 vaccines, and recent directives from the Trump administration didn’t help matters, experts from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) said. In a media briefing Thursday, Andrew Pavia, MD, of the University of Utah, discussed public health departments’ lack of resources for the distribution phase,…

Vaccine-hesitant care-home employees present a major difficulty for public-health supporters

Vaccine-hesitant care-home employees present a major difficulty for public-health supporters

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is shown at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Dec. 15, 2020. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Large numbers of workers in Canada’s long-term care homes are hesitant to be vaccinated, raising concerns about the effectiveness of efforts to protect vulnerable seniors. While employers cannot compel workers…