Killian Hayes (Detroit Pistons) with a buzzer beater vs the Charlotte Hornets, 05/04/2021
Killian Hayes (Detroit Pistons) with a buzzer beater vs the Charlotte Hornets, 05/04/2021
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VICTORIA — British Columbia will be holding its remaining stock of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to use as second doses for residents. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry say the change is due to the limited availability of the vaccine. The pair say in a joint statement all currently scheduled vaccination appointments through pharmacies will proceed, but no additional appointments will be booked. British Columbia reported 600 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and 5,887 active infections, for a total of 137,223 since the pandemic began. It also reported one new death, bringing the death toll to 1,625. Several other provinces including Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec announced new restrictions on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine this week. B.C. officials are working on a plan to give the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to youth aged 12 to 18 now that Health Canada has approved its use, Dix says. On Wednesday, British Columbia also cleared the 50 per cent mark for eligible adults who have received at least one dose of vaccine, including more than 85 per cent of people aged 70 and over. Dix and Henry say they are waiting on the results of studies examining the effects mixing doses of different vaccines as the province charts its immunization plan moving forward. "No matter what your vaccine or when you may receive it, everyone will receive their second dose within 16 weeks of their first vaccine to maximize the protection for ourselves and those around us," they said in a joint statement. Preliminary results of a study out of the United Kingdom said mixing the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines causes more frequent mild to moderate symptoms. However, the study said it was too early to determine whether immune response to mixed doses would be affected and those results are expected to be released in the coming months. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
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MONTREAL — Dominik Kahun scored the overtime winner for the Edmonton Oilers in a 4-3 win Wednesday over the host Montreal Canadiens.Kahun went backhand to forehand on a feed from Leon Draisaitl to score the winner 27 seconds into the extra period.The Oilers posted back-to-back OT wins at the Bell Centre following Monday's 4-3 win, in which captain Connor McDavid scored the winner.Draisaitl, Alex Chaisson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers (35-18-2). McDavid had two assists for 104 points in 55 games this season, and Mike Smith made 26 saves for the winEdmonton has one game remaining in the regular season Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks before facing the Winnipeg Jets in the playoffs.Nick Suzuki scored twice and Cole Caufield had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who capped their regular season at 24-21-11 and will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the post-season.Cayden Primeau stopped 18 shots in the loss.The score was knotted 2-2 after the opening period. Draisaitl made it 3-2 for the visitors with a power-play goal at 10:47 of the second period, but Suzuki's second of the game at 8:33 of the third made it 3-3.Suzuki scored shorthanded at 9:58 of the first period for a 2-1 Montreal lead, but Nugent-Hopkins drew the Oilers even on the same power-play at 10:53.Caufield scored his fourth goal of the season in his ninth NHL game just 1:58 after the opening faceoff. Chiasson countered for Edmonton at 8:35.This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Premier Dennis King suggested in the legislature Wednesday P.E.I. will follow the lead of other provinces in terms of how it deals with the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. And those other provinces are increasingly pausing their AstraZeneca shots. "We have a tremendous influx of vaccine coming that is mRNA, which is Pfizer and Moderna," King said during question period, when asked whether Islanders who received a first dose of AstraZeneca will get a second. "Quebec is now using the mRNA vaccine for a second dose for those who had their first dose of AstraZeneca," King said. "I think that we would probably see the rest of the country move toward that as well." Canadian health officials are now reviewing the emerging research on mixing various COVID-19 shots as multiple provinces pause delivery of AstraZeneca and gear up to start swapping in different brands for second doses. Ultimately King said these decisions are up to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison, expected to provide further details Thursday at her weekly briefing. N.S. latest to halt vaccinations On Wednesday, Nova Scotia became the latest province to announce it was pausing delivery of AstraZeneca, as the future of that vaccine in Canada is increasingly called into question over concerns about rare but severe blood clots connected to the shot. Premier Dennis King said P.E.I. public health is considering moving into junior high schools to vaccinate children 12 and up.(John Robertson/CBC) P.E.I. paused delivery of the vaccine on March 29 in response to those concerns. The province had been providing the vaccine through pharmacies to people aged 18 to 29 who worked with the public. The province then resumed AstraZeneca shots later in April, offering them to residents 55 and older following the latest advice from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. However P.E.I. has now switched to providing the Moderna vaccine through pharmacies, and King said everyone who receives their first dose between now and the end of June will receive one of the mRNA vaccines. "I think that's the way we're going, quite honestly," he said in response to a question from interim Liberal Leader Sonny Gallant. Vaccinations could be provided in schools King said the province is on track to meet its target of providing first doses of the vaccine by the end of June to 80 per cent of the eligible population, and may even get there sooner. He said appointments for second doses, which are currently being booked for 12 weeks after the first shot, could move forward as much as six weeks after the first shot is administered, as the province continues to ramp up its vaccination rate, which he said was currently approaching 10,000 doses per week. And he said to reach schoolchildren age 12 and up, the province "has talked about actually working with public health to go to schools in junior high to do those vaccinations in schools." The premier's office rebuffed requests for further details, saying as the premier did during question period that those will be provided Thursday by the chief public health officer. More from CBC P.E.I.
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Vancouver's mayor says he understands that some drug users aren't happy with the city's proposed model for decriminalization but time is of the essence and the details can be worked out later. Kennedy Stewart said Wednesday that a federal election could see the small window of opportunity close on the city's bid for an exemption from criminal provisions on simple possession of small amounts of drugs. It's vital that the proposal reach the federal cabinet as soon as possible and while Patty Hajdu remains health minister, he said. Hajdu has expressed a willingness to seriously consider the application, Stewart said. "This could all go away," Stewart told reporters. The mayor also defended the role police have played in shaping the so-called "Vancouver model" proposal, adding there's no way cabinet will approve a pitch that doesn't have the support of law enforcement. Vancouver is pushing for decriminalization five years into an overdose crisis that has killed more than 7,000 people in British Columbia since the public health emergency was declared. The city has been the epicentre of the crisis caused by an illicit supply poisoned with fentanyl and other potent drugs. In 2020, 1,716 people died across B.C., the highest ever in a single year. But the city's proposal, expected to be submitted to the Health Department on Friday, has come under fire from some advocates who say it's critically flawed. In a letter this week to Hajdu as well as the Vancouver and British Columbia working groups on decriminalization, a coalition of 15 organizations said the current proposal to Ottawa must be scrapped immediately as it risks reproducing the harms of prohibition. The coalition asked the city to raise the proposed drug thresholds from a three-day supply and demanded the Vancouver Police Department take a back seat in discussions. Members of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users' (VANDU) board of directors also resigned from the city's decriminalization working group on Monday, saying they didn't believe they were being taken seriously. Two members of the board, Brian O'Donnell and David Hamm, said in an interview the threshold is about half of what it should be and will increase users' interactions with both drug dealers and police. A low threshold will also incentivize dealers to sell even stronger, more deadly supply, O'Donnell said. Hamm said the top priority should be providing a safe supply of regulated drugs to reduce deaths from toxic illicit supply, but any decriminalization decisions should put people with lived experience at the centre. "If this is going to be happening, OK, make sure it happens on a level that is not going to criminalize people, is not going to kill more people," Hamm said. The mayor agreed that safe supply is the most important step toward saving lives, followed by decriminalization. Stewart said he hoped drug users and other advocates would continue to work with the city. There will be ongoing reviews of thresholds and other elements after an exemption is secured, but this opportunity could be lost if the government or ministers changes, Stewart said. "If we don't get the Health exemption secured, if we don't have the federal health minister sign on to the exemption, then there are no reviews and decriminalization is dead," Stewart says. "My first objective has always been to get this door open." This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021. Amy Smart, The Canadian Press
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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 13 (ANI): Karnataka Government will temporarily suspend the COVID vaccination for the age group of 18 to 44 years from May 14, said officials.
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