5 things to know for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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TORONTO – Canada has now fully vaccinated 80.26 percent of the country’s eligible population. Here’s what else you need to know to start your day.

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1. Vaccination of Children: Health Minister Patty Hajdu said she expects Pfizer to submit to the use of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11 in the coming weeks.

2. Booster Shots: Canada’s vaccine advisory body recommended Tuesday that Canadians living in long-term care homes and other mass-care settings, such as retirement homes or assisted-living facilities, receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. needed.

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3. New Cabinet: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he intends to name his new cabinet in October, bring parliament back “before the end of the fall” and implement the promised federal vaccine mandate as soon as possible.

4. Digital Privacy: With the rise in popularity of QR codes in restaurants and other businesses during the pandemic, privacy and cyber security experts are urging Canadians to be cautious in their use of the technology.

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5. Awaiting Care: Following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, there was a significant drop in both referrals and procedures for cardiac issues in Ontario, leading to a higher risk of patients dying while waiting for procedures, according to a new analysis.

One more thing…

Missing person: Gabby Petito, a rescue team in Wyoming, credits the attention of the case with helping to find the remains, believed to be of another missing person, who disappeared near where Pettito’s remains were found.

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