The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Thursday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.
6:36 a.m.: Delayed vaccine deliveries have dialed up the pressure on health authorities facing tough decisions about how to deploy the doses they have.
Upgrades to a Pfizer factory in Belgium mean there will be no vaccine deliveries to Canada next week, and overall shipments will be cut in half for about a month, prompting multiple provinces to stretch out supply with a controversial idea: increasing the amount of time before people get their second shot.
It’s a tactic that Israel, one of the nations that has been cited as a leader in vaccine efficiency, is also now casting doubt on.
Read the full story from the Star’s Alex Boyd.
6:30 a.m.: Several internal ministry documents related to Ontario’s back-to-school plan show safety