To boost COVID-19 vaccination rates for the youngest Western Australians, the government is ‘taking it to the streets’ by offering free passes to the zoo or movies to each five to 11-year old who gets vaccinated during the school holidays.
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says the province can anticipate the lifting of mandatory masking requirements by the end of March if the key public health indicators for COVID-19 continue to improve.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), an independent group of experts who advise the UK’s government health departments on immunizations published a report on 16 February stating, ‘JCVI advises a non-urgent offer at two 10mcg doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 years of age who are not in a clinical risk group.’
Colleges and universities are struggling to keep up with the demand for mental health services, as college students seek mental health therapy on campus in droves, part of a 15-year upswing that spiked during the pandemic.
A group of world-renowned doctors and medical experts who joined Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) for a panel discussion on COVID blasted the federal government’s response to the global pandemic, calling many of the policies “obscene, absurd, illogical and nonscientific.”