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Hesitant parents, vaccinated only 6% of children


TORONTO – The Covid vaccine does not convince parents. The number of children under the age of five who are vaccinated against the virus in Ontario is even lower than the relatively small figure that many experts expected. Despite being available for two months, about 6% of the youngest age group have received the first dose. 


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Covid-19, Ontario starts vaccinations for children between 6 months and 5 years old

TORONTO – Today the Province of Ontario opened reservations for anti-Covid vaccines to infants and preschool children: the appointments – for children aged between six months and less than five years – are therefore available through the portal on line of the province https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine and many parents breathed a sigh of relief, like those interviewed by the CBC. Like Sapphire Miller, mother of two children aged 15 months and four: “I am happy to offer my children extra protection,” she said.  (more…)

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Hepatitis in children, seven cases at Sick Kids

TORONTO – Health authorities around the world are working to clarify the causes of the increase in cases of fulminant hepatitis in previously healthy children, recorded in different parts of the world. The mysterious disease has also struck in Canada: at the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, over the course of six months, cases of severe acute hepatitis have been identified, the origin of which is unknown. 


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Covid, boom of children in emergency rooms. From tomorrow fourth dose for the over 60s

TORONTO – This latest wave of Covid-19 seems to be affecting more children. Visits to hospital emergency rooms by children with severe symptoms are uphill since the pandemic began two years ago. In the last two weeks, 89 children have been hospitalized across the province of Ontario. And the pressure on the Ford government to restore the obligation to wear masks, following this recent spike in infections related to children, is growing. “We’re seeing guys who have a high fever. Children for whom it is painful to breathe, others who need oxygen supplementation,” said Dr. Brett Belchetz who serves in a Toronto emergency room. 


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Schools which forget that their priority is to teach children

From words to deeds. Since the work of three school trustees of the San Francisco School Board left something to be desired, the residents of the city decided to relieve them of their duties. Their wrong, according to the citizens, was to have given space to “wrong priorities” and to have “put progressive politics before children”. 


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Ontario: children at school but teachers are absent

TORONTO – The students returned to the classrooms on Wednesday but a large number of teachers remained at home. It is an emergency in the school boards of the GTA that are rushing to hire substitutes to replace absent teachers due to, they say, “the high number of infections or contacts with people infected with Covid-19”. 


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School, pressure of pediatricians on the government: “Reopen or serious effects on children”

TORONTO – After the parents, pediatricians take the field. The Canadian Paediatric Society, the Pediatrics Section of the Ontario Medical Association and the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario have written an open letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce urging them to resume face-to-face classes in schools by January 17. 


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Ontario, the virus recedes. “Vaccine to children as soon as possible”

TORONTO – Infections still on the decline in Ontario, while Toronto is already preparing to vaccinate under-12s, as soon as the administration is authorized, because in fact the vast majority of cases are registered among the unvaccinated and, in particular, among children. But let’s go in order.  (more…)

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Mask Mandate While Waiting for Children Age 5 to 11 to Get Vaccinated

TORONTO – Last week, I passed the play yard of an elementary school and saw children, presumably aged five and six, enjoying the pleasant morning’s tail of summer weather, running and playing games they concocted or just enjoying each other’s company. It felt good seeing kids back to school for in-person learning. But, I must admit, it also felt bad to see them all masked up.  (more…)

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Obligation vaccine for children, de Villa in pressing

TORONTO – The Covid-19 vaccine is expected to join the list of nine mandatory vaccines for Ontario students. This is what the Toronto Medical Officer of Health Eileen de Villa says in a report submitted to the Toronto Board of Health asked the provincial government to add this vaccine to those provided for by the Immunization of School Pupils Act.  (more…)

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Public Health Ontario: “Without children, herd immunity is a utopia”

TORONTO – Due to the increased transmissibility of the Delta B.1.617.2 variant, now dominant in Ontario and much of the world, the percentage of the population that needs to be vaccinated to reach a point where the long-term spread of the virus slows down, now exceeds the number of people medically entitled to vaccination. “The critical threshold for vaccination should be at least 90% of the Ontario population and more than 100% of the vaccine-eligible population,” says Public Health Ontario.  (more…)

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Regent Park candlelight vigil remembers 215 Native Children and lost Muslim family

Toronto, June 10: More than 300 people attended a candlelight vigil at the Regent Park last night to remember the hundreds of children whose remains were found buried at a former residential school as well as four Muslims who were run down and killed in London by a truck Sunday evening in what police say was a hate-motivated attack. Thus, all speakers denounce Islamophobia and urge action to defeat anti-Muslim hate and all forms of discrimination among people. (more…)

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The remains of 215 children in a mass grave, Trudeau: “Shameful chapter in the history of Canada”

“A dark and shameful chapter of our country’s history”: this is how Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented, on Twitter, the news of the discovery of the remains of 215 children in a mass grave near the Kamloops Indian Residential School (in the pic above, in 1970) in British Columbia: a institute opened in the late 1800s and closed in 1978, which was part of the network of schools founded by the government and mainly administered by Catholic churches (in the case of Kamloops, the management came under the control of the government in the second half of the 1960s), at the aim to “separate” the children of the indigenous people from their culture to “assimilate” them into the dominant culture. (more…)

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A capsule buried with the messages of the children “at the time of the coronavirus”: it will be reopened in 2071

BUTTAPIETRA (Verona) – A capsule containing thoughts written “at the time of the coronavirus”, to pass on the memory of these difficult days and make it clear, to those who will be there, how difficult it was to live them, especially for the most defenseless: children, young people, for whom the pandemic was (and is) the period of “without”, without friends, without hugs, without sport. (more…)

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Hate campaign: Corriere stands with the children

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Ten clicks. That’s all it takes after entering the Toronto Catholic District School Board (www.tcdsb.org) website to get to the Youthline website (www.youthline.ca) and to autostraddle.com, a web portal billing itself as an internet site with “news, entertainment, opinions, community and Girl-on-Girl culture”. (more…)

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Schooling or Public Health, it’s about the children

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – One way to build public trust is for government officials and health experts to have a clear and consistent communication strategy. When that breaks down you are left with uncertainty, frustration and public outrage. (more…)

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