Vaccine Effectiveness Against the Unknown

Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one that offers “strong protection” against the Omicron variant… THEN Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson have to step their game up… BECAUSE omicron has started spreading even with travel bans in place. If there is no substantial protection from multiple manufacturers, omicron willContinue reading “Vaccine Effectiveness Against the Unknown”

Omicron Concerns

Image Courtesy: Pexels IF Canadian cases of the Omicron variant are yet to be confirmed… THEN it will only get worse when more people test positive… BECAUSE lots of people are either stuck in South Africa or are in quarantine. Four cases were already confirmed in Ontario with one confirmed in Quebec, and more peopleContinue reading “Omicron Concerns”

Here We Go Again

Image Courtesy: Pexels IF the latest variant of concern, Omicron, reaches Canada… THEN we’ll be going back into lockdown… BECAUSE that’s what happened when other variants wreaked havoc. While vaccinations rates are high in Canada, they are not high in Africa, which is where the variant was first detected. Travel restrictions have been initiated, butContinue reading “Here We Go Again”

More Vaccine Positives

Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF there was a time when we needed good news regarding the status of COVID-19 vaccines… THEN today was it… BECAUSE not only is a decision regarding the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 expected within two weeks, Moderna’s vaccine has been approved as a booster as well.Continue reading “More Vaccine Positives”

Re-Tightening COVID Restrictions

Image Courtesy: Michael Burrows/Pexels IF health restrictions are restored yet again… THEN getting back to pre-COVID times will take longer… BECAUSE cases are rising again in Ontario. The good news is that this might not affect you, as the province will likely take a regional approach.

Crossing Allowed, But At A Steep Price

Image Courtesy: Rob Gurdebeke/The Canadian Press IF you keep the PCR testing requirement in place when returning home… THEN of course people will decide not to travel… BECAUSE they won’t be able to afford it. While the Canadian government has said they are looking “quite carefully” at the necessity of the testing requirement, mayors inContinue reading “Crossing Allowed, But At A Steep Price”

The Border Is Finally Open

Image Courtesy: Rob Gurdebeke/The Canadian Press IF you are interested in travelling to the U.S. for any reason… THEN as of midnight, you will be able to do so… BECAUSE the land border along the 49th parallel is finally being opened to Canadians for non-essential travel. That being said, there are still certain rules inContinue reading “The Border Is Finally Open”