Canada’s top doctor says country is well over its COVID-19 third peak | FULL

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Canadian federal health officials are expected to provide an update Friday on the government’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s vaccine rollout.

Several Canadian provinces will be administering second doses of COVID-19 vaccine earlier than expected, due to the high number of people who have received their first dose so far, and a big supply of vaccine.

Most provinces have indicated they’re looking at speeding up second shots, with a few already announcing concrete plans.

“Everything is trending in the right direction,” said Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, on Thursday.

While guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) says doses can be spaced out by up to 16 weeks, provinces who can administer second shots sooner should — and some already are, he said.

Nationwide, nearly 54 per cent of Canadians have received at least a first dose of vaccine, according to the website covid19tracker.ca, though this varies province by province.

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Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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