“Cautious optimism”: New evidence COVID-19 vaccine helping to flatten curve

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    Cautious optimism is spreading worldwide that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic may be over.

    Amid fears over new variants, and a patchwork of vaccine rollouts, Eric Sorensen explains what’s keeping people hopeful about the future.

    In Canada specifically, 3,091 coronavirus cases and 58 deaths were reported on Thursday, as provinces ramped up their vaccine rollouts.

    The country now has 858,220 cases total and 21,865 deaths, while over 240,000 have been vaccinated — the highest weekly total in more than a month, according to Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer.

    More than 40 per cent of Canada’s population over 80 years old have now received their first vaccine dose and about 5.5. per cent have gotten their second dose, according to federal data.

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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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