British Columbia's top doctor understands the importance of balancing any COVID-19 restrictions against the charter right to freedom of religion, a lawyer for the province's attorney general has told the B.C. Supreme Court.
Studies from Israel and the United Kingdom showed that a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine significantly reduced COVID-19 infections, helping to guide British Columbia's decision to delay the second dose of vaccines by four months.
Last year's confluence of COVID-19 and Donald Trump exposed the urgent need to reinvent North America, experts across the continent agreed on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, as they explored how best to fortify its trilateral ties.
British Columbia health officials say their plan to delay the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to four months is based on scientific evidence and real-world experience, as Ontario and Alberta consider following the province's lead.
Several provinces began expanding their COVID-19 vaccination programs to members of the general population on Monday, March 1, 2021, as new recommendations on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine suggested it should be targeted at younger Canadians.