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Former President Donald Trump Urges Americans To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

He said the vaccines are "safe" and effective.
Former President Donald Trump Urges Americans To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

Donald Trump, in an interview with FOX News, strongly recommended the COVID-19 vaccines to all Americans and even called out his supporters in the process.

"I would recommend it to a lot of people that don't want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly. [...] Again, we have our freedoms and we have to live by that and I agree with that also," said Trump.

Editor's Choice: The US Has Now Fully Vaccinated More People Than Canada's Entire Population

This comes just days after a poll done by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed that 42% of Republicans say they don't plan on getting a vaccine, while just 17% of Democrats say the same.

The former president also touted the vaccines' efficacy, saying they're both "great" and "safe" while being "something that works."

As of Tuesday, nearly 111 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the United States.

The CDC has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

Toronto Is Changing Vaccine Certificate Rules For Indoor Sports This Fall

If you want to play ball, you might need to be vaccinated.

If you're unvaccinated and playing an indoor sport, you might not be for long.

Toronto Public Health announced on Friday that individuals 12 years or older will need to show proof of vaccination to participate in indoor sports starting November 1.

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COVID-19 Pills Are Being Tested & Here's How They Work

Think of them as morning after exposure pills.

What if you didn't have to worry about getting super sick with COVID-19? What if you could just take a pill at the first sign of infection, and then move on with your day?

That's the dream behind a new wave of drugs that are being tested right now, as three big pharma companies appear to be closing in on a morning after COVID pill that you can take at home.

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Ontario's ​Vaccine Passport Can Be Saved On Your Phone & Here's How I Did It In 5 Minutes

A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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BC Says There Will Be Absolutely No Exemptions For Its Vaccine Passport

This includes those who didn't get vaccinated for a medical or religious reason.

If you plan on going to restaurants, concerts, or sporting events in B.C. this fall, you'll need to make sure you bring your vaccine passport, or you won't be able to attend.

On Monday, August 23, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced via video conference that the province will start using vaccine cards on September 13. The card will be necessary to gain admittance to a variety of activities including movies, gyms, and weddings.

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