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There's no denying that various COVID-19 measures, like masking and vaccination, have caused some big debates, but new research might've ignited another fire.

A study conducted at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital has curiously linked unvaccinated people in Ontario to a higher number of traffic accidents, and the results were published in The American Journal of Medicine.

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Ontario has opened up the eligibility for the bivalent COVID-19 booster shot to include children as young as 5 years old.

In an announcement Thursday morning, the government confirmed new vaccine appointments for those children will be available, starting December 21, following Health Canada's approval of the vaccine earlier this month for anyone between the ages of 5 and 11.

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The Ontario Government is allowing local pharmacies to prescribe Paxlovid, an antiviral drug that helps treat COVID-19.

Health Minister Sylvia Jones made the announcement Thursday and said the new policy will take effect on Monday, December 12.

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As of November 9, students at the University of Waterloo have to wear masks once again in any in-person classroom setting for the rest of the fall semester.

The move to reinstate mask mandates is part of a bigger discussion among other schools and public health officials across Ontario as the concern of impacts of respiratory illnesses through the fall puts pressure on hospitals.

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Ontario has just reported quite a notable spike in COVID-19-related deaths and the number is the highest we've seen in a while.

Weekly data from Public Health Ontario released on Thursday, October 20, revealed the highest death toll since May.

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