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Gotta get answers; Preem scrambling for delivery info from vaccine manufacturers

Posted: December 2, 2020

(December 1, 2020)

By: Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun (Print Edition)

Premier Doug Ford reached out to COVID-19 vaccine developers Monday in an attempt to nail down a delivery date.

“I have to get answers,” Ford said. “I’ve been asking the federal government – we need to know when we’re getting it, how much we’re getting and what we’re getting.”

Ford said he had a phone call arranged Monday afternoon with Pfizer, whose vaccine is expected to be approved for use in the United Kingdom within days.

“We hear stories from around the world,” Ford said. “We can’t find out at the last minute we’re getting vaccines tomorrow.”

Ontario confirmed 1,746 new cases Monday of COVID-19.

The Ontario Health Coalition released a new report Monday that looked at COVID-19 outbreaks in nonhealth-care settings in the lead up to the November lockdown.

“The numbers of people infected in workplace outbreaks far exceeds the general community spread of the virus in the following workplace sectors: Construction; schools and daycares; retail, restaurants and entertainment; and public services,” the report said.

In addition to a large outbreak at a construction site in Waterloo, the report noted a nearly 87% increase in cases in schools and childcare settings and a 71.6% bump in cases in retail, restaurant and entertainment settings.

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