This Day in Covid History

Why the double-vaccinated in some places are testing positive for COVID more often than the unvaccinated

Tom Blackwell, National Post,Jan 27, 2022

As one infectious-disease specialist said, the trend is “curious.” In at least three provinces lately, Canadians who are double-vaccinated have been more likely to test positive for COVID than the unvaccinated, a fact that has been seized on by anti-vaccination activists as supposed evidence the shots don’t work.

On Monday in Alberta , for instance, 89 in 100,000 people who had received two doses of vaccine tested positive for the coronavirus, compared to 68 in 100,000 of those who have so far avoided vaccination.

Trucker convoy leaves Kingston heading for weekend rally in Ottawa

Canadian Press, Jan 28, 2022

OTTAWA — The first trucks in a massive convoy organized to protest the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border big-rig drivers have left Kingston, Ont., and are on their way to the Ottawa area.

Kingston police announced on Twitter that the last vehicles in the convoy had departed the city around 9:30 a.m. Friday, putting its likely arrival in the capital at around noon.

The convoy has been gaining participants and supporters as it rolls across the country from all directions for a weekend rally.

Sweden opts against vaccinating all children aged 5-11

Medicalxpress, January 27, 2022

Sweden's health authority said Thursday that it would not recommend COVID-19 vaccinations for all children aged five to 11, the country again choosing a different coronavirus policy than much of Europe.

The Scandinavian country, which controversially opted against any form of lockdown or school closures during the pandemic's early days, recommended jabs only for children who were at risk.

"The vaccines are safe, there are very good vaccines but we are now focusing on the medical benefits of the individual child and we don't see that the benefits are great enough for us to recommend for the whole group," Britta Bjorklund of the Public Health Agency said.

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