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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the country’s ongoing effort to obtain vaccines for the provinces on Tuesday morning.

He reiterated that the Pfizer vaccine delay is temporary, and vaccination plans for the first quarter of 2021 are still on track.

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One in eight recovered COVID-19 patients ended up dying of complications: U.K. study

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in central London on March 15, 2020. Photo by TOLGA AKMEN /Getty

A new U.K. study found almost a third of recovered COVID-19 patients ended up hospitalized again within five months and one in eight died of virus complications.

The study of patients with a mean age of 65 found that out of 47,780 coronavirus patients discharged from hospital, 29.4% were readmitted within 140 days and 12.3% ended up dying, the Telegraph reports.

Respiratory disease was also diagnosed in 14,140 of the patients after they were discharged with 6,085 of those having had no prior history of that health problem, researchers at Leicester University and the Office for The National Statistics found.

The report also says other long-term effects of the virus are heart problems, diabetes, and chronic liver and kidney conditions.

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Alberta nurses now eligible for COVID-19 paid sick leave

Alberta nurses are now eligible for paid sick leave for COVID-19 after Alberta Health Services and the United Nurses of Alberta came to an agreement. Photo by Supplied /Alberta Health Services

Alberta nurses are now eligible for getting paid sick leave for COVID-19, nearly one year after the pandemic started.

The agreement between the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) came into effect on Monday and includes pay for employees who were required to self-isolate retroactive to July 2. The agreement remains in place until at least March 31, unless extended by both parties.

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