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Masking alone wouldn’t have eased Ontario’s respiratory virus surge in the fall: PHO document

TORONTO — Introducing a mask mandate when respiratory viruses surged in the fall may not have eased the crush on pediatric hospitals, a Public Health Ontario science brief obtained by The Canadian Press concludes. The brief — which was not proactively made public, unlike the reports done by the now-defunct …

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Students confused and frustrated by Western University’s COVID booster, mask mandate

Students at Western University are disappointed with the school’s decision to implement masking and booster dose requirements for the fall semester, and waiting until after the tuition deadline to announce the measures. Second-year student, Nathalia Aranda says she’s confused about the justification that led to the decision and feels the university hasn’t given students a solid answer.  …

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Do you still wear a mask indoors? These shops would prefer it if you did

Mandatory masking has been gone for a while now — but a few small local businesses still have masking-preferred policies. “We think it’s the best way to keep our customers and our community at large safe and healthy. It puts less stress on our already overburdened healthcare system,” said Charles …

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Quebec lifts mask mandate on public transit, but not everyone is on board

When Cerasela Tofan hopped on the Metro this afternoon, she put on a blue face covering, despite no longer being required to.  As of Saturday, public transit users in Quebec no longer have to wear masks. But some Montrealers like Tofan said they’ll be masking up for the foreseeable future.  “I think …

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Your questions answered: Should I wear a mask if I’ve already had COVID?

This story idea came from audience members, like you, who got in touch with us. Send us your questions about COVID-19 and masking. We are listening: ask@cbc.ca As Canadians look ahead to summer vacation plans with friends and family, there are still lingering questions about which safety precautions are necessary …

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EU to lift mask requirement for air travellers next week

The European Union will no longer require masks to be worn at airports and on planes starting next week amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the bloc, authorities said Wednesday. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency said it hoped the joint decision, made with the European Centre for Disease …

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