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Booster dose for infected people | Quebec turns around

After encouraging infected people in mid-January to receive a booster dose as soon as the symptoms of COVID-19 end, Quebec did an about-face on Friday. It is now better to wait eight weeks after recovery, said the government, saying it is based on an opinion from the Committee on Immunization of Quebec (CIQ). However, in the opinion in question, the CIQ considers that it is preferable to wait for new vaccines that are more effective against the variants. Posted yesterday at 8:31 p.m. Florence Morin Martel The Press...
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ROAMING: 1900 places and NOT 1900 people sleeping

The extreme cold in Quebec this month of January is close to -40 degrees; typical of our beautiful winters. But these are unsustainable conditions for homeless people. And this winter, homelessness faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. In response to this crisis, the mayoress of Montreal, Mrs. Valérie Plante, carrying the figures transmitted by the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (CIUSSS) of the Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, reiterated in his press briefing last Thursday that the metropolis had enough emergency places – 1,900 – to accommodate homeless people. And she is right. There are actually 1900 places in Montreal. So why, if there are enough places, have we come to the opening of metro stations as the ultimate so...
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Peru: 900 people evacuated from Machu Picchu after floods

Some 900 people have been evacuated from the tourist town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, a short walk from the jewel of Inca culture in Peru, as rains and floods left one missing and destroyed homes, the ministry said on Monday. tourism. • Read also: 2021 is one of seven hottest years on record, confirms UN • Read also: Extreme weather: $2 billion in insurable damage in Canada in 2021 • Read also: Peru declares an 'environmental emergency' after an oil spill hits its shores "So far, in coordination with the companies Inka Rail and Peru Rail, (we have) managed to transfer 889 tourists from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo", two sites blocked after a river overflowed on Friday, the ministry said. in a press release. One person was injured, another is missing...
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Only 4 out of 10 people support the tramway in Quebec

A new Leger poll, commissioned by the City of Quebec, reveals a drop in support for the tramway project, which now stands at 41%. Far from being discouraged, Mayor Bruno Marchand is confident of turning things around. • Read also: $21 million spent along the tramway route Now more than one in two people (52%) disapprove of the project in the capital. The results of this new sounding, carried out online with 500 respondents from the Léger panel between January 15 and 18, were broadcast for the first time by FM93 this afternoon. The City of Quebec, which will take stock of the progress of the project on Tuesday, confirmed these results at the beginning of the afternoon by means of a press release. Support for the tramway project has never been so low, i...
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Quebec wants to attract 8,000 more people to schools within five years

Sorry, your browser does not support videos Over the next five years, Quebec wants to attract 8,000 teachers, special education technicians and daycare educators to stem the labor shortage. Posted at 1:24 p.m. Updated at 2:25 p.m. Marie-Eve Morasse The Press“We cannot tolerate a lack of manpower in education. It is an essential service,” said Minister of Educatio...
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Intensive care: “It’s incredible, the number of people”

While the drop in the number of new patients affected by COVID-19 is being felt in hospitals across the province, intensive care is still facing significant pressure. • Read also: How Vaccine Misinformation Made Children Vulnerable to the Omicron Variant • Read also: Covax opens a new frontline to bring the pandemic to its knees • Read also: It's time to give a reopening date This was confirmed by the head of intensive care at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Dr François Marquis, in an interview with LCN on Sunday morning. For many patients, the transition to intensive care is as intense as in previous waves, but it lasts less, notes the Dr Marquis. “There are people who are less sick and don't need to be intubated, but those who are very sick are very si...