Atlantic provinces dispose of thousands of doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccine

An infectious disease specialist says the thousands of doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine that have expired in Canada is a small price to pay to ensure there's an adequate vaccine supply in the country. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) An infectious disease specialist says the thousands of doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine that have expired in Canada is a small price to pay to ensure there's an adequate vaccine supply in the country. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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Why COVID-19 boosters weren't tweaked to better match variants

More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way -- but when it's your turn, you'll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta variant. And that has some experts wondering if the booster campaign is a bit of a missed opportunity to target delta and its likely descendants.

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EXCLUSIVE | Germany and Denmark repatriate women and children from Syria. Will Canada Follow?

An Access to Information request by CTV News shows that when Canada learned that Canadian women and children were being held in a Kurdish-run detention camp in Syria, the response was hesitant and minimal—and it appears little has changed, writes London Bureau Chief Paul Workman in an exclusive piece for CTVNews.ca.