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April 7, 2021
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Leading by example: Nurses launch vaccination campaign

The following opinion editorial was published on April 7, 2021, on Healthy Debate. Leading by example: Nurses launch vaccination campaign By Linda Silas Today, Canada’s largest nurses’ organization has taken the unusual step of launching a national campaign encouraging members of the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 cases aren’t just numbers on the […]

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April 7, 2021
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Canada’s nurses urge public to get COVID-19 vaccine in new campaign

April 7, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s largest nurses’ organization has launched a national campaign encouraging the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has released a public service announcement and website providing information and resources about the distribution, safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. “Nurses have launched this campaign […]

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April 6, 2021
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Don’t wait: make a plan to get vaccinated

A few weeks ago, pharmacies in Ontario opened their online registration as part of the province’s Phase Two vaccination effort. It wouldn’t surprise anyone that I signed up my partner, Steve, and me right away. Because Steve is over 60, he quickly got an appointment. When he got there today, the pharmacy’s computer system had […]

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March 30, 2021
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A year into the pandemic, nurses exhausted – and angry

As the anniversary for March 11 anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic has come and gone, nurses across Canada are at their breaking point. We are exhausted, burned out – and angry. Nurses are on the frontlines of the pandemic and our health-care system every day. We see its problems […]

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March 11, 2021
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One year in: The lessons from COVID-19 mustn't fall by the wayside

March 11, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – On the one-year anniversary of the WHO’s pandemic declaration, Canada’s nurses are renewing their call for better pandemic preparedness. As a result of governments not heeding the lessons from the 2003 SARS outbreak, Canada’s health care workers contracted COVID-19 at twice the global average during the first wave. “Canada […]

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February 9, 2021
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Linda Silas: Vaccination, trust in science and patience is the only way out of this pandemic

The following opinion editorial was published on January 28, 2021, in The Province. Linda Silas: Vaccination, trust in science and patience is the only way out of this pandemic Opinion: Large-scale trials on the efficacy of the vaccines involved tens of thousands of participants with few or no reported serious adverse events. A COVID-free future […]

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January 25, 2021
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Silas: "Let's be patient: better days are around the corner."

With the arrival of vaccines, a future without COVID-19 is within our reach. Many of us are looking forward to a time when we can hug loved ones again and leave our homes without fear. That future won’t materialize overnight; it will be an incremental process informed by science. With so many lives lost, so […]

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January 22, 2021
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CFNU urges Ontario Health Minister that self-isolating essential workers should receive pay

On January 22, 2021, the CFNU wrote to The Hon. Christine Elliott, Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health: Dear Minister Elliott, I am writing to urge you to ensure that all essential workers in Ontario who are required to self-isolate due to an exposure to COVID-19 receive pay during their self-isolation period. The Ontario government provided full […]

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January 18, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement: time to speed up the rollout

COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement: time to speed up the rollout Click here for PDF. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions welcomes Health Canada’s approval of a number of COVID-19 vaccines. The rapid development of a number of different vaccines for COVID-19 within less than a year is a tribute to the ingenuity of the scientific […]

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January 18, 2021
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CFNU's Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement Time to Speed Up the Rollout The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions welcomes Health Canada’s approval of a number of COVID-19 vaccines. The rapid development of a number of different vaccines for COVID-19 within less than a year is a tribute to the ingenuity of the scientific community working together towards the […]

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