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Vaccine inequity and challenges in its global distribution

The newly-discovered Omicron variant has highlighted the unequal distribution of vaccines in some of the most vulnerable groups in many lower-income countries. CTVNews.ca has created a series of charts illustrating this inequity and the challenges in its global distribution.

Canada inks deals with Pfizer, Merck for COVID-19 antiviral drugs

The federal government has signed deals with Pfizer and Merck to purchase their antiviral medications, pending Health Canada approval of the products. Public Services and Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi said Ottawa has placed an initial order for one million of Pfizer's antiviral pills, and 500,000 of Merck's pills, with an option for 500,000 more.