The dominos begin to fall: Most Canadian pandemic strictures should be gone by spring

02/09/2022

Within hours of one another on Tuesday, Saskatchewan, P.E.I. and Alberta announced an imminent end to pandemic strictures, marking the first dominos to fall in what is poised to be a nationwide lifting of COVID-19 mandates.

In dropping vaccine mandates, health authorities have been citing the fact that the measures no longer make sense in the face of the wildly infectious Omicron variant, which has proven to circulate among fully vaccinated people almost as well as among the unvaccinated (although the vaccines have been shown to protect against severe outcomes).

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