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Canadians worry vaccine won’t come fast enough to stop coronavirus surge: Ipsos

COVID-19 case counts and deaths.An Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found that 74 per cent of respondents are worried that the public distribution of a vaccine would be too slow to stop a greater spread of COVID-19.The worry comes as cases continue to surge in Canada, with over 6,000 new cases being reported daily — a figure that almost doubles those reported just a month ago. Canada has also seen over 394,000 cumulative coronavirus cases to date, and over 12,000 Canadians have died from the illness.

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The Christmas retail rush has kicked in early in Atlantic Canada amid COVID-19 Founder of the charity Amanda Pooley said that even though many people are now out of work and struggling financially amid COVID-19, the number of people stepping up to sponsor a child is up almost 40 per cent over last year.“Even people who don’t have very much, maybe getting that big gift at Christmas isn’t as important anymore in light of what we’ve gone through and people that even have a little bit extra are donating it and trying to help other families,” said Pooley.Pooley has been collecting Christmas gift donations for kids in need in Moncton for the past nine years.
COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on families who are divorced or separated.One of the primary services that facilitated visits has been virtually halted, meaning many parents have not been able to see their children for an extended period of time.“It really feels like the kids are being kept away from me,” said one parent who asked not to be identified due to an ongoing custody battle.“I want to see them every week, but (the mother) keeps saying ‘no, ‘you’ll see them every other week.'” New Brunswick reverses policy, will allow Canadians from outside Canada to visit close family The father of two says he hasn’t been able to see his young children in person for weeks.

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