Doctors say risk of clots from vaccines lower than risk of clots from severe COVID-19 cases

 
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Canada has now administered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 24.62 per cent of the country's eligible population. Here's what else you need to know to start your day.
 
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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
 
1
  Rare reaction
In the wake of the first reported blood clot in Canada linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine, many doctors are emphasizing that undergoing the risk of an exceedingly rare adverse response to a vaccine is less than the risk of contracting COVID-19.
 
2
  U.S. vaccine pause
Health Canada says it's closely watching the situation south of the border, where federal health and safety officials have paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over concerns of a small number of rare blood clotting events.
 
3
  Atlantic bubble
Atlantic Canada's premiers announced on Tuesday they will be delaying the reopening of the Atlantic bubble due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the presence of more transmissible variants.
 
4
  Daunte Wright shooting
Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge the white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests.
 
5
  Flight refunds
Air Canada said in a news release that customers can begin applying for refunds, and can request a refund online at Air Canada's website until June 12, 2021.
 
 
 
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Discarded masks and medical gloves have littered the streets since the outset of the pandemic, and it wasn't long before they were blamed for claiming their first victim: a robin in British Columbia that became entangled in a mask.
 
 
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