Canada still lacks national guidance for fully vaccinated Canadians as travel restrictions ease
2021-06-10 from cbc.ca
Canada still hasn't provided clear guidance to fully vaccinated Canadians on what they can and can't do safely as the number of second doses of COVID-19 vaccines ramps up across the country and travel restrictions are set to ease.
More than 60 per cent of the population has at least one dose and more than eight per cent have two, but as our vaccine rollout strategy shifts toward getting more Canadians fully vaccinated — national guidelines for what activities are safe to do still don't exist.
"We seem to be paralyzed in Canada," said Dr. Nathan Stall, a geriatrician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. "We don't differentiate between who's vaccinated and unvaccinated."
The federal government announced Wednesday that fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents crossing the border into Canada will soon not have to self-isolate for 14 days if they have a negative COVID-19 test, but there's no specific direction on what they can actually do safely once they arrive here.
Without guidelines for the fully vaccinated, some experts say Canada is missing an opportunity to give Canadians a roadmap toward something resembling a normal life, while others feel we need to proceed carefully to avoid risking the progress we've made.
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