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McMaster researchers identify how VITT happens

A McMaster team of researchers has found how the COVID-19 vaccines that use adenovirus vectors trigger a rare but sometimes fatal blood clotting reaction called vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia or VITT.

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Environmental racism: New study investigates whether Nova Scotia dump boosted cancer rates in nearby Black community

The study will not only have value for Black residents of Shelburne, N.S., who experienced elevated cancer rates, but for further examination of links between environmental racism and chronic diseases.

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COVID-19 crisis in Ontario long-term care homes was decades in the making

An analysis of Ontario’s long-term care (LTC) sector, involving dozens of interviews with residents’ families and frontline staff from across the province, has shown the structure and funding of nursing homes—over half of them for-profit—shaped the trajectory of the COVID-19 crisis.

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