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Canada tries to tackle Omicron amid pandemic fatigue

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By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian provinces are trying to ramp up vaccination and hand out more rapid tests amid a rising wave of the coronavirus pandemic driven by the Omicron variant, but efforts to head off infections are complicated by public fatigue almost two years into the pandemic. Case numbers are increasing as the country’s hospitals are still struggling to clear backlogs from months of postponed procedures. Many burnt-out staff are ill-equipped for another surge. Most people in Canada, like other wealthy countries, haven’t been infected with COVID-19. So if they la…

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