online seminar “International Students and Vaccines”by Prof. Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Toronto
Last weekend, SuOn Academy held the online seminar on the theme“International Students and Vaccines”,which is welcomed by many students and parents. SuOn is honoured to invite Prof. Wang Peizhong, who is also the Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Toronto and head of the New Crown Virus Research Program at the Canadian Council for Social Sciences and Humanities to join the seminar. Following are some key points introduced by Professor Wang.
- The third wave of the COVID-19 is going downwards
Canada’s rolling average of new cases continues to drop since May as Covid-19 vaccine roll-out across Canada.
- Canada is not expected to have the fourth wave
As Canada rolls out more vaccines, the chance of transmission of the virus will be significantly reduced. Vaccination can powerfully mitigate the risks of a fourth wave.
- The COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for use in Canada so far are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.
What the data shows us is that these vaccines are extremely safe, also very effective in preventing COVID-19 and particularly preventing people from getting into the hospital or dying.
- Canada now among top countries for 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccines
By May 21st, Canada has vaccinated 48.52 per cent of the total population with at least one dose, putting the country just behind Israel, UK, Hungary and Chile.
With vaccines being rolled out in the country, Canada’s rolling average of new cases continues to drop significantly. Many universities have already announced to resume in person learning starting this fall. We strongly recommend students to book flight tickets as early as possible.