Quebec to no longer administer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as first dose

Quebec is hitting pause on administering AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as a first dose in the province. The Health Ministry’s decision came Thursday following advice from the province’s immunization committee. The … Read More

Quebec reports more than 700 COVID-19 cases again as hospitalizations fall

In Quebec, authorities recorded 781 new cases and five additional deaths attributable to COVID-19 in the province Thursday. The immunization campaign saw another 95,959 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine … Read More

Experts say more measures needed to address COVID-19 aerosol transmission

More than a year into the novel coronavirus pandemic, Canadian experts say changes are needed to address the indoor transmission of COVID-19 aerosols, tiny particles or droplets that can stay … Read More

COVID-19: Transat flight suspension until end of July due to ongoing travel restrictions

Air Transat has extended the suspension of its flights until July 29, due to continued travel restrictions in Canada and abroad. The airline run by tour company Transat AT advised … Read More

COVID-19: Transat extends flight suspension until end of July due to ongoing travel restrictions

Air Transat has extended the suspension of its flights until July 29, due to continued travel restrictions in Canada and abroad. The airline run by tour company Transat AT advised … Read More

Canadians need clearer guidance on what to do post COVID-19 shot, experts say

Half of Canadians will soon be partially protected against COVID-19, as the vaccine rollout enters full swing — but there still isn’t a lot of information on how much people … Read More

Quebec adds more than 700 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

As the COVID-19 health crisis continues, Quebec is reporting 745 new cases and 11 additional deaths Wednesday. This includes three fatalities in the past 24 hours, while five pandemic-related deaths … Read More

Quebec bumps up booster COVID-19 shot for adults undergoing dialysis, cancer treatments

Quebec is bumping up the booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are severely immunocompromised or undergoing certain medical treatments. The Health Ministry announced the decision Wednesday morning … Read More

Will Canada see a spike in influenza cases after COVID-19? Experts weigh in

As Canadians hunkered down at home in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 this winter, something else happened — the country saw almost no cases of influenza. Experts … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 case count shrinks to late March levels as vaccinations expand

Canada” readability=”34.907738095238″> Canada reported its lowest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since late March, as the total number of infections in the country hit 12,99,578.Health officials across the country … Read More

COVID-19 vaccination opens to people 25 and older as Legault says Quebec headed in ‘right direction’

Quebec is “heading in the right direction” as vaccination opens up to young adults and the number of new COVID-19 cases falls, the province’s premier said Tuesday. François Legault said … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec premier declares they’re ‘heading in the right direction’

Quebec is “heading in the right direction” as vaccination opens up and the number of new COVID-19 cases fall, the province’s premier said Tuesday. François Legault said the upcoming months … Read More

Quebec tops 11,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 pandemic, 660 new cases

Quebec reached a grim milestone Tuesday of more than 11,000 deaths attributable to COVID-19 as authorities reported 660 new cases and nine additional fatalities. This includes one death in the … Read More

Open letter urges young people in Quebec to get COVID-19 vaccine

As the immunization rollout expands and the province continues to deal with a third COVID-19 wave, Quebec’s health minister has penned a rare open letter to young adults acknowledging all … Read More

Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients have low risk of serious long-term effects, study says

Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients have a low risk of serious long-term effects, but they report more visits to general practitioners following infection, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious … Read More

Starbucks Canada to offer all employees 3 paid sick days amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2021 3:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Starbucks is offering all its Canadian … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario government looking to extend provincewide stay-at-home order into June

The Ontario government is looking to extend the provincewide stay-at-home order past its scheduled end date of May 20 and into June amid the third wave of COVID-19, sources tell … Read More

No COVID-19 deaths reported in England for first time in a year

By Leslie Young Global News Posted May 10, 2021 1:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Most of the United Kingdom … Read More

New COVID-19 cases in Quebec drop below 700 as vaccination expands

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last … Read More

COVID-19: New cases in Quebec drop below 700, six new deaths

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last … Read More

Eastern Townships region turns red amid COVID-19 surge

The Eastern Townships region is officially a designated red zone once again Monday due to rising COVID-19 cases. The change brings tighter measures into effect for the area, which was … Read More

Canada to face COVID-19 like yearly endemic flu due to variants, expert says

A Canadian health expert on the federal government’s COVID-19 Task Force says that Canada and the rest of the world will most likely see the novel coronavirus become a part … Read More

Several U.S. colleges to require COVID-19 vaccination. What have Canadian schools said?

As universities across Canada weigh the option of reopening their doors to students come the fall semester, one question is top of mind for many students — will I need … Read More

Establishing national standards for long-term care homes a ‘huge priority’: LeBlanc

Establishing national standards for long-term care homes across the country remains a “huge priority,” for the federal government, Canada’s Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs says. In an interview with The West … Read More

Ontario reports more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths

Ontario reported 3,216 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 492,303. For comparison, last Sunday 3,723 cases were reported.Forty-seven new deaths were also … Read More

Canada should look to Britain for a view of a COVID-19 future, experts say

On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. It was a sharp turn around in a little over … Read More

B.C.’s South Asian media stars hold benefit for COVID-19-stricken India

The stars of British Columbia’s South Asian film and television industry are coming together on Saturday to hold a virtual benefit for India, as the country grapples with a horrific … Read More

Ontario government must ‘immediately’ reopen outdoor spaces: Canadian Paediatric Society

The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on the Ontario provincial government to “immediately” reopen outdoor recreation spaces, saying the closure is having “devastating effects” on children and youth amid the … Read More

U.S. stand on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents is no ‘magic bullet’: European Union

European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief. They instead urged … Read More

Herd immunity: How it works and why it’s a lofty goal for COVID-19

Herd immunity might not be a realistic goal for Canada’s vaccination effort against COVID-19, but it also isn’t required to get back to a more normal life, experts say. This … Read More

Canada’s vaccination rate is eclipsing the U.S. Experts say the comparison is complicated

After months spent watching with envy as millions of Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19, Canada is now administering more doses per capita each day than the U.S., according to federal … Read More

COVID-19: Trudeau pushes back on border closures after Ontario Progressive Conservative ad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says finger-pointing won’t help Ontarians as the province grapples with the third wave of COVID-19. Trudeau made the comment in response to an ad issued Thursday … Read More

‘Completely wrong’: Anger over COVID-19 vaccine second dose delay for seniors

An Alberta senior is extremely concerned about the four-month gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses, appealing to the Canadian government to expedite her case. Gladys Saca, 80, got the first dose … Read More

Quebec reports more than 900 new COVID-19 cases again, 5 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 919 new cases and five more deaths attributable to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis Friday. The number of hospitalizations related to the novel coronavirus now stands at … Read More

U.K. will offer alternative to AstraZeneca shot to people under 40

People under 40 in Britain will not be given the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if another shot is available because of a link to extremely rare blood clots, the government said … Read More

Air Canada reports $1.3-billion Q1 loss as pandemic continues to limit travel

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2021 8:59 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Canada reported a loss … Read More

Air Canada urges Ottawa to lift hotel quarantine as it reports $1.3B Q1 loss

Air Canada called on Ottawa to ease travel restrictions as the airline, which reported a first-quarter loss of $1.3 billion, plans for its post pandemic recovery. “The current mandatory hotel … Read More

COVID-19: No tickets, charges issued in Quebec for travellers violating hotel quarantine order

No one in Quebec has been fined or ticketed for violating the national health order requiring travellers arriving in Canada to quarantine at a designated hotel, according to province’s prosecution … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec to vaccinate children aged 12 to 17 by end of school year

Quebec is widening its COVID-19 immunization campaign to include adolescents aged 12 to 17, the province’s health minister said Thursday. Christian Dubé announced the measure one day after Health Canada … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec to start vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 by end of school year

Quebec is widening its COVID-19 immunization campaign to include adolescents aged 12 to 17, the province’s health minister said Thursday. Christian Dubé announced the measure one day after Health Canada … Read More

Quebec adds more than 900 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations dip

Quebec is reporting 907 new COVID-19 infections and seven additional deaths on Thursday, including one in the last 24 hours. The number of hospitalizations related to the health crisis dropped by … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec looking to unveil a pandemic reopening plan like Saskatchewan

Quebec Premier François Legault wants to unveil a roadmap to reopening the province and lifting COVID-19  restrictions in the coming weeks. He said he wants to have a plan similar to … Read More

Canada should ‘join forces’ with U.S. to support waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents: expert

The United States’ support of waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines is a “major first step” to aiding global efforts to end the pandmeic, one health expert says, but now … Read More

Will Canada have made at home COVID-19 booster vaccines in 2021? Expert says likely not

As officials work to vaccinate the population against COVID-19, experts have warned that the virus could become endemic, meaning booster shots are likely going to be required to ensure long-term … Read More

Quebec reports more than 900 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 915 new cases and five more deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday. The province’s total numbers of infections stands at 354,390 while the death toll has … Read More

Quebecers urged to keep booking shots as COVID-19 vaccine drive takes off

Quebecers headed to the internet in record-breaking droves to sign up for their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as the province expands its immunization campaign and urges more adults … Read More

Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccine drive takes off as age eligibility drops to 40

Quebecers headed to the internet in record-breaking droves to sign up for their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as the province expands its immunization campaign. Health Minister Christian Dubé … Read More

‘We must vaccinate as many Quebecers as possible’: province turns to COVID-19 ads, mobile sites

Quebecers are heading to the internet in record-breaking droves to sign up for their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as the province widens its immunization campaign and expands efforts … Read More

Canada adds 6,699 new COVID-19 cases, marking lowest daily increase since early April

Canada reported the lowest number of new daily COVID-19 cases in almost a month on Tuesday as the total number of infections in the country hit 1,249,956.  A total of … Read More

Maritime women encourage gratitude journaling to help cope with pandemic stress

Two Maritime women are encouraging people who may be feeling stressed amid the pandemic to consider starting a gratitude journal. Read more: Paramount Fine Foods CEO delivers ‘meals of gratitude’ … Read More

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