Tokyo Olympics organizers, Japanese government deny report Games will be cancelled

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, local organizers and the Japanese government are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled. Now set to open July … Read More

Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional … Read More

Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: Tam

Community transmission of the highly infectious new variants of the coronavirus may already be happening in Canada. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam … Read More

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it … Read More

How well has Canada fought the COVID-19 pandemic? 3 experts weigh in

As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness’s spread. The Canadian Press interviewed … Read More

New Jersey allows smokers to get early coronavirus vaccine. Here’s why 

New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation … Read More

‘There’s so much pain’: Art shows mental toll COVID-19 taking on youth, expert says

A collection of children’s drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll it’s taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork. Many of the … Read More

Canadian doctors call for more transparency about coronavirus vaccine rollout

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 14, 2021 9:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The professional group for emergency … Read More

WHO team arrives in Wuhan. Here’s what the probe into COVID-19’s origins involves

The WHO team of international researchers that arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday hopes to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. The visit … Read More

When is it my turn? A coast-to-coast look at COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Thursday will mark one month since the first coronavirus vaccinations were administered in Canada, but it will likely be several more months until the majority of Canadians have received their … Read More

Lockdowns, curfew, stay-at-home order: What’s next in Canada’s COVID-19 fight?

Provinces across Canada have implemented strict lockdowns in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Quebec has implemented curfews, Ontario has issued a stay-at-home order and a few … Read More

Lack of sick leave fueling coronavirus transmission in Canada: advocates 

As Canadian provinces struggle to contain rising COVID-19 infections, a lack of adequate paid sick leave for front-line workers is fueling transmission, doctors and advocates say. While political leaders and … Read More

Canada begins vaccinating inmates in federal prisons with no active coronavirus cases

The first 40 federal inmates to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in Canada were given their inoculations inside facilities without any active cases, Global News has learned. That’s despite … Read More

No serious side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines so far, Health Canada says

Health Canada has no reports of unexpected side-effects from patients vaccinated against COVID-19 thus far. “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, … Read More

Watch live as federal officials discuss COVID-19, vaccine rollout in Canada

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Watch live as Trudeau, officials discuss COVID-19 and vaccine rollout

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Canada’s September vaccine target could hinge on other approvals

Canada’s goal to acquire enough COVID-19 vaccines for all Canadians could hinge, in part, on the approval of other candidates. While the planned deliveries of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will … Read More

Amid shortages, 2nd dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine can be delayed: WHO

World Health Organization experts on Friday issued recommendations that the interval between administration of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus can be extended to up to six … Read More

Federal inmates to start receiving coronavirus vaccinations this week, union says

Inmates at federal prisons across Canada will begin receiving vaccinations against the novel coronavirus on Friday, the according to the national prison officers’ union. The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers … Read More

Canada’s ‘slow’ rollout of coronavirus vaccine ’embarrassing’: experts

A majority of Canadians should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by September 2021, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But with the current pace of the country’s vaccination distribution, ex[erts … Read More

Over 600K Canadians have now been infected with COVID-19

Canada surpassed 600,000 cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, as much of the country continues to grapple with accelerating transmission and hospitalizations. The national total climbed to 600,667 as of … Read More

Cancer treatments face shipment delays as coronavirus limits many Canadian flights

Medical companies and shippers in Canada are racing to transport time-sensitive radiochemical materials used to treat cancer, as a pandemic-induced drop in passenger flights has narrowed transportation options and created … Read More

Travellers must take a COVID-19 test before flying to Canada. Here’s what you need to know

In one week, Canada will require anyone entering the country to have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight. The new rules, which were first announced Wednesday, are meant … Read More

Watch live as public health officials offer latest on COVID-19 situation in Canada

Canadian public health officials on Wednesday are expected to shed more light on the continuing COVID-19 crisis in Canada. The pandemic has tightened its grip on many provinces as winter … Read More

Canada to require all arriving air passengers to show negative COVID-19 test

In an effort to curb the continuing coronavirus crisis, Canada will now require all air passengers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving in the country. Public … Read More

‘The big one’: WHO warns future pandemics could be worse than coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 1.7 million people, destroyed economies and pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse. But the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that despite the … Read More

Christmas comes early as first Moderna vaccines arrive in Canada

It may be only Christmas Eve, but Canadians are getting an early present with the arrival of the first doses of the highly-awaited Moderna coronavirus vaccine in the country. One day … Read More

Planning travel? Think again, feds urge in coronavirus ad blitz

Thinking of taking a trip during the coronavirus pandemic? Think again, a federal advertising campaign worth a total of $850,000 is urging Canadians. Read more: Trudeau urges compassion amid worsening … Read More

Trudeau urges compassion amid worsening coronavirus cases in Christmas message

Canadians who celebrate Christmas are getting ready for a holiday unlike any other in living memory as the coronavirus continues to tighten its grip on the country, forcing families and traditions … Read More

Canada has approved 2 coronavirus vaccines. How are other candidates progressing?

With the approval of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, Canada now has two shots to combat the pandemic — with enough doses on order to inoculate every Canadian by next fall. … Read More

Another mutated coronavirus strain has been found in the U.K.

A new, potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in Britain in cases linked to South Africa, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said … Read More

Canada approves Moderna coronavirus vaccine, 1st doses to arrive in ‘coming days’

Canada approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, making it the second shot officially to roll out in the country. Officials have said they expect doses of the Moderna vaccine to arrive … Read More

Canada approves Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

Canada approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, making it the second shot officially to roll out in the country. Officials have said they expect doses of the Moderna vaccine to arrive … Read More

BioNTech CEO says coronavirus vaccine ‘highly likely’ to protect against new strain

German pharmaceutical company BioNTech is confident that its coronavirus vaccine works against the new U.K. variant, but further studies are needed to be completely sure, its chief executive said Tuesday. … Read More

Masks, handwashing and distancing remain key amid new U.K. coronavirus variant, doctors say

As news of a new, faster-spreading variant of the coronavirus prompts global action from world leaders and a flurry of fresh concerns, doctors have unsurprising yet important advice for individual … Read More

Canada watching for new COVID-19 variant, warns against travel to U.K.

Canadian federal health officials are so far offering few updates on the emergence of a new coronavirus strain in the U.K. that the World Health Organization noted on Monday appears … Read More

Australia confirms 2 cases of new coronavirus mutation

Australia confirmed on Monday it has detected two cases of a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain that has forced Britain to reverse plans to ease curbs over Christmas, the first confirmed cases of the strain in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia’s most populous state … Read More

U.K. to hold emergency meeting over new coronavirus mutations, travel restrictions

Trucks waiting to get in and out of Britain backed up for miles and people were stranded at airports Monday as many countries imposed stringent travel restrictions over concerns about … Read More

Here are 5 things we’ve learned about coronavirus since pandemic struck

When the first COVID-19 cases trickled into Canada, little was known about the novel coronavirus. Almost one year later, experts have made major strides in cracking the virus’s code and … Read More

New coronavirus strains: Here’s what you need to know about the mutations

Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it’s unclear if that’s the case or … Read More

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine no longer needs to be frozen during shipping

American biotech firm Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine can now be shipped locally without it needing to be frozen at all. The messenger RNA vaccine from the Massachusetts-based company is … Read More

Watch live: Trudeau to discuss coronavirus crisis in Canada, vaccine rollout

With the possibility of another vaccine approval on the horizon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address Canadians today about the growing coronavirus crisis in Canada. More than 7,000 confirmed cases … Read More

‘Good riddance’ to 2020: Trudeau urges COVID-19 vigilance over the holidays

It’s been a tough year, but with a light at the end of the tunnel now is not the time to drop our defences against the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister … Read More

Canada to get 125K Pfizer vaccines per week in January

Canada is set to receive 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of January. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that 125,000 doses of the vaccine should … Read More

Watch live: Trudeau gives update on coronavirus crisis in Canada, vaccine rollout

With the possibility of another vaccine approval on the horizon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address Canadians today about the growing coronavirus crisis in Canada. More than 7,000 confirmed cases … Read More

Watch live: Health officials give update on coronavirus crisis, vaccine rollout

With the possibility of another vaccine approval on the horizon, Canadian health officials are giving an update Friday about the growing coronavirus crisis in the country. You can watch the health … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine vials may hold more doses than previously thought, officials say

Vials of the coronavirus vaccine delivered to Canada earlier this week could be holding more doses than previously thought. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw told reporters Thursday that … Read More

Ian McKellen, Biden — and Trudeau? Experts torn on when VIPs should get COVID-19 shot

Politicians and celebrities are deciding to roll up their sleeves and get the coronavirus vaccine as nations such as Canada and the United States start to roll out the shot. … Read More

Don’t buy coronavirus vaccines off the internet, Health Canada warns Canadians

Health Canada is warning Canadians to be wary of potentially counterfeit coronavirus vaccines found on the internet or for sale from “unauthorized sources.” Health Canada issued the statement Thursday, warning … Read More

Low-income nations could be without a coronavirus vaccine until 2024: report

The global scheme to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries faces a “very high” risk of failure, potentially leaving nations home to billions of people with no access to vaccines until as late as 2024, internal documents say. The World Health Organization’s COVAX program … Read More

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