Coronavirus: Quebec doctor’s death by suicide sends shockwaves through Canada’s medical community

The death of a Granby, Que., emergency physician has sent shockwaves throughout the Canadian medical community. Dr. Karine Dion, 35, who was also the mother of a young son, died … Read More

Hospitals still flooding with coronavirus patients despite new year, experts warn

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 1, 2021 5:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — The fraught year … Read More

As coronavirus cases spike, South Korea capital region runs out of hospital beds

South Korea reported a record daily rise in novel coronavirus cases on Wednesday and the prime minister issued an urgent call for more hospital beds to cope with the country’s … Read More

South Korea scrambles to avoid hospital bed shortage amid new coronavirus surge

South Korea reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Friday, a level unseen in nearly nine months, as a third wave of infections spread … Read More

ER visits dropped 25% in March as coronavirus spread: report

TORONTO — A new report finds emergency department visits dropped by 25 per cent in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Institute for Health Information found 318,000 … Read More

New Romania law stops coronavirus patients from leaving hospitals, closing loophole

A legislative void that enabled thousands of Romanians infected with the new coronavirus to walk out of hospitals or not be treated at all ends on Tuesday as a new … Read More

‘Irresponsible’ to rely on hospital capacity data amid U.S. coronavirus resurgence: experts

U.S. governors in places seeing huge spikes in coronavirus infections often cite statewide data to assure the public they have plenty of hospital capacity to survive the onslaught, even as … Read More

Ontario could see medical shortages even if COVID-19 infection rate drops: study

A study by Toronto epidemiologists suggests that Canada’s largest province could run out of intensive care beds and ventilators by late April, even assuming a sharp drop in the current … Read More

Close to 40% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the U.S. are aged 20 to 54: report

A preliminary look at novel coronavirus cases in the U.S. backs up findings that the virus hits the elderly the hardest — but it also found that 38 per cent … Read More