U.S. to hit goal of administering 100M COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday, Biden says

With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden‘s goal of injecting 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House announced on Thursday the nation … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus variants at ‘critical juncture,’ despite decline in cases: Tam

Canada’s chief public health officer said Sunday that the collective efforts to fight COVID-19 are paying off, even as the country sits at a ‘critical juncture’ in the fight against … Read More

Daily COVID-19 infections stabilize in some provinces as national cases surpass 825K

Ontario unveiled plans to expand its COVID-19 vaccination rollout to more target groups on Sunday ahead of an expected boost in nationwide shipments of the Pfizer vaccine that could lend … 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

Should provinces reserve COVID-19 vaccine 2nd doses or administer them all right away?

Administering most of Canada’s coronavirus vaccines now, as opposed to reserving half of them to be used later as second doses for the first recipients, could prevent a significant amount … Read More

Nunavut lifts 2-week coronavirus lockdown everywhere except for hotspot Arviat

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut’s two-week lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 was lifted in almost all communities Wednesday as the territory had more recovered than active cases for the … Read More

When will the coronavirus vaccine be available in Canada? Here’s what we know so far

OTTAWA — Vaccines are now a bright spot of hope on the COVID-19 pandemic horizon. But much about them, and their rollout in Canada, remains up in the air. Here’s … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada tops 330K cases ahead of new COVID-19 restrictions

Regions across Canada braced for a host of new public health restrictions on Sunday as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sent case counts soaring from coast to coast. … Read More

Yukon reports 3 new coronavirus cases in Watson Lake

WHITEHORSE — Yukon says it has three new cases of COVID-19 with all the infections in Watson Lake. Dr. Brendan Hanley, chief medical officer of health, says the three people … Read More

Coronavirus: Provincial, municipal leaders clash over COVID-19 hotspot response

TORONTO — Staggering daily case counts elicited stern warnings to immediately constrain social circles and limit outings in the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots, but also gave rise to a growing schism … Read More

Canada reports more than 1,200 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths

Canada reported 1,215 cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, as well as seven more deaths. Saturday’s data bring the country’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 151,517 and fatalities … Read More

Young Canadians vaping less frequently amid coronavirus, survey finds

Young Canadians have been vaping less frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new survey has found, but the lead researcher cautions the habit is still an epidemic among youth. … Read More

Migrant workers in Canada stage multi-city protest, call for more covid-19 protections

Migrant workers and other non-permanent residents — many of whom have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic — are taking to the streets in cities across … Read More

Canada reports 325 more coronavirus cases as deaths top 8,200

Canada added over 300 cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, including 38 more deaths. Tuesday’s cases, which numbered at 325, bring Canada’s total COVID-19 infections to 99,450. Country-wide deaths … Read More

Resumption of surgeries draining Canada’s blood supply amid coronavirus

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 8, 2020 4:46 pm Updated June 8, 2020 4:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Summer heat, humidity will be a problem when wearing COVID-19 masks outdoors: experts

Soaring temperatures and thick humid air can cause breathing difficulties for a number of people as summer approaches each year. Add a cloth face mask to the equation and those … Read More

Canada reports 2,707 coronavirus deaths, over 48,000 cases

Canada has now reported a total of 48,489 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, including 2,707 deaths. Monday’s numbers, which are tallied together from reports by both provincial and federal … Read More

Fear over COVID-19 might cause kids’ health issues to go untreated, doctors say

While children have been largely statistically unscathed by COVID-19, doctors are concerned that fear of the virus may be keeping parents from seeking medical help for kids with other illnesses. … Read More

Canada reports 99 new COVID-19 deaths as confirmed national cases top 36,800

Canada reported an additional 1,778 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, as well as 99 deaths.The numbers, which were reported through updates from provincial health authorities across the … Read More

Trudeau vows Canada’s PPE stockpile policies will be overhauled to prevent waste

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 20, 2020 5:24 pm Updated April 20, 2020 5:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Harsh fines and policing don’t protect people from COVID-19, criminologists say

Corey Yanofsky, a data scientist living in Ottawa, took his dog out for a walk last week and ended up with an $880 fine for standing in the wrong place … Read More

‘We’ll be coming for you’: New N.W.T. public health team to enforce COVID-19 orders

The Northwest Territories is creating a squad of public health officers specifically to enforce orders around the COVID-19 pandemic. “If you choose to ignore orders and endanger our communities, we’ll … Read More

Deputy minister of Global Affairs Canada tests positive for COVID-19, agency says

The deputy minister of Global Affairs Canada has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the agency confirmed to Global News on Tuesday. “We can confirm that Deputy Minister Marta Morgan … Read More

Canada reports 1,230 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 17,883

There were 1,230‬ confirmed cases of the COVID-19 reported across Canada on Tuesday, including 58‬ deaths. As of April 7, the country’s overall COVID-19 infections sits at 17,883 confirmed cases, … Read More

Coronavirus: If Trudeau became too sick to work, here’s what would happen next

“The minute that the prime minister is no longer the prime minister, the governor general’s first duty in any circumstance is to find another prime minister,” he said.

“And that has to be a full-on prime minister.”

That was why Abbott and Bowell were appointed. The former was seen as the least divisive of several choices. The latter was the most senior minister according to order of precedence. In neither case did the Conservatives have a chance to run a leadership race.

Coronavirus: Trump says 3M to supply U.S. with 55.5M face masks a month

“Because of my actions under the DPA, I can also announce today that we’ve reached an agreement with — a very amicable agreement — with 3M for the delivery of an additional 55.5 million high quality face masks each month,” Trump said. “So that we’re going to be getting over the next couple of months 166.5 million masks for our frontline health care workers, so the 3M saga ends very happily.”

Coronavirus: Canadians should expect weeks or months of social distancing, Trudeau says

“To stay at home, to continue this period of isolation and distance is the best way to get out as quickly as possible, but certainly it will be a case of several weeks, perhaps several months,” the prime minister said in his daily update from Ottawa.

Coronavirus conspiracy theories test government, evidence: experts

The novel coronavirus threatens the health of Canadians, but to some people the pandemic stokes fears of a government plot to subvert freedoms, say experts who study conspiracy theories. Terrorist … Read More

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