What is a ‘superspreader event’ and are gyms still safe?

A Hamilton Ont., spin studio recently reported 61 cases of COVID-19, one of the biggest outbreaks of the virus attributed to a business in Canada. The province and health experts … Read More

Coronavirus: 3 dos and don’ts when it comes to social gatherings

Cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise in Canada and some provinces have recorded the highest number of cases since early summer. The biggest takeaway from experts across the … Read More

Should you get a COVID-19 test before a gathering? One doctor weighs in

Doctors and experts are talking about the possibilities of a second coronavirus wave that may have begun, as some provinces are seeing an increase in the number of cases since … Read More

The COVID-19 symptoms parents should watch for

The coronavirus pandemic is making both parents and educators rethink what back to school will look like. If you’re sending your child back this season, there may be some concern … Read More

COMMENTARY: Kinder, gentler approach to COVID put to the test in B.C.

British Columbia has been one of Canada’s most successful jurisdictions when it comes to bending down the curve of COVID-19 transmission. Much of the credit goes to Dr. Bonnie Henry. … Read More

How close are we to a coronavirus vaccine?

Millions of dollars and hundreds of hours of researchers’ time have been invested in the hunt for a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. It’s paying off – experts say we … Read More

Trump backs doctor who believes in COVID-19 cure and ‘demon sperm’

Dr. Stella Immanuel, one of the “very respected doctors” who backed U.S. President Donald Trump‘s disproven theory about hydroxychloroquine, also believes that dream sex with demons will make you sick. Immanuel … Read More

Health Canada authorizes remdesivir to treat severe COVID-19

Health Canada has authorized the use of the drug remdesivir to treat patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms. The agency announced the decision in a press release Tuesday morning, saying this … Read More

Try ‘glory holes’ for safer sex during coronavirus, B.C. CDC says

B.C. health officials are recommending an age-old, occasionally cutting-edge tactic for sex during the coronavirus pandemic: “glory holes.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control added new recommendations for socially distant … Read More

Why COVID-19 home testing kits aren’t available in Canada

U.S. health officials approved the first at-home coronavirus testing kit in April for front-line workers in an attempt to expand testing options in most states. The LabCorp home test first … Read More

Bars, parties and farms — some of Canada’s coronavirus hotspots

What do Montreal bars, southern Ontario farms and Prairie Hutterite communities have in common? They’re all linked to recent coronavirus outbreaks. Initially, long term care homes were hotspots for the … Read More

Temperature checks, masks, small classes: How gyms are reopening in Ontario

Ontario moves into Stage 3 on Friday, meaning nearly all businesses will be allowed to welcome patrons back through their doors — including gyms. Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday … Read More

Florida teen met friends against family’s wishes. Now dad has COVID-19, fighting for his life

For weeks, Michelle Zymet pleaded with her stepson to avoid going out with friends and to always wear a mask. “It’s just not the time,” the Florida woman says she … Read More

8 in 10 teachers worried about plans to reopen schools in the fall: report

Many teachers will head back to the classroom in September as the coronavirus pandemic continues, but unknowns and anxieties remain. What school will look like, how teaching will work in … Read More

U.S.-Canada border crossings are increasing. Here’s what needs to happen to keep COVID-19 out

As the United States grapples with an avalanche of new cases of the novel coronavirus, the border between the country and Canada remains closed to non-essential travel.  But even with … Read More

Negative coronavirus test? Here’s why you can’t ignore physical distancing

A negative test result is a welcomed finding when it comes to COVID-19, but just because you aren’t positive for the novel coronavirus doesn’t mean you’re in the clear, experts … Read More

‘I’m going to bring hand sanitizer’: What it’s like dating during the pandemic

Preparing for a first date looks very different right now than it did last year for Toronto resident Rob Loschiavo. When the novel coronavirus pandemic first hit, the 30-year-old, who … Read More

Why some people still refuse to wear masks

Public health and government officials say that mask-wearing is an important part of helping to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus — but not everyone is listening. Across the … Read More

These are the most likely — and least likely — ways to spread COVID-19

As parts of the country loosen up lockdown measures designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, there are more options of activities for Canadians, both inside and outside. … Read More

Should masks be mandatory? It depends

Mayors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are urging the province to make masks or face coverings mandatory in public spaces as businesses reopen amid the novel coronavirus … Read More

Coronavirus makes sports risky. Here’s how to be safe outside

As Canadians head into summer and COVID-19 lockdown measures slowly lift, more people are itching to return to outdoor sports. While recreational sports leagues across the country halted their seasons … Read More

Face shields are easier to talk in, but are they safer than masks?

Face shields may not be commonplace in all public spaces just yet, but as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, more Canadians are considering the plastic protective face wear. Plastic face … Read More

Cheap drug could help save lives from coronavirus, early study results show

An affordable steroid, dexamethasone, might be the first drug proven to improve survival of those with COVID-19, researchers in the U.K. say. A research team from the University of Oxford … Read More

One month into Quebec’s controversial reopening of schools

Stephen Moore walks his two children to school each morning in the small town of Howick, Que. For the last four weeks, that’s meant dropping his son and daughter off … Read More

Can you catch COVID-19 twice? What we still don’t know about the novel coronavirus

After months of battling the novel coronavirus, a lot is still unknown — how it spreads, its symptoms and more — and it continues to kill Canadians everyday. That’s why … Read More

China dismisses claim that COVID-19 started spreading in Wuhan last August

Beijing dismissed as “ridiculous” a Harvard Medical School study of hospital traffic and search engine data that suggested the new coronavirus may already have been spreading in China last August, … Read More

Health experts pen letter in support of anti-Black racism protests during pandemic

Thousands of doctors and health professionals have written an open letter in support of anti-Black racism protests during the novel coronavirus pandemic, stating that “white supremacy is a lethal public … Read More

How the coronavirus pandemic has put Canadian tourism in ‘survival mode’

Joe Bailey lost over $225,000 worth of tour bookings once the novel coronavirus pandemic hit. Bailey runs Indigenous-owned and operated North Star Adventures, a Yellowknife-based tour company that offers Aurora … Read More

Will summer slow the coronavirus pandemic?

Summer is just around the corner, bringing hot weather, humidity and hopefully, lots of sunshine. And as we face the prospect of a pandemic summer, researchers have been digging into … Read More

Some recovered COVID-19 patients say they feel ‘ashamed’ and misunderstood after diagnosis

Months after they’ve been cleared as recovered coronavirus patients, some Canadians are finding others are misinformed about their condition — and they’re being treated differently in some cases. Global News … Read More

Coronavirus mutations don’t seem to be ‘dangerous,’ but other threats remain: experts

The novel coronavirus does not appear to be mutating in a dangerous way, according to experts studying the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In a press briefing on … Read More

Physical distancing, mask use cuts relative coronavirus risk by at least 80%, study finds

Wearing a face mask and keeping your distance from others can help to cut your relative risk of catching the novel coronavirus by 80 per cent or more, according to … Read More

Coronavirus patients with diabetes more likely to die from the virus: study

Three out of 10 diabetic patients treated for the novel coronavirus either required ventilation or died within a week of hospitalization, a new French study found. Researchers looked at more than … Read More

Can I go to the beach or someone’s backyard? Here’s how risky summer activities are

Summer this year will not feel familiar for all Canadians. Although the warm weather has encouraged many to enjoy the outdoors, coronavirus social distancing protocols are still in place across … Read More

Can I try on clothes now that stores are reopening?

After months of online-only shopping or curbside pickup, retailers across Canada are slowly reopening as coronavirus closures lift. In Montreal, shoppers lined up outside clothing stores this week as some … Read More

If I tested positive for the coronavirus, when can I see others again?

Canadians are urged to stay home and get tested if they experience symptoms of the novel coronavirus, just as they are required to self-isolate for 14 days after travel in … Read More

Why do long-term care homes have more coronavirus outbreaks than hospitals?

Despite both being health-care facilities that care for the vulnerable and often have patients in close quarters, hospitals have not seen nearly as many COVID-19 outbreaks as long-term care centres. … Read More

Dozens of Canadian children treated for inflammatory condition possibly linked to COVID-19

Canadian doctors are seeing new cases of a rare inflammatory illness in kids believed to possibly be linked to COVID-19. Clusters of what is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children … Read More

Should you tested for coronavirus if you don’t have symptoms?

Up until the last week, many provinces had mostly been testing patients with COVID-19 who had persistent symptoms, including a cough, fever and shortness of breath.  Now, some provinces and … Read More

Should you be tested for coronavirus if you don’t have symptoms?

Up until the last week, many provinces had mostly been testing patients with COVID-19 who had persistent symptoms, including a cough, fever and shortness of breath.  Now, some provinces and … Read More

What message do leaders send when they break coronavirus rules?

Social media lit up over the weekend after thousands of people gathered at Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park, appearing to ignore the province’s physical-distancing rules aimed at curbing the spread of … Read More

WHO pauses hydroxychloroquine coronavirus trial over safety concerns

By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2020 1:37 pm Updated May 25, 2020 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font … Read More

Is it safe to see friends if we stay outside?

As summer approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more Canadians are getting restless and craving social interaction. Some provinces have slowly loosened coronavirus guidelines and have opened parks and outdoor … Read More

What shopping will look like as retail stores open across Canada

Retail stores are slowly reopening across the country as provincial governments ease up on COVID-19 closures. In B.C., retail stores were able to reopen as of mid-May under enhanced protocols, … Read More

The coronavirus doesn’t spread easily through contaminated surfaces, CDC clarifies

You’re at much less risk of catching the novel coronavirus by touching a contaminated surface than by standing close to people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently … Read More

Teen says inflammatory disorder linked to coronavirus feels like being ‘internally on fire’

Jack McMorrow’s main priority a month ago was finishing up his school year online. By the end of April, the 14-year-old from the Queens borough of New York City was … Read More

Mink believed to have infected farmworker with COVID-19 — can pets do the same?

A mink is believed to have infected a farmworker in the Netherlands with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Dutch officials said. In a government statement published Tuesday, … Read More

The gym will be one of the toughest spaces to reopen, experts say

With the tentative reopening of some retail spaces, parks, golf courses and even farmers markets in provinces across Canada, many may be hoping to return to other parts of their … Read More

Coronavirus: When can I date, have sex with someone new again?

The novel coronavirus outbreak has not been easy on anyone, and more than half of Canadians report feeling isolated, lonely and anxious. However, the impact of physical distancing and other … Read More

Zoom fatigue? How to tell loved ones you don’t want to video chat

It’s Friday night and your friends want to have a “Zoom party.” You’re stuck at home and have no other plans, but between work and family, you’ve had a long … Read More

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