B.C. 19-year-old hospitalized with rare COVID-linked syndrome usually found in kids

Zoe Olson might be a record holder, but it’s not a status she’s particularly thrilled about. The 19-year-old from Maple Ridge was hospitalized with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children and … Read More

U.S. schools should continue to use masks, latest CDC guidance says

Schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the 2020-2021 school year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday. The CDC in … Read More

500 ventilators from Ontario arrive in India to help battle COVID-19 surge

India has received 500 made-in-Canada ventilators from Ontario as the country continues to battle a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a tweet on Friday, Arindam Bagchi, a … Read More

COVID-19 cases in India hopefully stabilizing, as daily deaths stay near 4,000: officials

India reported its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three weeks on Saturday, with deaths still near the 4,000-mark, but federal health officials said cases and fatalities are … Read More

Dementia, Alzheimer’s most common disease associated with COVID-19 deaths: StatCan

A new report from Statistics Canada has found that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease were the most common medical conditions found in patients who died from COVID-19 last year. The report, … Read More

Ontario reports nearly 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths

Ontario reported 2,584 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 507,117. “Locally, there are 689 new cases in Toronto, 584 in Peel, 252 … Read More

U.K. officials race to test, vaccinate as COVID-19 variant threatens reopening plans

Britain deployed public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute COVID-19 tests door-to-door in two northern England towns on Saturday in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that … Read More

Family doctors say they can answer COVID-19 vaccine questions after Trudeau recommendation

Several family doctors and physician associations across Canada say they welcome questions from anyone concerned about second doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca or any other COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Eben Strydom, a generalist … Read More

Emails show close communication between transport regulator, feds on flight refunds

Advocates, experts and opposition MPs say correspondence showing close communication between the federal Transport Department and the Canadian Transportation Agency around passenger refunds throws into question the independence of the … Read More

‘You just felt chronically tired’: COVID-19 pandemic burning out Canadian nurses

There’s more evidence of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on health-care workers. As a nurse, Sarah Walji has shouldered more than her share of the pandemic. “You’re working … Read More

‘This is big’: Experts concerned that COVID-19 fears could lead to tsunami of cancer cases

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, but during the pandemic physicians and healthcare providers have noticed a steep decline in new diagnoses. “You wonder where … Read More

The housing crisis in Montreal and how the pandemic keeps compounding things

In a few weeks, the annual migration that is the province’s moving day will take place in Montreal, where trucks crammed with belongings will line one-way streets and thoroughfares as … Read More

Military head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout steps aside amid investigation

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is stepping aside from his role as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid a military investigation into him. Details are unclear at this time but … Read More

Military head of Canada’s vaccine rollout steps aside amid investigation

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is stepping aside from his role as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid a military investigation into him. Details are unclear at this time but … Read More

Canada-U.S. border should be reopened amid new CDC mask guidance, congressman says

By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2021 5:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A U.S. lawmaker who has … Read More

U.S. states, businesses scrambling to figure out new COVID-19 CDC mask guidance

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully COVID-19 vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other … Read More

COVID-19: Outbreak declared after 14 cases linked to London funeral; dozens asked to quarantine

Dozens of people who attended a funeral service and burial earlier this month in the city are being urged to quarantine and to get tested, after 14 cases of COVID-19 … Read More

COVID-19: Experts say Ontario’s full vaccination target may be hard to reach

TORONTO — Medical experts say Ontario will have to significantly scale up its vaccination effort to achieve its goal of fully inoculating all willing adults against COVID-19 by the end … Read More

COVID-19: Bloc Québécois leader says next federal election campaign could begin in mid-August 

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 14, 2021 2:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet … Read More

Quebec records more than 800 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations rise

Quebec is reporting 838 new cases and eight additional deaths Friday as all adults are now able to book their first shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. The immunization campaign saw … Read More

Ontario reports more than 2,300 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,362 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. The provincial total now stands at 504,533. Friday’s case count is lower than Thursday’s which saw 2,759 new infections. On Wednesday, … Read More

COVID-19: Young people give shot in arm as Quebec sets new vaccination record

Quebec has set another pandemic record by administering 110,000 shots of the COVID-19 vaccine in a single day. Health Minister Christian Dubé took to social media Friday to announce the news, … Read More

Delaying 2nd Pfizer vaccine dose may protect better against COVID-19: study

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks after the first, a British study said. The study … Read More

Golf community livid about Ontario extending ban on sport

Chris Barber can’t help but think Ontario Premier Doug Ford has something against golf. Barber, the executive professional/GM at The Landings Golf Course and Teaching Centre in Kingston, Ont., can’t … Read More

COVID-19 origins still need exploring, lab leak theory can’t be dismissed: scientists

The origin of the novel coronavirus is still unclear and the theory that it was caused by a laboratory leak needs to be taken seriously until there is a rigorous … Read More

India surpasses 24 million COVID-19 cases as mutant variant spreads across globe

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across … Read More

Brazil ignored Pfizer’s offers of COVID-19 vaccine for months last year, company says

Pfizer repeatedly offered to sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil’s Health Ministry between August and November last year, but got no answer from the government, Pfizer’s chief executive for Latin … Read More

‘He’s fighting for his life’: Alberta father in ICU amid CNRL Horizon COVID-19 outbreak

An outbreak of COVID-19 at Canadian Natural Resources Horizon mine site in Alberta’s oilsands has now grown to 1,427 cases. It remains the largest workplace outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada. … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario hasn’t provided verbal approval of CFL’s return to play plans, MacLeod says

TORONTO — Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, says the province hasn’t verbally approved the CFL‘s return-to-play protocols and there’s no timeline for it to … Read More

U.S. schools unlikely to push for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines anytime soon

Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for use in children as young as 12 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week – but do not expect schools … Read More

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

Ontario reports 2,759 new COVID-19 cases, as total count surpasses 500,000

As the Ontario government reported 2,759 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, it also marked a pivotal new milestone in its 15-month pandemic fight: cumulatively more than half a million residents, … Read More

Will you need a yearly COVID-19 booster shot? Some scientists aren’t so sure

COVID-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or … Read More

Premier Doug Ford renews calls for tighter border controls to rein in COVID-19 variants

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is renewing his calls for tighter controls on domestic travellers and those who arrive through land crossings, saying Ottawa has yet to respond to … Read More

Delaying 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose can help reduce deaths: study

Giving a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine but delaying a second dose among people younger than 65 could lead to fewer people dying of the disease, but only if certain … Read More

New Zealand to explore more ‘travel bubbles’ with other countries later this year

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday her government will explore more travel “bubbles” and lead trade delegations later this year to re-connect with a post-pandemic world after … Read More

From free beer to $1 million: What U.S. states are offering for COVID-19 vaccinations

Political leaders in the United States are resorting to desperate measures to convince more Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. U.S. President Joe Biden is aiming to have enough of … 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

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The … Read More

‘The lost month of February’: COVID-19 was preventable, report shows

The COVID-19 pandemic could have been prevented but due to a lack of world leadership, an outbreak turned into a global health catastrophe that has killed more than 3.3 million … 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

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

Ontario reports more than 2,300 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,320 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The provincial total now stands at 499,412. Wednesday’s case count is higher than Tuesday’s which saw 2,073 new infections. On Monday, … 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

Indian COVID-19 deaths surpass a quarter million as scientists race to trace variant

India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a … 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