Ontario reports 192 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ontario is reporting 192 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 548,986. According to Friday’s report, 43 cases were recorded in Toronto, 25 in Peel Region, 18 … Read More

While some U.S. Republicans push COVID-19 vaccine, experts warn it may be too late

Republican politicians in the U.S. are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more … Read More

Longer gap between Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots boosts antibodies higher, study finds

A longer gap between doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels than a shorter gap, a British study found on Friday, but there is a sharp … Read More

2-dose vaccine series may be offered to those previously infected with COVID-19: NACI

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee has recommended a complete two-dose series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who have been previously infected with the coronavirus. The National Advisory Committee on … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU would support mandatory vaccination at Western University

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it would support a mandatory vaccination policy at Western University, should the university wish to implement such a policy. Western announced in May that it … Read More

Vestiaire St-Joseph food bank in Shediac to start home delivery

The Vestiaire St-Joseph food bank in Shediac, N.B., has a new set of wheels to help feed people in need amid and after the pandemic. “It is going to make … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could lead to forfeited games

NFL teams have been warned they could forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak among non-vaccinated players, and players on both teams wouldn’t get paid that week. “As we … Read More

Clearer messaging needed on COVID-19 vaccination in Beauce region, local mayor says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 22, 2021 2:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The mayor of a town … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 7 cases, 10 recoveries

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton On Thursday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported … Read More

Quebec adds 99 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Quebec reported 99 new COVID-19 infections and three additional deaths Thursday as the pandemic continues. The latest daily tally of cases is the second day in a row that cases … Read More

Ontario reports 185 COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

Ontario is reporting 185 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 548,794. According to Thursday’s report, 22 in Grey Bruce, 17 in Hamilton, 18 in Toronto, 11 … Read More

2 shots of Pfizer vaccine 88% effective against Delta variant: study

Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study … Read More

China ‘taken aback’ by WHO’s plan for 2nd probe into origins of COVID-19

China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Zeng Yixin, the … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is slowing. That’s leading to wastage, experts warn

Canada’s demand for COVID-19 vaccines is slowly dropping, experts say, and they warn those waiting to see whether cases spike before getting their jabs are wasting time the body needs … Read More

Biden pleads with Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines: ‘It’s gigantically important’

U.S. President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get … Read More

Sarnia, Ont. mayor expects U.S. border restrictions for Canada to last past Aug. 21

The mayor of Sarnia, Ont., which borders Port Huron, Mich., is anticipating that border restrictions announced by the United States government on Wednesday will extend beyond Aug. 21. Mayor Mike … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 12 new cases July 21

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported twelve COVID-19 … Read More

Quebec back up above 100 new COVID-19 cases

Quebec saw an uptick in infections with 103 new cases linked to the COVID-19 health crisis on Wednesday, but reported no additional deaths. On Tuesday, there were 76 new cases, … Read More

Ontario reports 135 COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Ontario is reporting 135 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 548,609. According to Wednesday’s report, 12 cases were reported in Waterloo Region, 26 in Toronto, 13 … Read More

Manitoba divisions complete air system upgrades as new school year looms

Nearly all of Manitoba’s school divisions say they’ve made changes to air quality in their classrooms since the pandemic began. With vaccines ramping up and COVID-19 cases going down, 200,000 … Read More

U.S. life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, largely thanks to COVID-19: CDC

Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years, the lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the deaths caused by … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU adds 3 cases, says over half of residents 12+ fully vaccinated

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported three new … Read More

Canada’s vaccine supply to hit 66M doses next week — enough for all currently eligible

By next week, Canada will have enough COVID-19 vaccines in the country to inoculate every eligible Canadian, government officials said Tuesday. The country is set to hit a total stockpile … Read More

Quebec reports 76 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

In Quebec, health authorities recorded 76 new COVID-19 infections but no additional deaths Tuesday. Since the last update, another 83,673 doses of the novel coronavirus were administered in the province. … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine trials for children are ongoing. How do they differ from adults?

Eight months since the first COVID-19 vaccines began rolling out in Canada, safety and efficacy of the shots among babies and younger children are still being investigated. In Canada, so … Read More

As COVID-19 surges in U.S., is Canada lifting border rules too early? Experts are mixed

The imminent reopening of the U.S.-Canada border to fully vaccinated American travellers next month is drawing mixed reactions from health and economic experts in both countries, some of whom are … Read More

Over 50% of all Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over half of all Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as case counts and hospitalizations continue to fall across the country. As of Monday evening, 50.2 per cent of … Read More

Canada will allow fully vaccinated American leisure travellers as of Aug. 9

American citizens and permanent residents who want to come to Canada for non-essential reasons and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to do so starting on Aug. 9. … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 19 cases from Saturday to Monday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 19 new … Read More

Quebec adds 61 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue to fall

Quebec reported 61 new cases and one additional death Monday as the COVID-19 health crisis continues across the country. The latest update comes as the province announced it will longer … Read More

Ontario reports 130 COVID-19 cases, 0 deaths

Ontario is reporting 130 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 548,347. According to Monday’s report, 16 cases were reported in Waterloo Region, 18 in Toronto, 14 … Read More

Canada to receive 7.1M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive about 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, as it adjusts its distribution strategy amid waning vaccination rates and substantial supply. The … Read More

With less than 1 week until the Tokyo Olympics, here’s what to expect

Ready or not, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are less than one week away. The athlete selections have been made and teams from countries across the globe are arriving, preparing to … Read More

Masks, robots, bracelets: How COVID-19 has transformed hajj for Muslim pilgrims

Tens of thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Sunday, but remained socially distanced and wore masks as the coronavirus takes its toll on the … Read More

U.K.’s Johnson reverses plan to skip COVID-19 quarantine after backlash

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend 10 days self-isolating after contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, his office said Sunday — reversing an earlier announcement that he would not … Read More

Want Gen Z on the COVID-19 vaccine train? Fresh online push is key, experts say

Tori Pareno became a face of Luminosity Gaming’s #LGIGotTheShot campaign when she was vaccinated against COVID-19 last year. “I did it because I wanted to be with my loved ones. … Read More

Ontario reports 177 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Ontario is reporting 177 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 548,217. According to Sunday’s report, 33 cases were recorded in Grey Bruce, 32 in Waterloo Region, … Read More

Facebook says it’s ‘not the reason’ U.S. is failing to meet COVID-19 vaccine goals

Facebook on Saturday defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden‘s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts … Read More

Can a business ban unvaccinated customers? Here’s what we know

As more Canadians get vaccinated against COVID-19 and society starts its climb back to normal, businesses and institutions are facing a difficult question: are they going to require people to … Read More

Growing vaccine hostility in U.S. will be extremely difficult to fix, experts warn

Last weekend, a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas crowed that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration had failed to “sucker” most of the American people into getting … Read More

Ontario reports 176 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths; 169K more vaccines administered

Ontario reported 176 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 548,040. “Locally, there are 37 new cases in Toronto, 20 in the Region … Read More

U.K. reverses easing France travel restrictions as health chief catches COVID-19

Tourists and the travel industry vented frustration and anger on Saturday after Britain reversed a plan to ease travel restrictions on France just two days after they were due to … Read More

Fully vaccinated visitors probably won’t spread COVID-19 in Canada, experts say

News that Canada may soon welcome fully vaccinated U.S. travellers comes as COVID-19 cases rise in some states south of the border, but infectious disease experts say the risk posed … Read More

‘Try to overwhelm it’: Bank of Canada governor reflects on navigating a COVID-19 economy

Whenever Tiff Macklem needs a break, he jumps on the exercise bicycle he bought during the pandemic and does a hard workout to clear his mind. The bike has helped … Read More

‘I take it personally’: How this Ottawa woman helped dozens get their COVID-19 shot

Ariel Troster, by her own admission, spends her “whole day in front of a computer.” This helps her see every posting about a pharmacy offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines, or new … Read More

COVID-19 pandemic in U.S. ‘is among the unvaccinated’, Biden says

Two weeks after celebrating America’s near “independence” from the coronavirus, President Joe Biden is confronting the worrying reality of rising cases and deaths _ and the limitations of his ability … Read More

Canada-U.S. border news lauded by lawmaker who fought COVID-19 travel rules

The member of Congress who led the charge against travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border is cheering the news that their days may finally be numbered. New York’s Rep. Brian … Read More

COVID-19 Delta variant now dominant strain worldwide, U.S. officials say

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the dominant strain worldwide, accompanied by a surge of deaths around the United States almost entirely among unvaccinated people, U.S. officials said Friday. … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London reports 10 cases, 6 recoveries July 16

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton On Friday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported … Read More

Quebec reports 83 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

By Victoria Bakos Global News Posted July 16, 2021 11:25 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec reported 83 new COVID-19 … Read More