The COVID Alert app isn’t working as well as it should be, and Canadians are part of the problem

It has been more than two months since the Canadian government launched COVID Alert, Canada’s novel coronavirus exposure app, but federal data obtained by Global News shows less than 10 … Read More

Canada’s rising COVID-19 reproduction rate ‘not a good sign’ as schools reopen

As thousands of children head back to classes this week, Canada’s public health officials are keeping a close eye on signs of a “resurgence” of the coronavirus in communities. A … Read More

A Canadian coronavirus winter is looming — and it could ‘amplify loneliness’

Snow shoveling, frosty commutes, and long dark days. They’re things Canadians might not want to think about just yet. It’s only September, of course. So there’s still time to sit … Read More

A second coronavirus lockdown in Canada? Experts discuss the likelihood

Like many things coronavirus-related, the chance Canada will need to tighten restrictions again is hard to predict, according to disease experts. Ontario, B.C. and Alberta are all seeing cases climb, … Read More

Canada to secure up to 76 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax

Novavax Inc. says it has reached an agreement with the Canadian government to supply up to 76 million doses of its possible vaccine for COVID-19. The company announced the agreement … Read More

Canada secures 2 new deals for possible COVID-19 vaccines

Canada has inked two additional deals with companies working on a possible vaccine for COVID-19. The two agreements include 76 million doses of Novavax Inc.’s vaccine candidate and 38 million … Read More

Coronavirus antibodies decay fast, but that doesn’t mean protection is gone: study

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months in people with mild illness, but that doesn’t mean protection … Read More

Death of the dance floor? How nightclubs are being re-imagined amid COVID-19

There’s no such thing as time on the dance floor. Your senses are on fire but your brain is shut off; escapism in the dark, lights pulsing, bass thumping. It … Read More

How physiotherapists are getting coronavirus patients moving again

Like the virus itself, the road to recovery from COVID-19 isn’t straightforward. While the infection mainly affects the lungs, it can have a cascading effect on a person’s physical health. … Read More

Many seniors don’t own a smartphone. Experts say it might be a ‘gap’ in tracking apps

As Canada steadies its coronavirus cases, contact tracing is quickly becoming the backbone of control and containment. A federally backed tracing app is on the horizon, and experts have said that … Read More

Grocery giants called to testify before MPs over ending employee wage top-ups for COVID-19

Three Canadian grocery giants that pulled out of a temporary wage top-up program for frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic have been called to explain their decision to MPs. In … Read More

Canada is one of few countries 2-metre distancing. Experts say reducing is ‘risky’

In Canada, physical-distancing recommendations amid the coronavirus pandemic are pegged at two metres. In the United States, it’s 1.8 metres. In Italy and Germany, it’s 1.5 metres. China and France … Read More

Feds urged to work together on aid for disabled Canadians as emergency bill in limbo

Federal politicians are being urged to work together to help Canadians with disabilities weather the COVID-19 crisis. This after opposition parties refused Wednesday to give the unanimous consent needed to … Read More

Trudeau to offer premiers billions to help bolster testing, contact tracing, PPE

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to offer premiers billions in federal funding to help them safely reopen provincial and territorial economies without triggering an explosive second wave of COVID-19 cases. … Read More

Trudeau offers premiers $14B to help restart economies after coronavirus shutdowns

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 5, 2020 7:34 am Updated June 5, 2020 11:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Canada giving another $650M in COVID-19 aid to Indigenous communities

Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government will spend another $650 million to help Indigenous communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s in addition to $305 million … Read More

Masks, sanitizing and vetting: How coronavirus changed home and auto repairs

Business hasn’t slowed during the coronavirus pandemic for Igal Moshkovich. In fact, the Toronto-based appliance repair technician says calls for service have only grown. “People are staying at home,” he … Read More

Too fast, too soon? How we’ll know whether Ontario reopened at the right time

Just over a week into the reopening of Ontario’s economy after months of lockdown over COVID-19, there is an eagerness to see if the moves made were the right ones. … Read More

Off-reserve Indigenous services to receive $75M boost amid coronavirus pandemic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2020 7:14 am Updated May 21, 2020 11:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

‘No one-size-fits-all solution’: How Ontario’s reopening differs from Quebec, Alberta

Looking toward the future amid COVID-19, every province has its own lens. A cautious approach underscores all of the plans so far, but experts are uncertain about which strategies are … Read More

Digital screenings, PPE and no waiting rooms — how COVID-19 is changing dentistry

Dentistry clinics, like many businesses, shut down operations in mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic took hold of Canada. Two months later, they are wrestling with how to reopen and stay … Read More

Coronavirus: National parks, historic sites partially reopening in June

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 14, 2020 7:18 am Updated May 14, 2020 11:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Ontario sees lowest daily COVID-19 case increase in weeks as Canada inches towards 68K cases

Canada reported 1,266 novel coronavirus cases and 124 deaths on Saturday, with all but four of those fatalities from Quebec and Ontario alone. The country is growing closer to the … Read More

Will the ‘double bubble’ bring coronavirus trouble? Not if you’re sensible, experts say

As Canadian provinces look at relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, a new set of measures are blowing in — like the “double bubble.” Also called the “family bubble” or “new bubble,” the … Read More

Conspiracies are spreading over coronavirus vaccines before one even exists

A coronavirus vaccine is still months or years away, but groups that peddle misinformation about immunizations are already taking aim, potentially eroding confidence in what could be humanity’s best chance to defeat … Read More

Can COVID-19 spread through HVAC systems? Canadian researchers seek to find out

The novel coronavirus is mainly spread through close contact, but a group of mechanical engineers at a Canadian university are looking at a lesser-known possibility — airborne transmission. Bringing safe … Read More

Woman with Down syndrome in critical condition as Markham, Ont. care home sees COVID-19 surge

Patty Baird’s health deteriorated quickly once she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday — and now her family says doctors told them the very next day that she won’t survive. … Read More

Are school closures effective in stopping COVID-19? Researchers aren’t sure

When the new coronavirus reared its head in Canada and the world, forcing wide-ranging closures, schools were some of the early casualties. While data on the effects of school closures … Read More

‘No social distancing in dentistry’: How care has changed during coronavirus

Like many Canadians, Natalie Archer has been adjusting to her new life in the time of coronavirus. For someone who has spent years sitting side-by-side with patients, whether to clean … Read More

Self-assessment for coronavirus? What it means and why it’s important

As Canada buckles down under a string of restrictions to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, doctors are asking Canadians to consider self-assessing for the illness as a first … Read More