Ottawa seeking consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine rollout amid questions

The federal government is looking to bring in an external public health consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine distribution, amid growing scrutiny and questions over how the process is unfolding. … Read More

No serious side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines so far, Health Canada says

Health Canada has no reports of unexpected side-effects from patients vaccinated against COVID-19 thus far. “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, … Read More

Watch live as federal officials discuss COVID-19, vaccine rollout in Canada

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Watch live as Trudeau, officials discuss COVID-19 and vaccine rollout

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Canada’s September vaccine target could hinge on other approvals

Canada’s goal to acquire enough COVID-19 vaccines for all Canadians could hinge, in part, on the approval of other candidates. While the planned deliveries of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will … Read More

Over 600K Canadians have now been infected with COVID-19

Canada surpassed 600,000 cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, as much of the country continues to grapple with accelerating transmission and hospitalizations. The national total climbed to 600,667 as of … Read More

Watch live as public health officials offer latest on COVID-19 situation in Canada

Canadian public health officials on Wednesday are expected to shed more light on the continuing COVID-19 crisis in Canada. The pandemic has tightened its grip on many provinces as winter … Read More

Canada to require all arriving air passengers to show negative COVID-19 test

In an effort to curb the continuing coronavirus crisis, Canada will now require all air passengers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving in the country. Public … Read More

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine no longer needs to be frozen during shipping

American biotech firm Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine can now be shipped locally without it needing to be frozen at all. The messenger RNA vaccine from the Massachusetts-based company is … Read More

Watch live: Trudeau to discuss coronavirus crisis in Canada, vaccine rollout

With the possibility of another vaccine approval on the horizon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address Canadians today about the growing coronavirus crisis in Canada. More than 7,000 confirmed cases … Read More

‘Good riddance’ to 2020: Trudeau urges COVID-19 vigilance over the holidays

It’s been a tough year, but with a light at the end of the tunnel now is not the time to drop our defences against the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister … Read More

Canada to get 125K Pfizer vaccines per week in January

Canada is set to receive 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of January. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that 125,000 doses of the vaccine should … Read More

Watch live: Trudeau gives update on coronavirus crisis in Canada, vaccine rollout

With the possibility of another vaccine approval on the horizon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address Canadians today about the growing coronavirus crisis in Canada. More than 7,000 confirmed cases … Read More

Watch live: Health officials give update on coronavirus crisis, vaccine rollout

With the possibility of another vaccine approval on the horizon, Canadian health officials are giving an update Friday about the growing coronavirus crisis in the country. You can watch the health … Read More

Canada could hit 12-14K daily coronavirus cases in January, modelling shows

Should Canada continue on its current trajectory, the country could see between 12,000 to 14,000 daily coronavirus cases by January, according to new national public health modelling. It emphasizes the … Read More

Watch live as predictions for coronavirus cases in Canada expected to be released

As Canada inches closer to kicking off its vaccination plan, the country is still grappling with rising coronavirus cases and deaths. Just yesterday, Canada’s death toll hit a new grim … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine is coming to Canada, but reopening ‘months away’

The imminent roll-out of a coronavirus vaccine in Canada as early as next week has ushered in renewed hope and optimism, even as parts of the country remain under lockdown. … Read More

Canada should receive 1st batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week

Canada has secured an agreement to receive its first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada is contracted … Read More

First coronavirus vaccine shots could be doled out in Canada next week

A select few Canadians could receive the country’s first coronavirus vaccine shots as early as next week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada has secured an agreement to receive … Read More

Canada could receive 1st batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week

Canada has secured an agreement to receive its first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada is contracted … Read More

PM Trudeau warns Canadians the future is on the line amid coronavirus surge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pleading with Canadians to reduce their contacts as much as possible as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country – and he warned that … Read More

‘Normal Christmas’ off the table, Trudeau says amid coronavirus spike

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pleading with Canadians to reduce their contacts as much as possible as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country – and he warned that … Read More

Watch live as Trudeau speaks to reporters amid coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to hold a press conference as public health officers warn action is needed now to curb the growing spread of the coronavirus. You can … Read More

Watch Live: PM Trudeau calls on Canadians to reduce contacts amid coronavirus surge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pleading with Canadians to reduce their contacts as much as possible as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country. “The cases across the country are spiking … Read More

‘We need it now’: Experts say at-home coronavirus tests critical to fight 2nd wave

Where are Canada’s rapid at-home coronavirus tests? Infectious disease experts have been asking themselves — and public health officials — this for months. “If every Canadian had that in their … Read More

Experts say targeted coronavirus restrictions have value, but window is closing

“Targeted” coronavirus strategies have prevailed in Canada since stay-home orders expired in the spring. For months, local and provincial governments have attempted to balance public health and the economy by … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus cases exceed 300,000

Canada surpassed 300,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking yet another grim milestone for a country grappling with a worsening second wave. As of 6:20 p.m. ET., … Read More

Canada on track for over 10K daily coronavirus cases by early December: Tam

Should Canada be unable to reign-in the coronavirus resurgence in the coming weeks, Dr. Theresa Tam says the country could see daily case counts of over 10,000 by early December. … Read More

‘Fires are burning’: Tam says Canada on track for 10K daily coronavirus cases

Should Canada be unable to reign-in the coronavirus resurgence in the coming weeks, Dr. Theresa Tam says the country could see daily case counts of more than 10,000 by early … Read More

What is a coronavirus ‘circuit-breaker?’ A pivot in strategy with pros and cons

With coronavirus cases rising in much of Canada, the “circuit-breaker” strategy has become the latest buzzword. The concept is simple — a set of short, tight restrictions with a deadline, … Read More

B.C. biotech in the spotlight at global investor summit amid COVID-19

The best and brightest of British Columbia’s emerging life sciences sector will be on display next week, as investors from around the world gather virtually to hear their pitches. The … Read More

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

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