‘Rules are the rules’: Freeland mum on removing PCR testing for Canada border

On the heels of news that the United States will reopen its border to Canadians for leisure travel, calls have grown for the Canadian government to scrap its COVID-19 testing … Read More

ANALYSIS: Nasal lube, DIY COVID-19 tests and the reality of covering summits in a pandemic

“Ralph Goodale will scrum with reporters at the media centre this afternoon.” Scrum. I couldn’t believe my ears. For 15 months, political reporters across Canada have had little to no … Read More

Asthma, cancer did not increase risk of testing COVID-19 positive, study shows

Cancer patients are at a higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19, but surprisingly had a lower chance of testing positive for the respiratory disease during Canada’s first wave. … Read More

Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

When Greg Skinner returned to his Invermere, B.C., home after visiting his 10-year-old daughter in the United States, he says he tried for 10 consecutive days to set up an … 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

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

Why coronavirus testing strategies are changing as numbers spike

After months of effort to increase testing capabilities in Canada, some provinces have moved to restrict coronavirus testing as cases soar in many regions. Ontario and Alberta are no longer … Read More

So long swabs: B.C. unveils new mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

British Columbia has rolled out a new “made in B.C.” COVID-19 test for kids that will no longer require an uncomfortable nasal swab. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced … Read More

Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance ‘bizarre’

U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people. The … Read More